As Coco Chanel once said, “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack” and we really couldn’t agree more – lipstick is powerful! There’s just something about lacquering up our lips that makes us feel a little bolder, and a little bit bad and boujee – the right lipstick can completely transform our mood! So with National Lipstick Day around the corner, which officially belongs to Huda Beauty, what better way to commemorate one of our FAV beauty products than by rounding up the most iconic, cult lipsticks EVER! Here’s our run down:
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $17
Why: This cult lipstick sells four times a minute across the world. Probably because this iconic rich red shade looks amazing on just about everyone!
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in 99 Pirate, $37
Why: Inspired by Coco Chanel’s signature red lip, this intensely smooth lipstick in a heavenly vintage shade of red is the ultimate classic.
L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Fairest Nude, $8
Why: One of the top best-selling lipsticks of all time, this velvety pink nude looks impeccable on almost everyone.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in 400, $38
Why: The perfection that went into this shade is merit alone! Giorgio Armani visited the cosmetics lab 96 times to perfect his award-winning signature red shade, comparing the color to match the petals of his favorite rose.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No. 19 Fuscia, $37
Why: You know you’re a makeup maven when you can pull off a hot pink pout. This daring shade was the first color ever created by Saint Laurent in 1979, and is one of the brand’s best-selling lipsticks.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice, $8.50
Why: This vibrant red has been flattering pouts since 1951 and has been a top-seller ever since.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Bombshell, $20
Why: It’s Huda Beauty’s most popular shade. It looks gorgeous on every skin tone and is perfect for every occasion.
Dior Rouge Dior in Iconic 999, $35
Why: Taking inspiration from Christian Dior’s red couture dresses, the designer created his iconic #9 shade, which has now been updated for the modern-day woman in this chic matte finish.
Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Lolita, $20
Why: Not only does this formula last forever, the pinky brown color is a timeless shade that has become a go-to for the modern woman.
Mary Quant in Crimson Scorcher
Why: Famous for making mini skirts popular in the 60s, Mary Quant set lips on fire with her iconic shade Crimson Scorcher, a seductive red that caught as much attention as her high hemlines.