Happy best day of the year, Influensters! It's National Lipstick Day! In celebration of the day that's all about rocking a beautiful smooch, we're sharing with you some of the lipsticks that those of us over here at Influenster's HQ are loving. From the drugstore beauty aisle to the department store, we've tested and reviewed some pretty killer colors and formulas. Read on for our picks!
"Love this two toned ombre effect! First of all the packaging is super luxurious with a creamy formula to match. It's slightly difficult to do the bottom lip (so the dark shade stays on the outside) so a little hand coordination is necessary, but when you get it right, it looks awesome. Full lips instantly! "
—Elizabeth Scherle, co-founder, President
"OK, I'm going to say it: I'm getting all kinds of Kylie lip kit vibes with this. The color I'm loving is Charmer, a sensual nude shade with a high-shine finish that has me stealing glances of my lips in the mirror. It feels pretty glossy while on so I'm not entirely used to that, but it's so smooth and luxe that I'm totally sold. The color pay off really impressed me—it took one swipe to get the perfect pout. Although I'm loving this neutral shade right now, I'm totally digging a bolder, fiery color for a night out!"
—Caitlin Miller, Site Editor
"I don't really like lipstick, but my exception is lip crayons because of their creamy finish. NARS makes a great one—Velvet Matte Lip. It's a little pricey, but it has serious staying power, so you don't have to keep reapplying and running down the product. It comes in a million colors too, with warm and cool shades, making it great for any skin tone."
—Sam White, Content Strategist
"I love a classic tube of lipstick, and it doesn't get more classic than Bobbi Brown's creamy, pigmented Lip lipstick (the brand's very first launch)! While there are a whole range of colors, my fave is from the nude round up—Sandwash Pink. It's a beautiful beige-nude with just enough pink to make it my everyday go-to color."
—Audrey Williams, Content Strategist
"Buxom is my absolute favorite brand to turn to when it comes to lipstick! This one in particular is super creamy & nude–I like to throw it on when I want something simple. Never feathers out and even stays put even after my morning coffee!"
—Claire Rodgers, Content Strategist
Looks like we're all loving nudes and pinks this year. Which lipstick brand and color are you rocking for National Lipstick Day? Share below!