National Lipstick Day

July 29th, 2020

July 29th, 2020

It’s time for all us beauty obsessives to come together and show off our favourite lip shades and textures.  Whether you prefer matte or sheer, red or nude, subtle or bold, this day was made for you to project your personality through your lip colour!

As we are all wearing face masks for the foreseeable future, we have put together the best non smudge lipsticks you must get your hands on.  We also have some lipstick related facts for you.

Not that long ago not only did long-wear lipsticks deliver patchy results, but they made your lips look parched as if you’ve just been stuck in the Sahara Desert.  Luckily those days are over.  Now long-lasting lipsticks are highly pigmented, which means you get concentrated colour that lasts a lot longer.  They’re also formulated to do a much better job of not drying out your lips.

However even the best long-lasting lipsticks can still be a little drying, so apply a lip balm or primer first and then blot the excess. This removes some of the moisturizing ingredients that can shorten the wear time of the lipstick, but still keeps your lips from looking pruny. If you want shine, lightly pat a clear gloss over the top.

Fact 1: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and other early feminists painted their lips as a symbol of emancipation when they marched in the 1912 NYC Suffragette rally.   Many were handed tubes of “Red Door Red” by Elizabeth Arden as they marched past her salon.



Shiseido Colorgel Lipbalm (£25)

This moisturising lipstick balm wraps lips in vibrant, comfortable, semi-sheer colour.  Hydrating and long-lasting.  Available in 15 shades.


Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion (£31)

Chanel’s chic and compact packaging means this liquid formula is perfect for reapplying on-the-go, but the finish means you don’t really need to.  A second-skin liquid lip colour in eight matte finish shades.  Waterproof and an ultrawear buildable finish with an applicator designed for precise, even application.


Fact 2: Guerlain introduced the first commercial lipstick in the form of a lip pomade in 1828


Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint (£20)

Rihanna designed her lip paints to stay in place all night, without feathering, smudging or losing all their vibrancy.  The lip-defining red shade Uncensored is designed to suit all skin tones, making teeth appear whiter without dulling anyone’s complexion.  Available in the UK in eight shades from harveynichols.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick (£25)

Despite its matte finish, Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution range is easy to swipe on smoothly because the formula is packed with nourishing oils to make it creamy straight from the bullet.  No wonder the make-up artist has won award after award for both her nude and statement red shades.  Available in 15 shades.


Fact 3: Lipgloss was introduced to the public in 1930 by Max Factor Company 


YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain Liquid Lipstick (£24)

For a luxe, matte finish, this is a fan-favorite for good reason. It’s pigmented, long-lasting and has a precise doe-foot tip that makes applying the product a breeze.  Available in 20 shades; the main reason you’ll end up reapplying this lipstick is to show off the sleek packaging


bareMinerals Barepro Longwear Lipstick (£20)

The brand’s first long-wear, vegan lipstick that is also rich in nourishing minerals.  The weightless gel formula glides effortlessly to nourish and condition.  The creamy full colur has a soft matte finish in 20 shades.  Smudge, budge and transfer-proof, fade- and feather-resistant, sweat-proof, cocktail-proof and kiss-proof.


Fact 4: Nude Lipsticks are the most popular shades searched for by Feelunique customers.


MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy (£17.50)

When you’re particularly conscious about lipstick transfer you can’t go wrong with a pout-boosting nude shade, such as MAC’s Velvet Teddy.  It will stay put for hours.  Available in 35 shades


KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (£18)

High-pigment, long-lasting lip colour.  This creamy liquid lipstick formula glides over lips like a gloss and sets to a true matte finish, plus it’s packed with natural moisturisers, including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax.  Available 32 shades in the UK from boots.


Fact 5: The average woman spends over £11,000 on make up in her lifetime, and of that £1,400 is on lipstick.


MULAC Velvet Ink  (€15.50)

This ultra-matte, buildable lip stain will stay put on your lips for up to 8 hoursensuring comfortable wear throughout the day.  Available in six shades.


Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (£19)

An 8-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out lips.  Available in a range of 35 shades including metallics, bolds and nudes.


Fact 6: Natural based lipsticks (colourful fruit and plant juices) have been used by women since prehistoric times.


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (£17)

It’s a bold claim to name your lipstick Stay All Day, but you can actually trust Stila’s liquid formula as it is super resistant to transfer.  A creamy-matte, full-coverage lip colour that stays in place for up to six hours.  Enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil.  Available in 20 shades.


NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Satin Lipstick (£8)

Shout Loud is a heavily saturated, extremely pigmented formula. Not only does it have a long-lasting, satin finish, but it also comes in 24 bold shades and each bullet is stamped with a heart.  Available in the UK from boots.




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