M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Impassioned
Vanessa Craft, beauty director “My wedding day lipstick! This luxe coral pink shade is one of the most flattering brights around and it’s the perfect gateway to bold lip colour if you’re a nude lip lifer like me.” M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Impassioned ($21), at maccosmetics.com.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Boy
Carli Whitwell, beauty & health editor “When I was a teenager, I loved this particular tawny nude shade of Chanel lipstick. (I forget the name now.) It sold out in my local malls and this was before online shopping existed, so the next time my grandparents went to California, I made them bring me home several tubes. Now, my go-to nude is still Chanel – Rouge Coco Shine in Boy.” Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy ($42), at thebay.com.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Petillante
Sarah Laing, culture editor “Chanel’s La Petillante is my version of a nude – a pinky red that somehow manages to work with everything, any season, any occasion. And because it’s a matte formula, one tissue blot and it’s there for basically forever.” Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Petillante ($42), at thebay.com.
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Rouge Noir
Liz Guber, associate fashion editor “I bought myself a tube of Chanel’s Rouge Noir in celebration of getting accepted to fashion school. Although the lipstick is quite vampy if applied full-on, I like it to use it as a light stain instead. My lips, but better.” Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Rouge Noir ($42), at thebay.com. READ MORE: How to “bake” your makeup and other drag queen beauty secrets
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella
Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor “NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella is my most frequently reached for lipstick. I love that the oversized pencil makes it foolproof to apply.” NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella ($32), at thebay.com.
M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Faux
Michelle Skelsey, editorial intern “M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Faux is always my go-to. It enhances my lips with the perfect amount of colour, without being too bold. Add a little liner with M.A.C’s Soar lip pencil and I’m ready for the day.” M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Faux ($21), at maccosmetics.com.
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