The New Autumn Lipstick Trends Bringing Us Serious Joy

September 18, 2020 at 06:05AM

While the weather we’ve been enjoying lately may fool you into thinking otherwise, autumn is well and truly on its way, and it’s only a matter of time before the inevitable cold snap creeps upon us. But while you might not be ready to part with your chunky-strap sandals and lightweight shackets just yet, there is one way you can begin to start ushering your look into the new season, without having to embark on a wardrobe overhaul—and that’s with a new lip look.

While masks are very much a part of our daily routines right now, nothing feels more autumnal (at least, as far as beauty is concerned) as a statement lip. After months of wearing little more than SPF-enriched balms, embracing rich, standout lipstick trends is one of the joys of the darker months, and we’ve found the perfect catwalk-inspired looks to start you off with.

From deep berry tones to the new way to apply your lip tints, keep scrolling to discover the top autumn lipstick trends 2020 has to offer and then shop the products you re-create the gorgeous runway looks.

Style Notes: “Bitten lips” is a beauty look that’s been steadily gaining momentum over the last couple of seasons, with Victoria Beckham even going as far as to create a Bitten Lip Tint as part of her makeup collection. The idea behind the trend is to make your lips look bitten or freshly kissed by blotting a sheer stain in the middle of your lips and fading it out towards the edges. Designed to look effortless and subtly sexy, it was spotted on the autumn/winter 2020 runways at 16Arlington, Fendi and Ports 1961. 

Style Notes: Undeniably classic, red lipstick is another timeless trend that’s made a comeback this year, and it’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. While we still find ourselves jumping onto last-minute Zoom calls and making fleeting appearances in public places, nothing can make you feel as put-together and fanciful as a red lip. Both moisturised and matte formulas were spotted at the likes of Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander and Brock Collection, to name but a few. 

Style Notes: While gloss has been part of the beauty agenda for years by way of eyes and cheeks, it’s been a long time since it glazed our lips. That’s set to change, however, for autumn/winter 2020. High-shine formulas were applied to lips at Lanvin, Chanel, and DROMe, either on bare skin or atop of lipstick for added dimension. 

Style Notes: What pink blush is to spring is what dark, berry-toned lips are to autumn—essential. Dark lipstick was evident on countless autumn/winter 2020 runways, with the likes of Rodarte, Chocheng and Anna Sui using it to finish off their brooding, smoked-out makeup looks. We, however, think dark lips always look particularly striking (and a smudge more “wearable”) set against dewy skin and flushed cheeks, finished with a feather-light coating of mascara. 

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Author Maxine Eggenberger | Whowhatwear
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