10 Cult-Favorite Lipsticks You Should Already Have in Your Collection
It doesn't matter if you think you've found your ultimate lipstick — regardless of how much you're hooked on that one tube, you'll never stop searching for the be-all, end-all formula. It's just a fact of life when you're a beauty fanatic. Along with dry shampoo and mascara, you'll always be on the quest for the next greatest lip color. But regardless of what you find in your search, there are a few shades that you should absolutely have in your stash. We're not talking basic red or a flattering mauve: we mean legendary hues and formulas. In honor of July 29 (aka National Lipstick Day), read on to shop 10 of the most iconic lipsticks of all time.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry
Nearly every '90s gal had this vampy oxblood shade stashed in her bag. Now that grunge beauty is making a comeback, so is Black Cherry! The iconic formula is just as creamy as you remember it to be.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Rihanna and Dita Von Teese are just two stars who credit their crimson puckers to this timeless shade. The ultramatte, longwear finish means your application will last for hours — even through a full work day followed by cocktails, dinner, and dessert.
Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink
This luxurious lipstick is absolutely worth the expense. The chic black and gold packaging feels decadently heavy in the hand, but the formula is light and creamy on lips. Murumuru butter adds nourishing moisture, so your pucker will look just as plump and gorgeous when you've removed this soft pink shade at the end of the day.
Nars Cosmetics Lipstick in Schiap
If you're looking for a lipstick so bright, it's like you're staring into the sun, look no further. This screaming hot pink will draw in eyes and compliments every time you wear it. Because the matte formula lasts for hours and hours, you'll find yourself reaching for it often.
Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Bare It All
Because it's durable, smooth, and richly pigmented, this pinky-peach lipstick is an absolute staple. You definitely can't beat the price!
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Persimmon
This buttery lipstick is infused with 12 nourishing oils and absolutely loaded with longlasting pigment, so you'll likely be hooked after just one swipe. Though all the colors are worth trying, Persimmon (a vibrant orange-red) should be in your stash. It'll liven you up more than three cups of coffee.
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Many women cite this formula as the first lipstick they ever owned and it's easy to see why. The sheer raisin shade flatters nearly all skin tones, while the balmy texture feels ultracomfortable to wear.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Big Bang
This vivid fuchsia shade is silky, not gritty, and disperses luminous microflecks of glitter across your pout that catch the light like a disco ball. Don it as a showstopping statement to an evening gala or rock it to the office — it's that versatile.
Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in Rouge Louboutin
Though this is the most costly lipstick on the list, it's multifunctional. It lays rich color down on the lips in the exact shade of the iconic Louboutin sole. Each tube comes with a velvet pouch for storage and a long ribbon so you can transform the packaging into a pendant. Lipstick that functions as jewelry? Impossibly chic.