ICYMI, earlier this month we spoke with a data team at Amazon to find out the single best-selling lip color in NYC this fall. According to the retailer's numbers, the top seller was CoverGirl's Outlast All-Day Moisturizing Lip Color in Blossom Berry, a mauvy shade that costs a delightfully reasonable $9. This exciting piece of news inspired us to find out the number one fall lipstick on the left coast and compare.
Now, in Los Angeles, we like to pretend we have seasons, but we don't really. I moved here from the East Coast after I graduated college three years ago, and I still feel like I'm on a never-ending summer break. When October comes around, there are no colored leaves or chilly weather. This made me especially curious to find out if that affects the typical L.A. girl's lip color of choice.
So we got in touch with the folks at Amazon again, and they reported back with the lipstick L.A. girls are buying the most. Let's just say we were equally thrilled and fascinated by what they found. Keep scrolling to the see the best-selling lipstick in L.A. this fall!
It's almost too good to be true. The top-selling lipstick in L.A. this fall is also a $9 drugstore pick. But instead of a deeper purple color, it's a classic pinkish nude.
According to Hollywood makeup artist Brittany Spyksma, while "wine-colored lips and deep grapey tones are super on trend this season," the everyday L.A. girl is still reaching for her nudes. "A muted pinky nude is perfect to pair with your fall smoky eye," she says (a look all L.A. girls love).
This L'Oréal lipstick is especially great because it's formulated with nourishing ingredients like omega-3, vitamin E, and argan oil, so it won't dry out your lips in the desert L.A. weather.
Love this lipstick? Read on to shop four similar shades recommended by Spyksma and our editors!
Lipsticks that combine a matte finish with moisturizing ingredients are trending hard this season. This pick from Maybelline glides on smooth and stays that way, thanks to its hydrating formula.
It's no secret that Glossier's lippies are truly innovative. The matte "popsicle stain" they leave on your lips looks (and feels) totally effortless. Right now we are obsessed with this new, '90s-inspired brown shade.
If you're looking for opaque, try Spyksma's favorite Too Faced liquid lipsticks, which guarantee fewer touch-ups throughout the day. The shiny gloss within this formula works to hydrate your lips and make them look super full.
MAC's newest lipstick launch was developed in partnership with a tetrachromat—a person who can distinguish between millions of slight color variations undetectable to a normal eye. What does this mean for you? The pigments in each shade are uniquely bold and uniform, meaning high-impact, 100% even color.
Want more lipstick recommendations? Check out six drugstore lipsticks that look flattering on everyone.