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.
Each month, Bite Beauty releases a limited-edition shade of its iconic Amuse Bouche Lipstick, inspired by the zodiac. February brings Capricorn, a deep, moody purple perfect for those born under the Earth sign — or, you know, anyone who’s looking for a new night out lippie.
In an ode to all things ‘90s, Charlotte Tilbury has released a throwback matte brown lipstick. Super Nineties, a tawny shade, magically works on all skin tones for a look that calls to mind the decade’s biggest supermodels. (Naomi and Kate *so* would’ve rocked this.)
Tatcha’s brand-new product honors the brand’s Japanese roots *and* its love of skincare. The rosy-hued Magnolia Bloom Silk Lipstick features silk extract (an ancient Japanese ingredient that locks in moisture) and “Hadasei-3” — Tatcha’s go-to blend of green tea, rice, and algae known for smoothing and plumping skin — to take lip care to the next level.
Chanel’s latest offering is a cross between a lipstick and a gloss, enriched with natural oils to give lips a high-shine look that doesn’t feel sticky at all.
Not into shine? No problem. MAC’s legendary matte lipstick gets a fresh infusion of color with the new Art Library collection: a trio of pink shades that range from peachy-nude to bubblegum pink to dusty rose.
Chances are, your collection of glittery lipsticks is begging to be updated. Consider Lip Cristal Lipstick from Chantecaille your new holy grail. It has a deceptively smooth texture and an eye-catching shade range.
Not all great lipsticks come in bullet form. In fact, the doe-tip applicator of Tom Ford’s new Lip Lacquer Luxe makes for more precise application, whether you decide to go matte or high-shine (there are 10 shades of each finish).
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to bring frosted lips back. The brand’s take on the swingin’ ‘60s includes Diva, a soft pink metallic shade perfect for pairing with the season’s best slime green fashion.
Subtle sparkle is the name of the game with Ciaté’s Glitter Storm Lipstick. Try the look for daytime with the shimmery nude Spark, or take it out for the evening with Elekra, a glittering purple.
Milk Makeup listened to fans’ feedback and completely revamped its demi-matte lip color this month. Instead of a sheer formula in a jumbo pencil, the brand’s latest iteration features a classic bullet tube packed with highly-pigmented shades.
Stunna Lip Paint from Fenty Beauty is nothing new — everyone knows it’s best in class when it comes to high-impact color that works on all skin tones — but the shade Unlocked is. The hot pink hue says “all eyes on me" (but what else would you expect from Rih?).
Matte lipsticks can be drying, especially in the winter, so switch things up by treating your lips to Hourglass’ latest, the Lip Treatment Oil. It includes hazelnut and jojoba oils, along with rose essential oil, to hydrate lips while depositing super-shiny color.
Launched on Feb. 8, Christen Dominique’s new liquid lipsticks have a soft (read: not drying) finish with no shine. The star of the range is Heartbeat; a deep, blue-based, vampy red that deserves a spot in every makeup lover's collection.
Normally known for fragrance, Kilian branches out into cosmetics with Le Rouge Parfum Lipstick, a scented lip product available in five diverse shades of red — from the pink-tinged Aphrodisiac to the almost-plum Devil.