Lipstick can completely transform a makeup look. Recently, mauve toned lip products have become the new neutral. I’ve seen these colors paired with both dramatic and natural eye looks. Even if you are annoyed by Kylie Jenner, you can’t deny her makeup always looks amazing. I wanted to post about the mauve toned, matte lipsticks that have become significantly popular since she started wearing them. I have found some of the best formulas in this color range, both from the drug store and high-end beauty retailers. Although they’re not the exact duplicates of what she wears, I do believe they’re extremely similar. I did include some glossier, more sheer options for those who want to achieve the same sort of rosy-brown effect, but do not enjoy the drying formula of liquid lipsticks. I also added my favorite expensive and inexpensive lip liners to emphasize your pout. I suggest filling your lips entirely in with the liner so you don’t have harsh lines or patchiness when any lip product you put over it starts to wear off!
I love each of these lip liners so much! They are basically all the exact same color and only differ in formulation. The Jordana lip liner is great for the price, but doesn’t last more than a couple hours. The Revlon actually does live up to its “Colorstay” name and wears really well throughout the day. My favorite liner in the bunch is the Makeup Forever because although it is the most expensive, it lasts throughout the entire day and never fades or transfers. Lastly, I had to include M.A.C’s infamous “Whirl” lip liner. When interviewed about her lips, Kylie Jenner mentioned this was her favorite. I do like the color of this product, but I personally prefer a creamier formula and this is a bit dry.
On to drugstore lip options! I am so obsessed with ColourPop lip products. Their Lippie Stix and Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks allow you to stay on trend with makeup without spending a lot of money. “Oh Snap” is a great rosy nude shade and does not dry out your lips even though it’s matte. “Midi” is a neutral, dusty pink shade that would compliment light to medium skin tones. Whenever I get really tan, I find that this shade is just too light for me. “Trap” is a really unique, cool toned mauve that has a hint of gray mixed in. This is a really beautiful color that I always get compliments on when wearing. My favorite out of the bunch, is the NYX Lip Cream in “Sable.” It is seriously so good. The formula is creamy, but dries matte on the lips. It is a perfect warm-nude shade that compliments any makeup look. I love wearing this color with a simple eye look since it’s basically the color of my natural lips. If you like hydrating lipsticks that are more sheer in opacity, I think you will really enjoy NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops. This is more of a pink color that is flattering on any skin tone. The formula literally feels like butter on your lips and hydrates the same as a Chapstick. Conversely, if you enjoy the ultra matte look of liquid lipsticks, I think you would enjoy the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. They are a moussey texture that dries down extremely matte. I personally can only wear this formula with a lip primer or Chapstick underneath. The shade “Stockholm” is very nude, but has enough brown undertones to make it wearable.
Here are my favorites from high end brands at Sephora and Ulta! First the Sephora Cream Lip Stain is incredible. The formula is light and moussey and dries to a soft, matte finish. I enjoy this particular liquid lipstick because it stains your lips. After eating or drinking, which naturally wears your lip product off, this color will still remain visible! Next is the Ciate Liquid Velvet lipstick. I do enjoy this formula because it doesn’t transfer and dries almost immediately after application! However, it is extremely drying and will emphasize any cracks on your lips. Onto the cult favorite, Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita. If you’re interested in this shade, you have to act fast and purchase when you see it in stock at Sephora. It is constantly sold out because it is just that good. I have gone through an entire full sized tube of this product because I find it suits my skin tone so well! It will last up to 5 hours on my lips, which is impressive! The Lorac lipstick is great too. I think the undertones in this product are natural and beautiful. It is also in twist-up packaging that makes it convenient for on-the-go application! I decided to include the Nars Lipstick in “Dolce Vita” because it is my favorite lipstick, ever. I find that this color is sheer, but not overly glossy. It is long lasting and also moisturizes your lips as you wear it throughout the day. The Kat Von D lipstick in Lolita is totally different than the liquid lipstick version. Although it is a matte formula, it still is smooth on your lips. The color is also really different as you can see in the swatches below. The lipstick version has more of a warm, terracota undertone. I find this is more wearable on a day-to-day basis than the liquid lipstick version because it is lighter in color and doesn’t have the dramatic look of a completely opaque formula.
I really hope that by this point, you have compiled a shopping list of new lipsticks to try out! Thanks for reading!