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#BigLipstickEnergy: The 3 Lip Products I'm Obsessed With Right Now

"What lip is that?" A professional lipstick critic reveals all.

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Design By Morgan McMullen

I'm a serial lipstick dater. So many lip products slide onto my desk. Some I double-tap and have all the heart eyes for. Others I ghost and leave on seen. This is #BigLipstickEnergy, an honest breakdown of how I feel about the latest lip launches. Read on for the three lipstick flings I'm keeping in rotation for now. Next week, I'll have a new roster.

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This Truly Inclusive Nude
Bitten Lip Tint
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Victoria Beckham Beauty victoriabeckhambeauty.com
$34.00

THE DETAILS: 

Posh Spice told me that she wears this lip tint for school runs. So, if you also want to look like a a bad mama jama like Beckham, get your hands on this. Made of completely clean ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and squalene, it smoothes and plumps your lips to perfection. The feather-light gel texture dries down in seconds, delivering a sheer, soft matte finish

WHY I'M OBSESSED: 

One of life's joys as a makeup lover is applying a lip product, forgetting about it, then glancing in a mirror and seeing that it still looks perfect. Beckham is a busy mom, wife, and boss lady of several business ventures. In short, she doesn't have time for the fuss. This texture speaks to that—it stays on and feels plush for hours. Even better, Beckham says that, when creating the line, she was on a quest to create the perfect nude for all skin tones; I can confirm that she exceeded in that category. I'm thrilled with how this shade works so well with my skin tone.

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This Glittery Bullet
Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Mona
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NARS nordstrom.com
$34.00

THE DETAILS: 

Most beauty junkies already know how f-ing good this formula is. It's a classic. And you know what they say: If it ain't broke don't fix it. So while NARS isn't switching up the formula (that'd be a crime!), they have livened up the packaging with a whole new lewk. This sparkly red bottle is giving Studio 54 vibes in the best way.  

WHY I'M OBSESSED: 

I know I'm late to the party, but it's better late than never that I discovered Mona. This rich burgundy shade has warm brown undertones that are deep but not too deep, making it work for a random Tuesday in the office or Friday during date night. It's one of those buildable colors with a creamy texture that you can sheer-out or layer-up depending on the look you're going for. 

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This Stay-All-Day Shade
Exhibitionist 24 Hour Ultra Matte Lipstick in Provocateur
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CoverGirl ulta.com
$7.99

THE DETAILS: 

If you're already into CoverGirls's demi-matte 24-hour lipstick, you'll enjoy this full-on matte coverage. You know those never-ending days that feel like they've lasted for years? Yeah, same. Well, that's when you need a lipstick that will stick with you from sunup to sundown. This formula really does not come off (but will eventually) and magically feels hydrating and comfortable the entire time. 

WHY I'M OBSESSED:

I know it's my job to care about my makeup, but I have lazy days when even I can't shake the funk. This lipstick held my face down when I needed to get through a scary busy day last week. I was sipping my iced coffee at my desk, then next thing you know it was 9:42 p.m. and time to finally take my makeup off...and it looked like I'd applied it a minute ago. I hadn't had time for touch-ups so I was seriously shook at the staying power. Sorry, got side-tracked by its long-lasting powers, but in terms of the hue, I'm a fan of many colors in the line. This mauve purple is a fave because it's bright and easy.

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