In the beauty department, if eyeliners are the most challenging to perfect, lipsticks, on the other hand, are the easiest to learn.
I couldn’t remember the first time I held a lipstick, but I do know that I first saw it from my mom. Growing up in the late ’90s, I watched her closely every time she applied a stroke of bold red lipstick in front of the mirror. From then on, my curiosity with that tiny tube of confidence has begun, and until now, lipstick, or any lip product for that matter, is something my beauty kit will never run out of!
Given the reality of COVID-19, most beauty brands this year are still focusing more on mask-friendly product innovations to adapt to the times. In fact, according to WGSN 2022: The Future of Lipstick trend report on how the pandemic has affected the lipstick category, people continue to choose long-wearing and easy-to-apply lip formulas due to the wearing of face masks.
Whether you’re looking for lip products that last long even with your mask on, or you’re simply feeling adventurous and want a pop of gloss during your Zoom meetings, these are the new releases from the beauty scene that you should look out for.
Issy & Co. Hydragloss (P299)
Issy & Co.’s latest drop, the all-new Hydragloss, will treat you to a delicious, hydrating lip treatment for summer vibes all year long. The brand believes that hydration will never go out of style, especially to us who are living in a tropical country. Hydragloss is a fusion of lip oil and lip gloss, which results in a juicy slick of color, a glossy finish when applied. In addition, its formulation is packed with hydrating actives and nourishing botanicals that visibly plump and protect the lips.
Blk Cosmetics Airy Matte Tints (P379)
A lip tint is considered the Swiss Army knife out of all the makeup staples. It’s almost everyone’s go-to item for a quick, mess-free, and effortless makeup look, one that doesn’t require any other special tools to apply; all you need are your fingers!
With blk’s Airy Matte Tint, you don’t have to worry about reapplying all the time as it guarantees to be life-proof—meaning it dries to a no-budge, mask-proof finish that doesn’t fade throughout your day.
Happy Skin Tinted Lip Treatment Oil (P499)
A revival of last year’s popular Happy Skin x Love Marie Lip Treatment Oil, the Happy Skin Tinted Lip Treatment Oil creates effortlessly pretty naturally stained lips minus the dryness and stickiness. A cross between a glossy tint and nourishing lip oil, it lusciously paints lips in a juicy slick of color and imparts an intensely moisturizing cushion for a plump and primed pout. Comfortable under masks and caring to the skin, it’s the perfect pick-me-up you’d want to apply over and over again.
Revlon ColorStay Satin Ink (P575)
Revlon introduces ColorStay Satin Ink, a creamy long-wear liquid lip color that delivers full coverage and satin sheen with just one swipe. The non-drying formula contains Revlon’s exclusive concentrate and flexible film technology that allows the color to move with your lips, preventing cracking and flaking. What’s more, it stays water-resistant and smudge-proof for as long as 16 hours.
The rich black currant seed oil that’s mixed with the formula gives your lips a creamy texture, satin sheen, and lightweight, nearly bare moisturizing feel. It comes with a pointed tip and doe-foot applicator for precise definition.
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