5 Gorgeous Copper Lipsticks to Try for Fall

I touched on some of my favorite copper eyeshadows last month, but coppery lip colors are becoming more and more prevalent with each passing season (much to my surprise!), so here are a few that I really like:

  1. NYX Wrath — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thin Lizzy — A Warm Copper with a Frost finish.
  3. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  4. Milani Bronze Beauty — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.

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Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Bend and Snap! (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Desire
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Milani Adore & Lust Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a flat, matte finish. It had had mostly opaque color coverage, but the texture dried down very, very dry and “cracked” as soon as I smiled or moved my lips, which made it a more uncomfortable shade to wear. This was my least favorite to wear, as it felt noticeably drying after three hours of wear and only lasted for six hours before flaking and fading unevenly. Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Platform (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Riot House (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Adore
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
74%
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Milani Beloved & Crush Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

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Milani Beloved Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Beloved
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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