Lipstick Hues: Best Berry Picks

By: Sophy Chen

With the cold weather creeping up on us, it is time to steer away from traditional nude lipstick and break out some dark berry tones. You can achieve the berry look with many different products to make it your own! In no particular order, here are our top 5 picks to give you gorgeous berry lips this season.

  1. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, $25


Before using lipstick, everyone knows you should start with a lip liner, especially when working with darker hues. The NARS Lip Pencil is a combination of both and provides incredibly pigmented coverage with minimal bleeding. There are various finishes: satin, matte and gloss, and they can be worn alone or paired with another product. Never Say Never is a light pastel berry shade perfect for everyday wear and can go with anything!

  1. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Rich Violet, $20


2015 was the year of liquid lipsticks. They are becoming increasingly popular and one of the leaders in this trend has been Kat Von D’s line of lipsticks. These long lasting lipsticks that apply wet like a gloss but dry completely matte are highly pigmented and come in dozens of shades. Rich Violet is a bold purple that can give any look a slight edge.

  1. Lime Crime Velvetine in Beet It, $20


Lime Crime is a smaller brand that also has amazing liquid lipsticks. Lime Crime’s Velvetines dry matte and stay on all day. You don’t have to worry about leaving lipstick stains on the rims of your drinks! Although matte, the product doesn’t leave lips dry and the color is always a statement. Beet It is a deep magenta color that will catch everyone’s eye.

  1. Lipstick Queen All That Jazz Lipstick in Paint the Town, $30


Some people aren’t exactly fans of matte lipstick. Therefore, on the other side of the spectrum, Lipstick Queen has created a beautiful berry lipstick for those who were born to dazzle. This high gloss lipstick contains thousands of tiny light-reflecting pearls that catch the light and bring everyone’s attention straight to your lips. Its formula is hydrating and keeps your lips plump.

  1. Bobbi Brown University Lip Palette, $60


If none of the mentioned shades fit your style, try Bobbi Brown’s new lipstick palette to create your perfect berry shade. With 12 different shades varying from nude to the darkest of plums, you have an endless array of options. It is also formulated with vitamins E and C to give the a buttery, moisturizing feel.


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