The Best Lipsticks for Fall

by Caroline Burns

Now that autumn is in full swing, not only do you want to change your wardrobe but your beauty products as well. What fun and better way to do so than by experimenting with fall lip colors? Lipsticks happen to be my favorite of all beauty products since you can change up the shade at any given time of the year and have a different look, no matter that the season is.  Below are two hot looks this fall that I happen to be wearing and loving, as well as the local Hoboken shops where you can purchase the right products.

The Nude Lip: To pull this look off without looking washed out, do the following: Line your lips with a matching lip liner or lip primer, as this is essential to your lip shape. Try to stick with a nude shade that has a slight pop of color (peach, brown, pink). The product should have a creamy finish, but if it doesn’t, you can use a matching gloss to give a nice sheen.

The Berry Lip: This color has become a huge trend this year, as seen on the catwalk during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  You can wear this look day or night with either a winged cat eye, or a rose gold eye with brown liner.

Where to Buy 

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One of the top local spots is Luxe Face & Body at 158 1st Street, Hoboken, NJ (between Garden & Bloomfield).  Luxe is an apothecary shop that carries independent brands known for their high quality ingredients and integrity, with a focus on natural, organic and sustainable products. These are great for anyone with hypoallergenic skin.

  • Some store favorites for the season are Ilia Beauty Hydrating Lipsticks, retailing for $26.  They come in an array of fall colors, which include Blossom Lady, Nobody’s Baby, Linger and Arabian Knights.  These nourishing products are 85% organic and made with avocado oils and shea butter.
  • If you don’t want a stick and want something more polished, check out Armour’s lip glosses in Shattered and After Hours, retailing for $21.

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These products can be purchased at Luxe or on their website.

Another local cosmetics shop is Dina’s Kiss and Makeup Shop & Salon at 57 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ (currently closed for renovations but re-opening for the holidays). Dina’s Kiss and Makeup Shop & Salon is a full service salon and cosmetic boutique that provides on-site professional makeup artistry.

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For an alternative to an intense dark lip that is not as dramatic, but still offers a pop of color, Dina’s sells two delectable glosses in shades called Sugar Plum and #57 which both retail for $13.00.

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To purchase these products before the store re-opening visit the DKM Cosmetics website.

For more tips & services visit the Caroline Burns Beauty website and follow me on Facebook, Twitter (@Makeup2Caroline) and Instagram (@carolineburnsbeauty).


About the Author/s

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Caroline Burns is a freelance makeup artist and beauty blogger servicing the Hoboken/NYC area since 2012. She works with all photographers, models and hair stylists for shoots as well as brides for their weddings, moms to-be and local salons. Caroline found her perfect blend of artistry and being business savvy that gave her the tools she needed to become the makeup artist she is today.

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