Every year on July 29th, we mark National Lipstick Day, which is devoted to all things lipstick. This classic beauty item has a unique place in many people’s hearts since it represents our identity and originality, which we proudly display to the world. Whether we choose bright colors or a softer touch, lipstick has the capacity to create a statement while also improving our entire appearance.
As time goes by, new lipstick trends arise, some of which may be a sentimental flashback to looks from the not-so-distant past. Throughout it all, lipstick has remained the ultimate accessory for adorning our physical selves and adding a bit of glam to any ensemble.
We handpicked some of our favorite lipstick colours for a playful editorial dedicated to lipstick enthusiasts. The story captured by photographer Harvey Jackson and styled by Damien Vaughan Shippee, highlights the timeless allure of lipstick and its potential to lift our beauty game to new heights.
Chanel Rouge Coco – 446 Etienne
Chanel‘s dual-ended lip brush is a must-have in any lipstick lover’s beauty bag. While straight from the bullet and a smudge of the finger will give you a beautiful pout, when that bullet wears down, a precision lip brush can help you achieve a more detailed application. Use the angled brush to line the lips and the flat brush to fill them in. Best of all, both ends have caps so you can toss in your bag on the go.
Les Pinceaux de Chanel – N300 $32.00 and Chanel Rouge Coco – 446 Etienne are available for $45.00 at chanel.com.
Marie Hunter – Mastermind
KéNisha Ruff started Marie Hunter, a small black-owned business that sells high-quality cosmetics and home products like the lipstick presented here. Mastermind is a super matte non-reflective plum neutral tone with a nourishing oil combination that keeps lips moisturized and firm. This long-lasting lipstick will find a permanent home in your purse.
Marie Hunter – Mastermind is available for $40.00 at mariehunterbeauty.com and it’s vegan and cruelty free.
Fenty Beauty – Icon Lipstick in Crowd Surf’r
Boss Girl Rihanna‘s Fenty Beauty beauty line has taken the makeup industry by storm. One of their newest products is the Icon Lipstick, a refillable, vegan and cruelty-free collection of reds and neutrals. Crowd Surf’r, a pomegranate berry hue, is featured in the red Icon Case (sold separately), which we adore.
Fenty Beauty – Icon Lipstick in Crowd Surf’r is available for $19.00 at fentybeauty.com and it’s vegan and cruelty free.
Valentino – Rosso Valentino Shade 600R Unconventional Babe Satin
We appreciate a good shade name, and this one is perfect for the Unconventional Babe. This refillable lipstick comes in a red case with a mirror finish gold backing for on-the-go application and incorporates Valentino‘s unique Roma-Light Complex™, which uses light-reflecting and color-boosting pearl to offer great pigment with minimum effort. Valentino offers 45 various Satin and Matte tones ranging from the vibrant purple displayed here to reds and neutrals.
Valentino – Rosso Valentino Shade 600R Unconventional Babe Satin is available for $45.00 at sephora.com.
Rituel de Fille – Forbidden Lipstick in shade Hex
Rituel de Fille, based in Los Angeles, creates all of their products in-house, by hand, with only natural ingredients. Their Forbidden Lipsticks are the ultimate clean beauty luxury, offering high payoff pigment, effortless application and balmy creme semi matte finishes. Hex, shown above, is a rose-quartz beige with a mild lavender smell and natural beeswax.
Rituel de Fille – Forbidden Lipstick in shade Hex is available for $25.00 at ritueldefille.com.
TOM FORD in shade 03 Casablanca
If you want the ultimate in luxury, look no farther than Tom Ford‘s Lip Color in shade Casablanca. It provides 8 hours of color true hydrating wear and features Soja Seed Extract and Murumuru Butter for super smooth application. The color is a deep pink mauve for a subtle but sensual lip.
TOM FORD in shade 03 Casablanca is available for $59.00 at tomford.com
r.e.m. Beauty On Your Collar in Shade – Roller Skates
This formula glides on like a balm and imparts a matte nude-peach color with a single stroke. For an ombre effect, line the edges of your cupids bow and outer edges of the lips using Roller Skates and fill the center of your lips with Bubbly a nude pink shade.
r.e.m. Beauty On Your Collar in Shade – Roller Skates is available for $19.00 at rembeauty.com and it’s vegan and cruelty free.