As humidity dwindles and the air begins to sharpen, we tend to populate our lipstick collections with deep oxbloods and raucous reds. (These colors are fitting for cozy nights in and holiday parties alike.) While we love these staples, we’ve recently been crushing on a different hue: berry. The perfect hybrid of edgy purple and classic red, it’s versatile and deliciously flattering on a range of skin tones.
Judging by the influx of berry-hued lip products that have launched lately, now is the best time to give the color a whirl. If you’re looking to get your fix, there’s no need to forage: We’ve picked 10 of the freshest new finds and rounded them up below. Read on for the sweetest new hues.
Charlotte Tilbury® launched a new batch for her popular Hot Lips™ collection (aptly named Hot Lips 2™). We’re partial to the shade Viva la Vergara™ ($37), a creamy matte with an opaque mulberry color payoff. Plus, the packaging alone is pretty enough to justify adding this lippie to your cart.
As its name suggests, Perricone MD® No Makeup Lipstick in Berry ($30) isn’t going to deliver a bold statement lip. Instead, it enhances your natural lip color for a your-lips-but-better look. Bonus points for SPF 15 (read about why you should protect your lips) and a buttery finish.
If you fancy a monochromatic look, try Rodin Olio Lusso® Lip & Cheek Oil in Berry Baci ($35). The sheer, oil-based tint can be dabbed on lips and cheeks for a natural-looking flush. The little pup on the packaging makes this a perfect find for dog lovers.
Glossier’s® iconic Balm Dot Com™ ($12) — a multipurpose salve that has extended into myriad flavors since its launch — is now available in a juicy berry hue. Like its predecessors, the formula is enriched with fatty acids, beeswax, and castor oil — all of which promote supple lips. Don’t be alarmed by the bright purple packaging; like all of the brand’s products, this one goes on super-sheer. The result: a plummy wash of color that smells like its namesake fruit.
Don’t miss out on the fuzzy doefoot applicator on Rouge Dior® Ultra Care Liquid ($38). We’re partial to shade #989, Violet, which appears on the lips as it does in package. It also features the slightest inkling of purple sparkle and a host of hydrating, lightweight oils.
Paul and Joe® Lipstick in Bourgogne ($20) only looks intense. In reality, one coat leaves the lips looking subtly jammy. If you do want a more concentrated color, however, a few more layers should do the trick; the formula is buildable without feeling heavy or flaking off. We’d be remiss not to mention the cat-centric packaging, which is sure to spark a conversation when you whip it out of your pocket.
If you’re looking for a more modest berry, consider Buxom Full Force™ Plumping Lipstick in Dolly Dreamer™ ($19). The shade is the perfect mix of neutral and purple, giving it a bit of a mauvey payoff. We’re partial to the creamy, opaque, hyaluronic acid-spiked formula itself: it imparts a subtle plumping effect.
For a deep, cool purple shade that withstands sipping and talking, try L’Oréal® Paris Rouge Signature Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in Captivate™ ($9). The formula is light on the lips but heavy on the staying power. And novices needn’t worry about coloring outside the lines: the teardrop-shaped doefoot applicator allows for precise application.
Chanel® Le Rouge Crayon in Black Currant ($38) glides on almost like a gloss, but the color payoff is on par with that of an opaque matte lipstick. The retractable top allows for mess-free storage, and the tapered tip comes in handy for lining on the go.
If you’re skeptical that clean beauty can deliver ample pigment, try Honest Beauty® Liquid Lipstick ($13). In addition to delivering an impressive color payoff, these formulas are decidedly non-drying, thanks to hyaluronic acid and coconut oil. We love the shade Fearless™, a mauvey berry that’s perfect for daily — and all day — wear.
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