From nude tones to bold deep plums, lipsticks are one of the many beauty products that have evolved in a big way. Lip liners are normally used to define the lip shape, but when it comes to ‘the rules’ of what hues are in style by season, those lines are pretty blurred. Gone are the days where you only wore light colors in the summer and a deep read in the fall. So with that said, let’s explore what is hotter than a heat wave in the lipstick market. 

The brand SMASHBOX is by far a top favorite and the options are extensive. Depending on your preference they have liquid, matte or lacquer. Personal recommendations: SMASHBOX line of Be Legendary creme lipstick in Prim Rose Mauve, Legendary True Red and L.A. Sunset Coral Red.

URBAN DECAY has been a favorite for a long time. They recently launched their 120-shade Vice lipstick collection. They have even had a Snapchat filter added with one of their Vice shades but wait, it gets shadier! They have just released an Urban Decay Vice App that you can download on your phone. Apparently, once you take a selfie, you will be able to try out the multiple lip shades on the app. Yep, I’m definitely giving this one a try. If you do, please give me a shout and let me know if how that went.

TOO FACED Melted Matte Liquified brings intensity and a long wearing kissable pout. Sound pretty enticing? The colors are ultra-matte and super opaque. If that’s the look you are going for then this is the way to go. What’s interesting is that the ingredients include rich avocado oil and vitamin E which means there is a moisturizing element. Fantastic! Oh and you have to love some of the lipstick names…Any sound familiar?

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