Top five moisturising lipsticks for autumn

Make a statement this season without drying out your lips.

Autumn's cold, biting winds can dry out your lips, so a lipstick that hydrates while delivering great colour is essential. Here are our top five moisture-rich suggestions to keep you looking glamorous this fall.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Birkin Brown

With the 1990s coming back in style, every fashionable make-up bag needs a deep, brown-toned lipstick in it and this is perfect for creating that throwback look. Make-up artist to the stars Tilbury took her inspiration from British icon Jane Birkin to create "a timelessly elegant soft chocolate cream for Naomi Campbell and Jane Birkin". Tree and orchid extract will keep your lips hydrated during the colder weather so you can enjoy a bold, matte finish without all the dryness that usually comes with it.

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Lancome Shine Lover Moisture in Unconventional & L'Absolu Rouge in Idole

Lancome has always been the go-to brand when it comes to the perfect red lipstick, which is why there are two options included here. The first is Shine Lover in Unconventional, a moisture-rich formula featuring rose de muscat oil to give a lip-balm feel that will smooth lips while adding shine.

Idole, from Lancome's newly reinvented L'Absolu Rouge collection, launches in the UK on 26 October and is creative director Lisa Eldridge's personal favourite. It's a deep cherry tone that embodies the sheer simplicity of a statement lip. So if you want to keep it classic this autumn, this is one to have.

Illamasqua Matte Finish in Shard

Create the perfect vamp look to welcome in the autumn season. With its high pigmentation, this red-violet shade guarantees second glances and compliments. Added to that is the extra-creamy matte texture, which provides a blunt finish that doesn't dehydrate. The long-wearing formula is high in vitamin E, giving your lips all the nourishment they need, while the intense colour payoff means it can be worn as a simple stain to last all day.

MAC Liptensity in Stallion

MAC's new collection of lipsticks is titled Liptensity due to its bright, vivid colours. They were designed by Maureen Seaberg, whose synaesthesia means she can distinguish millions more hues than the average person. But if you want to be totally on-trend this season, then there is only one colour you need to see - Stallion, a deep black tone that will have you channelling your inner Goth. Wear it with a strong contour and simple face for a true high-fashion look.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Gold Obsession Lipstick in Pure Gold

If you're enjoyed a late summer holiday and want to keep that sun-kissed glow going into autumn, L'Oréal's Gold Obsession in Pure Gold is the one for you. Each lipstick is infused with 24 carat gold to provide just enough sparkle to let you embrace this season's metallic look. The formula also includes a combination of omega-3 oils and vitamin E to protect and moisturise your lips through that illuminated finish. Use it alone for a statement shade or slicked over your favourite lippie for a more subtle finish.

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