As much as we love a sheer, high shine gloss, nothing can beat the undeniable intensity created by a rich, opaque lip color! It may be summer, but that doesn't mean we have to resort to a minimalistic beauty routine. Instead, why not modify our favorite looks? Rather than opting for a dark, dramatic lip color, try out a lighter shade of the same color family.
As we've found in the past, keeping the rich intensity of opaque lip colors throughout the day can be tricky. There's nothing worse than applying a gorgeous, but undeniably over-priced, lip color only to have to reapply it an hour later when the color fades. Now, add in meals, coffee breaks, and summer heat, and your once-full tube is near empty!
Here's our list of the absolute best lipstick, guaranteed to get you through the day and any color compromising issues you may face, without fading!
1. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine was first introduced in April. It should come as no surprise that being affiliated with the great Coco Chanel, Rouge Coco Shine is one of the highest quality makeup lines on the market. Each shade is made with a hydrating formula to keep lips looking full and healthy throughout the day. Although it looks thck and lustrous, each of the eighteen French-inspred shades of Rouge Coco Shine have a water-light texture and go on smooth. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine is available online for $32.
2. Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy was only introduced a month ago, but its already become a staple in our makeup bags. Volupte Sheer Candy represents the true Yves Saint Laurent woman according to YSL makeup artist Llloyd Simmonds. Each of the six shades are made with a moisturizing, rich formula, which allows lips to hold onto the color throughout the day. An added bonus: Each shade smells like mago! Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy is available online for $30.
3. Clinique Chubby Sticks became an instant hit when they were released earlier this year. They've been featured in Seventeen, on the Today Show, and in countless beauty blogs. The Chubby Sticks are available in eight bright shades, and are loaded with shea butter to keep lips moisturized. Also, at half the price of other major brands, Chubby Sticks have become irresistable! Clinique Chubby Sticks are available online for $15.
4. MAC Surf Baby lipstick is without a doubt our favorite summer-y product! As soon as it was announced, we couldn't help but wonder why MAC had gone so far overboard when designing their summer line. Everything was undoubtedly beach-inspired, although it was far more 'beach bum' than 'beach glam.' Now, after trying out each of the four limited edition shades, we know we'll be sad to see it go come fall! The shades are extremely rich, unique shades that won't be seen anywhere else. And, if you do happen to find a similar shade, we can guarantee it won't have MAC's famous top-quality. MAC Surf baby Lipstick is available online for $15.50.5. Clé de Peau Beauté La Beauté Metalique Extra Rich Lipstick is definitely our splurge-worthy pick. The oh-so-French brand had us at first sight. Just one look at the swatches, and we knew we had to have it! Each of the four colors go on thick and rich, without being overly waxy. Instead, with the help of Vitamin A, the color and texture remains opaque and smooth throughout the day, even after three meals, a coffee break, and countless sips of Vitamin Water. Clé de Peau Beauté La Beauté Metalique Extra Rich Lipstick is available online for $60.