I Tried Supergoop!’s New SPF-Infused Lipstick — And I’m Obsessed

Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite lip color.

Written by Faith Xue
Faith Xue

There are a lot of imaginary beauty jobs that I wish existed — professional lipstick connoisseur being one of the top. If there can be wine connoisseurs and vintage clothing connoisseurs, why not lipstick connoisseurs?! (And yes, this is me submitting my application for when/if this job ever becomes a real thing.) After all, creating the perfect lipstick is truly an art form. I’ve tested hundreds, if not thousands, of lipsticks in my ten-plus years as a beauty editor, and have developed an extremely discerning taste and impossibly-high standard when it comes to selecting the perfect lip color (the piles of lipsticks, glosses, liners and balms on my desk I’m currently staring at are proof). I can count on one hand the brands whose lipsticks I reach for over and over again — and yes, as you’d imagine, they’re all makeup brands. Thus, imagine how surprised I was to discover that Supergoop! — yes, the maker of my favorite glow-giving sunscreens — was behind my new favorite lip product: Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30 Hydrating Lipstick.

One swipe was all it took — instantly, I knew I was in love. Supergoop!’s Lipshade is my favorite type of lip product, because it’s actually multiple lip products in one. It’s creamy and incredibly pigmented, like your favorite satin-finish lipstick. It’s hydrating and soothing, like your favorite everyday lip balm, and made with 45% natural butters and oils, from mango and shea butter to avocado and jojoba oil. And, in true Supergoop! fashion, it’s made with 100% mineral SPF 30 to protect your lips from the damaging effects of the sun.

Plus, the pigment payoff is lusciously intense, and it drenches your lips with juicy color with just one coat. To amplify the pigment, all you have to do is apply multiple layers – I found that my perfect color payoff was around one to two coats. Supergoop! Lipshade comes in five colors, all of which are perfect for any summer occasion, whether you’re frolicking on a roof during the day or vamping it up for a night out with your girlfriends. Below, see me test out the shades on a particularly warm and sunny day in NYC.

Shade: High Five

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This is the perfect everyday shade — a “my lips but better” shade that’s now my daytime go-to. I love the warm, terracotta undertones and how it instantly wakes up my face.

Shade: Hey Y’all

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I am not a coral lipstick girlie, but this shade has fully converted me. Instead of making my skin look sallow, this reddish-coral pops against my skin and makes me feel instantly sultry.

Shade: Lucky Me

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I love a cool-toned pink, so Lucky Me was my instant favorite. I have not stopped wearing this color since I first discovered it. It’s a rosy hue that gets me instant compliments (seriously, multiple people have stopped me and asked what lipstick I’m wearing).

Shade: Obsessed

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This hot-pink lip color somehow feels surprisingly wearable (no small feat). I credit it to the cool undertones combined with the rich, hydrating formula. I’ve been pairing this with a glowing skin and minimal makeup and it’s such a fresh summer vibe.

Shade: Love You More

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I feel like these Lipshade names are wooing me — no, I love you more! If a maroon lip sounds scary, fear not – this shade makes it approachable. You could just as easily wear this with a bare face and minimal makeup as you could with smoky eye and contour. I also like to use my finger to blot this onto my lips for a just-bitten effect.

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