Upgrade Your Makeup Bag With These 5 Stunning Lip Products
By: Tajiya Holland
It’s time to freshen up our cosmetics cases because lipstick, lip gloss, and everything in between is back in business. Wearing lip products this past year often felt pointless with mask mandates making only our eye makeup visible. Thus, our lip products were left abandoned for most of 2020, making only the occasional cameo for Zoom meetings. The beauty industry itself saw a decline in sales.
However, as many now head back into the office or venture out to enjoy warm weather, lipstick sales are on the up and up in 2021. According to CNN, “Lipstick sales hit $34.2 million in the four weeks ending April 18, up more than 80% from the same period a year earlier.” With vaccination more available across the US and lifted mask mandates, it’s no wonder people are hitting the shelves to revisit their favorite lip colors or try bold, new shades.
If you’ve neglected your lips for far too long, try out a new moisturizing balm or grab a new gloss—the options are endless. Want to venture out in colors with lipstick? Grab a fun coral instead of your go-to red. Keep reading for five lip products we recommend trying the next time you’re in the mood for a new makeup essential.
YSL Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream
Create a velvet finish with each soft creamy stroke. This lip stain provides complete coverage that lasts all day without dryness. Are you looking to be a bit bold and make a statement now that you can be mask-free? If so, this is the lip product for you!
Lanolips Multi-Balm Ointment
This balm holds 400% of its weight in moisture, perfect for lips in need of some serious TLC. If wearing a mask caused you to experience irritated, chapped lips, the medical-grade lanolin in this product provides excellent hydration. It can also be used as a solution for other dry patches of skin. Available in various scents and tints, this is a great everyday product to have on hand.
Fenty Gloss Bomb
This gloss delivers maximum shine and shimmer! Whether you’re wearing a full face to an event or a barefaced makeup look to the coffee shop, Gloss Bomb tops it off. The formula is non-sticky, all shades look great on every skin tone, and the peach-vanilla scent is a bonus.
BareMinerals Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick
The satin lipstick has a classic appearance but with added benefits. This lipstick is not only smudge and transfer-resistant but provides hydration from ingredients such as sea buckthorn, olive, pomegranate, and jojoba oil. There’s no choosing between appearance and performance, as with this lipstick, you’ll get the best of both worlds.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil
Nourish, protect, soften, and revitalize your lips with this glow oil. Each shade reacts with your lip’s moisture level to enhance its natural color. You can use it as a primer, by itself, or as a topper. Either way, the non-sticky formula creates an intense mirror shine effect—perfect for a dewy or glowing makeup look.