It's National Lipstick Day today!
It’s that time of the year again when we get to celebrate this go-to item—after all, it's been there for us whenever we needed a little confidence boost.
So, as an ode to one of our favorite beauty products of all time, we asked our staff members to share their go-to lipsticks. If you're still contemplating which ones to add to cart today (there are a bunch of sales today!), use this list to get an idea for your next purchase.
Colourette Easy Matte in Snack
"Colourette has always been a favorite of mine, but Snack has become a staple when I just want a quick pop of color (even while working from home). Super MLBB!" — Saab Lariosa, content producer
"I really don't wear lipstick, but one of the rarest times that I bought one, I really liked Colourette's Snack and Cool Down. Aside from their colors, I like how it feels on my lips as well. Also suits my not-so-tisay complexion." — Danicah Lagman, social media producer
Happy Skin Lip Mallow Coffee Edition in Chai Latte
"I have pale skin and dark red lips, so it’s hard to find a lippie that matches my lips and skintone. The Happy Skin Lip Mallow in Chai Latte proved me wrong. It comes in a flattering mauve brown shade, and it feels light on the lips. It even smells like coffee!" — Hannah Mallorca, content producer
KVD Beauty Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Hexagram
"KVD’s Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Hexagram easily coats the lips with its creamy consistency that gives off a satin-matte finish. I like that it’s highly pigmented, and it’s vegan, too! Pre-pandemic, this was one of my favorite lipsticks to use during events as its bold shade works perfectly in spicing up whatever look I am going for." — Pinky Icamen, writer
Rare Beauty With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm in Compliment
"It's really hard for me to pick a favorite because I have a lot! But I have one lipstick that I have been using a lot lately, Teviant's Lip Spell in Ley Recently, I learned from Abert Kurniawan that coral shades can instantly brighten up the face. He said, to tone down the brightness of the coral lippie, apply a light dusty pink lipstick on top—the effect is gorgeous! It's a break from my usual nudes and browns." — Camille Santiago, associate editor
MAC Lipstick in Taupe
"Ever since I wore a MAC Taupe to my college graduation, I never looked back. It has become my go-to lippie for the muted look and matte finish it gives off, making it perfect for any occasion—be it a brunch party with the family or a night out with friends." — Brooke Villanueva, writer
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
"My fave lipsticks depend on when and where I use them. The daytime everyday lipstick I wear is actually tinted lip balm—Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. You don’t need a mirror or a steady hand to apply the Chubby Stick. My go-to colors are the Chunky Cherry and Super Strawberry. For a real pop of color and long-staying lippie, I use Laura Mercier or Dior—in coral or red shades (because some of us just can’t carry nudes)." — Tanya Lara, features head