6 Lipsticks to Try right Now

By Christene Carr

It is our firm belief that a great lipstick can change the trajectory of your whole day...maybe even your life. Sometimes you might not have 15 to 30 minutes to do a full face of makeup but who doesn't have a minute for a swipe or two of a great lip color? Here are 6 lip products you need to try right now.

Iman Cosmetics - Taboo
Taboo is a deep eggplant purple that looks amazing on brown skin. It is vibrant and highly pigmented and shows its true color with the very first swipe. The bonus is that it is formulated with lip loving ingredients such as Shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe and vitamin E.

Stila - Fiery
Fiery is a favorite of COCOBlogger Kéla Walker and we can see why. It is a blue red that is flattering on most skin tones -- it goes on like a lip gloss but dries down to a stay-all-day matte finish. Perfect to wear all year ‘round.


Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense - #28 Dark Rosewood

If you want to step away from color for a moment Dark Rosewood is the perfect shade to try. It is a full coverage lipstick that dries to a matte finish and can be the perfect nude on some skin tones.


MAC Cosmetics – Naked Bud

Naked Bud is a semi full coverage creamy brownish nude that has a soft glossy finish that makes lips super soft. It delivers just a touch of color--enough to make you look like you put some thought into your appearance.


NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream - Copenhagen

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream is a perfect marriage between a lipstick and a lip gloss. It goes on smoothly and dries matte. Copenhagen is a rich plum color that will deliver just enough ‘vampiness’ without sucking the moisture from your lips.


Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick - Riviera

This list wouldn’t be complete without one of spring’s hottest colors: orange. Hourglass liquid lipstick in Riviera gives an intense and vibrant payoff and wears exceptionally well. It also contains antioxidant fruit extracts and vitamins to protect the lips.


Tip: For perfect lipstick application exfoliate lips before applying lipstick and keep lips moisturized between applications by using a nourishing lip balm.