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NYLON Editors’ Favorite Lipsticks For National Lipstick Day


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Whether its the perfect your-lips-but-better shade or a standout red, lipstick has the ability to complete your look, complement your mood, and generally increase your confidence. So in honor on National Lipstick Day (July 29), we rounded up our editors favorite lipsticks— the ones that we wear on repeat and never disappoint. Everyone has their own style which means variety abounds from bold reds, to sweet berries, and subtle neutrals. One of our faves might very well become one of your favorites, too.

Tap through for eight awesome, NYLON-approved lipsticks.

“I've been loyal to this poppy orange-red shade for nearly a decade. It doesn't smudge, lasts for hours without reapplication, and complements my otherwise minimal makeup routine when I need to amp up the glam. I keep one in every handbag!” Alyssa Vingan, Editor in Chief

“Skin tone lipsticks can be so tricky. They can look sickly gray or too pink or too matte. This one always does it for me. The beige shade adds just the right amount of color and luster to my lips and works with any kind of makeup look. Plus, the gold case is so pretty to pull out of my purse.” —Sam Neibart, Beauty Editor

“These liquid lipsticks have been a longtime fave because they are so comfortable for a liquid, long-lasting formula. The blue tones in Cherry Moon complement my skin tone and instantly elevate my whole makeup look.” Patricia Fox, Beauty & Fashion Writer

“After testing this lipstick out, I can genuinely say it's been my go-to all year long! The consistency is smooth and creamy upon application and unlike others, its matte finish doesn't dry out my lips.” India Roby, Fashion Writer

“This is what I reach for when I need something that I know will look good with everything. The shade goes with my complexion perfectly. This pencil makes my lips look soft and can pretty much last through an entire evening out—dinner, drinks, and all!” Alex Pipia, Social Media Manager

“Cruella has been my go-to red lipstick for years. I love the comfortable, creamy formula and the fact that wearing it instantly makes me look 10 times more sultry.” —Layla Halabian, Culture Editor

“EspressOH's lipsticks are highly pigmented and creamy. The texture is so easy to apply, long-lasting, and leaves my lips feeling soft.” Laura Pitcher, Beauty Writer

“From the applicator to the packaging to the long-lasting wear — this lipstick goes everywhere with me.” Kelly Reed, Social Media Strategist

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