Pucker up! 11 lipsmacking lipsticks
It's National Lipstick Day and we're celebrating one (or three) of these luscious shades to add to our makeup bag.
Ruby Woo, M.A.C.
This velvety blue-based red is a bestseller for a reason – hello Hollywood starlet lips! Plus, if you pick up any other M.A.C. product in Boots on National Lipstick Day, you’ll get a full-sized tube of Ruby Woo for free – bargain.
No prizes for guessing why this hot pink is our fave shade from Bucks-based makeup brand Deliah. Top tip: apply with a lip brush to achieve a perfect pout.
Pillow talk lip & cheek glow, Charlotte Tilbury
A tube of Pillow Talk lipstick is sold every two minutes, but if you’re looking to mix it up for summer, then this brand new cream lip and cheek tint should scratch that itch – and it’s just as universally flattering as the original.
If your lipstick application skills are a little sub-par (hello, The Joker), then you’ll love the glossy lip trend. It’s really easy to nail and super low maintenance. We’re opting for cult brand Glossier’s classic long-wearing gloss in shade Clear.
Sexy Mother Pucker, Soap & Glory
This pocket-size, 3D-plumping lippy from Soap and Glory scores a perfect 10 for price-point – it’s an absolute steal at under a fiver. Pair with lip liner (if you’ve got the skills) for definition.
Uncensored, Fenty Beauty
The red lip is a classic and is always on trend at some point in every style cycle. Try something a little different with this liquid option from Rhianna’s make up line – it has a soft matte finish and lasts for 12 hours.
Not a fan of a bold lip? Get your chops around Nars’ Afterglow lip balm range featuring a luscious blend of antioxidants. This sheer coral will add an understated pop of colour without being OTT.
Dreamboat, revolution beauty London
Get two-for-one with this cheek and lip tinting duo from Revolution, it comes in seven sheer shades and can be layered up to create a darker pigment. The high street brand also does amazing eyeshadow palette dupes, serums and hyaluronic acid droplets if you’re looking to beef up your beauty regime on a budget.
Maroon, Becca Cosmetics
Muddy’s resident make up guru Rhiannon swears by Becca Cosmetics. The Ultimate Lipstick Love collection comes in 31 chic shades and features hyaluronic acid and nourishing avocado oil. We love this satin-finish Maroon for a statement lip.
You may find this budget brand lurking in a teen girl’s make up bag, but don’t be put off – it’s actually decent quality and at a brilliant price point. The liquid lipsticks are easy to apply and are all named after city destinations, perfect fodder for post-lockdown holiday inspo. Tokyo here we come!
Night Mauve, Tom Ford
Treat yo’self, sister! This Tom Ford lipstick is a splurge, but so worth it. The formula is packing soja seed extract, brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, meaning it has a totally luxe and creamy texture. The rich mauve colour has Zoom seduction written all over it.