Happy National Lipstick Day! Here's How to Find Your Perfect Shade

If we’re being perfectly honest, every day is lipstick day at Byrdie HQ. If you rummage through any of our editor’s desk drawers, you’ll find an expansive array of favorite shades in all kinds of finishes and textures. Product deliveries from Lipstick Queen, Tom Ford, and Nars make us squeal aloud—and you’d better believe we immediately tear open those packages to swatch out the different hues. We’re practiced in every technique from over-lining to lip contouring, and we can rattle off the best matte formulas at the drop of a hat. Heck, we’ll just say it: We were clamoring to try Kylie’s Lip Kit just as much as anyone else was.

But that doesn’t mean we’re not happy to celebrate an entire holiday devoted to our favorite lippies—and what better way to ring it in than to count down some of our must-know tips? Keep reading to learn everything from finding your perfect shade to making your pout look bigger in 30 seconds.




What’s your all-time favorite shade? Leave a comment below and you might just see it appear in an upcoming Byrdie story!