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9 Neon Lipsticks in Our Carts Right Now

Never underestimate the power of a bold lip.

By: Isabella Sarlija

We can all agree that popsicle lips are trending right now. You know, the barely-there wash of color that makes lips look naturally pigmented. It’s the type of lip that says “I don’t kiss and tell.” It’s a great way to express your love of color on days where color may not be necessary. However, what ever happened to bright, intense neon colors? Have we put them on the back burner for so long that we have started to demonize them? Don’t you miss the days of leaving a bright lip stain on your cup of coffee? We know we certainly do.

Let us not forget the brightness that can enter our lives through vibrant, joyful lipstick, especially during these dark and tumultuous times. It’s a way for us to make a statement without saying a single word and to remind ourselves to square up our shoulders and walk through our apartments with confidence. OK, maybe we are giving lipstick too much credit, but we can’t ignore the feelings of power and assurance it gives us when we swipe it on. Here are some of our favorite bright and neon colors for this spring.


Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Queen, $30

The pencil shape of this matte lipstick makes it one of the easiest matte lipsticks in terms of application. Simply twist, swipe, and bam, you are done. A plus? Lips don’t feel dry after application. This shade is a lovely magenta that feels like an elevated bright pinkish purple inspired by the ’80s.

CHANEL Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Mat Jumbo Longwear Matte Lip Crayon in 259 Provocation, $38

This shade is the classic fiery orange lip that needs to live in all our beauty collections. Its matte finish leaves lips highly pigmented for long periods of time, making it perfect for the person who wants to simply apply lipstick once and forget about it. This shade is great on its own with a dewy complexion.

Haus Laboratories Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon in Destroyer, $18

It may not be a neon color, but this is one of the brightest wine-colored lippies we have tried. The formulation of this baby is smooth as butter and does NOT fade throughout the day. It’s the perfect shade to wear if you’re looking to add a more subdued pop of color.

Nars Lipstick in Schiap, $26

We promise, a bright pink shade can help liberate you from the quarantine blues. This Candyland shade is the quintessential bright neon lip. Plus, the formula is highly pigmented and lasts for hours when worn with a lip liner. Try it out for your next YouTube karaoke session, and thank us later.

YSL Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Liquid Lipstick in #202 Coral Symbol, $37

This shade lives somewhere in between a classic red and a bright orange. Its warmer undertones make it perfect for people with golden undertones, meaning it’ll be great for this spring and throughout the summer season. Plus, its compact size fits in even your tiniest of Jacquemus bags.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid Lipstick in 569 Fantasy, $38

Don’t be fooled by the delicate undertones in this shade; this liquid lipstick packs a punch. Infused with shea butter, camellia and almond oils, this liquid lipstick works to moisturize your lips throughout the day while looking fabulous, too. Thanks for having our backs, Dior.

Glossier Vinylic Lip in Baby, $16

Intense color and gloss? Count us in. This firetruck red looks great on virtually any skin tone and creates that luscious reflective pout we all crave.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Desire Rouge Excess Lipstick in 205 Distract, $44

A fuchsia that exists mostly in our dreams, available in a luxe golden bullet. The formula of this lipstick is satin with a bit more sheen than usual, meaning you’ll be rocking a bright lip that is well hydrated, too. Wear this for when you want to leave your mark on things. *wink*

CHANEL Rouge Allure - Le Rouge Collection Intense Long-Wear Lip Color in 172 Rouge Rebelle, $38

The formulation of this lipstick is just too good to leave out. The cooler undertones in this coral make it perfect for a delicate pop of color on your lips. The satin finish of this lipstick means that even with intense color, your lips will stay well moisturized throughout the day.

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