Five Go-To MAC Lipsticks to Try for Fall

Trying out a new lipstick color is an easy and affordable way to take your outfit up a notch, and there’s no better time to experiment than during the fall season. There’s a plethora of beautiful plum, chocolate, and deep red colors to choose from–you’re bound to find something to suit your liking.

I’ve always been a huge fan of MAC makeup and have accumulated several of their lip colors over the years. For those of you who may not be aware, every time you turn in 6 empty MAC containers, you get to choose a lipstick for free. I’ve honestly gotten almost my entire collection from doing so–it helps that most of my makeup is also MAC.

Below, I have rounded up my five favorite shades for fall. MAC cosmetics are sold at many retailers, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, and ULTA. To my knowledge, all of them honor the recycling policy, so you can choose the retailer that is most convenient for you.

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Color: Cyber

Cyber is a deep plum–almost looks as dark as black in the tube. What I love about this shade is that it can be layered for more intensity. I’ve worn it in an almost sheer fashion, all the way up to a deeply saturated plum. It’s equally flattering on brunettes as it is on fair-skinned blondes–possibly my all-time favorite fall shade.

Color: Cosmo

Cosmo is a really beautiful nude for the autumn season. I like it’s peachy undertones and find that it is a lovely compliment to some of my favorite neutral pieces this season. I love wearing it with black, cream, and grey tones, but it also looks beautiful with jewel tones.

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Color: Diva

Diva is a really versatile option. I think it’s subtle enough for the office, yet punchy enough for a date night out. It’s a deep red wine shade, so it also works exceptionally well for the holidays.

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Color: Brick-O-La

Brick-O-La is a slightly darker nude. If you’re hesitant on wearing some of these darker shades, this one is a milder option that still compliments the fall shades of mustard, brown, and beige. It’s a beautiful, yet subtle reddish-brown.

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Color: Rebel

Rebel was one of the first non-neutral color I purchased from MAC. I feel like it looks completely different in the tube than it does on, so don’t let the picture scare you. Since it’s their satin formula, as opposed to an amplified or matte, it’s not as intense when you apply it. It actually goes on in more of a sheer tone that’s quite buildable. It’s definitely a berry color–versus a red or plum. Of the five, this is the brightest option.


As a disclaimer, I have nothing against other brands for lipstick, but I’ve been quite a MAC loyalist for several years. I’d love to know what some of your own favorites are for this time for you. Share your thoughts in the comments down below!


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