The 8 Best Lip Combos for Fall, According to Byrdie Editors

Byrdie Editors' Lip Combos for Fall

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Every season calls for a beauty refresh. And now that fall is here, Team Byrdie is especially excited to revamp our makeup routine. The first order of business? Landing on a signature lip combo, of course. When it comes to autumn-ready lip looks, the possibilities are endless. You can lean into the warm tones of the season and wear a rich red lip gloss. Or, you can embrace the neutral hues of fall and stick to a barely-there nude lipstick. Team Byrdie's lip combos of choice during the cooler months definitely run the gamut. Ahead, take a look at all of our favorite fall lip combos.

Hallie Gould, editor-in-chief

Hallie Gould

Hallie Gould

I fell in love with Bobbi Brown's Lip Pencil ($30) a few months ago when a makeup artist used it on me for the first time—if you don't follow Victor Anaya, it's time to get familiar—and it's become my daily go-to. It's the perfect slighty-darker-than-my-natural-lip shade to define my lip line and pairs nicely with Armani's Lip Power Long Lasting Lipstick ($45) in this beautiful beige-y rose. Together, the combination yields a barely-there lip I can't quit.

Star Donaldson, associate social media director

Star Donaldson

Star Donaldson

This fall, I am switching from my go-to glosses to lipsticks and balms with a satin finish. Lately, I've been loving Hera's Sensual Nude Balms ($40) in the shade Mute Pink. The formula promises 30 hours of lip moisturization and has a vibrant color payoff in just one swipe. It goes on smoothly and has more of a balm texture than traditional lipstick, which is an easy transition for me as an avid lipgloss user in the warmer months. I pair it with my fave MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil ($24) in the shade Whirl, a dirty rose, which gives this lip combo a subtle fall vibe without washing me out. 

Holly Rhue, associate editorial director

Holly Rhue

Holly Rhue

While I love the look of a vampy, matte lip, I'm a lip balm girl and always will be. That's why I love this low-maintenance, nourishing duo for fall. The Lip Bar's Liner ($10) is creamy and blendable, so I never get that obviously-overlined, clear line of demarcation. I top it off with Charlotte Tilbury's Hyaluronic Happikiss ($35) in the brand's iconic Pillow Talk shade and love that it gives me the color payoff of lipstick in the comfortability of a balm. The balm is something I can easily apply throughout the day without needing a mirror or a steady hand, but the liner is still natural and smudgy enough that it doesn't look obvious when I *forget* to reapply lip color throughout the day. 

Eden Stuart, beauty editor

Byrdie Editor Lip Combo for Fall

Eden Stuart

I'm admittedly a little old school when it comes to my lippies and tend to gravitate toward more matte formulas as the weather cools down. This season, I think I'll be getting plenty of wear out of Dior's Rouge Dior Forever ($45) in 100 Forever Nude Look—a beautiful neutral with a touch of pink—paired with one of my many brown liners. Unlike in previous years, however, I think I'll be switching things up and topping the look off with a gloss more often; Neen's Glisten Up Lip Gloss ($27) collection has so many gorgeous, pigmented options, including Flirt, a true nude that was practically made to top off a neutral lip look. 

Bella Cacciatore, news editor

Byrdie Editor Lip Combo for Fall

Bella Cacciatore

My aesthetic goal this fall (though, let's be real, all the time) is to look like a cool '90s teen. So what better to get that vibe than Clinique's Almost Lipstick ($24) in Black Honey? It keeps going viral for a reason—it's a perfect bitten berry shade that's a moodier take on "my lips but better," and so comfortable as my lips get drier with the chilly weather. Though it's perfect on its own, I like to give it even more of a '90s feel with a deep liner—Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat Lip Liner ($25) in Love Trap is the perfect cool-toned taupe that doesn't look jarring on my complexion. These liners stay put all day and are a must-have in my collection, no matter what I put on top.

Olivia Hancock, beauty editor

Byrdie Editor Lip Combo for Fall

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While I usually gravitate toward bright red lipstick, I've been leaning into a deeper redberry hue lately. Achieving this look is super simple—all you need is a liner and a gloss. I start by lining my lips with Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat Re-Shape and Re-Size Lip Liner ($25) in Hollywood Honey (it has rich red undertones). Then, I use the same pencil all over my lips. To get a juicy, glossy finish, I swipe on a generous amount of Covergirl's Clean Fresh Yummy Gloss ($11) in Sunset Skies (a rosy brown shade). The combo is so easy yet so eye-catching. 

Ali Webb, associate editor

Byrdie Editor Lip Combo for Fall

Ali Webb

When fall gets into full swing, I become a red-lip girl, but a series of late heat waves currently have me trying out transitional looks that embrace the last bits of summery weather while still welcoming a new season. Lately, I've been using Peter Thomas Roth's Instant FirmX Lip Filler ($29)—which creates a smoother, fuller base with gentle peptides instead of anything that stings—then topping it off with the Kosas Wet Stick ($24) in shade 100 Degrees, a neutral pink beige. Together, the two products create an ultra-nourishing daytime cocktail for my perpetually dry lips, with a luxe, neutral finish that beautifully complements latte makeup and other current trends.

Zizi Strater, news writer

Zizi Strater

Zizi Strater

I'm a clear lip gloss with a pink tint girl year-round. I'm not usually one to change my style for the season (except, of course, adding or removing layers for the weather). However, I recently received MAC's Lip Pencil in Plum, and it's literally the perfect dark pink, light purple shade that is making me live my fall fantasy. I love lining and slightly filling my lips with liner, then going over it with Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb ($21) in Glass Slipper for the perfect early fall color.

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