No matter what your fall fashion preference, nothing makes for the perfect finishing touch to your bomber jackets or over-the-knee boots quite like a bold, berry lip. To copy Rihanna’s dark lipstick for fall, click ahead to shop our top picks.
No one rocks a bold lip quite like Rihanna, and her latest hue happened to be the perfect burgundy shade for fall. Whether you like to stick to the classics and just refresh your look with a deeper red color like Rihanna did or go full-on fall with a vampy berry shade, we’ve got you covered.
And, if you’re undecided, we asked Giorgio Armani Beauty Face Designer Tim Quinn how to pick your perfect dark lipstick for fall (and pull the whole look off seamlessly). “If you are fair skinned opt, for a blue-based berry,” Tim explained. “Olive complexions [should] lean more towards a brown berry and for a dark complexion, the options are wide open.”
No matter what shade you choose, Tim stresses there are a few steps you can’t skip out on. When going for an on-trend matte, Tim says, “you must first exfoliate the lips [and] then apply a balm.” To gently exfoliate, we like the Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub, $18, and Tim loves the Giorgio Armani Him/Her Lip Care, $30, for a lip balm.
After you let the lip balm sit for a few minutes, dab off any excess color and use a lip pencil similar to your chosen lipstick shade to line and fill your lips for an easier application and long-lasting wear. With your lipstick set, you’re ready to hit the street in style just like Rihanna!