Today is National Lipstick Day, and to celebrate, I took the liberty of rounding up all the gorgeous shades you should know about. And they also happen to be the best formulas in the game. So clap it up, because picking the best lipsticks from out the bunch was no easy task.
Every year more than 800 million tubes of lipstick are sold, and this list features the ones that are worth your hard-earned money.
Whether you’re looking for comfortable long-wear coverage, a lipstick that won’t transfer, or the perfect shade to compliment your skin tone, the options are all here.
Jennifer Ford is an associate beauty editor at ESSENCE.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Firey
You couldn’t ask for more from a liquid lipstick. This matte pigment is enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil so it doesn’t leave your lips dry. (Need I go on?) And since it’s weightless and long-lasting, you can rock this gorgeous shade comfortably all day.
Charlotte Tilbury Love Filter Lipstick in Wedding Bells
It was love at first sight when I stumbled upon this gorgeous pink lipstick, inspired by Charlotte Tilbury’s most iconic celebrity bridal looks. Trust me when I say, the shade looks just as gorgeous on every complexion.
Both, the rich pigment, and the glamorous packaging are too gorgeous not to be on display. So it’s a good thing that this velvety matte lipstick made from a complex of natural oils and seed butters, can be worn on your lips for hours and as a necklace.
Anything packed with Hyaluronic Acid automatically gets 5 stars from me, but it isn’t just the moisturizing feel that gets its top ratings among lipstick lovers. It’s the shade range too, which consist of the coral pinks, and the perfect nudes.
The darker the berry, the sweeter the juicy benefits, which is why I love each of the ingredients packed into this nourishing lipstick. It’s formulated with antioxidants including acai berry, which helps to nourish, moisturize, and protect your lips.
When I heard that MAC Cosmetics was partnering with Teyana Taylor to create a ‘90s inspired make up a collection, I was overjoyed. If you know me, then you know that I love the decade’s beauty trends as much as I love Taylor and especially brown lipstick. This matte shade gives me all the nostalgic feels.
UOMA Beauty Black Magic Carnival Lipstick In Trinidad
Fact: Glitter is always in season. And UOMA Beauty made is possible for us to rock our most festive Carnival inspired makeup looks year-round, with the brand’s Black Magic Carnival Collection, which features this sparkly shade.
Fenty Beauty Lip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick In Tang Tang
This hybrid formula, which comes in 10 shades that range from nudes to pops of shimmer, is part gloss part lipstick, and everything a summer shade should be: easy-to-wear, light-weight, and ultra-moisturizing,