These vegan lipstick shades for autumn are bang on trend!
By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Summer is a season when we can take it easy with makeup. The sun pretty much does the job of a bronzer for us (or, if you tend to shun the sunlight, it’s easy to get a glow with natural methods like these). Being outside, we generally have more colour in our cheeks and more volume in our hair.
All you really need in the warmer seasons is maybe a great mani/pedi, and a dab of lip gloss. After all, who wants to wear a full face of makeup in the heat?
Fall is a different deal altogether, though. And frankly, I get pretty excited about the season. Not only because I finally get to bring out my favourite sweater and boots, but also because I can get more creative with my makeup.
While you may expect the usual leafy brown, pumpkin and russet tones for fall, this season, vegan lipstick shades for autumn are different. Like, really different! We’re talking everything from grey and chrome to baby pink. In short, there’s a huge break from convention, and there’s something for every taste. The only rule? Don’t be boring!
Image below: @liptrends on Instagram
10 Vegan Lipstick Shades For Autumn 2020
The trend: Gloss? So passé! This season, we want lips so shiny, our friends can see their reflection in it! Enter lip vinyl. This is basically highly pigmented gloss – on steroids!
The brand: Revolution Beauty makes cosmetics that are PETA-certified cruelty free. They are never tested on animals and over 76% of their offerings are fully vegan.
Image below: MAC cosmetics
The trend: Blurred lips are pretty much the opposite of vinyl lips, above. They’re matte, they’re quite natural looking, and they’re rather imprecise. Also referred to as ‘Popsicle lips’ because it imitates that look you get after sucking on a coloured ice lolly, this trend will give you the illusion of a luscious pout.
The brand: The eco-values and beauty standards of Juice Beauty are exceptional! All of their organic, plant-based cosmetics are healthy, reasonably priced, and downright pretty.
Our pick: Cabernet is a rich brownish rose hue by Juice Beauty. It’s the perfect shade to achieve this gorgeous baby pink blurred lip, as seen below.
Image credit: look.co.uk
The trend: While a scarlet lip transcends seasons and makeup trends, oxblood red is definitely the shade of the season.
The brand: Vapour Beauty is a mindful brand that reimagines makeup according to the needs of the modern woman: it must be long-wearing, bang-on-trend, cruelty-free, and absolutely free of any and all nasty chemicals.
Our pick: It may say Red Plum on the packaging, but if you ask us, this High Voltage Lipstick by Vapour Beauty is as close to Oxblood as you get!
The trend: Metallic meets holographic with the chrome lip trend. It’s perfect for big nights out – you’ll literally shine out from the crowd!
The brand: Apparently he’s not exactly the nicest guy, but it seems Jeffree Star makes some pretty awesome cruelty-free cosmetics, that are free of the nastiest of chemicals.
Our pick: His opaque white Drug Lord Velour Liquid Lipstick is capable of achieving incredible, jewel-like effects, if it’s topped off with something like Liquid Frost. Just look at this pic by @liptrends on Instagram, below, to see what’s possible.
The trend: Take Goth lips to the next level by applying tiny studs and spikes. You can use the same kinds of decals you’d by for your nails – just be careful who you kiss!
The brand: Vegan beauty brand e.l.f. was founded in 2014 to make long-lasting, high-quality beauty products available to everyone. Its commitment to ethics is attested also by the fact the brand donates part of its profits to charities.
Our pick: e.l.f. liquid matte lipstick in Black Out is the perfect base for this look. Their slim diamond-shaped applicator will prevent any slip-ups, and did I mention how affordable this brand is?
Image below: @liptrends on Instagram
The trend: Diehard lipstick fans love a diehard lipstick. And that means a stain that completely dries down, and lasts all day long!
The brand: As mentioned above, vegan beauty brand e.l.f. is well-known for its long-lasting, high-quality beauty ranges. And we love the fact that the brand donates part of its profits to charities.
Our pick: A classic red lip stain comes in the form of e.l.f.’s Studio Matte Wine Lip Colour. It’s bold, it’s bloody, and it’s a must have for this season!
Image credit: @bethfollertmakeup
7. Nude Lips
The trend: The ‘no lipstick’ lipstick trend is a perennial favourite for all! It’s basically a nude lip that can pair with a dramatic eye, or be worn alone for a natural look.
The brand: Milani is certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program and makes truly chic beauty products that are guaranteed to boost any woman’s self-esteem. The best part? They don’t cost a mint, so you can try out loads of different colours!
Our pick: The Tropical Nude shade is distinguished by its neutral hue and luscious texture. It’s the ideal lipstick shade when you want other elements of your makeup look to stand out.
Image credit: @livhudsonmakeup
The trend: Want a pair of lips that look like they’ve just been dusted with sugar crystals? Try a shade shifting lipstick!
The brand: Tarte makeup conceived its range to include natural elements in order to provide a high-performance pigments in a wide selection of beauty products, and the effects are famously tantalising.
Our pick: Their Shade Shifting Lipstick in Ocean Floor gives a touch of whimsical allure to your lips through its sparkly, iridescent quality.
9. Blush Lips
The trend: It’s funny – you can match your lips to your cheeks in a natural blush shade that makes it look like you’re barely wearing makeup, or you can go all-out dramatic and choose a hue that’s far from your natural skin tone to get a more Euphoric beauty look. It’s up to you!
The brand: 100% Pure makes phyto-pigmented makeup that’s as pure as can be. They literally get their pigments from fruit – blueberries, blackberries, and cherries, for example. So no wonder their cosmetics smell good enough to eat!
Our pick: If you want to go for a natural look, find the colour that most closely matches your cheeks when pinched. Of course, this will totally depend on your skin tone, but 100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint in Pink Grapefruit works for me!
Image: @Benkobeauty on Instagram
The trend: Bored with a typical nude lip? Go a step up and make yours greige! That is, ‘grey-beige’. Or, a nude lip, but with a touch of grey. 1Yep, that’s right: slightly greyish is one of the best vegan lipstick shades for autumn this year!
The brand: Although it has caused controversy in the past, Lime Crime is a fully vegan and cruelty free makeup brand that has both PETA and the Leaping Bunny’s approval.
Our pick: Lime Crime’s Matte Velvetine Lipstick in Cashmere is a top pick for many a makeup lover. Its soft, neutral tone suits all skin types.
Image: L’Oreal Paris
Main image: L’Oreal Paris
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