The Lippies We Love for National Lipstick Day

By  July 29, 2014

Ever since we were little, we’ve been fascinated with lipstick. And as we grew up, our love hasn’t waned–all of us Glam girls carry at least one (if not three) lippies in our bags regularly. In honor of National Lipstick Day, the editorial team shares their lipstick lust with their favorite shades:

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1. YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13 Le Orange, available at Barneys.com for $35
Back in the day–2010, so don’t judge–I used to be obsessed with the Kardashians, Kourtney, specifically. I couldn’t get enough of the littlest Kardashian’s style! I had coveted her red lips and tips from afar and the moment she let it slip what color she favors, I knew I had to have it. She introduced me to the world of luxury lipsticks with this baby. I still wear it, years later.  – Channing Hargrove, Fashion Reporter

2. NARS Limited Edition Cinematic Lipstick in Short Circuit (similar shade: Jungle Red), available at NARSCosmetics.com for $26
I’ve been on a seamlessly never-ending search for the perfect orangey/red shade but thanks to NARS Short Circuit lipstick, I think my quest is finally over. NARS has mastered long lasting formula, so I can stop obsessing over it wearing off and spend more time left making pretty orangey/red kissy faces.  – Michelle Kushner, Designer

3. Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, available at CVS.com for $9.49
I love that this brings a pop of color to any look and is perfect for the summer. – Jenny Lee, Editorial Intern

4. Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Brigitte, available at Sephora.com for $22
How I ended up with this Stila lipstick is a mystery (I guess you could say it found me sometime during Fashion Week madness), but I’m thankful that I did. It’s a balm, so it leaves a satin-y finish but it almost acts like a stain. The creamy lip color is super pigmented, so it gives my lips a really deep color without drying them out. Best of all, the color is buildable, so I can achieve any color from just-bitten to full-on vamp with just a few swipes. – Lauren Kaplan, Associate Editor

5. Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid in Forbidden (similar shade: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, available at Sephora.com for $26)
I’ve never been a big lipstick person, preferring to stick to glosses for their ease of application, but this matte pink won me over, hardcore. It’s an apply-and-forget sort of lipstick, perfect for girls like me who hate touchups throughout the night. – Bianca Posterli, Editorial Director

6. MAC Limited Edition Ruffian Red (Similar Shade:  MAC Russian Red, available at MACCosmetics.com for $20)
This is the best red, but since it’s limited edition, I save it for special occasions. I first got my hands on a tube backstage in 2009, and then the brand reissued it to the public in 2012 (when I bought 4 tubes). It is a beautiful intense blue red that’s a little bit retro for the 100% modern woman.  – Carolyn Hsu, Managing Editor

7. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Jilted, available at UrbanDecay.com for $22
Pink used to be a very bad word when I was in high school and I avoided it like the plague. But, I slowly but surely embraced the hue in it punchiest forms since beauty became my beat. The lipstick packs a lot of pigment without drying out my pout and provides a fresh alternative to the classic red lip for a pulled-together, yet effortless, look. – Valis Vicenty, Associate Beauty Editor

8. Dolce & Gabbana Cream Lipstick in Delight and Sephora Rouge Cream Lisptick in Miss Or Madam, available at Sephora.com for $12.50
The perfect pink can be hard to find. That’s why I blend two of my favorite lippies—Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Delight and Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Miss or Madam—to settle on this pretty hue. – Angel Lenise Robinson, Entertainment Editor

9. NYX Cosmetics Macaroon Lippies in Violet, available at NYXComsetics.com for $6
I picked the NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies Violet because it’s a fun, bold and a different color. It really popped against my skin tone and added some flavor to my neutral/natural eye and face makeup. — Sam Bortniker, Editorial Intern