Kylie Jenner is known for her cutting edge lipstick choices. But like most trends, this one has worn me out, so I want to expand your lipstick language with 5 brands who put the cult in cultivate. Who would’ve ever thought black, blue or green lipstick would become a beauty sensation? Not many, but makeup lovers everywhere are embracing funky fresh hues and it looks like these pops of color are here to stay.
1. Lime Crime
Lime Crime broke down the idea that beauty was a nude lip and smoky eye and inspired the hugely popular unicorn trend, along with daring lip colors. Lime Crime’s creator, Doe Deere, pioneered the current lipstick trend with her My Little Pony colored hues; my favorites include Cosmopop, D’Lilac and Mint to Be. All while finding a solution to the tugging and dragging drama of matte lipsticks with her Gothic inspired Velvetines. Get your hands on them as soon as they’re in stock because sometimes finding your favorite hue is like catching a unicorn.
2. Melt Cosmetics
Nothing bad could come from makeup artist and co-creator of Melt Cosmetics, Lora Arellano. She basically created the bad in Rihanna’s good girl gone bad persona, and has now brought this bit of bad assery into all our lives. But you won’t find a Barbie or Nicki Minaj lipstick in this all matte line, instead you’ll feel like your lips are draped in jewels. Such as, the gorgeous Blow, a rich emerald or the anarchist’s amethyst, By Starlight. But my personal favorite is Space Cake, a just before the storm grey. If you want to see this lipstick in action for a trip to the nail salon, beauty guru Jaclyn Hill will convince you to wear this for errand runs, I promise.
3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar’s
Like mixing potions, and not just on Pottermore? Than OCC’s Liptar’s are for you. These tiny tubes are magical, they come in matte, metallic and stained gloss finishes.(I mean how ground-breaking does stained gloss sound!?) But the real magic comes from the ability to mix these liptars for a custom shade. So even if you have been looking for that Kylie Jenner 90’s brown, you can perfect it with these. Or try out any color on the color wheel, like bold blues such as Pool Boy or a caution tape yellow like Traffic.
4. NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lipsticks
Finally, a drugstore brand has come to play. NYX dove boldly into this trend when most drugstore brands only unleash this level of commercial questionability near Halloween, when it is obviously normal to wear these hues. But NYX became the Apple of drugstore lines with their Macaron lips, they are a major hit for every girl wanting to experiment. Well with a price point of $6, who wouldn’t be curious to see what their Lime Green or White lipstick looked like?
5. Wet n Wild
Wet n Wild may not be the obvious choice, but I like to think they are the Pluto of the drugstore makeup galaxy. They may seem small, but the public goes wild when they make headlines. They did this when they collaborated with Fergie for a superstar lineup of lipsticks. Now I’m not going to excite you with Easter egg lavender or serpentine green, but Fergie’s Pagan Angel, a semi-matte black, is the perfect black to try out. At only $2.39, the quality is pretty darn good too. I think in the near future Wet n Wild may become a drugstore star because of their Fergie flair.
So I urge you, step away from the brown, over-lined Kylie lips (as much as I even love it sometimes) and into something a bit more daring this fall.