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20 Lip Colors To Wear For Any Ocassion
Lipsticks, to me, are the very Best thing that was ever given to the makeup industry.
It’s Amazing as to what 1 little tube of lipstick can do for anyone.
It can completely change your attitude, your whole look, your walk, and your entire vibe when you have that lipstick color that looks perfect on your lips and is the total definition of You!
How do I say this, so this will make sense???
I am a Lipstick Whore!!
Slut me up with some New lipsticks any day and I am a Happy, Happy Girl, lol.
There are so many colors to choose from especially when it’s a new season or the start of a new year with, Reds, Burgundy, Plums, Red-Copper, Pinks, Oranges, Chocolate Brown, and Deep Magentas, just so many colors.
For myself personally, I just can’t help myself from wearing reds, hot pinks, and deep or bright ass purples all year long and I don’t think you necessarily have to be color restrictive during seasons.
Colors should be worn all year round no matter the season, the trick is finding the right shade of red or bright pink that compliments your skins coloring and your personality so that it makes sense for you and your environment.
Lipsticks are no different than clothing or any other styling accessory that makes us who we are, lipsticks are the 1st, if not the main thing that will be noticed by others every time so make sure you pick a good one.
If you are unclear as to how to find the right lip shades for your skin than check out this article I wrote that gives all the goods on, How to Choose The Right Lipstick Every time.
Ok, so let us get into this lip color list of some strong, bold, feminine, and just beautiful lip colors that you can rock all year long.
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Holy shit, this red is really, really pretty!
It’s super decadent and incredibly vibrant all in one. It goes on very smooth and it finishes with a velvety texture.
This particular red has a blue background so for Neutral and Cool skin tones this is a great red lip color to make an entrance with.
**All blue-based red lipsticks will make your teeth look way more white than an orange or warmer toned red lipstick.
Absolutely, you need to line your lips before you apply this liquid lipstick to avoid any bleeding or feathering.
L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE MATTE LIPSTICK IN MATTE-JESTIC
L’Oreal Paris Colour Rich Matte collection has 16 amazing colors to choose from but this particular lip color is color that will make you stand out in the crowds.
Matte-Jestic is the perfect purple lip color, it’s bright but has so much rich depth to it so it’s beautifully confusing to the eyes and it’s nearly impossible not to draw attention and compliments from this lip shade.
This lip color is a dark plum color but with magenta undertones, so it’s almost like a Hot Purple lip color.
The finish is a soft matte, meaning it is technically a matte lip color but it has a creamy texture to it so it’s not as tight gripped on your lips as some other drier matte lip finishes can be.
L’Oreal Riche Matte-Jestic is very long-lasting, you can wear it for several hours and by the time it wears you will be left with berry wine-stained lips.
L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE MATTE LIPSTICK IN MATTE-AT BAT
L’Orel Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-At Bat
L’Oreal Paris Colour Rich Matte lipsticks are an absolute favorite of mine, I love going to the store and sitting in front of the huge lipstick display and dissect all the colors.
There are 16 different lip shades to choose from all of them being in a smooth matte finish that has a nice staying power.
Matte At Bat, is a fun color from Loreal that is bright, daring but also sophisticated and it’s Beautiful!
It’s another take on the bold Red lip shades being that it is more Orange forward than Red making it appear as a Rich, Bright Pumpkin Red lip shade.
Oh, I like this color! MAC Slick Flick is an Earthy red lip color that is full and picture-perfect for hours.
MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquers are crazy high shine and Super-super lux liquid lipsticks, with 15 insanely beautiful colors to choose from that are all formulated for all-day wear.
Heavy glosses, like vinyl, or glass finishes are all over the place now and it’s very exciting because it brings a whole new dimension to the lipstick world.
Being able to get a ton of bright and deep colors with a lip gloss that stays put for a long time, it’s Perfect!
These lip lacquers are creamy and go on smoothly while leaving an everlasting moisturizing feeling for your lips, there is no feathering or bleeding with the Vinyl’s but I would still line your lips
MAC MATTE LIPSTICK IN PINK PIGEON
MAC Pink Pigeon is a fun and bright pink lip color that has blue undertones creating a very crisp and clean pink lip shade.
This pink is best suited for the cool-toned girls because this color has blue undertones and the finish is a matte but to me, it feels more like a cream finish but after hours of wear, it will settle into your lips as a heavy matte finish would.
This lip color has the ability to be bold, soft, rich, and creamy all wrapped up in 1 lipstick, making this lip color a bit of a chameleon because in certain lights this lip color can appear to be on the more neon side of the pink spectrum or on the very soft and dreamy side of pink.
MAC RETRO MATTE LIPSTICK IN DANGEROUS
This shade is a bright dark Orangey- Red color, this Retro lipstick is longlasting and the finish is Matte.
Dangerous is a mild warm-toned color that can be worn by lots of skin tones but really looks striking on light-toned and darker-toned skin because it stands out more, this color radiates with boldness.
MAC Dangerous is a Red lip color that is not for the faint of heart, it is a bright and crisp red lip color that is loud and just the shit all around.
This is a favorite of mine and I love wearing it year-round because it is that type of color that looks good in all seasons and is so universal for anyone daring enough to wear it.
Red lip shades are my lipstick soul mates, I love all of their varieties of different hues, textures, depths, and I absolutely believe a girl can never have too many red lipsticks.
If you love Red lip colors as much as I do and are curious to know more about the Infamous Red lip color then check out my article I wrote on
MAC Dance With Me is a Deep Cranberry Red color that is rich and looks striking on the lips, especially if you pair this bold lip color with a very simple beauty makeup.
This lip color is a cool-toned, medium to dark red color that is heavily pigmented and is a matte finish that feels like velvet on the lips, and the color lasts for hours on the lips.
For the color to reach it’s full (deeply pigmented) potential you will need and want 2 coats of this lip color.
It doesn’t feel heavy on the lips but make sure that you blot the 1st application of this color off before you apply your 2nd coating of this lip color so you pull off the excess lipstick.
MAC MATTE LIPSTICK IN HEROINE
MAC Heroine is such a great color and it’s been around now for a while with Mac. This color is a bright purple with a pink/blue background and you absolutely will get compliments every time you wear this lip shade.
This color is very versatile to lots of different skin tones so don’t be intimidated or thrown off by the loud color in the tube.
This beautiful color is always a statement lip that is bright, fun, and powerful.
Even though Heroine has a blue background which leans this lipstick towards the cool side, Heroine can still be worn by warmer skin tones as well and that’s because of the pink so all skin tones make sure you check Heroine out because if she works for your skin than I promise you Heroine will be a favorite of yours.
I love the MAC beauty line and I especially love their lipstick and lip glosses, they are always inventive with new colors and textures but there are some iconic lip colors that MAC has and Ii you are interested in knowing what the top MAC Lipsticks of all time then check out this article,
Revlon Crimson Sky is a beautiful medium red-purple lip color, like a Red Magenta almost, it’s deep but still bright and is wearable by lots of skin tones.
I can’t get enough of these Ultra HD Lip Mousse from Revlon, there are over 24 different shades to choose from and the finish of this lip mousse is a beautiful marriage between the 2 textures of cream and matte.
This lip mousse is very long-lasting and you are left with your lips feeling smooth and creamy while displaying your lips with a strong matte lip.
This particular formula is very moisturizing on the lips but with any matte, powder, or flat lip finish you should make sure your lips are clean and smooth first before you apply the lip product.
You should have a lip moisturizer of some sort as a just in case your lips start to feel dry or tacky after some hours of wear.
REVLON ULTRA HD LIP POLISH IN SO SHADY
Revlon So Shady is a cranberry red color that is deep and dynamic and can be built up or down for a softer or more dramatic look and these vinyl lip polishes do last and stick on your lips.
So Shady has brown undertones along with purple background hues to make her absolutely flattering for most skin tones to wear.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polishes have a super high glossy or glassy finish and there are 12 beautiful colors to choose from.
The best thing about these lip polishes aside from the beautiful colors, is that it feels so good on the lips, your lips feel hydrated so you don’t mess with your lips and you don’t need to reapply any touchups.
The HD Vinyls are all heavily pigmented so for these lip colors you only need 1 good swipe of the lip product for your lips but I personally always apply 2 coats of any lip product to my lips.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyls can last up to 6 hours or more and they don’t feel heavy, sticky, or slippery.
REVLON ULTRA HD LIP MOUSSE IN RED HOT
Red Hot is the Shit!
Honestly, this color is intense as a deep raspberry red with deep and bright tones all wrapped up in one beautiful lip color!
This particular finish is like a whipped mousse and is very light on your lips, it’s moisturizing which is needed because it is a long-lasting lip formula but this particular lip mouse doesn’t feel drying and it didn’t settle in the lines of my lips, it sat on top.
Red Hot is better suited for cool skin tones because of the purple background that this raspberry red color has.
The applicator to the Revlon Ultra HD is good but it can leave more color on your lips in some places so make sure you blot your lips after the first application of the lip color.
Also, with any lip color, you really should always apply 2 coats of the lip color to ensure the shade is at it’s fullest and richest potential but make sure the 1st coat has dried.
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY LIPSTICK IN ROMANTIC
Romantic from Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink city is a bright but flat blue-based pink that is heavily pigmented with a matte finish and it is very, very long-lasting.
Romantic applies evenly with no patches and smoothly so it fills in any lip lines to display a nice flat lip color.
You should blot your lips after every application of this lip color so you can pull off the excess color so it leaves a smooth feeling on your lips.
Since this color is so long-lasting you will not have to do any touch-ups for the color but you may need to apply a moisturizing clear balm to your lips to keep them from drying out the longer you wear it.
**Oh, this lipstick can be a pain in the ass to take off and you don’t want to rip your skin layers off trying to remove the color, use Vaseline or even Baby oil on your lips it wipes off effortlessly and entirely while leaving your lips soft.
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY MATTE LIPSTICK IN FOUNDER
A beautiful berry shade that isn’t too purple and isn’t too dark, it’s the perfect rich raspberry color.
Maybelline Ink City in Founder got this one right because it truly is a rich raspberry color, it is the perfect blend of purple and pink to make such a rich raspberry color.
It’s so pretty that I think everyone should have this color and it will complement most if not all skin tones.
Maybelline Founder is another Ink City lip color that applies evenly to the lips leaving no patches or spottiness.
It’s really vibrant and really hard Not to feel just gorgeous in this must-have lip color.
**A rule of thumb for any stains or long-lasting lip products makes sure to let them dry entirely, 10min or so before you apply another coat.
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY LIQUID LIPSTICK IN HEROINE
I absolutely love this color, the packaging is like neon Orange so it can be intimidating but this color if you dare to wear it, will impress everyone that sees you wearing this color.
Heroine is a Loud and very bright Orange lip color but there is an underlying pink or slight red to this lip color so it sits beautifully balanced on the lips.
This color is bold but because of the pink/light red undertones it has the color is softer or calmer I should say, this color looks like the inside of a grapefruit to me.
Ok, I read a bunch of reviews stating this color is hard to apply.
It is… but it isn’t, does that help… ?
I found that this color can be tricky to apply because when you swipe the color on your lips, the color tends to slide around so it can be tricky to get the color to stay at first.
When I applied this color with my lip brush it was way easier to apply this color evenly and it didn’t slide around on my lips.
I also found that there are different dry times for the colors in the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink City line, Heroine takes a super long time to completely dry which kinda sucks but the color is so worth it.
** You always want to wait for your lips to dry entirely in between coats to ensure an even and uniform color application.
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY INK CRAYON IN SETTLE FOR MORE
Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon in Settle for More is a dark berry color, that is a warm-toned berry and perfect for day and night.
This color is so versatile because it sits right in the middle of not being too dark or too light for a berry shade.
These ink crayons are so amazing and pack a lot of punch in terms of vibrant colors, there are 17 different colors to choose from, they go on the lips smoothly and the finish is a matte but feels more like a cream on the lips.
Maybelline Ink crayons are made to last for up to 8 hours, with no smudging, bleeding, skipping or dragging and there is a built-in sharpener.
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY INK CRAYON IN ACCEPT A DARE
Accept A Dare is a weirdly beautiful color, it is a medium mauve pink, it’s bright for a mauve tone (mauve color=pale purple) which is where the pink comes in and almost creates a muted Fuschia pink color.
This color is easily worn by so many different skin tones but will look striking on the cooler-toned girls, it’s bright enough to be considered bold but mild enough to comfortably be worn to the office.
Also, I should point out that these Ink Crayons all have a sweet smell to them, I like it and to me, it’s not that strong but everyone is different so I figured I’d put that out there for those it may concern.
MILANI COLOR STATEMENT MATTE LIPSTICK IN ORCHID
Matte Orchid is an intense pink fuchsia lip color with purple undertones that has a matte finish and for those that are daring enough to wear will feel incredible in this color.
This pink will for sure brighten up any drab or shitty day and is a magnet for compliments.
Milani Orchid is a color that almost every skin tone can wear so don’t shy away from this color even if you have warm undertones.
For me, I see that this color can be worn day or night, dressed up or down, and is an all-around asset to anyone’s lipstick arsenal.
MILANI COLOR STATEMENT MATTE LIPSTICK IN I AM POWERFUL
Milani Matte Lipstick in I Am Powerful is a beautiful medium to dark berry lip color that has cooler undertones but is suitable for both cool and warm skin tones.
This color almost reminds me of a grapey plum color that isn’t too dark, the finish is a matte but I find that it feels more like a cream finish at first.
Milani I am Powerful is a buildable lip color in that the 1st coat will be a bit sheer but the 2nd and if needed the 3rd coat will be what adds depth and richness to this color.
I am Powerful is an all-around color, a lip color that can be worn day or night with the girls for a night out or to the office on Monday morning.
MILANI COLOR STATEMENT MATTE LIPSTICK IN NAKED
Naked from Milani is a nude lip shade that has a soft matte finish, it’s rich enough with color so that it doesn’t wash you out while still giving your lips a soft and subtle nude coloring with peachy undertones.
This color will compliment most fair-skinned beauties to the medium and olive-skinned girls so make sure you check this color out.
Milani lip products are starting to become a huge favorite of mine, the colors are heavy and beautiful, the names of the lip colors are empowering, the packaging is classy and the formula of the lipsticks is long-lasting while still being moisturizing.
There are 24 different Matte colors to choose from and they apply smoothly, evenly, no pulling or skipping, and they feel good on the lips, not drying.
MILANI COLOR STATEMENT LIPSTICK IN SANGRIA
The name Sangria is fitting for this lipstick color because it very much mimics the color left on your lips after having a few glasses of red Sangria.
This lipstick color is a wicked deep berry color that is heavily packed with purple undertones and will compliment many skin tones.
Whether you wear this lipstick with 1 coat or 3 coats your lips will look incredible, the faded color will leave your lips with a berry-stained finish.
Ok, I have to stop now because otherwise I will just keep going on with more and more lip colors and this article will never end, lol.
There are just so many lip colors to choose from and I get really excited about lipsticks so I have a tendency to go a little crazy with fun lip colors.
If you are anything like me and have an obscene amount of lipsticks than check out my article I wrote on 11 Cute Ways to Display & Organize Your Lipsticks.
I hope you had a fun time!
I know I loved writing this article because I Love lipsticks in all it’s forms, shades, and intentions.
Remember to embrace colors and wear what makes you feel good and look beautiful, don’t worry about the seasons or the “rules” if it feels right than wear it.
I say parade those beautiful lip colors everywhere you can, any time of the year.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the year-long lipstick colors and if you liked this post than share it with all your friends!