Can you pick a favorite lipstick? It’s a tough request, but we forced seven celebrity makeup artists to answer it. Full disclosure: Almost all of them had a hard time narrowing it down to just one (and we don’t blame them), which is why you’ll find 13 stunning, perfect-for-fall lip colors below.
Scroll through to see the pros' top picks!
The Makeup: Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel ($30) in Anais
The Makeup Artist: Amber Dreadon
Why They're Favorites: “My favorite shade for fall is a classic smoky nude lip that looks done but not too done, and Marc Jacobs Sheer Lip Gel in Spiced Ginger is the perfect chic shade. Pressing it onto lips with your fingertip gives a more stained effect, and I love that with a simple clean makeup look!"
The Makeup Artist: Lora Arellano
Why They're Favorites: “My favorite lip color this season is 6six6 lipstick from Melt Cosmetics. It’s a deep burgundy ultra-matte lipstick. Paired with Urban Decay liner in Blackmail, you get a long-lasting matte finish that’s gorgeous to wear through fall and the holidays!”
The Makeup: Nars Killer Shine Lip Gloss in Provoke and MAC Lip Pencil ($17) in Currant
The Makeup Artist: Joy Fennell
Why They’re Favorites: “My favorite lip color for fall 2015 is fairly new; it's the Nars Killer Shine Lip Gloss in Provoke from the Nars/Steven Klein holiday collection. It's a deep berry purple that can dress up any outfit. Sometimes I pair it with MAC's Currant pencil to make it even vampier.”
The Makeup: Nars Audacious Lipstick ($32) in Charlotte and MAC Vamplify in Anything But Demure
The Makeup Artist: Heather Currie
Why They’re Favorites: “I love the Nars Charlotte lipstick color for fall—the texture is really nice. It stays on long, but it’s not drying. This fall I’m also in love with a MAC’s Vamplify gloss. The color is called Anything But Demure. It’s reminiscent of something I wore in the ’90s, but with a modern twist. It’s a long-lasting gloss that wears well.”
The Makeup Artist: Ricky Wilson
Why They’re Favorites: “I’m really feeling this combo for fall because it's long wearing, bold, and looks good on light, medium, and darker skin tones. It’s Dior Lipliner Pencil in Thrilling Plum to define and feather with Nyx Cosmetics Soft Matte Cream Lipstick in Copenhagen. I like the Nyx lipstick because it's matte but doesn't dry the lips, which is common when working with so many bold fall color products.”
The Makeup: Tom Ford Lip Color ($52) in Bruised Plum and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics LipTar/RTW Liquid Lipstick ($14) in Black Metal Dahlia
The Makeup Artist: Erin Skipley
Why They’re Favorites: “My favorite lip for fall is a mix of Bruised Plum by Tom Ford Beauty as a base and a touch of Black Metal Dahlia by OCC in the center. Love the deep plum richness with a metallic pop.”