Lipsticks have gotten a lot of attention recently. They are such a fun way to spice up your look easily and don't require much expertise to apply. It's amazing how many choices there are but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Lip contouring, ombre lips, matte finishes, super glosses, lip stains, etc. Not to mention the plethora of different formats lipsticks come in now days: pencils, sticks, creams, liners, liquids, velvetines, tinted balms...the list goes on.
Mattes On Their Way Out?
With Kylie Jenner Cosmetics leading the way, matte finish liquid lipsticks (nudes in particular) have been getting a lot of attention. One of our favorite matte lipsticks is made by Anastasia Beverly Hills in the shade Pure Hollywood. One thing that's great about these highly pigmented brands is that they don't transfer color (they dry very well and aren't sticky) and they are extremely long-lasting.
Recently, Kylie has added a line of glosses and metallic lipsticks to her collection and in case you haven't noticed, influencers and fashionistas everywhere have been flocking towards this new high gloss trend. They really are SUPER glossy and leave your pout looking extra luscious.
We spoke to some Sephora makeup artists and they agreed that glosses are the new mattes for the summer. The verdict: Mattes, especially nudes, will remain a staple lip color since they go with everything, are easy to wear mess free, and are trendy yet timeless. However, lip glosses and metallics will definitely be stealing the spotlight.
With summer around the corner, bright shades are making a comeback and this year is no exception. Just like the fashion industry, there are definitely popular hues to keep an eye out for. We talked to a few different makeup artists who agreed that this summer's must-have lip colors are Corals (think retro) and lilac or lavenders (purple-ish). Depending on your style, you can go for a more subtle or extreme version of these colors as you will see!
A Canadian brand called Bite Beauty has a very popular lipstick formula ($30 CAD) that's gaining a lot of fans fast. It's long lasting, smooth, and all natural. They have a perfect purple/pink/fuschia for the summer in a shade called Sangria! Sangria is a good transition plum before you attempt a real purple. If you are looking for a more BOLD lavender then Lavender Jam is your shade. They also have an electrik coral shade we love called Pickled Ginger.
Stila also has a liquid lipstick ($31 CAD) we love that is extremely long lasting. A shade of purple that is perfect for this summers trend was pointed out to us as a must have by Sephora make-up artists. It's called como and it's gorgeous (scroll down to see!)
Another lip product brand you should have for the summer is NudeStix . Their lip and cheek pencil is multi-purpose and comes in a variety of easy nude shades ($28 CAD). Bonus: They all come with a lil sharpener and case! They also have matte, satin, shimmer or high shine finishes.
We already mentioned Anastasia Beverly Hills and Kylie Cosmetics but don't forget these two are wonderful especially for the new gloss trend!