give some lip
our editors pick their faves for national lipstick day.
Lipsticks are like shoes, jeans, or T-shirts: it's impossible to have too many. And that's a good thing! Especially because the NYLON office is overflowing with self-described lipstick addicts, and there's no better time than National Lipstick Day (duh, which is today!) to pick everyone's brains about which shades are currently in heavy rotation.
Check out our office-wide favorites in the gallery, and then add your own recs in the comments... after all, beauty inspiration is always better when it's mutual.
Jackie Yaeger, special projects manager: Rebel by MAC
"I personally love MAC lipsticks in general for a few reasons: they smell like vanilla, they go on creamy, and they stay on for a pretty good amount of time. Rebel is my favorite hue because it's dark enough to rock with an all-black outfit and not look like a vampire. And, it comes with enough purple and red to still feel feminine yet edgy. Runners Up include Lime Crime's Countessa Fluorescent and Maybelline's Color Sensational Vivids in Neon Red."
Rachael Wang, Fashion Market Director: Wild Ginger by Tom Ford
"The perfect shade of coral for year-round Palm Beach granny vibes."
Beth Garrabrant, Photo Director: Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby in Mauve Over by Flower Beauty
"The color takes me back to my junior high locker mirror only with this I never have to reapply. Forever young and everlasting. Thanks, Drew."
Marissa Smith, Fashion Assistant: Berry Twist
"I actually hate lipstick, I don't like the way it feels! So my go to is the lip crayons, they are thinner and easier to put on/take off!"
Katie Dickens, Beauty Director: Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick
"You know how after eating a cherry popsicle your lips have that perfect crimson stain? This gives you that."
Haley Stark, Art Director: Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in 76 Sari Doré
"I went through an orange lips phase, but now I'm opting for something a bit more subdued-- this coral shade from Chanel is shimmery, subtle, and still gives a hint of tangerine."
Jade Taylor, Beauty Editor: Tom Ford lipstick in Casablanca ("the most perfect 'your lips but better' color, I literally wear this everyday); Besame lipstick in Tango ("a retro coral that has the cutest packing ever"), and MAC lipsticks in Après Chic, Chili, Diva, and Lady Danger ("MAC Cosmetics will forever make my favorite lipstick shades and these are just a few honorable mentions").
Kelly Shami, Designer: NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Pigalle.
"The color works perfectly for day and night and feels like almost you aren't wearing any lipstick at all but in reality your lips look fuller and still natural."
Xenia Rollinson, Photo Producer: MAC Mineralize Rich in Naturale Luxe.
"Best nude color that complements my skin tone and makes my lips softer than a lip balm."
Yasmeen Gharnit, Digital Editorial Assistant: Mirabella Colour Vinyl Lipstick in Icy Violet
"Usually you have to sacrifice color for a long-lasting, hydrating lipstick, or vice versa. But luckily this shade comes packed with Argan oil, antioxidant Litchi Chinesis Fruit Extract, and Berry Flux Vita, so your lips look fly and stay hydrated."
Liza Darwin, Digital Editorial Director: Stila Colorbalm Lipstick in Evangeline
"I have an embarrassing amount of lipsticks these days, but this dusty rose shade is the one I keep coming back to...mostly because it goes on smooth, is ultra-moisturizing, and looks just as good with a bare face as it does when you're all made up."