I always find myself wearing more and more lipstick during the cooler months. I don't know whether its the fact that I enjoy wearing more makeup in general during autumn and winter, or if it's that darker lipstick seems more festive for this time of year, but I find myself much more drawn to lipstick starting around October. There are so many lipsticks that I love during this time of year, in fact I could write a whole post solely on my favorite red lipsticks, but for the purposes of this post I thought I'd narrow down my three favorite lipsticks and shades to wear from now until the end of winter.
I'm usually not the biggest fan of nude lipsticks, just because I like the natural color of my lips and a lot of nudes can read as quite ashy against my pale skin. However, NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has become my go-to nude and is a shade that I will wear a lot with darker eye looks in the coming months. The warm rosiness of the lipstick keeps the lips from looking too pale or ashy, while being neutral enough to still be classified as a nude. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencils from NARS are also easily one of my favorite lipstick formulations because they are incredibly easy to apply, and stay on all day without feeling uncomfortably dry.
The red lipstick I see myself wearing a lot this autumn is actually a newbie in my collection. The shade is Scarlet by Make Beauty and it is a truly vibrant red that sits somewhere between a blue-based and an orange-based red. Because the undertones are quite neutral I can see this shade working on a lot of different skin tones. One of my favorite looks during the fall and winter is very minimal makeup with a bold red lip and this lipstick works perfectly for that look. The formula is also classified as a matte according to MAKE Beauty, but I would say it is more of a satin because it does have some slip to it.
And finally, an autumnal lipstick post would be nothing without a mention of Glossier Generation G in Jam. I don't think there has been another color that I've worn on a consistent basis like I have with Jam. I love berry shades, especially for that stained look and Jam does just that. It is easily one of the most low maintenance lip products I own and because of that I reach for it all the time. I love wearing this lipstick all year round but because of its tone, it works the best in fall.