Best Bet: Nars Pure Matte Lipstick

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The sweet blushing pinks and peaches in your makeup palette had their moment this spring. Now, with fall approaching, we're ready to retire the nudes and bring back the power pout. Nars launched a line of six new matte lipsticks this week, forgoing sparkly and sheer glosses in favor of bold, classic color. The standouts of the bunch are the rich, autumnal shades: Vesuvio (on Heather Marks, above), a cherry-red; Terre De Feu, a deep crimson (right); and Volga, a dark, vampy plum. Unlike fickle high-shine lipsticks, these shades stay put all night.

Nars Pure Matte Lipsticks, $25 at Saks Fifth Avenue.