16 Wearable Rich Lip Colors

Rich lips are once again all the rage for fall/winter 2013. Wine, ox-blood, deep berry, or plum — it’s really hard to pick just one! If you were apprehensive about wearing deep hues last year, pucker up and try it out! Matte, glossy, subtle, or bold — if you strut this shade, you’ll be sure to steal the show.

Follow along for some of the best products to help you find your perfect rich lip match. Plus, make sure to catch a mini tutorial on how to wear my favorite shade!

  • Fall/Winter 2013 Hottest Lip Hues 1 of 24

    Which lip do you plan on embracing this season?

  • Lip Tints 2 of 24

    If you want to quietly slip into this trend and aren't quite ready to make the full-bodied, bold lipstick plunge, a tint is the best way to go!


    A lip tint is essentially a tinted lip balm, adding a sheer wash of color while hydrating your lips. This is my favorite product to wear on those simple mascara and lip balm days. Lip tints are a perfect product to complete any day look! 

  • Fresh Sugar 3 of 24

    Sugar Berry simply enhances your natural lip shade by adding a subtle sheer layer of berry-licious color!


    To Purchase: Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 'Sugar Berry', $22 

  • Revlon Lip Butter 4 of 24

    The Revlon Lip Butters are my personal favorite, giving just the right amount of color, shine, and hydration so my lips feel super soft. 


    To Purchase: Revlon Lip Butter 'Red Velvet', $7

  • Maybelline Color Whisper 5 of 24

    Using a weightless gel formula, Maybelline Color Whispers make it easy to add a translucent splash of color in one quick swipe! 


    To Purchase: Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor 'Berry Ready', $7

  • Smashbox 6 of 24

    Smashbox has made sure their tints are not only long-wearing — up to 8 hours, to be exact — but also conditioning. Sounds pretty great to me!


    To Purchase: Smashbox MegaTint 'Mulberry- soft plum', $20 

  • Lip Glosses 7 of 24

    There's nothing like a good gloss! It can be worn alone for a fresh youthful look, or layered on top of stains or lipsticks for a more dimensional and dramatic night look. 


    Tip: I love putting gloss in the center of my lips, over a similar lip color for an extra luscious pout.

  • Buxom 8 of 24

    Want that extra plump to your lips without the tingle? This gloss is the perfect one for you! It plumps, adds shine, and moisturizes with vitamin E and jojoba oil. And don't even get me started on this color ... DIVINE! 


    To Purchase: Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss 'OMG Sparkling Boysenberry', $19 

  • Clinique 9 of 24

    This high gloss will have your lips begging for more with its nourishing antioxidants.


    To Purchase: Clinique Super Balm Moisturizing Lip Gloss 'Black Honey', $15 

  • Nars 10 of 24

    Packed with more pigment than gloss, this lippy will give you a strong lip without the bother of a stick. 


    To Purchase: NARS lip gloss 'Sheer Deep Wine', $25 

  • Revlon 11 of 24

    These glosses feel like a high-end treat for a drugstore price! 


    To Purchase: Revlon ColorBurst lip gloss 'Bordeaux', $7

  • Lip Stains 12 of 24

    Ah, lip stains — the genius kissable lip color! I'm a BIG fan of lip stains. There's nothing like being able to wear a bold color on your lips and not having to worry about it transferring on your loved ones, cups, or clothes. 


    Tip: Did you know lip stains are build-able? Swipe one coat of color for a softer stain and apply more coats until desired richness for a deeper stain. 

  • Cover Girl 13 of 24

    Color that won't go anywhere — now that's what I'm talking about! Bold, beautiful color that won't budge even a smidgen.


    To Purchase: Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain 'Saucy Plum', $9

  • Revlon Colorstay 14 of 24

    A lip stain and moisturizing balm all in one! This retractable crayon will conveniently keep the product from drying up and make use even easier.


    To Purchase: Revlon Colorstay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 'Crush', $9

  • Tarte 15 of 24

    This all-natural, peppermint-infused lip stain will get the job done effortlessly without harsh chemicals.


    To Purchase: Tarte Lip Surgence Lip Stain 'Moody- Deep Berry', $24 

  • Too Faced 16 of 24

    Lip plumping, and moisturizing, and shine + stain ... oh my! Yes ladies, this lip stain does it all. You better run and pick up one! 


    To Purchase: Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tint 'Bigger Berry- Deep Raspberry Wine', $21 

  • Lipsticks 17 of 24

    Now, don't let these rich lipsticks scare you off just yet. The great thing about lipstick is that it can be totally customizable to you. For example, try dabbing it on your lips and sheer out with your finger for a softer look. Another option: apply one layer of lipstick and dab off shine with toilet paper for a more matte, muted look. Better yet, go bold — swipe two layers of color for a big glam!


    Note: Pair with a plum-toned gloss for an extra va-va-voom factor! You will be sure to turn heads. Guarantee it.

  • Tom Ford 18 of 24

    How about we forget the price tag on this one, okay? Let's just talk about how absolutely perfect and dreamy this color is! Tom Ford is definitely a luxury with its unique and high quality ingredients and beyond dreamy texture!


    Maybe you won't end up regretting a big splurge after all?


    To Purchase: Tom Ford 'Bruised Plum', $49

  • MAC 19 of 24

    Oh MAC, how do you always know how to make the most perfect lip colors? You genius, you.


    MAC is known for having incredible lipsticks with perfect finishes and on-point pigments. Add "Rebel" to your beauty shopping list — a HOT commodity for fall! 


    To Purchase: MAC 'Rebel' Lipstick, $15 

  • Maybelline Color Sensational 20 of 24

    Although this lipstick is pocket-friendly, it sure doesn't lack in the color-payoff department! 


    To PurchaseMaybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor 'Plum Perfect', $7

  • Sonia Kashuk 21 of 24

    Maybe I'm a bit biased (this being one of my personal favorites), but you guys? This lipstick is perfect! If this was the only deep lipstick I had in my arsenal, I'd be totally fine. It's a must-buy. You won't be sorry.


    To Purchase: Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 ‘Plum Wine', $10

  • Use Liner 22 of 24

    Most highly-pigmented lip colors tend to bleed. We can't have creeping color seeping into laugh lines; that's just not pretty. One of my favorite tricks to keep my lipstick at bay is using waterproof eyeliner! Just think of it as a BOGO — buy one eyeliner, get the other lipliner for free! There's no point in crowding your makeup bag when another product will do the same thing.


    This particular eyeliner is MAKE UP FOREVER Aqua Eyes '4L Shimmering Plum'. For added stability, rest your elbow on the counter while applying to the outer edge of your lips. 

  • Why It’s My Fave 23 of 24

    Fill in your lips with two layers of color (this happens to be 'Plum Wine' by Sonia Kashuk) and start smiling!


    Why It's My Fave:

    • It's affordable
    • I can always run to Target and find it
    • It's highly pigmented but not overly dark wearable on anyone
    • Makes blue eyes 'POP'
    • Makes white teeth appear whiter
    • Replaces the need for accessories
  • Blow Kisses 24 of 24

    Kisses to you and your bold new beautiful lip color!

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