March 24, 2023

It’s kind of sad to think about, but summer’s almost over. Cue fall foliage and cooler temps, which might mean swapping your tube tops for leather jackets, your sandals for booties, and doing some rearranging on your makeup vanity. It’s time for all those deep, sultry shades you’ve been saving for the fall and winter to sit front and center. Whether you tailor your makeup to the season or not, a wine-colored lip is a staple fall look. Not to throw shade on classic red lipstick, but maroon lipsticks are way moodier (and we mean that in the best way).

Maroon, which belongs to the burgundy family, is one of those universally flattering shades that look stunning on all skin tones. When you’re wearing it, you don’t have to do much else to the rest of your makeup because your lips steal the show. Get extra vampy with the best maroon lipsticks below at all price points.

Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick - Walk Of Shame
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern in Glastonberry $34.00

This sultry shade speaks for itself, and its matte finish won’t ever feel chalky because of its hydrating formula.

Nyx Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen $6.00

This creamy lip paint offers the ideal hybrid hue between berry and burgundy so it looks stunning on all skin tones.

Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick $28.00

This OG cult-classic Nars lipstick is beloved for a reason. Its warm, rosy-brown hue will give your lips this moody feel.

The Matte Lip Color
Kevyn Aucoin The Matte Lip Color in Bloodroses $33.00

To combat that dried-out feeling on your lips, this lipstick is blended with emollients that offer extra hydrating benefits. The mauvy burgundy will instantly steal the spotlight on your face.

Be Legendary Matte Lipstick - Cliffhanger (dusty plum)
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Screen Queen $21.00

Smashbox is a makeup artist–loved brand known for delivering high-impact shades that last, and this wine-colored matte lipstick is making us wish fall were here already.

Amuse Bouche Lipstick Verbena 0.15 oz/ 4.35 g
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Rouge Berry $26.00

Bite always gets it right when it comes to hydrating lip products.

Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Unspoken 0.086 oz/ 2.4 g
Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Train Bleu $27.00

This handy pencil has saved my life many times. Anytime I need to quickly transition my look from day to night, a quick swipe of this crayon gives my lips such a vampy vibe with a velvety finish.

Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Crimson Coast $4.49

This ruby red shade has subtle hints of deep purple for a pop of color. Plus, this all-natural formula will soothe those with sensitive lips.

Ultra HD Matte Lip Color - Forever
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color Infatuation $10.00

A touch of brown mixed with burgundy is the perfect recipe for an alluring lip shade like this one. Plus, check the price tag.

Addict Lacquer Stick 654 Bel Air 0.11 oz/ 3.2 g
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Sauvage $37.00

If you’re not into sacrificing color for shine, this is for you. With a super-silky, satin finish, Dior’s sultry wine shade will warrant a double take.

Tarteist™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint Lovespell 0.20 oz
Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Frenemy $20.00

This unapologetically bold color is not for the faint of heart. The moody maroon hue will instantly elevate any makeup look, and its formula won’t budge for hours. 

Women's Rouge Pur Couture Matte Lip Color
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Matte Lip Color $39.00

Everyone deserves a fancy lipstick that’ll make them feel like a million bucks. This universally flattering shade will do just that.

MAC Plum Lipstick - Film Noir (S)
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Media $18.50

This super-shiny lipstick will feel buttery on your lips, and one glide will give your pout a burst of burgundy.

Dior Rouge Lipstick in Ultra Shock $37.00

This super-saturated finish comes with a semi-matte finish, so you can expect a subtle shine. Since this shade leans on the lighter side of maroon, you can swipe it on whenever.

Liquid Lipstick - Lovely
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Sad Girl $20.00

Skip a liner and use this precise applicator to line your lips. Then, proceed to fill them in for the full effect of this rusty plum pigment.