Trends come and go, but lipstick never fades... at least, not a quality new luxury lipstick. It’s the one product that’s always in style, no matter the year or season. I mean, the power of lipstick even transcends economic crises: Studies show that when recreational spending drops during a recession, sales soar; a phenomenon known as “the lipstick effect.” Why? Because a lavish swipe of lip color — like the new Lip Lacquer Luxe from Tom Ford, or Chanel's buzzy Rouge Coco Flash — is the easiest (and most affordable) way to take your look from ho-hum to high fashion. Clearly, beauty brands are leaning into the power of a good lip product for 2019, as evidenced by these buzzy launches .
There’s something for everyone, from matte finishes to hybrid glosses, but one trend in particular earns can’t-miss status (in more ways than one): shimmer and shine. Chantecaille’s just-released Lip Cristal Lipstick boasts a “glitter-coated bullet” that deposits a subtle-but-noticeable sparkle, while the Glitter Storm Lipstick from Ciaté London features smaller glitter particles for a metallic effect. If retro glamour is your more your speed, reach for Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick from Marc Jacobs Beauty, a ‘60s-inspired take on frosted lips. Looking for shine without the shimmer? The most-anticipated launch of the bunch, Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, has an oil-enriched formula that glimmers as it catches the light — with no glitter in sight.
Ahead, the 15 just launched lipsticks that your mouth deserves.