This season is all about the bright lip. Bold shades of coral, hot pink and red can be worn on their own with minimal makeup for a standout look. Francois Nars affirms, “Be bold, don’t be afraid and go for it.” Hydrating your lips throughout the day is a must. Influencers like Sofia Vergara would agree, “If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.” It’s especially important to pick the right shade that will last you the whole workday, nobody likes to keep reapplying product. We scoped out the latest shades to keep your pout looking fresh all day!
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red: The original Hollywood glam red. Nars once told The Economist, “In real life if you wear red lipstick, it needs to be the focus of your face, to be the only thing there.” Jungle Red will definitely keep the focus on your mouth. Providing high pigmented color, the matte shade is not too overbearing and flatters every skin type. A long lasting formula that’s universally loved and will keep your lips thoroughly hydrated from 9 to 5.
Deborah Lippmann Call Me Maybe: Not only does Mrs. Lippmann own a flourishing nail polish brand but now she can add lipsticks to her resume! We’re jumping on the orangey-red bandwagon of color trends and saying this is one of our favorite shades of the season. Inspired by the hit song by vocalist Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe is a creamy yet comfortable formula that can be layered on a few times for a deeper hue. Another major plus is it’s a long-wearing shade.
L'Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain in Coral Tattoo: Ah, coral—summer’s lovechild. Why not experiment with a coral stain? Our beauty editors usually tend to shy away from stains but L’Oreal’s shiny lip stain delivered long-lasting color with a glossy texture. We were perplexed. Lip stains usually have a matte effect but Colour Caresse is a water based formula that leaves lips totally hydrated and the shiny color lasts for up to 6 hours. The secret is in its blend of light shine oils and pigments for ultimate concentrated color.
Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color in Lovechild: Our list wouldn’t be complete without a pale pink. Any formula that promises to save us time without the routine of lining lips deserves a nod from us. This creamy, chubby lip pencil delivers the same caliber of long-lasting, high-impact color that you get from a normal lipstick. Urban Decay has done the beauty world a fine favor by simplifying the process for our pouts!
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Shine in Acoustic Wild Rose: Liv Tyler is the spokes model for Givenchy and we love the silver, bejeweled tube that the blush shade Acoustic Wild Rose comes in. Givenchy’s tubes are always more than lipsticks, their fashion accessories.