Independence Day is nearing, and you know what that means" Time to stock up on red, white, and blue lipsticks for the Fourth of July. America's birthday calls for bringing out the best-of-the-best. No dull shades or short-lived colors here. These lipsticks have to withstand a full day of BBQs and fireworks, and still look flawless for photos.
Now, I know what you're thinking. Red is an everyday shade, but white and blue are a little out of the ordinary. Never fear! There are shades out there suitable for everyone. Whether you're into sparkle or are going for a matte look, there is a red, white, or blue lipstick perfect for you. Just have a little faith and a steady hand, and you’ll be on your way to perfect lips.
Wondering what color will be perfect for your Independence Day celebrations? Just keep in mind your activities. Planning on doing a lot of eating and drinking? Choose a color that's less likely to noticeably smear (white). Thinking of partying the night away way after the fireworks are over? Be daring and choose a dark navy lip color. Bouncing around from family party to sparklers with friends and back again? A classic crimson might be your best bet. Either way, a holiday is a perfect excuse to try out a new shade. Here are a few of my favorite red, white, and blue lipsticks to jumpstart your shopping.
1. MAC Lipstick in "Ruby Woo"
The OG of red lipsticks. Trust me, it's perfection.
2. NARS Lipstick in "Shanghai Express"
This blue-toned red lipstick is perfect for showing off your pearly whites on Independence Day.
3. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "All Fired Up"
Nothing like an affordable lip color to make your July Fourth one to remember!
4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in "Rich Girl Red"
This lip color gives you the perfect statement lip. Plus it wears beautifully throughout the day.
5. Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick in "Apricot"
Bite lipsticks are heavenly. They have such a creamy texture, and great lasting power.
1. Inglot Cosmetics Lipstick in "228 Cream"
This pale white shade is perfect for adding a fun look to your July Fourth makeup.
2. Graftobian Professional Lipstick in "Opal"
If professional makeup artists use it, you know it has to be good.
3. NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippie in 'Stone Cold'
This lipstick is for the girls who want to add some sparkle to their Independence Day looks.
4. Ben Nye Lipstick in "Winter Ice"
For those who want more of a subtle shimmer in their white lipsticks, this color by Ben Nye is perfect for you!
5. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in "Ice Queen"
This lipstick gives off a pale white color, while deeply hydrating your lips. Talk about a win-win!
1. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in "Matte Royal"
While this may look purple in the tube, the color swatches to a beautiful deep blue.
2. NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippie in "Envy"
Talk about stars shining bright! This lipstick has just enough glitter to be eye-catching, but not enough to be overwhelming on the lips.
NYX Lipstick, $5.99, ulta.com
3. Illamasqua Lipstick in "Disciple"
This navy color is absolutely stunning! This deep shade is perfect for any post-fireworks activity.
Illamasqua Lipstick, $30, illamasqua.com
4. Inglot Cosmetics Lipstick in "292 Cream"
Ooo-la-la. Talk about a beautiful navy lipstick!
5. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in "Hello Sailor"
This just might be one of the most recognizable blue lipsticks on the market. While the color swatches more to a berry tone, it's blue packaging and great formula make it perfect for July Fourth. Plus, it makes your teeth look whiter.
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