Lipstick lovers it’s time to break out that special shade you save for extraordinary occasions because National Lipstick Day (July 29) is here. For those looking for a pout upgrade, here are some worth adding to your everyday routine.
For a super statement shade, turn to NYX’s Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Lipstick ($7.50, www.nyxcosmetics.com), a high-impact metallic color that was inspired by NYX’s best-selling Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick. Whether you want to create instant beauty drama by donning bold hues like ego (purple) or something more subdued like exposed (pale gold), the 12 shades offer something for everyone.
Nothing’s worse than when you’re wearing a bright hue and your lipstick sucks all the moisture out of your pout. Ensure you’re moisturized to the max with the JAFRA Moisture Rich Lipstick ($14, www.jafra.com), which comes in nine lovely shades, including the fun Hydra Pink, offering long lasting color and smooth and soft lips.
If you’re all about the beauty multi-taskers, try Dermelect 4-in-1 Smooth Lip Solution Intimate in Sheer Pink ($20, dermelect.com), which combines the color of a lipstick with moisturizing balm, the staying power of a stain, and the ultra-high shine of a lip gloss.
If you prefer the liquid look, try cult favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick ($20, www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com), which offers long-lasting, extremely pigmented coverage and convenient application thanks to a flat sponge-tip applicator.
Tried-and-true beauty brand Mary Kay®’s Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick ($18, www.marykay.com), which is available in fabulous eight shades, features a unique lip-cushioning gel comfort that provides intense color without drying lips.
If you adore metallic but prefer lipstick, try Gallany’s Metallic Lipstick ($22, gallany.com). Available in five beautiful colors, the buttery formula features calming Hungarian Lilac Extract, edelweiss to protect against free radicals, and moisturizing hyaluronic acid, ensuring a velvety smooth pout with a serious pop of color.
Rich, matte color, a luxe creamy feel, and major moisture for under $10. What more would you want from a lipstick? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get with L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick ($8,99, www.lorealparisusa.com), which is available in 16 showstopping colors.