Best Lipsticks to Buy for National Lipstick Day 2022
It’s National Lipstick Day—one of those social media holidays we really love to celebrate because there Is There’s something about applying a single swipe of lipstick that can transform your look and mood and make you feel like your best and truest self. A classic neutral color ties your no-makeup makeup look together and exudes elegance, while a bold and bright lip color can give you a let-do-this boost—or a gimmick to own the room. Which you apply on an otherwise bare face. All that from a two-inch tube (stick or stick) of pigment.
So consider using this moment as a way to start a brand new look or as a welcome opportunity to browse new lip shades and formulas to add to your library. Since there’s no shortage of options to buy — a fun but potentially overwhelming situation — we’ve surveyed some of our favorite pro makeup artists and some makeup-obsessed Oprah Daily employees (it’s all about the latest lip color launches to test out). It’s part of their job for you, after all), ask them to share the color that looks good on everyone, the formula that never fails, the pencil that replaces all others, and more. Whether you prefer a matte finish or a hydrating-yet-saturated formula, you’re sure to find an option that fits your preferences and budget. Or are you looking for drugstore lipsticks that are long-lasting but under $15? completely doable. Wondering which pink is the best pink? we got you. Keep scrolling to find a new favorite.
This bestselling nude lippie goes with any makeup look, from no-makeup makeup to full glam. Makeup artist Georgina Billington recommends it for its comfortable, very hydrating formula. Plus, “it’s such a chic, nude tone” [that] Really matches with everyone,” she says. ,[It’s a] Total go-to. ,
According to celebrity makeup artist Erin Parsons, this lipstick checks all the boxes. “Honestly, ever since I used it on Gigi [Hadid] For [the] Met Gala, this formula tied me up,” she says. “I love overdrawing my top lip, and because this product doesn’t come off—it literally lasts for hours—I can layer and build up the shape of the lips. After a few coats, it gives this intense, incredible shine.” Is!” Her favorite color is the shade Red Hot, which, she says, is “the most vibrant orange-red.”
“Undoubtedly, the most special lipstick in both my professional makeup kit and personal makeup bag is Lisa Aldridge’s Insanely Saturated Lip Color in Skyscraper Rose,” says New York-based makeup artist Suzy Gerstein, who describes Skyscraper Rose as a vibrant fuchsia pink. Is. Incredible depth and pigmentation. “The shade is so special because it lifts and harmonizes with every color I’ve ever tried, even those that don’t normally do pink—literally including yours—with its true red undertones. Thank you for that,” she says. Another quality that Gerstein loves about this product is its ability to stay matte without drying out the lips.
Uoma Beauty is a black-owned brand that took the beauty industry by storm since its debut in 2019 thanks to its pigmented products, inclusive shade range, and founder, who launched the Pull Up or Shut Up campaign. This National Lipstick Day, makeup artist Jonette Williamson will rock her “new favorite lipstick” from brand-badass Icon Matte Lipstick in Ruby. “It’s the perfect red for any occasion, so effortless, and so vivid,” says Williamson. “I get the most compliments wearing this shade.”
A red lip is intimidating for some, but luckily makeup artist Ehlie Luna suggests her go-to pick, a velvety matte chili orange shade, for creating a wearable look no matter the occasion. ,[It] Can be enhanced beautifully with a brown liner or topped with gloss for a completely different look,” she says. “To soften the look, use a tissue to create a gorgeous lip stain look. Blot the extra with.”
According to makeup artist Nick Luhan, this is the last lip liner you’ll ever need. He likes to wear it on its own or as a base for any lipstick color for added staying power and a boost of vibrancy. That said, once you fall for this lip definer, you might want to add a few more shades of it to your makeup bag: One of Luhn’s favorite application methods is to use several shades of the Lip Definer to contour, highlight, and contour. And doing it to add dimension. Lips.
“I absolutely love glossy nude shadows, which is why I didn’t expect to love Jason Wu Hot Fluff Matte Lipstick as much as I did,” admits Genesis Rivas, beauty editor at Oprah Daily. “This formula is different from other matte lipsticks I’ve tried because it’s so lightweight it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing a lipstick. I also love how pigmented and easily buildable it is. For your everyday look For, I lightly tap the formula onto my lips for a beautiful, soft lip stain effect that looks like my natural lips but is better. On days I’d feel like doing more, I’d like that extra Will swipe it on for coverage.”
“I haven’t worn a red lip in years, but the new Clé de Peau was too tempting to pass up and testify,” says Kate Sandoval Box, beauty director for Oprah Daly. This satin lipstick is formulated with hydrating argan oil to provide long lasting moisture and the appearance of plump and fuller looking lips. If crimson isn’t your jam, the formula is available in 16 other bold and neutral shades so everyone can find the right color for themselves.
“It was love at first sight with La Bouche Rouge lipstick,” says Holly Carter, contributing lifestyle editor at Oprah’s Daily. “The neatly crafted shades come in an incredibly chic, refillable (and durable) leather case with, wait for it, monogrammable. I don’t actually wear makeup poolside, but Pop Art The red shade gives me some glam for my fun in the sun. And I’m not a big red lip girl, but this cheery shade is striking for the day, especially with a bare face.
“My go-to lipstick for days at the office is the aptly named Achieve It All by Maybelline,” says Elena Odulak, general manager and assistant to creative director at Oprah Daily. Get It All is a warm-toned pinky brown shade. “I like to use it as a lip liner and then fill in my lips with my favorite lip balm, or for a daring look, I’ll swipe it on my lips,” she says.
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Genesis Rivas is the Beauty Editor at Oprah’s Daily, where she covers hair, makeup, skin, nails and more. Before joining the Oprah Daily team, she wrote for several publications including InStyle, Real Simple, and Shape. When she’s not testing, researching, and writing fun and educational beauty content, you can find her dancing and eating in New York City. follow him on instagram or tiktok
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