It’s still 80 degrees in L.A. right now as I type, but I am willing Fall temperatures to happen. I love berry and plum shades all year round, but I swear, they look even better in the fall. These are my top picks for my fair skinned and red headed ladies.
I used to think I could never wear these gorgeous deep plum shades, being so fair. Once I found the right tones though, I realized how wrong I was.
I love how berry shades contrast with fair skin and berry is a super flattering with Strawberry Blonde and Red hair.
Also, lipsticks are one of those great makeup categories where you can find products that work really well at every level, so I included picks from drugstore to high end.
In Order From Lightest Coverage to Fullest Coverage|
This is much deeper in person. In photos with a flash it looks almost soft pink, but it really does show up as a berry shade on the lips.
Good ice breaker shade if you are terrified of wearing any deeper colors on your lips.
Great organic lipstick! This shade also appears slightly deeper in real life, but photographs more sheer. It’s very comfortable on and the color is beautiful.
The only downside is that it is in a pan form, so it does have to be applied with your fingers or a lip brush.
This formula leaves your lips so soft as it fades. Kjaer Weis uses very high quality ingredients and that shows in how nicely the lipstick hydrates your lips.
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This shade is a pretty decent dupe for my beloved tube of Maybelline limited edition berry lipstick in Pink Grandeur (that I hoard – because sometimes it’s easy to find on amazon, sometimes not so easy.)
The color is intense with just a few swipes and the formula is comfortable on the lips. It also holds up well, it just has sort of a funky too-sweet taste.
The taste deters me from wearing this color more often, to be honest, even though the color is so pretty.
This is a much paler berry/plum shade. I was surprised by how much I like the shade on and how wearable the color is.
The formula does have that long-wear tacky feel though that kind of bugs me if I’m wearing the shade all day.
But it’s very elegant on, so for a night out I can handle the formula. It’s a very deep but soft shade.
I really tried not to play favorites in this post, but I would be lying if I didn’t say this shade is a stand out for me. It’s a MUST HAVE for redheads.
I rarely say you must have this exact product and shade, but this one is a a total win. It’s a gorgeous deeper berry shade and an absolute fav.
The formula is heaven, light and extremely pigmented, and longer wearing without feeling like a long wear.
A little will go a long way because the pigment is so strong, you don’t have to apply a lot and lasts a while so you don’t need a lot of touch ups though out the day.
This was a total Instagram purchase for me. I saw it on a gorgeous makeup artist, @makeupshayla, and Had-To-Have-It.
I stalked it down (it’s always sold out) and was so excited that it looks just as amazing against my fair skin as it does against her deep skin.
The formula can feel like a long-wear matte and be a bit drying, so I carry a basic chapstick with me so I don’t ruin the matte effect but get some hydration on my lips.
________For some reason these swatches came out lighter in the graphic than they are in real life, just an fyi. The bottom three especially are a true deep berry tone.