If you typically spend more time searching for the perfect lipstick than you do a new love interest, then welcome to our world. Over the decades, beauty brands have created a dizzying menagerie of offerings, leaving no colour, undertone, or finish unturned. So, this leads to a QQ: where does one begin with finding a new shade to love? A shortcut to finding your next lipstick is by looking at the most popular ones. These are the best-sellers, the beauty icons, and the classics. The ones that if you look at most lipstick-wearers lips and wonder what they’re wearing: it’s probably in this list.
If lipsticks are your weakness, then check out the most-beloved lipstick shades of all time. From true reds to nuanced nudes, keep scrolling for six iconic lippies that are true makeup legends.
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Lovely and long-lasting, this bright red lipstick has looked universally badass on everyone, ever since its debut in 1999. Truly, Ruby Woo looks good on literally everyone, thanks to its blue undertones which automatically help teeth look whiter. And even though it’s matte, it won’t make your lips feel dry or flaky.
Fun fact: This red lipstick was worn by supermodels for Dior’s first-ever runway show held in 1947, and it’s still turning heads more than 75 years later. The iconic red shade comes in matte, metallic, and satin finishes, so you can choose whichever texture you want.
Meet the lipstick shade that Alia Bhatt wore on her big day. A single slick of this matte nude pink will enhance the natural colour of your lips to a bespoke effect, while a few more layers builds to a more dramatic true mauve for a dose of understated glamour.
With its unmistakable vanilla scent, this creamy pinky-taupe nude goes on sheer and supplies a boost of radiance to a wide variety of complexions.
The shade is a darker-than-dark plum in the tube, but when you swipe on the shiny, semi-opaque formula, it reads more like a juicy deep fuchsia that you can layer on to your desired opacity.
This shade has earned its place in beauty industry as this was the name of Revlon’s first nail polish in the 1930’s. The red meets pink hue is matte while still holding all of its moisture. It’s a perf shade for when you want to spice things up a bit.
It was the year 1991 when the makeup legend Bobbi Brown’s debut line of lipsticks hit the counters. Of all the hues, her lip colour in pink-tinged brown caused the biggest sensation, helping to usher in the ‘90s nude lip look which is a huge fad right now.
On internet message boards, you often see the acronym MLBB – meaning my-lips-but-better. This is one of the best-reviewed MLBB shades of all time. It’s praised for being a nude that isn’t too nude and is always sold out!
It’s all about that pout!
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