Written by Salina Jivani
Ahh…lipstick. Leave it off and look like a plain Jane, no matter how much other makeup you cake on. But wear it—even solo—and transform your entire look. Probably one of the most powerful tools in your makeup arsenal, lipstick (or lack thereof) can be the difference between making you look drab or changing you to fab.
This year, rock the most popular colors of all and give your face that extra pizzaz in seconds flat.
Red’s in—and it’s not going anywhere. We saw the emergence of sexy blood-red lips in the late part of 2015, throughout 2016, and now again in 2017. If you’re looking for a great way to make your look pop, smear on some crimson. The beauty about this shade is that it looks great on nearly every skin tone and really makes you stand out. Plus, because it’s vibrant, crimson is a lovely addition to any color palette.
Suggested product: M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Feels So Grand
Orange is new —and it’s hot. We’re not talking bright, zesty orange, but more of a carrot-y orange. A plus? This one, again, is one color that goes well with many different skin tones, but remember: it’s always best to test before you try to buy.
Suggested product: Nyx Cosmetics Macaron Lippies—Orange Blossom
Women aren’t anything if they’re not full of shimmer and sparkle. If you’re looking for a way to make your pucker more alluring and glitzy, spread on the glitter! A daring look for nighttime events and the perfect way to add that extra shine to your look, glitter/metallic based lipsticks are all the rave this season.
Suggested product: Lancôme Le Metallique Lipstick
If you’re not yet ready to traverse the land of bright, bold colors, don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect shade for you: biscotti rose. Not quite nude but not really pink either, this lipstick will give you that subtle kick of color without seeming too obvious, making people wonder whether you’re wearing anything at all or if you’re just naturally blessed with beautiful lips.
Suggested product: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Biscotti
Pink’s a woman’s best friend. Magenta lipstick? Her beauty charm. Magenta is a surefire way to help you enhance and blossom your natural beauty. And don’t be surprised if you get a few appreciative double takes while you’re sporting it.
Suggested product: Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Don’t Blink Pink