Happy National Lipstick Day…30+ Lip Color Favorites Swatched + in Action!

Today is National Lipstick Day and what better way to celebrate than a thorough round of swatching of some of my favorite color formulas? Glosses, stains, creams and serums…this post has it all! 
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of lip color in action as well as the Bottom Line…
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
// Balms, Bases, Serums + Liners //
  • *Le Metier de Beaute Hydra Plump Lip Serum (reviewed HERE): Instantly hydrating, this revolutionary formula works under the surface to plump lips for the long term without irritation.  Brilliant!
  • *Supergoop! Lip Screen (reviewed HERE): Extra shiny and nonsticky, this gloss offers SPF 50 protection and a waterproof finish that makes it a beach bag necessity. 
  • *La Prairie Luxe Lip Enhancer (reviewed HERE): The beige bullet is like “lingerie for the lips,” filling in fine lines and evening out skin tone so lips can get the most from the lip color to come.  I also love that extends the wear of my lipstick…a worthy splurge!
  • *Lancome Juicy Shaker in Mint to Be: In a mood-lifting minty blue hue (that applies clearly), this charming lip oil offers tremendous hydration and a minty taste that instantly freshens a moment. 
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Gloss (reviewed HERE): One of my perennial favorites (I’m on tube #3), this decadent rose scented gloss feels buttery smooth, bathing lips in nourishing ingredients that contribute to a softer, fuller pout. I always have this at my bedside. 
  • Kaplan MD Lip Definer in Nude (reviewed HERE): Retractable (read: no need for a sharpener) and compact, this lip liner is a unique nude beige that completely blends into most lip tones, allowing one to redefine the lip line without being conspicuous.  The formula is creamy and long lasting and, needless to say, I am completely smitten. 
Intense tones. 
// The INTENSE Tones // Bold and color saturated for color that makes a profound impact 

The complete look. 
In the images that follow, I combined six different lip color choices with these product to create a complete look:
  • *La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer and Foundation in Amber Beige (reviewed HERE): Always in my rotation, this foundation creates a skin finish that also delivers skincare benefits. 
  • Gucci Bronzing Powder in Indian Sand (reviewed HERE): A neutral tan with minimal shimmer, this bronzer is well worth tracking down.
  • *Tom Ford Nightbloom Powder in Velvet Bloom (full review soon): I can say with certaintly that I do not have a blush this shade in my collection.  This cool lilac pink with a tender satin finish is utterly breathtaking and launching counter-wide soon. 
  • *DECORTE Foundation Powder in Warm Beige (reviewed HERE): My go-to powder for months, I appreciate how this pigmented formula banishes shine and evens skin while still looking nearly invisible. 
  • *Vintage Cosmetics Brighten and Define (reviewed HERE): A blissfully simple eye color palette, it features a brightening ivory shade (which I brushed all over lids for an even effect) and a deep black powder (which I ran across my lash line to define before adding liquid liner).  Perfect for beauty minimalists, this compact creates a lovely eye in seconds. 
  • *Surratt Beauty Autographique Eye Liner (reviewed HERE): Arguably the gold standard of liquid liners, this creates a rich black, indelible line that lasts the day, even in extreme humidity.  I used it to create a conservative winged eye in the images that follow.
  • *Sisley So Curl Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for dark, voluminous and lengthened lashes that still feel flexible…so good. 
Face essentials. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
For the eyes. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Le Lip Picks. 
Same Face, Six Different Lip Colors…

Jouer Long Wear Lip Creme in Citronade Rose.
Citronade Rose. 
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Creme in Sonic Truth.
Sonic Truth.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Lip Rouge in Sequin.
CdPB Sequin.
Chanel Rouge Double Intensite in Tender Beige. 
Chanel Tender Beige. 
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Shocking Pink.
Armani Shocking Pink.
Rodin Luxury Lipstick in Winks. 
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this lipstick extravaganza and would love to know what lip color you have chosen to wear for National Lipstick Day!  Do please share in the comments!
Good things ahead, including a serious round of new product procurements and Fall 2016 makeup collection overviews aplenty…stay tuned.
xx and happy Friday,
–The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (10)

  • Unknown Reply

    Happy National Lipstick Day! Great post and lovely look! Thanks!

    July 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Debi!!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:14 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Clicked on your link for the Cle de Peau lipstick and discovered their new radiant cream foundation. Wondering if you've had a chance to try it yet. I've been curious about the Rodin lipstick, too. It's not a color I would go for either, but Winks looks great on you. My newest lipstick arrived today: Gucci's Audacious in 140(Iconic Red). I don't wear reds often, but I loved the sample I had of this.
    Take care,

    July 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Pemberley (love your name!),

      Thanks for the comment…I definitely had the new CdPB foundation on my radar and have since reviewed it ; ) The Rodin lip color is insanely good! Ahh…the Gucci Audacious is such a marvelous formula as well…such strong color payoff. Enjoy and speak soon!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:22 pm
  • GlossiGirl Reply

    Hey hey hey sistah. Such a fantastic post. Thank you for including GlossiGirl. I love you for it doll.

    July 29, 2016 at 8:51 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks os much, GlossiGirl…love you and your line!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    What where's the video! You're just too darn pretty for words!

    July 30, 2016 at 4:23 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Lily…my videos can be found on my YouTube channel…www.youtube.com/beautyprofessor

      And thanks so very much!!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Pretty Pretty Pretty and the lipsticks aren't bad either!!!!!

    July 30, 2016 at 11:36 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello dearest Judi!

      Thank you ever so much ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

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