It’s National Lipstick Day, which means it’s time to celebrate that special *unicorn* lipstick in your stash. This is the type of lipstick you hold on to — remain loyal to— and you especially don’t let go, even when a shiny new competitor finds its way into your makeup bag. But we’ve found a lipstick that might just give your unicorn a run for its money, and it has a little bit to do with Maybelline, and a lot to do with shine.
Cue: the new Maybelline Shine Compulsion collection,
Marisa: Chocolate Lust
What struck me immediately about this lipstick is that the formula is super silky and hydrating. In the summer, I’m less inclined to choose a matte lipstick over a lightweight lippie with a glossy finish. This is definitely a great option to throw into your everyday makeup routine because its consistency is like a lip balm but with high-pigment. I’m wearing the shade named Chocolate Lust, which is a brown-orange shade I’m in love with.
Alanna: Berry Blackmail
I love a bright glossy lip, but often find that it’s tricky to find the perfect formula of both shine and pigmentation, since usually one quality always outweighs the other. That’s why I was super floored by this glossy, both bright and nude Shine Compulsion brainchild of Maybelline — it seriously has breathtaking chroma and all-in-one incredible shine. I’m wearing Berry Blackmail below (incredible name for it, might I add), and I absolutely adore how bright, poppy but still slick and shiny it appears. Shine compulsion can be summarized in four words — 10 out of 10.
Tembe: Scarlet Flame
I’m a newbie when it comes to glossy lipstick, but I’m no stranger to bold, bright red lips. Scarlet Flame is the best of both worlds, and I’m pretty much obsessed with the soft, hydrating formula. I love that it feels almost balm-like on the lips but delivers lots of color. I’m going to pair this punchy red shade with a thick black wing and lots and lots of highlight.