11 Blue Lipsticks That Are Surprisingly Wearable

Rihanna with blue lipstick

 Fenty Beauty

Before you count blue out, hear us out. You may have made up your mind on this wildcard shade and decided that it's not for you. But it certainly is. For those who don't believe in the power of a blue lipstick, understand that countless red lipsticks have blue undertones. So don't let this bold colorway intimidate you. You've probably worn blue-based lipsticks more often than you think. Instead of treading lightly, why not try wearing this shade alone? 

The perfect time to swipe on a sapphire shade is when you don't feel like doing the utmost with your makeup. You can lay low on the eye shadow and go subtler on your contour once you glide this unapologetic shade on—you won't need much else because your lips will do the talking. From midnight blues to deep teals, give one of the below a chance. 

Be Legendary Cream Lipstick - Jam Sesh (garnet) ()
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Deep $21

Loved by celebrity makeup artists and beauty gurus everywhere, this deep blue Smashbox shade was dreamed up in the brand's lineup of 120 iconic lip shades. Its natural emollients saturate your lips with long-lasting color and hydration for hours on end.

Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick Satellite 0.18 oz/ 5.5 mL
Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick Satellite $22

This cosmic blue liquid lipstick is for the fearless ones who aren't afraid of a statement shade. It's not your typical glitter lipstick, though. Infused with light-reflecting micro pearls and reflective mirror crystals, it creates a striking, iridescent hue that'll last for hours. Wear it alone, or layer it on top of a matte shade to add a dimension of sparkle.

Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Griselda 0.06 oz/ 1.7 g
Feenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Clapback $18 $9

Created to flatter all skin tones, this soft shade will look good on you. If the name Clapback doesn't convince you that you need this, I'm not sure what will. Maybe once you feel its non-tacky, creamy formulation, you'll know. It's a moody blue shade that'll take your selfies to the next level (I tried it). 

Hello Sailor Lipstick
Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick $25

At first sight, this looks like a true nautical blue. But what's so surprisingly cool is that this lipstick has a color-changing technology that adjusts to your lip shade's natural PH level. The vitamin E and shea butter make this feel super-silky and moisturizing to the touch. It leaves behind a soft blueberry stain with cool blue tones. 

Liquid Velvet(TM) - Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick Envy 0.22 oz/ 6.5 mL
Ciate London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick Envy $19

This shade steers away from a classic royal blue tone and leans more toward a true teal. With a velvet-like matte finish, this liquid lipstick feels light as a feather on your lips and won't bleed out of your lip lines.

Rimmel Stay Matte Lip Liquid 830 Blue Iris $4

The velvety-matte texture of this ultra-marine hue makes its application easy. A quick glide of this daring shade over your lips will do the trick. Plus, it delivers maximum color with a texture that does not budge—a win-win. 

Velvet Matte Lipstick - Soft Femme
Nyx Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick Midnight Muse $7

Nyx is notorious for its standout lip shades, so of course, the brand carries a sweltering blue. You'll get the bang for your buck with this ultra-matte lipstick. You might want to buy this in bulk and try other shades you've been too scared in the past because they're $5 a pop. 

Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte - Love Drunk (deep red w/tonal shimmer)
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in Heroine $19

If you're looking for an unapologetic true blue, this one's for you. The opaque tone is one of those single-swipe shades that packs a bold pop of color. However, its deep navy tone makes this lipstick less intimidating. Try switching out your go-to vampy shade for this sultry blue.

Matte Lipstick Griffin .12 oz/ 3.5 g
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Cobalt $18

Think of this cobalt blue as you would any other classic matte: long-lasting and highly pigmented. Anastasia Beverly Hills never disappoints, especially in the lip category. 

MAC Trend Lipstick - In The Spirit (M)
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Matte Royal $19

Meet Matte Royal, the first blue I ever knew. I fell in love with this wearable, sapphire shade in college during my summer interning in New York. I was looking for a lipstick that reflected my pre-adult life at the moment: exciting, unexpected, and fun. This creamy matte shade has the strongest staying power and looks the best on a fresh face with natural makeup—no competition necessary.

Couture Color Rouge
Dior Couture Color Rouge $38

And finally, major props to Dior for the wide array of shades in the Rouge Dior collection made for people who like to express themselves through lipstick. From vibrant reds to this midnight blue, the options are practically endless. You won't have to worry about it drying out your lips because its hydrating properties like natural mango butter and aroelat samphira will keep your lips feeling supple. 

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