Lipstick is one of the most empowering and powerful tools a person could arm themselves with. You could be having a typical dull day, the worst day of your life, or a simple happy day but once you put on a lipstick, it transforms not just your whole face but your entire disposition as well. Lipstick is like magic in a tube that can make people feel better even during the toughest times. People who love lipstick will swear by that.
It’s not just a color you dab onto your lips, although it does look pretty, it brings out your hidden beauty which makes you feel empowered. If you get the perfect color or finish, lipstick can make you feel strong and like nothing could bring you down.
But many people have trouble finding the lipstick that speaks to them and makes them feel like they absolutely have to purchase it. Some go to the makeup store and end up buying something neutral or ordinary but sometimes a rare beautiful moment occurs when you find “the one”. You look at it, see it in its perfect form and feel a tingle inside urging you to buy it even if you do not particularly need to get another lipstick. However, if that moment has not happened to you this year, let us help you out. We have combined a list of the best lipsticks, lip glosses, balms etc. These lip products will have your heart beating faster and make you look like the most powerful person on planet Earth.
Even with newer creations and inventions like liquid lipsticks and lip stains, lipstick is the one original form that will always remain superior. The original bullet form of lipsticks will never go out of style and they just keep getting better every day. Whether matte or glossy, lipsticks have had quite a moment this year. People experimented with not just different finishes but colors as well. Here are the best lipsticks that made us happy this year:
1. Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria
This cream matte lipstick is the perfect nude for people with neutral medium skin tones. Its dusky pink shade is lovely and it applies like a dream, making your lips soft and appear plump.
2. Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in My Icon
Red lipstick has always been the best and will remain so, that fact can never be argued against. However, finding the perfect red for your skin can be tough. This slinky and attractive tube contains one of the best red lipsticks of our time. It is cool-toned which provides a hint of depth and a lot of appeal to your lips.
3. Flesh Strong Flesh Lipstick in Treasure
As mentioned earlier, this year people experimented with a lot of colors. One of the biggest lipstick trends currently is to put on the most unusual and boldest color you can. This bright purple is proof that sometimes experiments can work amazingly. Applying it would not only give you a sense of empowerment for being able to pull it off but also make you confident to try more new things in life.
4. Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick
As great as matte lipsticks are, there are days when you want to provide hydration and softness to your lips. This lipstick will give you both and make your lips look very attractive with its sheer color. The lipstick will help recover your lips from all the drying mattes.
Lipsticks can be very attractive and cool, but the maintenance they require can be tiring. Sometimes you are just not in the mood to keep checking and fixing your lipstick if it bleeds or disappears. We all have those days where we just want everything to be comfortable and simple. That is where a lip stain comes in. It helps provide that splash of color to your face but does not make it look like you have any makeup on. It blends into your lips to look natural, does not fade or budge and lasts the whole day. This year’s best stains were:
1. Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
This classic lip tint has remained a favorite of makeup lovers for years now. It does not seem like the love for it will go away any time soon. From ordinary people to celebrities, everyone raves about its perfection. It does not fade no matter how much you talk or eat throughout the day. It is true that Korean beauty has helped it in becoming even more popular and remain a loved product for so long.
2. Clarins Water Lip Stain
The Clarins Water Lip Stain in Red Water is perfect for those people who do not wish to have heavy product sitting on their lips. The stain is lightweight which feels like water and the color it deposits is right yet tints your lips naturally.
Lip crayons are not only more convenient than lipsticks to use but also easier in the application. For those people who want the color pay-off of a lipstick but not the commitment, lip crayons are the perfect product to bring some color to your lips.
1. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon
Available in 23 shades, the lip crayons contain antioxidants and organic fruit butter that will not only paint your lips in the loveliest shades but also help keep them healthy, plump and soft. Instead of being a dry matte crayon that drags on your skin, it has a dewy texture that slides on heavenly.
Lip gloss has reentered the race of the best lipsticks after being loved then hated and then ignored. Lip gloss should earn praises because it provides shine and moisture to your lips as well as a healthy splash of color.
1. Lancôme L’Absolu Gloss
The 29 shades present in this range of lip gloss includes pinks, reds and rosy colors. They have been infused with vitamin E so that whenever you put it on, it not only provides a shiny coat of a beautiful color but also skin care benefits to your lips.
1. Dior Addict Lacquer Plump
This Dior liquid lipstick contains hyaluronic acid that helps make your lips plumper. It also provides a natural healthy shine along with a considerable amount of pigment.
Considering the amount of product we put on our lips, it is essential that we also provide it with the necessary amount of care as well. To keep your lips soft and smooth for the longest time, you should invest in lip balms or treatments that would help them recover and heal.
1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment
This lip treatment contains hyaluronic acid which means that while you are sleeping, it would not only make your lips softer but plumper. When you wake up in the morning your lips would look and feel amazing. It can also act as a lipstick primer which would keep your lips protected during the whole day.