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Like skinny jeans, some trends will never die down. The same can't be said for bell-bottoms. I’m personally so glad that one kicked the bucket, RIP (but not really). Similarly, some lipstick shades will always be in, mostly because they're the perfect color or they're great to wear for everyday use. I for one love matte lipsticks, and I believe matte “lippies” will be around forever. For some reason though, lipgloss is coming back. I blacklisted lipgloss since the age of 12. I see it as the bellbottoms of the lipstick world. For all you makeup lovers, we’ve compiled a list of brands and their most popular lipstick shades, check it out:
Generally the most popular lip shades tend to range from nudes (skin colors), browns, pinks, and mauve-y/taupe-y colors. MAC’s most popular shades sell out pretty fast, particularly their lip liners. If you see these shades grab and bag them while you can.
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MAC lipstick shades:
Taupe (matte) - A nice brown shade, will suit many skin complexions
Velvet Teddy (matte) - A nude shade, favoring a more pink tone.
Sin (matte) - Dark maroon-brown shade.
Russian Red (matte) - A subtle, but rich red, suits many skin tones.
Mehr (matte) - A mid-toned matte pink.
Whirl (matte) - Dirty-rose.
Flat Out Fabulous (matte) - A vibrant and rich plummish purple that goes with every skin tone!
Captive (satin) Creamy plum/pink shade.
Mocha (satin) Creamy brown/red.
Brave (satin) Creamy soft pink.
Twig (satin) Creamy pink with brown undertone.
Verve (satin) Creamy brown with a hint of pink.
MAC lip liners:
Whirl - Dirty rose.
Soar - Plum/pink.
Spice - Brown.
Boldly Bare - Rich pink.
NYX lipsticks are a cheaper alternative to MAC lipsticks and can be found at City Lifestyle. Their products also sell out super fast, particularly their matte lipsticks/matte lip creams.
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NYX lipsticks/matte lip creams:
Euro trash (matte) - Pinkish brown.
Natural (matte) - Mauve.
Whipped caviar (matte) - Plum/pink.
Honeymoon (matte) - Mauve/pink.
Aria (matte) - Rich purple.
Abu Dhabi (matte cream) - Pinkish/brown.
Cannes (matte cream) - Soft mauve.
London (matte cream) - Pinkish/beige.
Of course other notable lipstick brands include:
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Limecrime, popular shades: Cashmere, Teddy Bear, Riot, Buffy, Marshmallow, Saint, and Faded
Kylie Lip Kit, popular shades: Pretty much all of them, minus the glosses and metallics.
Anastasia Beverly Hills, popular shades: Naked, Sepia, Dusty Rose, Stripped, Ashton, Soft Lilac, Veronica, and Crush.
Gerard Cosmetics, popular shades: Ecstasy, Cher, Invasion, Iced Mocha, 1995, Serenity, and Aphrodite.
Kat Von D, popular shades: Lolita, Lolita II, Cathedral, Double-Dare, Bow N Arrow, Mother, Lovesick, and Vampira.
I also like Sephora's lipsticks! I don't know the names of their colors, because I think they're numbered, but definitely worth checking out! Huda Beauty also has a new line of liquid matte lipsticks as well as lip contour kits. They're very popular too.
What are your favorite lipstick shades? Which brands do you use? Comment below!
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