Pucker up! 11 lipsmacking lipsticks
A new spring wardrobe might be out of the question (let's face it, we're living in PJs!) but we can all treat ourselves to a new lippy, right? Mwah!
Gone are the days where we’d don our stilettos, plan an outfit and zhuzh our make up routine for a night out on the town. Now we find ourselves settling into the sofa, glass of wine (ok – bottle) in hand and logging onto Zoom or Housparty to have a virtual girls’ night in.
And, whilst none of us are complaining about this new state of constant comfort (seriously – what are jeans?), we may find ourselves missing the ritual of getting dressed up and feeling a little glam for the night. The solution? Treating ourselves to a brand new lipstick, of course!
Adding a splash of colour or a bold lip is a really simple way to pimp your PFH (party from home) style, all while staying in your sweatpants. Here are 10 on our wish-list.
Who doesn’t love a rich, velvety red? We’re opting for this long-lasting, silky matte number from Bucks-based makeup brand Deliah. Top top: apply with a lip brush to achieve a perfect pout.
Pillow talk, charlotte tilbury
This lippy suits just about everyone with one selling every two minutes – wowzer! It comes in three creamy colours, but we’re mainlining this warm berry (shade Medium). Not sure what your colour is? There’s a virtual try-on to find your perfect shade.
All fired up, M.A.C
This matte, high pigment lipstick is a dead cert for making an impact on screen. Hot pink made an appearance on almost every runway at London Fashion week so it hits all the right style notes.
If your lipstick application skills are a little sub-par (hello, The Joker), then you’ll love the glossy lip trend. It’s really easy to nail and super low maintenance. We’re opting for cult brand Glossier’s classic long-wearing gloss in shade Clear.
Sexy Mother Pucker, Soap & Glory
This pocket-size, 3D-plumping lippy from Soap and Glory scores a perfect 10 for price-point – it’s an absolute steal at under a fiver. Pair with lip liner (if you’ve got the skills) for definition.
Uncensored, Fenty Beauty
The red lip is a classic and is always on trend at some point in every style cycle. Try something a little different with this liquid option from Rhianna’s make up line – it has a soft matte finish and lasts for 12 hours.
Not a fan of a bold lip? Get your chops around Nars’ Afterglow lip balm range featuring a luscious blend of antioxidants. This sheer coral will add an understated pop of colour without being OTT.
Dreamboat, revolution beauty London
Get two-for-one with this cheek and lip tinting duo from Revolution, it comes in seven sheer shades and can be layered up to create a darker pigment. The high street brand also does amazing eyeshadow palette dupes, serums and hyaluronic acid droplets if you’re looking to beef up your beauty regime on a budget.
Maroon, Becca Cosmetics
Muddy’s resident make up guru Rhiannon swears by under-the-radar brand Becca Cosmetics. The Ultimate Lipstick Love collection comes in 31 chic shades and features hyaluronic acid and nourishing avocado oil. We love this satin-finish Maroon for a statement lip.
You may find this budget brand lurking in a teen girl’s make up bag, but don’t be put off – it’s actually decent quality and at a brilliant price point. The liquid lipsticks are easy to apply and are all named after city destinations, perfect fodder for post-lockdown holiday inspo. Tokyo here we come!
Night Mauve, Tom Ford
Treat yo’self, sister! This Tom Ford lipstick is a splurge, but so worth it. The formula is packing soja seed extract, brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, meaning it has a totally luxe and creamy texture. The rich mauve colour has Zoom seduction written all over it.