By Sophia Hussain
We’ve been eating berries all summer, and this autumn they’ll be all over our lips too–in the form of richly hued lipstick! Berry lips are absolute feminine perfection, instantly brightens the complexion, and look chic with both barely-there-eye makeup and dramatic cat-eye flicks. Blue-based hues makes teeth appear whiter too, and since most berry hues are saturated with colour, they will appear as the true hue on pigmented lips – the darker the skintone, the darker the hue on the lips.
But applying brighter or darker hues requires extra care. Use a lipliner or lipbrush for precise application to prevent colour bleed which may occur. Either apply a lipliner in a corresponding hue on clean smooth bare lips, or after to create a clean finish. For evening glam, apply a dab of organic lipgloss to the centre of the lip for a plumped-up pout. Remember to always blot excess product to prevent marks on the teeth–a favourite trick is to pop a fingertip between your lips and blot.
Explore our lipstick picks for autumn in rich juicy raspberry, strawberry, cherry, and blackberry hues–all organic and natural, of course, to avoid toxic chemicals ensure you’re not putting anything but berry goodness in your mouth!
Achieve your “colour and matte” fix with this lipstick creation by a natural beauty and model. ‘Fascination’ is a vibrant raspberry hued lipstick with a moisturizing matte finish that feels smooth on the lips. Lisa Noto lipstick is all natural – but vegans, take note: it contains organic beeswax, castor oil, and cocoa butter.
Nourish your lips with this deeply pigmented rouge, a favourite of Eluxe’s Editor in Chief! Crimson & Clover is a vibrant red hue in a cream finish. ILIA lipstick contains organic castor oil, sesame seed oil, beeswax, and beeswax.
This certified all-natural, vibrant raspberry red lipstick from Dr. Hauschka gets its bright hues from mineral pigments. It nourishes your lips as you wear it, thanks to the presence of botanical ingredients including crushed rose petals, carnuba wax and almond oil to moisturise. This shade will definitely brighten up your mood – and any outfit!
This all natural lipstick delivers a cherry red, semi matte lip, and contains organic castor seed oil, jojoba oil, and carnauba wax to ensure your kisser is hydrated throughout the day. Vegan friendly and gluten free, this brand gives us a lot to smile about!
I love this sleek peppermint-scented stick! ‘Cherry Nudist’ Colorbalm Stick gives a red cherry hue in a sheer finish, with a slight tingling effect from the peppermint oil that plumps lips. W3LL People balm contains organic castor oil, safflower seed oil, and green tea, and eco-certified beeswax.
Indulge in this floral bouquet. Certified Flora Lipstick in ‘Classic Red’ is the perfect universally flattering red hue in a nourishing cream finish. ZUII lipstick is practically a perfume, as it’s packed with botanical oils from sunflowers, geraniums, and roses.
Love this goji berry pink shade! These amazing Canadian made lipsticks contain organic and wildcrafted, natural oils and waxes and use only natural mineral pigments. 100% vegan, they’re bee-free, gluten free and chemical free, too, plus they’re super super pigmented thanks to their natural mineral content.
Wish a casing made from recycled bamboo, this shade of lipstick from NEEK is the perfect shade of deep berry with a touch of brown, making it flattering for all skin tones, so don’t be afraid to try it if you wouldn’t usually pick a berry lipstick shade. 100% natural and vegan, it has a semi-matte finish that still offers hydration thanks to its shea butter, jojoba and avocado oils.