New season, new hues! Empire's Kaitlin Doubleday, who plays Rhonda Lyon on the Fox hit, tested the trendiest fall lipstick shades, so you don't have to. Scroll through to see our favorite autumn puckers on our beauty guinea pig!
A Shiny Plum (Really!)
We promise this shade won't turn your lips blue! Post-application, Hello Sailor by Lipstick Queen ($25, Lipstickqueen.com) morphs into the sheerest wash of plum. "It felt like a balm but gave me that pop of color, a hint of purple," the Empire star, 31, tells Us.
The orchid extract in Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria ($32, Charlottetilbury.com) moisturizes, leaving a flat, not dry, finish. Doubleday wore this lacquer to a dinner date with her fiancé, DJ Devin Lucien, and remarked that it didn't feel "cakey" between courses.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Ecstasy Lip Lacquer in Uptown ($38, Giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) stays like a stain, thanks to water-soluble pigments. Doubleday told Us that hours after she walked her dogs in the park, “It looked like I'd just reapplied!"
If you can deal with the vibrant tone, this gloss is for you. NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Spice Cake ($6, Nyxcosmetics.com) delivers saturated color that won't budge, but Doubleday tells Us. "You'll need a mirror and a lip brush because the color is so bright!"
Very berry! Revlon's Matte Balm in Passionate ($9, Drugstore.com) boasts a velvety blend of shea and coconut butters that glides on seamlessly. "I love the shape — it's like a crayon, so it was super easy to get a crisp line around my lips without lip liner," Doubleday says.
This bold shade is always a classic and Nars' Audacious Lipstick in Carmen ($32, Narscosmetics.com) flatters all skin tones. "I put this on before a happy hour with my girls and got so many compliments," Doubleday tells Us.
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