We'll be the first to admit that a lot of the beauty trends we spot on Instagram or the red carpet aren't the most wearable. As much as we'd love to walk around with rhinestone lipstick or foil eyeshadow day in and out, it doesn't always translate to the beauty bag. When we first spotted this recent beauty trend popping up on Instagram, we thought it was another "looks cool in IG not IRL" trend. But we're now totally convinced otherwise and we're calling it right here and now: green lipstick is going to be THE color of fall.
Now hear us out with this one. Yes, it's not the first color that comes to mind when you hear lipstick, but with so many brands launching various shades of the hue, it's quickly climbing up our list of fall favorites. And why not? You already have deep browns, wine reds, grays, blues, and even purples popping up like crazy during fall and winter, so why not let a little glorious green get in on the action? Curious how to make this trend work for you? We're breaking it down below.
Try it with a gold undertone
If you're loyal followers of Influenster, you know we've been patiently awaiting the launch of the new L'Oréal Paris x Balmain collaboration. One shade we're itching to get our hands on is Balmain Instinct—a shade from the collab's Glamazon line. The earthy moss combines military fatigue hues and gilded undertones, making this a stunning fall lipstick if we ever saw one.
We don't have to tell you metallics are still going strong. Lime Crime's Lip Velvetines in Serpentina (part of the new Slither Bundle). If you're all about that emerald and not afraid to show it, opt for a true green shade like Serpentina. With it's chrome finish, it's a bold look for sure, but it's a welcome fresh take on the dark gothic lip.
Try hints of blue
Last but definitely not least, Wet N Wild just dropped a mermaid-inspired collection, and with it came a green lippie of its own. The MegaLast Metallic Liquid Catsuit in Siren's Jewel is an aqua-emerald that channels rich holographic elements. When swatched, it's surprisingly subtle and makes for a fantastic alternative for any dark lip lover.
What do you think of green lipstick? Is this a trend you'd try? If so, which shade are you loving the most? Share below!