7 Dark Lipsticks Made for Fall

Get into the seasonal spirit with one of these editor picks.

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“Yves Saint Laurent’s grown-up gloss will compliment my (nearly) bare face and boyish brows.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in Dewy Red, $36,


“This lipstick’s wine-chocolate hue is the perfect day-into-night quick change for your lips. And despite going on sheer, I find it has considerable staying power.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Editor

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Fast Ride, $27,


“I’ve finally found my perfect plum hue – it’s subtle enough to give me that edge without being too dark and overpowering. It’s also very moisturizing, giving me that smooth creamy finish.” – Gilligan Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow, $36,


“If chocolate and eggplant had a baby, it would be this shade.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Bittersweet, $30,


“This berry-colored shade makes me feel like ‘90s Winona Ryder.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Director

By Terry in Grand Cru, $36,


“I love wearing this color when I’m dressed in head-to-toe black. I end up looking like the lipstick tube itself.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte, $32,


“This moisturizing dark red stays put all day, whether you remember to reapply or not.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow Pencil in Desire, $22,