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Lipstick shades: 7 colours you need to wear this winter

Here's how to find your perfect colour…

autumn shades
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: October 30, 2022
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Granted, accepting summer's end is proving difficult, but never fear – autumn isn't all bad. While darker days and endless drizzly weather are far from appealing, it has to be said that there is something intensely thrilling about updating your lipstick collection in accordance with the latest beauty trends.

Hello! Fashion caught up with makeup artist Saffron Hughes at False Eyelashes to find out exactly which shades to look out for right now.

Which lipstick shades are on trend this season?

Autumn Lipstick Shades

"We've said goodbye to boring looks in the last year, and embraced Y2K with open arms. Autumn shades are generally a lot warmer, but these will adjust to current approaches to fashion, and so will be worn bold and beautiful."

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"We're expecting to see a lot of rusty reds, rich mauves and crimson this season. As pop-punk and grunge are having more of an influence as we head into winter months, dark gothic glam purples will also be present this season."

How can you pick the right autumn shade based on your skin tone?

Autumn Lipstick Beauty

"One of the biggest challenges every autumn is picking a lip shade based on your skin tone, especially as most autumnal shades are warm. If you're warm-toned, go full pumpkin-spice queen with oranges and brick reds. Those with cool-toned skin can stick to rich, earthier tones such as cool browns, true reds and deep purples."

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"To discover the undertone of your skin, flip your wrist - if there is a blue tone to your skin, you are cool-toned. Warm undertones often have an olive or golden hue to their skin and will have green veins on their wrist. Neutral undertones have a mix of both veins on their wrist and are lucky enough to suit nearly any colour!"

Which lipstick finishes do you recommend this season?

"We're saying goodbye to glossy lips as the temperature cools. Varying temperatures and weather can cause lipstick to wear quicker, so glossy lips may not be the best choice this season. Matte and slightly satin lipsticks give you the best colour pay-off, or better yet, consider a deep lip tint with great staying power."

Shop our edit of the best autumn lipstick shades:

jones road lipstick

The Lip Tint in Pink Rose, £24, Jones Road


dries van noten lipstick

Refillable Lipstick in Bohemian Scarlett, £32, Dries Van Noten

trish mcevoy lipstick

Trish McEvoy Sheer Lip Colour in Mulberry, £22, Liberty London

glossier generation g cake

Generation G Lipstick in Cake, £14, Glossier

trinny london lipstick

Lip2Cheek in Chloe, £26, Trinny London

rare beauty lipstick

Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick in Gifted, £19, Space NK

rose inc lipstick

Rose Inc Satin Lipcolour Rich Refillable Lipstick in Poised, £22, Space NK


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