4 Must-Try Autumn Lip Colours—and What to Pair Them With

As beauty editors, we realise this is a big claim to make, but we’re going to just come out and say it: There’s no product that makes as much of a statement as lipstick. Think about it. One easy swipe is all it takes to completely transform your entire look. And autumn is the perfect time to experiment with new colours. We identified the top four shades that keep popping up on the runways and on the lips of our favourite beauty girls: rose pink, deep berry, orangey-red and aubergine.

To test-drive the latest trends, we’re using the season’s most anticipated new product: NARS Velvet Lip Glide. The new line of hybrid lip colours combines the ease of gloss with the coverage and staying power of lipstick, and the velvety formula is basically perfect, with its oil infusion complex that gives lips a boost of nourishment. What’s more, the flat doe-foot applicator makes application smooth and well worth the price. With 12 ’70s-inspired shades (plus Deviant, an online exclusive that’s also available in NARS’s Convent Garden boutique), the brand has all four of A/W 16’s most important lip looks covered (and then some).

All that’s left is determining what to pair each of the lip colours with. A clean cat eye? Flushed cheeks? Mega lashes? Keep scrolling to see which looks complement each autumn lipstick shade best.