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Today’s National Lipstick Day! Find Out Our Favorite Shades

As beauty obsessives, there are few products that get us as excited as lipstick does. Pink, red, purple—we love every color of the rainbow. In honor of National Lipstick Day today (yes, it’s for real and yes, we think our fave product does deserve a full 24 hours worth of recognition), we wanted to share our favorite shades of all time. Here are our top picks: 

"I love MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolour in Lasting Lust: it’s a classic red, and I can eat and drink without worrying about it smudging off.” —Mai, Copy Editor

"Before starting at Birchbox I would rarely be caught dead in lipstick. After nearly two years (and nearly a million lipsticks later), I’m a convert. It’s the easiest way to look polished in ten seconds flat and a whole lot more interesting than wearing the same clear gloss every day. The very first lipstick I actually enjoyed wearing is still my favorite today. Our editorial director (and lipstick evangelist), Mollie, recommended NARS Funny Face to me and it was love at first sight. The semi-matte fuchsia shade looks good on everyone. Plus, everyone thinks a person wearing fuchsia lipstick is more fun—it’s a fact.” —Lorelei, Associate Editor

Korres’ Mango Butter Lipstick is my absolute favorite for everyday wear. Warm Pink is the perfect natural color and the formula is extra moisturizing.”  —Carrie, Best Intern Ever

"I love OCC’s Lip Tar in Anime, a bright neon pink. The color goes on super opaque and it lasts forever.”  —Rachel, Community Manager

"Almost a year ago, I went on the hunt perfect shade of red. Despite being a seemingly easy task, it proved to be quite difficult to find a quintessential color that worked well on multiple skin tones. At last, I discovered Beauty is Life’s Kingdom. The classic shade has blue undertones, which makes it flattering on a variety of complexions. I adore the rich yet non-messy formula.”  —Meredith, Editor and Content Strategy Manager 

"I love Lipstick Queen’s Sinner Matte Lipstick in Rose Sinner. The rich pink is perfect for nights out. The hue alone is enough to turn heads—no other makeup needed.” —Ally, Marketing Copy Coordinator

"It took me years to get over my fear of bright lipstick but now I am a huge convert. Two of my all-time favorites are NARS Schiap, the ultimate matte bubblegum pink, and YSL Rouge Volupte in Rose Paris, a super pigmented coral.” —Mollie, Editorial Director

I’ve always wanted to find the perfect red lip color since it’s such a fun, sassy style that matches everything. It’s taken me years, but I’ve finally found a gorgeous shade that matches my skin tone: By Terry’s awesome orangey-red Frenetic Vermilion. —Candice Chan, Associate Editor

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