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13 Berry Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone

Purple is popping off this fall.

Good news regarding fall’s berry trend: no matter your skin tone, you can rock this lipstick color! 

You heard me right. While reds, oranges, and pinks are often decided on by skin tone, berry lipstick is fair- and melanin-friendly. And I’m not talking that subtle pink or bright cherry – I’m talking purples, blue undertones, maybe even some brown… or black, if you’re feeling bold. 

Have I sold you on berry colored lipstick yet? Because if not, these options I’m about to list will do just that. Yes, you are totally welcome to blame me when you fall in love. I’ll take the fall.

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Lip Blur Soft-Matte Hydrating Lipstick with Hyaluronic Acid

SAIE lip blur lipstick

Saie’s lipstick is a boldly berry and miraculously matte color, but that doesn’t mean it’ll dry you out. Instead, this lipstick is filled with ultra-nourishing ingredients – think hydration-locking hyaluronic acid, moisturizing olive oil, and berry fruit wax for that blurred effect. Congrats, your pout looks extra kissable… and actually is, too.

BUY NOW – $24


ColorStay Satin Ink

purple revlon berry lipstick

There is legit nothing better than two-day shipping, especially when you have an event and can’t find that berry lipstick at the last minute… or, even worse, totally forget to pack it. Revlon’s liquid lipstick comes in 21 satin finishes, and despite its less-than-$10 price tag, the ingredients are stellar: vitamin E works together with black currant seed oil to give your lips total protection.

BUY NOW – $7.99


Paint-It Matte Lip Color

SAINT SANGRIA about-face paint it matte berry liquid lipstick

Who would we be if we didn’t include about-face, especially with the release of af94? Can’t forget to give the oldies some love! Paint It Matte comes in nudes and brights, but it’s the Saint Sangria that gives the lipstick a spot on this list. While the ingredients list isn’t necessarily a big deal (love you Halsey), the vegan formula only requires one swipe for a look that lasts all night.

BUY NOW – $16


Suede Matte Lipstick Lightweight Vegan Lipstick

nyx shout loud satin lipstick in dirty talk

You’re damn right I chased this all the way to Target, because I had to include it, and we’re all weak for Target. NYX’s lipstick gives you plenty of options for a berry color, and the names are fun too – Dirty Talk? Love is a Drug? Yeah, love it. Infused with mango and shea butters to nourish your mouth, your lips will feel totally taken care of.

BUY NOW – $8.49


On Your Collar Classic Lipstick

REM beauty berry lipstick in ceo

If there’s any lipstick to get stuck on anyone’s collar, choose a berry from r.e.m by Ms. Grande (or is it Mrs. Gomez? Or both?). To feel like a boss ass babe – no matter your gender! – rock ceo, which is a dark wine red perfect for leaving a stain. And when it comes to ingredients, you’ll be thrilled to know there’s protective vitamin E, moisturizing and rejuvenating milk thistle seed oil, and hyaluronic-alternative sodium hyaluronate to lock in all that moisture.

BUY NOW – $19


Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick

DIOR LIPSTICK IN EUPHORIC

Ah, Dior, you give so many options in so many finishes! Whether you’re wanting a matte, satin, or metallic berry finish, you’ll find a lipstick to give you your desires. The secret behind how smooth it is? Red peony to hydrate and protect, shea butter for nourishment, and pomegranate flower to smooth and soften. Say hello to pillow lips.

BUY NOW – $42


Weightless Lip Color Lipstick

kosas weightless lipstick

Kosas goes deep, but not in a way that makes fair skin look ghostly (and, don’t worry – they have a few options if you’re too afraid to jump into the deep end). Our weaknesses are Darkroom and Royal: berry shades that give lips of all colors a depth you’ve only imagined. And when it comes to ingredients, you’ll welcome the addition of moisturizing jojoba oil, texture-enhancing rosehip seed oil, and softening mango butter.

BUY NOW – $28


Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick

maybelline lipstick in witty

Less than $10 again, and yet oh-so-good… yet again. Unlike the vast majority of the berry lipsticks on this list, this option’s finish is super glossy. However, it’s not sticky or goopy, and the vinyl finish lasts up to 16 hours without transferring. Ingredients-wise, you’ll find protective vitamin E and soothing aloe in the list.

BUY NOW – $9.98


Epic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipstick

Epic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipstick

If “Epic” is in the name and the handle has studs, then you know it’s a classic KVD product. This lipstick isn’t just a berry lipstick – it also comes in neutral and brown-orange colors, plus the intense BLUEPINK. For an “epic kiss,” though, we absolutely love Womanism (though OBVS any gender can wear it), which has vegan cupuaçu butter for that bougie, balm-y feel.

BUY NOW – $22


Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in berry

If you have darker skin, then this liquid lipstick is perfect for you. Why? Because these dark berry shades stand out rather than blend in or complement your natural lip shades. Go lighter with Dutchess, or go all the way to the other end, rocking the black Bronx. Want a middle shade? Charmed is a good bet. 

BUY NOW – $20


Anaheim Shine Clean High-Performance Satin Lipstick

berry lipstick from gwen's gxve

Gwen revolutionized red lipstick, so of course it’s an option here… but we’re not searching for red, right? Instead, move your cursor over to Stomp Box. It’s a subtle berry colored lipstick, but it still makes a statement thanks to its full-coverage, high-pigmented formula. Speaking of which: the ingredients… honestly aren’t anything to brag about. But they do give the lipstick its smooth glide, so we’ll take it.

BUY NOW – $26


Always On Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick

smashbox always on lipstick

Marissa wrote a review about Always On, in which she decided that, yep, she loved it and was bringing it to Italy. There are sooo many berry options here that we can’t name a favorite, though we do recommend the universal red-wine Misconduct and plum-perfect Girl Gang. Just want berry? Spoiler Alert is a cool choice. With a mix of jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils, your kisser will feel kissed by total hydration.

BUY NOW – $27


Powermatte Lip Pigment

rock with you liquid lipstick from nars

Does NARS offer the most sexual names out there? Yep. Do we absolutely love it? Also yep! There’s just something so pleasing and sensual about saying you’re wearing “Orgasm,” you know? We digress. Pop on Rock With You for a berry lip you can’t beat, thanks to ingredients like peptides and sodium hyaluronate to hydrate and then lock in moisture.

BUY NOW – $28

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What berry lipstick is your favorite to wear? What shade is your fav? Tell us below!


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