I love a good lip. In fact, if I had to pick one favorite makeup product, in a close tie with CC cream, I'd always pick a pretty pout. It wasn't until I was 22 years old that I really learned the magic of a lined and filled lip but, once I did, there was never any going back. What started as an absolute obsession with the post-breakup confidence that Too Faced's Melted Matte Lipstick in Melted Fuschia brought me, quickly turned into an all-out need to try any and every lip product. For years that meant mixing up my daily shades and textures, constantly going between traditional sticks and longer-lasting liquids. But then, I discovered lip powders.
If the thought of applying lip powder on chapped-prone lips sounds like a visual disaster waiting to happen, fear not. The powder melts into your lips for an ultra-lightweight, matte stain. It won't flake and last for hours. And if you do prefer a more hydrated feel, lip powders play well with lip balm and gloss.
Whether you're searching for a barely-there nude or a bold red, here are seven of the best lip powders to add to your collection. Pretty soon, you'll be just as obsessed as I am.
The brand that started it all (for me, at least), Cle's lip powders come in eight subdued shades to offer lips everything from a just-been-kissed touch of color to a dustier plum pout. The long-wear tint is both waterproof and smudge-proof, ensuring your powdered pout lasts all day and night.
These powder palettes come in two universally flattering trios — one being comprised of gold, pale pink and burgundy, and the other featuring red, fuschia and a silvery gold. Whichever you choose, you can wear one, two or all three powdered shades to perfect your pout. The high-pigment hues are created with an innovative hydrating formula that coats lips with color while ensuring your pout doesn't dry out. Where it on its own or underneath your favorite lip gloss for a little added radiance.
This powdered pigment will make you want to dust your lips forever. While we're particularly drawn to the peach shade, this multi-faceted formula is designed for lips, lids and cheeks and comes in 18 shades ranging from silver and rose gold washes to bold black and cobalt blue. Wear it solely on your lips or incorporate it into the rest of your beauty look to embrace the season's monochromatic makeup trend.
If you want to ease into the lip powder trend with a more affordable product, stock up on this mousse-slash-powder product from NYX. With eight vibrant shades to choose from, we're pretty sure you're about to fall in love.