Today marks National Lipstick Day, a day to celebrate—you guessed it—lipstick.
While now lipstick may seem like just another beauty product in our makeup bag, once upon a time, it was actually pretty controversial. Believe it or not, it was formally referred to as a form of witchcraft and even banned by the British Parliament in 1770 for being a way for women to trick men into marriage.
Thankfully, nowadays, lipstick is the norm, allowing us to alter and enhance our looks in a fun and temporary way.
In honor of this important holiday, NYLON editors wore their favorite lipsticks of the season—and not just your average reds and corals. The summer’s new releases encompass a rainbow scale of colors, from black to golden-lime and sky blue. Naturally, being NYLON, we opted for these anything but run-of-the-mill shades.
Click through the gallery below to check out our favorites picks.