Once you get over the amazing packaging design (hello, faux-lipstick bullet), it's time to appreciate the equally amazing formula inside the Maybelline Color Elixir ($9 at drugstores next month). The collection features 20 vivid shades that range from pretty pinks to dark and vampy hues. The angled applicator tip is pointed and curved to hug your lips for a foolproof application from the inner corners to the center of your mouth. And what we love most about the product is that it delivers highly pigmented color for a statement pout. Plus, it's infused with plenty of shine, so you don't have to gunk up your favorite gloss by layering it on top your high-impact lipstick. With a shade for every personality, there's no reason why you wouldn't want to pucker up with one of these soon-to-be iconic tubes.
A bold lip is hands down the easiest way to take your makeup from so-so to supreme; but with all the flaking and feathering and faltering that comes with a lot of lipsticks out there, it's enough to make you give up the whole practice. Before you do, swipe on some Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream ($28). This minimiracle in a tube provides high-pigmented color without all the issues that come along with it. Hydration, silky-smooth application, and matte color are all in the palm of your hand thanks to Bite's mix of butters, oils, and waxes. Each piece of the puzzle dries down at different times, so the color literally works to stay on your lips all day. So instead of constant reapplying, you're left with a gorgeous hue hour after hour. And just like that, your bold-lip obsession can live on.
Beautiful, glowing skin for Spring just needs one thing: a swipe of standout lip color. Take a style cue from the Spring 2013 runways, and see the hottest lip hues to try this season. Whether you like pastels, neons, or something a little more classic, you'll find a shade for inspiration.
Whether you're going for a full-on glamour or just a casual, fuss-free look, lip gloss is a makeup essential. You can find hundreds of varieties, but we're sifting through the tubes to find the best options that are also wallet-friendly. Click through, and swipe one on.
Ever stop to think about what's in your lipstick as you swipe it on in the morning? Good Morning America wanted to find out if lipsticks across the board were pulling a clean bill of health, and the results were . . . unexpected. After testing 22 lipsticks, ranging from drugstore buys to luxury glosses, with Underwriters Laboratories, they found that 12 of the products contained trace amounts of lead.
The tests showed levels that ranged from no detectable levels to 3.22 parts per million. To put it in perspective, California has a state-mandated limit for lipstick of five parts per million, so it's below even that. And overall, it's progress from 2010, when the FDA tested lipsticks and found the highest levels of lead at seven parts per million. However, watchdog groups like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics emphasize that it is possible to manufacture lipstick sans lead, as many other brands have proved.
Good Morning America couldn't find any pattern in the types of lipsticks and lip glosses that contained lead, so the bottom line is that you should be aware, especially if you're pregnant. But many scientists claim that trace amounts of lead in lipstick is not as much of a concern. To find out what's in your makeup, check out the EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Your lips will thank you.
Lip gloss is one of our favorite beauty products to wear, and Tarte's Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss gives megawatt shine. All of the products at PopSugar Shop are hand-selected by our editorial staff. We've done the research and testing for you — so you don't have to! And when you purchase this Tarte Divine Shine Lip Gloss, you are going to get free shipping and a free gift with purchase! Watch this video to shop this beauty must have!