The $9 Lipstick Every L.A. Girl Is Wearing
ICYMI, earlier this month we spoke with a data team at Amazon to find out the single best-selling lip colour in NYC. According to the retailer's numbers, the top seller was CoverGirl's Outlast All-Day Moisturising Lip Colour in Blossom Berry, a mauvy shade that costs a delightfully reasonable $13. This exciting piece of news inspired us to find out the number one lipstick on the left coast and compare.
Now, in Los Angeles, we like to pretend we have seasons, but we don't really. I moved here from the East Coast after I graduated college three years ago, and I still feel like I'm on a never-ending summer break. When October comes around, there are no coloured leaves or chilly weather. This made me especially curious to find out if that affects the typical L.A. girl's lip colour of choice.
So we got in touch with the folks at Amazon again, and they reported back with the lipstick L.A. girls are buying the most. Let's just say we were equally thrilled and fascinated by what they found. Keep scrolling to the see the best-selling lipstick in L.A.!
L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Fairest Nude ($20)
It's almost too good to be true. The top-selling lipstick in L.A. is also a $20 pick. But instead of a deeper purple colour, it's a classic pinkish nude.
According to Hollywood makeup artist Brittany Spyksma, while "wine-coloured lips and deep grapey tones are super on trend this season," the everyday L.A. girl is still reaching for her nudes. "A muted pinky nude is perfect to pair with your fall smoky eye," she says (a look all L.A. girls love).
This L'Oréal lipstick is especially great because it's formulated with nourishing ingredients like omega-3, vitamin E, and argan oil, so it won't dry out your lips in the coming weather.
Love this lipstick? Read on to shop four similar shades recommended by Spyksma and our editors!
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Nude Thrill ($12)
Lipsticks that combine a matte finish with moisturising ingredients are trending hard this season. This pick from Maybelline glides on smooth and stays that way, thanks to its hydrating formula.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude ($30)
If you're looking for opaque, try Spyksma's favourite Too Faced liquid lipsticks, which guarantee fewer touch-ups throughout the day. The shiny gloss within this formula works to hydrate your lips and make them look super full.
MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Doe ($50)
MAC's newest lipstick launch was developed in partnership with a tetrachromat—a person who can distinguish between millions of slight colour variations undetectable to a normal eye. What does this mean for you? The pigments in each shade are uniquely bold and uniform, meaning high-impact, 100% even colour.
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