Amp It Up: The Magenta Lipstick Review


There’s a little bit of magic in a magenta lipstick. Deeper than fuchsia and more mysterious than red, this in-between shade is begging to be included in your makeup arsenal. Find your perfect pick below.

Inglot Cosmetics

Lipstick in 140 Cream | $13 | shop it

An easy-on formula that stays put with no bleeding, even in the summer heat. The warm reddish pink brings out the golden tones in your skin, which means we love it for making a traffic-stopping statement.

Armour Beauty

Lip Gloss in Grace | $21 | shop it

A bewitching magenta with a blue-toned shimmering base, this ultra-rich gloss shines like patent leather and smells like a yummy dessert. Stays put and catches the light, no matter where and when you wear it.

Anna Sui

Lip Crayon in #301 | $23 | shop it

A bright Barbie-esque matte take on magenta that glides on with pencil-perfect precision. With a carved lacquer twist-to-sharpen tube and a fresh rose scent, this is a seductive and elegant lip crayon that means business.


Tinted Lip Conditioner in Jump | $26 | shop it

Don’t be put off by the super-pigmented look of this cinnamon sugary-scented shade. The bright, popsicle-fresh berry color glides on sheer and leaves lips well-hydrated and soft.

Kevyn Aucoin

The Expert Lip Color in Jorijia | $35 | shop it

Pigment-packed and butter-rich, it feels amazing on. Just a few steps below a bright red, the punchy pink is perfect for switching up your usual lip look. The anti-aging properties of this vitamin-rich formula are a major bonus!

Ellis Faas

Hot Lips in L403 Bright Fuchsia | $35 | shop it

The most intense of the bunch, this arresting shade adds an instant glam feel to even the simplest of looks. Dab some on in the morning, and you can expect it to last all day—and straight through the evening!

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