Lipstick is the perfect accessory to any outfit. From glossy reds to matte blacks and blues, there is a shade of lipstick for every skin tone, personality, and occasion. Summer is here and there is no better time to try out bright, new shades and hues. The beauty world is full of different lipsticks across a range of prices. However, the one key factor in choosing a lipstick is how long it lasts before chipping, fading, or bleeding. The beauty market is also huge. From Rihanna and Kim Kardashian to Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, our favorite celebrities and designers joined the market by launching their own makeup lines. Whether you are an established makeup artist, or a casual consumer, navigating through the (seemingly) endless options can become a daunting task. There’s no need to worry because listed below are five must-have lipsticks that you do not want to miss out on this summer.
1 - Tom Ford 24K Lip Blush ($55)
Lip blushes have become extremely popular over the past few years. These formulas work with your body chemistry to transform a clear lipstick into a natural pink that is perfect for your skin tone. The 24K Lip Blush features a clear bullet lipstick balm in a gold case. Tom Ford adds an extra layer of luxury by adding flakes of real 24K gold. whether you are an avid lipstick collector, or prefer to stick to the basics, this smooth, nourishing formula will surely be a chic addition to your collection.The 24K Lip Blush is available online at the Tom Ford website.
2 - MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick ($18.50)
MAC’s Ruby Woo Lipstick is perhaps the best shade of red ever developed. It is an absolute must-have in any lipstick collection and is one of the few lipsticks that truly look good on everyone. This red-blue lipstick features a matte finish and is a staple for every beauty gurus collection. Whether it’s for work or for play, MAC’s Ruby woo will never let you down.Ruby Woo is available online and in stores at your favorite beauty retailers.
3 - Nars Schiap Semi Matte Lipstick ($28)
There is no better time to wear bright pink lipstick than in the Summer, and Nars’ Schiap lipstick gets the job done. The semi-matte finish makes the lipstick just matte enough without becoming too dry. This hot pink is another must-have for every lipstick enthusiast, as it also is perfect for every skin tone. Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli was the inspiration behind this bluish-pink lipstick. She is not only known for her iconic style but also for her famous bright pink lip. Nars Schiap Semi-Matte Lipstick is available in stores and online at Nars and Sephora.
4 - Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18)
If rich, pigmented, lightweight lipsticks are up your alley, then singer-songwriter Rihanna has exactly what you need. Available in 24 different shades, the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick features rich colors and a creamy formula that does not bleed or feather. If you don’t already know, a hallmark of Rihanna’s Fenty beauty brand is its versatility. The Mattemoiselle collection features a soft matte finish and shades that look good on any skin tone and complement every personality. Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick is available at Sephora and Fenty Beauty online.
5. PAT McGRATH LABS BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38)
Pat McGrath is known for making full-coverage, multidimensional lipsticks, and her BlitzTrance Lipstick is no exception. This creamy formula delivers iridescent, explosive color, slight shimmer glitter, and hydrating moisture. Pearl-infused pigments boost long-lasting color and keep the lips hydrated for perfect color all day and all night. This shimmery lipstick comes in an equally shimmery gold case with gold lip detailing. It is available in 19 different shades, 9 of which are new to the collection. PAT McGRATH LABS BlitzTrance Lipsticks are available at Sephora and PAT McGRATH LABS online.