Perfect Picks for Pouty Lips

Pucker up with these picks

Hey beauty lovers! As our lips were hidden behind the masks for over a year, this year, we have to celebrate this Beauty Festival! Lipsticks have always been an essential part of our makeup routine. The right lipstick is a confidence booster by empowering you and making you feel best. No matter if it’s a red, nude, or coral shade, you can always find the right shade exclusively for you. For this special day, V has rounded up 11 lipsticks for you.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Look of Love Lipsticks 

Shade: Pillow Talk or Lost Cherry 

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Charlotte’s award-winning Matte Revolution formula in 3 new shades. Packaged in a refillable, bejeweled case, they are enriched with Lipstick Tree and Orchid extracts to soften and hydrate lips for a comfortable feel with a gorgeous matte finish. The square angled tip mimics the shape of a lip brush for precision application, and the formula provides for a long-lasting color on the lips. 

$37; Available at


FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain 

Shade: Sass

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FLOWER Beauty’s Bitten Lip Stain gives you a stay-all-day color with an innovative hydrating formula. This gluten-free, water-based, hydration-packed stain moisturizes lips upon application and then dries down to a long-lasting comfortable tint. Gentle staining pigments apply like a gloss and stay put like a stain. 

$10; Available at 


Urban Decay Vice Lipstick  

Any shade: all good!

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Free the lip with our new Vice Lipstick lineup and 35 vegans, high-pigment shades in three moisturizing finishes: cream, matte, and shine. The vegan formula is even infused with aloe vera and avocado oil, ingredients known for being rich in antioxidants. 

$19; Available at  


Gucci – Rouge de Beauté Brillant Glow & Care Shine Lipstick

Shade: Sally Soft Honey

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The pinky nude shade Sally Soft Honey goes with every skin tone. This hybrid vegan lipstick envelops the lips with hydration while delivering a veil of vibrant, glowing color. It creates a luminous glowing finish and long-lasting shine and serves as an in-between for sheer and satin lipstick. 

$42; Available at


Valentino – Rosso Valentino 

Shade: 22A

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Available in 50 shades, designed to flatter all skin tones, the Rosso Valentino lipsticks are crafted with light-reflecting, color boosting pearls, for a more vivid, highly pigmented color. The shade 22A is the perfect red to elevate your look. The matte lipstick finish is highly pigmented, long-lasting, and formulated with moisturizing oils to provide an ultra-comfortable, non-drying feel. Wait, did I mention it’s refillable?

$55; Available at


Hermes – Rouge Hermès Lip Shine

Shade: Poppy

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Poetic, functional and refillable, this is a surprising lip shine that elegantly enhances and amplifies the natural radiance of the lips. A translucent, slightly orange-toned formula enriched with mother-of-pearl micro-particles gives you a natural look. A durable object in lacquered, polished and brushed metal, protected by a canvas pouch and slipped inside its little orange box, it’s a work of art.

$67; Available at Hermes. com.


Maybelline – Superstay® Ink Crayon

Shade: Trust Your Gut #10

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Meet the Best Lip Crayon of 2020 in the Allure Best of Beauty Awards. Super Stay® Ink Crayon is a long-lasting lip crayon available in a range of 23 vibrant matte shades that last up to 8 hours. The design keeps the tip ultra-precise with the built-in sharpener, so you can easily apply your lip color no matter where your day takes you.

$9.49; Available at


Pat McGrath Labs – MatteTrance™ Lipstick

Shade: Amour 

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Pat McGrath is a makeup legend. The MatteTrance lipstick cloaks lips with rich pigment, supreme hydration, and sensual creaminess, blurring the appearance of imperfections. It is also an award-winning matte lipstick in deep-rose shades encased in iconic, jewel-gilded, and collectible bullets. 

$38; Available at


Givenchy – Le Rouge

Shade: N333

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Reimagined in 28 intensely pigmented couture shades, Le Rouge is the ultimate luminous matte lipstick. While giving you a matte finish, the shade N333 glows your lip in a flame red. The formula blends the replenishing and hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid spheres to the smoothing effect of Acmella oleracea flowers. With the lipstick, the lips feel instantly smoother and supple, in an extremely comfortable and intense color that lasts for 12 hours.

$38; Available at


Yves Saint Laurent – Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm


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This is an oil-infused lipstick that provides luscious shine color and smooth hydrating comfort. Made with 65% essential oils, the deeply moisturizing texture of this hydrating lipstick instantly melts into your lips, providing a sheer pop of color, instant hydration, smoothness, and all-day comfort. 

Worth mentioning, after four weeks of continued application, your lips will look healthy and more nourished.


Tom Ford – Lip Color Matte

Shade: 80 Impassioned

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Offered in iconic Tom Ford packaging, this lip matte delivers a moisturizing, fade-resistant, color-true finish for eight-hour of intense, saturated shade fidelity and impeccable polish. Rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application.

$58; Available at


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