As September comes to a close, we would be remiss not to mention Liptember, a monthly tradition that champions a cause close to our hearts.
If you’re not familiar with the holiday, Liptember began in 2010 when two friends, Luke and Renee, created a flagship campaign to encourage people to wear lipstick throughout the month of September as a lighthearted and fun way to raise awareness and vital funds for women’s mental health. The movement has raised over $14 million to date.
At BrownStyle Magazine, we love an initiative that sparks conversation, raises money for a good cause, and allows us to try new lipsticks and lip glosses!
Below, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must-have lipsticks and lip glosses that we wore this month to not only look fabulous but also bring awareness to the importance of women’s mental health.
1. About-Face | On the Bright Side | $48
Inject a burst of energy into your day with Guava Crush, a lively coral shade that commands attention. It’s the color of optimism, so it instantly brightened our editors’ moods when they tried it for the first time!
2. Ourself | Lip Conditioner w/ Vitamin E | $45
Want to add a touch of soft life to your lips? Our editors highly suggest this lovely sunset shade, Sunset Tint. It’s like a homage to summer all year round.
3. Dior | Velvet Finish | $45
Rouge Dior is a classic red shade that will make your lips pop! When you want to stand out, our editors suggest using this lipstick to make a bold statement without saying a word.
4. SeneGence | LipSense HydraMatte Lip Color | $32
Peony Pink Matte is a breath of fresh air! We find that this pretty pink color is a lovely reminder to spread love and kindness through words and expression.
5. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics | Luminious Lip Gloss | $26
Mauve is having a moment, and this shade is the epitome of sophistication. We think that Poetic is the perfect choice for someone whose words beautifully align with their actions.
6. Clinique | Almost Lipstick | $26
Do you dare to be different? Then you’ll be happy to know that 90’s Grunge Lip is making a comeback! Black Honey is a deep plum shade that exudes confidence and allure. Our editors believe that it’s perfect for making a rockstar statement.
7. Fenty Beauty | Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer | $21 🤎
Sometimes, less is more. We love Fantasy because it is a nude gloss that showcases understated elegance. It’s ideal for those moments when you want your natural beauty to shine!
8. Mirabella | Luxe Advanced Formula Lip Gloss | $20
Embrace your inner berry beauty with this deep, luscious, sweet hue. Our editors agree that Sublime is the perfect choice for those who like to make a lasting impression.
9. Hard Candy | Glosstopia Lip Gloss | $7
Let your lips be the star of the show with this glitter-infused gloss. Frostease is perfect for a night out on the town. It’s like a disco ball for your lips!
10. Black Radiance | Beyond A Pout Lip Lacquer | $6.29 🤎
When in doubt, go for the shimmer of Hot Sauce! Our editors loved the glossiness of this lip gloss, especially when they wanted an extra pop of color when layering their lipstick.
At our office, we enjoyed the opportunity to try new products and engage in honest and thought-provoking conversations about women’s mental health, especially Women of Color. Wearing the fun shades serves as an organic reminder to have genuine conversations and take a moment each day to complement our fellow women. Who knows, that may be just what she needs to brighten up her day!
Next year, we encourage you to try Liptember and see what you get out of the experience. Until then, try shopping for the fun finds above!