Top 10 Lipstick Colors
Lipstick has officially overtaken lipgloss for the perfect poutmaker. It’s an iconic and classic part of the makeup routine and can completely change your look, with just a simple tint. Lipstick is one of the easiest ways to go from 0 to 100 with your look. For instance, go simple, sheer and nude for running errands and work, and then make a 180 degree change and go bold, bright or vampy for a night out. Regardless of your skin tone, style or lip shape, there’s bound to be a shade and type perfect for you. From glossy to matte, bright red to violet to orange, classic to modern, there’s so much to choose from. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled some of the best of the best for a personal guide to lip success in 2016.
1Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm – Audacious
Are you bored of red, red and red? Try orange to punch your look up in 2016! Just like red and pink, there is a range of color for orange – so as long as you find the best one for your skin color, you too can pull of this bold hue! This Revlon lip balm is perfect for testing the waters with a velvety matte look that slides on easily. Its coral orange shade is eyecatching but slightly muted so you can ease into the look. Bonus, this one has staying power! Perfect for busy girls on the go who need to look good from sunup to sundown.
2L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick – Blushing Harmony
Lipgloss might not be in right now, but it’s not gone from our hearts. This liquid lipstick is perfect for when you’re nostalgic for the fluidity of gloss, and simultaneously want to avoid the dryness of regular lipstick. Blushing Harmony is a light, dusty rose hue that highlights your lips subtly for an au naturel look. The luxurious micro-oils in these liquid lipsticks provides a delightfully opaque creaminess that adds depth and sheen to your lips.
3NYX Matte Lipstick – Natural Light Pink Lipstick
And at only $6, here’s a lipstick that’s not going to break the bank! At those prices, you might as well get one in every shade! 😉 One of the more moisturizing matte lipsticks out there, you won’t have to worry about your lips looking shriveled up or flaky to achieve the classy matte look. Just make sure your lips are properly exfoliated for long-term wear! Not as “natural” as its name would suggest, this shade is actually light pink lipstick with mauve undertones. One of the key features of this lipstick is its bright pigmentation, so two swipes should be plenty.
4Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick – Matte Plum
Another excellent matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out, and looks good for 5+ hours! This long lasting formula was developed after 3 years of testing by girls doing normal things like, eating and drinking. The super creamy texture of this lipstick renders your lips opaque with one easy swipe. This deep violet dark purple lipstick shade looks good on everyone, regardless of your skin’s undertones, but this shade looks especially lovely on darker skin tones.
5YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick – 7 Le Fuchsia
Treat yourself with this classic from the limited edition Kiss and Love collection! It’s a bit on the pricey side but its one-of-a-kind fuschia color is worth it. A great way to take the bright lip trend to the next level, be prepared to fend off stares when wearing this color. Not to mention, the added antioxidants to this lipstick make it a perfect choice to pamper your lips. This blue-based pink shade has the added bonus of making your pearly whites look even whiter and brighter!
6Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo – Tangerine/Lingonberry
What’s better than one beautiful lipstick? Two! With one neutral shade and one vivid shade, it’s the perfect 2 in 1 makeup tool for girls who need to transition seamlessly from day to night. For a unique and one-of-a-kind look you can even layer the two colors! With anti-aging resveratrol, this lipstick will not only make you look good, but will help you retain your youthful beauty.
7Plum Lipstick: Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Blur Lip – Plum Please
Smudging your lips isn’t normally a good thing, but these Maybelline Color Blur pencils come with an eraser that help you smudge your lips for that perfectly blended look. You can go for a concentrated pigmented look by applying the color all over, or for a more subtle look by smudging a small dot of color from the center of your lips to the outside. Whether you go for the all over matte or artfully “blurred” look, this color is long lasting so go ahead and sip that cup of coffee. Speaking of beverages, Plum Please is the perfect vampy shade, reminiscent of our favorite beverage- wine!
8Shades of Red: Topshop Matte Lip Bullet – Boyracer
Tap into your rebellious side with this super matte lipcolor from Topshop! Not your mom’s red lip, this color screams rock ‘n’ roll glamour. Pair this bold, super matte shade with smoky eyes, loads of mascara and black clothing. A great choice for low maintenance makeup wearers, you can slick it on straight from the “bullet”, no need to worry about perfectly crisp edges. One coat is enough; touch up as you see fit.
9CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick – Eternal Ruby
Here’s a classy and chic deep red that looks good with muted makeup. With a semi-matte finish and shea butter infusion, you’ll get long lasting color that simultaneously moisturizes. The best red lipstick and the perfect lip color to wear with that little black dress, or for any outfit you want to add some umph to. The balm like consistency means you get the comfort of a simple chapstick with the drama of a red lip!
10L’Oréal Paris The Perfect Nudes Lipstick – Doutzen’s Nude
Feminine and soft, Doutzen’s Nude is an adorable petal pink that is ethereal and subtle in all the right ways. Are you nostalgic for the days of pink ballerina tutus? Tap into and upgrade your princess-laden past with this deliciously chic nude hue. This one looks best on pale skin, but there’s a whole range of this nude collection for every skintone and undertone!