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National Lipstick Day: PhilSTAR L!fe staff share their favorite lipsticks

By Camille Santiago Published Jul 29, 2021 7:18 pm

It's National Lipstick Day today!

It’s that time of the year again when we get to celebrate this go-to item—after all, it's been there for us whenever we needed a little confidence boost.

So, as an ode to one of our favorite beauty products of all time, we asked our staff members to share their go-to lipsticks. If you're still contemplating which ones to add to cart today (there are a bunch of sales today!), use this list to get an idea for your next purchase.

Colourette Easy Matte in Snack

Colourette Easy Matte in Snack, P349

"Colourette has always been a favorite of mine, but Snack has become a staple when I just want a quick pop of color (even while working from home). Super MLBB!" Saab Lariosa, content producer

"I really don't wear lipstick, but one of the rarest times that I bought one, I really liked Colourette's Snack and Cool Down. Aside from their colors, I like how it feels on my lips as well. Also suits my not-so-tisay complexion." — Danicah Lagman, social media producer

Happy Skin Lip Mallow Coffee Edition in Chai Latte

Happy Skin Lip Mallow in Chai Latte, P549

"I have pale skin and dark red lips, so it’s hard to find a lippie that matches my lips and skintone. The Happy Skin Lip Mallow in Chai Latte proved me wrong. It comes in a flattering mauve brown shade, and it feels light on the lips. It even smells like coffee!" Hannah Mallorca, content producer

KVD Beauty Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Hexagram

KVD’s Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Hexagram, P1,340,

"KVD’s Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Hexagram easily coats the lips with its creamy consistency that gives off a satin-matte finish. I like that it’s highly pigmented, and it’s vegan, too! Pre-pandemic, this was one of my favorite lipsticks to use during events as its bold shade works perfectly in spicing up whatever look I am going for." — Pinky Icamen, writer

Rare Beauty With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm in Compliment

Teviant Lip Spell in Ley, P675

"It's really hard for me to pick a favorite because I have a lot! But I have one lipstick that I have been using a lot lately, Teviant's Lip Spell in Ley Recently, I learned from Abert Kurniawan that coral shades can instantly brighten up the face. He said, to tone down the brightness of the coral lippie, apply a light dusty pink lipstick on top—the effect is gorgeous! It's a break from my usual nudes and browns." Camille Santiago, associate editor

MAC Lipstick in Taupe

MAC Lipstick in Taupe, P1,100, Lazada

"Ever since I wore a MAC Taupe to my college graduation, I never looked back. It has become my go-to lippie for the muted look and matte finish it gives off, making it perfect for any occasion—be it a brunch party with the family or a night out with friends." — Brooke Villanueva, writer

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

"My fave lipsticks depend on when and where I use them. The daytime everyday lipstick I wear is actually tinted lip balm—Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. You don’t need a mirror or a steady hand to apply the Chubby Stick. My go-to colors are the Chunky Cherry and Super Strawberry. For a real pop of color and long-staying lippie, I use Laura Mercier or Dior—in coral or red shades (because some of us just can’t carry nudes)." — Tanya Lara, features head