Some may think that the 29th of July is just another regular day. But for makeup enthusiasts like us, we know that this is when we celebrate one of the best makeup products there is: lipstick. Yes, it’s Lipstick Day! A day that underscores the fact that plush, luscious lips are all we need to complete a lewk!
Lip products are available in a wide range of creative formulas, hues, and packaging, which is why we have more lip items on our vanity than any other cosmetic product. Don’t you dare lie, sister – we know there are lipsticks in your drawers that you’d forgotten were hidden away (we’re guilty of it, too!). But really, what’s not to love about this genuine beauty staple?
So for this Lipstick Day, we’ve compiled a list of “the best of the best” lipstick products on the market we think you should add to your purse. From lip plumpers for juicy lips, to classic matte lipsticks to add colour to your pouters – your lips will look ultra-kissable all day, every day!
There’s something about gloss that instantly transforms any look from lovely and subtle to glitzy and powerful. The lustrous finish completes the effect, leaving lips looking juicy, supple, and, most importantly, kissable.
Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm
This unique 3-in-1 hybrid hydrates like a lip balm, visibly plumps for fuller-looking lips, and gives a high-shine finish like a lip gloss – AND is infused with a conditioning complex that instantly helps lips appear and feel softer and smoother. The one-of-a-kind formula glides easily for full-bodied colour and wears comfortably on lips without feeling sticky or crusty. The balm, which is glossy and dreamy, melts rapidly over lips, with Menthyl Lactate creating a refreshing, cooling feeling. The elegant twist-up pen, which is completely vegan and cruelty-free, is intended for easy application and comes in a chosen assortment of 8 colours.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Plump Extreme
SEPHORA COLLECTION’s moisturising gloss, designed with a strong mix of Hot Pepper and Hyaluronic Acid, will satisfy all of your fantasies for plumped and glossy lips. Outrageous Plump Extreme warms things up with 27% more rapid fullness and plumpness with every application, making it ideal for those who want intense and fiery hues.
The Classic Mattes
Matte lipsticks have withstood ever-changing makeup trends, and we can’t get enough of them. Matte lipsticks are a timeless classic that will always have a place on our vanity tables.
Gucci Rouge À Lèvres Liquide Mat
Gucci Beauty’s new, highly-pigmented and transfer-proof liquid lipstick, with a transforming cream-to-powder texture, gives excellent coverage with a range of nine rich colours inspired by sunset sky; while giving options for both warm and cool complexion tones. The smudge-proof lipstick contains a blend of Black Rose Oil and Hyaluronic Acid, as well as Vitamin E, to nourish while producing hypnotic lips. This liquid lipstick clings to lips smoothly and was designed with comfort in mind.
Burberry Kisses Matte Lipstick
Burberry Kisses Matte Lipstick features a rich pigment that delivers quick high coverage in one stroke, and a long-lasting formula that lasts up to 24 hours. The lipstick, which is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, keeps lips moisturised all day, while imbuing them with a sweet rose aroma for a comprehensive sensory experience. The collection embodies timeless beauty and contains Burberry’s four iconic colours for people who aren’t afraid to stand out and make an impression.
Lip care is essential for ensuring that your lipstick goes on easily. It’s basically the primer to your foundation. Without a good base on your lips, your lipstick wouldn’t go on as prettily as you’d expect it too.
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask
This ultra-soothing jelly mask with Japanese Peach Extract softens, smoothens, and helps lock in moisture for dramatically plump and juicy lips. Squalene and Japanese Camellia Oil are added to the leave-on jelly treatment to improve the look of suppleness and firmness. The Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask is a thick, yet non-sticky product that lies gently on your lips overnight, restoring hydration and combatting dry, chapped, and ageing lips. This overnight lip treatment is non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist tested, and cruelty-free, making lips kissable throughout the day.
Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm
The Lippe Balm, which contains antioxidant-rich Green Tea Leaves and Vitamin C, aids in the neutralization of free radicals and environmental aggressors that cause premature lip ageing. It moisturizes, nourishes, and volumizes lips with an antioxidant-rich combination of avocado, mongongo nut oils, tripeptide, and sea fern algae. The buttery texture of the Lippe Balm emphasizes lips for a clearly plump look for a better-defined lip line while smoothing the appearance of harsh, chapped lips, keeping them in lip-top shape.
Supergoop! Lipscreen SPF 40
We are frequently exposed to the sun, yet we often forget that UV rays also harm our lips. Supergoop!’s Lipscreen’s gloss formulation moisturises and protects lips from free radical damage by creating an extra layer of protection. It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Extract and a mix of shea butter with coconut, sesame, and sunflower seed oils. The Supergoop! Lipscreen, which contains SPF 40, provides lips a smooth, lustrous finish without the stick.
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