A dark, Clara Bow-style vampy lip is gorgeous for fall, but it does take some guts to wear. I've recently discovered the perfect low-key alternative however--Laura Mercier's Lip Glacé in a new shade called Gala. It's a sheer, dark, sexy ruby that's got the whole understated glamour thing down pat.
I got my hands on a sample of the shade back in August, and I've been hooked ever since. It's $22 and finally on counters now.