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True Blues: The Blue Lipstick Review

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Yeah yeah, we know what you’re thinking—you would never in a million years wear blue lipstick out in public. The question we have for you is, why not? Blue is a color, too, and a very good one at that. Gone are the days when you could get blue lipstick only in a dry and cakey formula, at the Halloween store. Night or day, nobody will mistake you for Laura Palmer in these six badass blues.

Inglot Cosmetics Lipsticks, $13 each

287 Cream | shop it

A cotton candy pop of sugary blue! This shade is loud and proud with a whitish base tone that catches the light. Everyone will notice you in this daring hue. Though the effect is pastel, the formula stays creamy and flattering throughout the day.

288 Cream | shop it

The oceanic tones in this creamy lipstick will win any blue lip lover over. The brilliant blue-raspberry shade is just the thing to top off any out-of-the-ordinary makeup job. The fruity scent is just an added bonus that fits this particular shade extremely well.

289 Cream | shop it

An unusual blue with a yellow undertone, and flattering on a lot of skin tones. If you’re feeling unsure of which blue will look best, try this one—the most understated of the group.

OCC Lip Tar Mattes, $18 each

Pool Boy | shop it

The effect of this ultra-opaque cerulean is nothing short of awe-inspiring. The traffic-stopping milky liquid color glides on with a brush and provides an almost FX-like look. Highly blendable, try mixing it into a little red or yellow to create a whole range of pastel shades.

RX | shop it

Very pigmented, OCC’s RX is just a few hues deeper than Inglot’s #288. It’s easy to blend and that makes it really versatile. Wear it alone as a pop-art alternative to a ruby red, or try blending a drop or two into your favorite red or pink lipstick for a plummy purple.

Vain | shop it

This deep, dark indigo is more flattering than you might imagine at first glance. If you’ve been itching for an edgier alternative to your favorite vampy red for fall, this shade might just be The One.