National Lipstick Day, not only is it a day to be bold and celebrate colour, let’s be honest, it’s also a pretty good opportunity to share your #NationalLipstickDay selfie looking your absolute best (don’t forget to tag us in your posts @escentual!). So to celebrate this monumental day, we’ve asked 6 of our favourite beauty insiders to tell us what lip colour they’ll be wearing to celebrate.
They’ve even been kind enough to share the best lipstick tips to ensure your favourite lip look lasts all day and beyond…
Lip Essential: DIOR Addict Lip Tattoo
Favourite Shade: 251 – Natural Peach
“The texture is nothing like anything I have ever used before. To me, it feels like a silky, fluid gel that is very lightweight, which is perfect for people who don’t like the feeling of anything on their lips. The staining power is exceptional, like an ink – it reminds me of when I get beetroot juice on my fingers. This is party-proof and will last throughout the summer party season. I find 251 – Natural Peach works well with all skin tones and really gives a sunshine healthy glow to the lips. ”
“I love to use this as a base stain, then I can use any Dior lipstick over the top. That way you won’t be left without any lip colour on.”
#2 The Trend Lip
Lip Essential: MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Lip Blush
Favourite Shade: 400 Blooming Red
“Anyone that knows me a bit knows that I live for lipstick, especially if it’s red and matte. That’s why I’m completely in love with our new Artist Lip Blush range. Consisting of 10 shades in vivid nudes, corals, pinks and reds, there’s something for everyone! My favourite is no. 400, but why? Well, to begin with, it’s red. But also, the formula contains mica and hyaluronic acid, which give it a super comfortable velvety texture. Super-luminous but extremely long lasting. They’re the perfect on-the-go chubby lipsticks to carry around from day to night: whatever the colour you choose, you can wear it more like a stain during the day if you apply it with your fingers, but top it off after work or for a night out straight from the bullet for a more intense result.”
”Thanks to their creamy but no dry kind of finish, they’re absolutely perfect for the cheeks. You just need your Artist Lip Blush, your fingers, and you’re good to go! Cheeks and lips in perfect colour harmony and it will stay there until you remove it! What’s not to love?”’
#3 The Perfect Nude
Lip Essential: Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick
Favourite Shade: Brooklyn Beige
“Baked lipstick, the first of its kind ever created. It lays down a creamy yet opaque, luxurious finish – I call it one swipe to wonderful! Baked Iconic Lipstick is shaped in a way that you can eliminate the step of lip liner. Start with outlining the lips with the tip, then filling in. When picking a shade, blue-based colours work well on cooler complexions whereas coral and salmon tones complement warmer skin.”
”For extended wear, use a pencil like our Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner to outline the lip. It will keep lips looking full and prevent lipstick from migrating. An old-school theatre trick is to layer the lips with a Kleenex, then dust a translucent powder over. This will help prolong wear.”
#4 The Multi-Tasker
Lip Essential: Benefit 3 Teasy Tints Set
Favourite Shade: Gogo Tint
“The great thing about our tints is that they are waterproof, cocktail-proof, and of course kiss-proof. They look beautiful worn alone for an on-trend stained lip look! Or fab underneath a lipstick to give you that guaranteed long-lasting lip colour.
If you’re a fan of a bright lip you’ll know there is nothing more frustrating than looking in the mirror to see half of your perfect pout gone. To prevent this put one of our stains on your lips first for a guaranteed pop of colour all day long, even when the lipstick has faded.”
‘’Try putting a touch of the tint on your cheeks as well for a matching blush.”
#5 The Must-Have Red
Lip Essential: Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick
Favourite Shade: 742V – Joli Rouge
“My favourite lipstick by far is the new Joli Rouge Velvet in shade 742V Joli Rouge. I’m a sucker for a classic red because not only is it a statement, it also vamps up any look you apply. This one is my favourite because I LOVE a matte lip all year round and because Clarins lipsticks are so hydrating, I don’t ever find my lips peeling through the day. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Going out for lunch; red lipstick. Going out for dinner; red lipstick. Want to look more attractive on the beach; again red lipstick… it’s the perfect colour to go for and suits all occasions and outfits!
”Choosing a red lipstick isn’t always easy though, as not all red tones suit all skin tones. Super fair skin types and nice olive dark skin types pull off a classic red beautifully but if you have a more medium skin tone or darker skin tones, deeper reds tend to be a lot more complementary.”
#6 The Glossy Lip
Lip Essential: bareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss
Favourite Shade: Must-Have
I have always been a red lipstick girl, so when we launched bareMinerals Gen Nude, a range compromising of 52 nude shades with undertones to suit any skin tone, the strangest thing happened to me and for the first time in my life I fell for a natural lip colour.
My go-to is Buttercream Gloss in “Must Have”. It’s the perfect rosy mauve tone and the pigment pay-off almost makes it appear like a liquid lipstick rather than a gloss. It’s both moisturising and plumping and has a creamy, non-tacky finish. It really is the lip gloss of dreams.
”The angled paddle wand gives a precise application. Or for an “I woke up looking like this look” I love to apply a dollop to the centre of my lips with a fluffy blending brush!”