It's usually wise to stay away from sweeping generalizations, but it's pretty safe to say that red lipstick will never go out of style. From dark brick to candy apple, red lipstick has been a staple in makeup kits since the beginning of beauty time (whenever that was). On lips, this fiery hue conveys both sophistication and fearlessness. You'll find numerous shades for different skin tones, every occasion, and complementary eye-makeup ideas when you peruse this celebrity-inspired guide.
The Great Gatsby finally hits theaters today, and whether you're going to try a '20s-inspired hairstyle or not, you can easily channel your inner flapper with the Julep New York Jazz Lipstick Trio ($28). Set in an adorable art deco box, the packaging slides open to reveal three mini lipsticks in three very wearable shades: a sheer nude, a sheer bright coral, and a matte crimson.
So whether you're feeling soft and demure or ready to be the life of the party, reach for one of these shades to give you a hint of Roaring Twenties style. And in case you want to add a faux bob, these lipsticks will lend the perfect accent. Daisy Buchanan should watch her back.
Overstuffed purses or just plain clumsy moments can lead to pulverized powders and chopped ChapSticks. But you can still squeeze more months out of your favorite product with a bit of craftiness. Plus, you can even use these mishaps to your advantage to create a completely customized palette. Learn how to bring broken cosmetics back to life when you read more.
When it comes to lip colors, stains can be too drying, glosses are often tacky, and lipsticks wind up halfway across your cheek in no time. So how do you reconcile? With Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18, available May 23), the easy-to-apply formula glides on like a gloss and sticks like a stain. But the best part about it is that it doesn't dry your lips out like a stain usually does. That means no feathering or flaking, just stay-all-day pigment that won't slip around your lips. And its 100 percent vegan formula makes it a great buy for everyone — especially if no-fuss beauty is your mantra.
If you've ever ventured into the makeup aisle looking for coordinating liner, lipstick, and gloss, then you'll know it's no walk in the park. Lucky for us, BareMinerals has made things a whole lot easier with its Marvelous Moxie Lipstick ($18). In addition to 18 lip color options, the new collection features 10 lip liners and 14 lip glosses, so every lipstick hue has a partner. The liners are pigmented enough to wear alone; the glosses give high shine with a slight stain; and the lipsticks have a semimatte finish, providing full color in just one swipe (the cherry red, dubbed Live It Up, is a personal favorite). But the biggest payoff comes when you combine all three products. As a trio, these powerful hues not only finish bright but also last all night long. This is one threesome you can't refuse.
Lipsticks that are green and luxurious don't come around that often, which is why Bite Beauty's new Cuvée Collection is worth the splurge. Bite is rolling out only 1,200 tubes of each lipstick shade, making these the ultimate Spring buy, and we're giving you a first look.
Leather generally isn't on your Spring shopping list, but with the Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick ($36), you can enjoy the cold-weather trend with a twist. Designer Riccardo Tisci embellished the new lipstick cases with genuine leather and studs for the ultimate in luxury. And inside there are an array of colors from nudes to brights that satisfy every woman's makeup preference. Get a closer look at the shades, plus our tips for wearing a bold lip, when you watch.
At the Company You Keep premiere last night, attendees showed off an array of petal-pink lip colors that are right on trend for Spring. Instead of neon magentas or chalky pastels, the stars took a more natural and rosier approach to lip color. Anna Chlumsky chose a gloss that enhanced the color of her lips and paired it with natural eye makeup. Camilla Hansen went for a girlie take on pink with a pastel dress complemented with a flush of pink on her lips and cheeks and a dramatic curled tendril. But Girls star Zosia Mamet added some edge to her look by opting for a matte carnation lip color paired with smudged black eyeliner. Whether you go natural, girlie, or edgy, adding a pop of pink to your lips is universally flattering.
Nude lips are a makeup go-to, especially during the warmer months. This week, three ladies stepped out rocking the look along with very different makeup palettes. Blake Lively paired her glossy nudes with peach shadow and emerald-green liner, while Jennifer Lopez added black liner with amped-up lashes. And Brandy added a smoky brown shadow to complement her glossy lips. Nude lips are so versatile that it basically pairs with anything, but whose did you prefer?
One of the hardest battles in beauty is finding the perfect nude lipstick. Real Beauty takes the guessing out of the process with these celebrity examples.
Bid adieu to Winter's berry hues — the must-have lip shade for Spring is a whole lot lighter. Whether you prefer a matte look, a peachy shimmer, or a neutral hue with pink undertones, we've rounded up the best all-natural celeb looks here!
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