4 Vampy Fall Lip Colors We're Obsessed WIth
Sorry pumpkin spice fans, if our favorite fall trend could be summarized in two words it’d be ‘vampy lips.’ There’s something about dark, moody hues—from rich reds to deep plums—on our pouts that make our hearts skip a beat. Pair it with a leather jacket and a few coats of mascara and you’ve got yourself a bold, fall-approved look that’ll make heads turn. And best of all, everyone can pull it off! But before you give the cold-weather trend a try, you’ll have to make sure your lips aren’t dry and flaky. Keep reading to find out how to prep your lips—plus, shop four of our favorite vampy lippies below!
HOW TO PREP YOUR LIPS
STEP 1: EXFOLIATE
While cool autumn weather blesses us with gorgeous foliage and the chance to show off covetable dark lipsticks, it’s also notorious for turning succulent lips into a rough, cracked mess. But don’t fret! It’s an easy problem to solve. Once a week, simply sweep The Body Shop’s Lip Scuff over your lips and rub the granules together to help gently exfoliate the area and remove dead skin cells. So. Easy.
STEP 2: MOISTURIZE
After you exfoliate, be sure to follow up with a moisturizing lip emollient, like Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. It is formulated with ingredients like vitamin E and wheat germ oil, which can help hydrate parched lips and may even help prevent moisture loss. Use it daily for best results!
4 VAMPY LIPSTICKS TO TRY
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick
Dress your lips in this best-selling, luxe formula boasting intense hydration, antioxidants, and rich color! For a signature vampy look, we recommend trying the Black Tulip and/or Bordeaux Fatal shades.
NYX Professional Makeup Simply Vamp Lip Cream
With “vamp” in the name, you know these pout-pleasers are the real deal. Six high-drama shades—think: deep browns, reds, and plums—round out the collection and glide on smooth to truly let your lips be the star. They may look intimidating, but the result is anything but scary.
Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheer Lipstick
Full coverage without drying out your lips? Don’t mind if we do! This moisturizing lipstick features a revolutionary polymer that’s able to retain twice its volume of water to enhance color luminosity while locking in hydration for over 8 hours. A few coats of Bitten 600 or Black Lacquer 601—both deep purples—is all it takes to give your look an edgy kick.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Sure, there are 100 shades to choose from, but—in our humble opinion—each one stands out on its own. Take Blackmail, a creamy, deep red/brown matte, for example. The highly-pigmented shade hugs lips without drying them out thanks to a formula blended with skin-nourishing ingredients, like aloe vera, and jojoba, avocado and babassu oils. You’ll look like a rock star while wearing it—guaranteed.