NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in “Aphrodisiac”
With a name like “aphrodisiac,” you would hope this lipstick is, in fact, enticing when worn. Between the moody aubergine color and the creaminess of the formula, we’d say it is.
To buy: $6.50, nyxcosmetics.com.
Flower Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in “Berry Bloom”
With the perfect balance of pink and red tones, this flattering pick works on all skin tones. Plus, the emollient formula leaves lips coated in a soft—not slick—sheen.
To buy: $7, walmart.com.
Black Up 2 in 1 Lip Pencil in “JUM 10”
If you prefer the bold color of a matte lipstick, but find them to be a touch drying, this satiny stick doesn’t sacrifice on either front—a very good thing when you’re wearing a statement shade like this rich burgundy.
To buy: $19.50, sephora.com.
Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick in “Wine”
It may look dark and scary in the tube, but this vampy shade actually goes on fairly sheer and bright. That’s not to say that it can’t be layered on for dramatic effect. Either way, it will never look too done.
To buy: $24, lipstickqueen.com.
RMS Beauty Lip Shine in “Royal”
Between the nourishing formula (it’s loaded with coconut oil and cocoa butter) and the pretty hint of color and shine, you’ll be dabbing this on obsessively. The purple-tinged pink hue pops against skin without looking loud.
To buy: $25, net-a-porter.com.