Our Editors Share Their All-Time Favorite Lipsticks in Honor of National Lipstick Day

July 29, 2021
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Let’s be real, we don’t need a national holiday as an excuse to gush over our favorite lipsticks. But give us one and we’ll happily oblige. In honor of our week-long celebration for National Lipstick Day (July 29), we’re highlighting our most cherished formulas — the ones that we find ourselves reaching for again and again, no matter what enticing new lippies land on our desks. From a fiery red shade to an everyday matte nude, read on to discover our editors’ picks, plus our tips for wearing each of them.
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The Editor: Jaz

The Lipstick: Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in 1993

Why She Loves It:

For a matte, this lippie goes on smooth and doesn’t compromise on color pay-off. I’m a forever-fan of the ‘90s supermodel look that showcased velvety lips with a contrasting liner. 1993 is the perfect medium brown to achieve the lips of my favorite cover stars back then and the beauty trends all over social media now. I like to pair mine with a lip liner a shade or two darker for an even bigger impact.

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The Editor: Alanna

The Lipstick: NYX XXL Lip Lingerie Matte Liquid Lipstick in Undress’d

Why She Loves It:

Matte lipsticks are probably my favorite makeup product of all time (cross my heart, hope to die!), and when I find one that I can’t get enough of, it’s really hard to stray. That’s exactly what happened with this liquid lip — I haven’t gone a day without wearing it since I got it. It’s a creamy pink-brown that dries down a little darker, and it doesn’t feel heavy or cakey on the lips. It also stays put for hours and has gotten through many meals, many face masks and more. It compliments my olive skin tone perfectly and makes my whole makeup look fresh and cool.

National Lipstick Day Selfie

The Editor: Mary

The Lipstick: Valentino Beauty Rosso Valentino Refillable Lipstick in 306R Rose Clash

Why She Loves It:

This new lipstick from Valentino Beauty has officially sold me on matte lipsticks. The soft matte finish still provides a velvety sheen so it doesn’t look too harsh on me, and the color pay-off is insane. All it takes is one gentle swipe of the moisturizing bullet to achieve gorgeous, long-lasting pigment. I usually go for bright reds when I want to rock a bold lip color, but I found my new go-to in this punchy fuschia shade that perfectly compliments my green eyes.

National Lipstick Day Selfie

The Editor: Sarah

The Lipstick: Lancôme L’absolu Rouge Drama Ink Liquid Lipstick in Dis Oui

Why She Loves It:

I love an orange red lip especially in the summer when my fair skin is lightly sun-kissed. This fiery shade is perfect for a night out and elevates a casual look during the day. I also love that this Lancôme formula is super lightweight yet fiercely pigmented. It has a thin liquid texture that’s easy to apply and dries down to a weightless coating that stays put through everything from margaritas to ice cream.
National Lipstick Day Selfie

The Editor: Kat

The Lipstick: Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink in Globetrotter

Why She Loves It: 

This is my go-to matte lipstick formula. It’s so comfortable on the lips and I feel like I can rock it all day long without my lips feeling super dry. I’m always looking for colors that I can use without a lip liner because I love the ability to apply a product and not think about it. This is definitely my signature shade because it goes so well with my skin tone.

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The Editor: Caitlyn 

The Lipstick: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Les Nus Intense Nude Lipstick

Why She Loves It:

My lips need all the moisture they can get and after much trial and error over the years, I’ve finally found a lippie that doesn’t skimp on hydration. This ultra-creamy, pigment-packing lipstick smooths onto lips in just a few swipes and doesn’t budge or dry out throughout the day. Nu Impertinent, a vibrant dusty rose shade, matches my pink undertones perfectly and makes me look put together, whether I’m going bare-faced or have a full beat on.

National Lipstick Day Selfie

The Editor: Ariel

The Lipstick: Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Power in 404 Tempting

Why She Loves It:

This lipstick has converted me to become a berry lip color girl. I love the deep red wine shade and how easily the lipstick glides on thanks to the oil-enriched satin formula. It lasts beautifully, even through dinner and drinks with friends, which is always a risk when wearing such a bold lip color. In honor of National Lipstick Day, I can’t wait to tune in to the Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Power Digital Event, which will showcase some of the top names in beauty and the arts.
Photos: Jazmine A. Ortiz, Ariel Wodarcyk, Alanna Martine Kilkeary, Sarah Ferguson, Caitlyn Martyn, Mary Honkus, Katlyn Pierre

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