September 26, 2021


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14 Never-Fail Lipsticks, According to Laila Gohar, Justin Vivian Bond, and More

Lipstick is a many-splendored thing: a palm-size accessory, a visual loudspeaker, a peacekeeper packaged in a bullet. Maybe the significance of lipstick has grown in the last year—its presence, visible or otherwise with masks, is a more legible indicator of the current state of things than the evolving CDC guidelines. But for all the conjecture about lipstick getting the can in our all-virtual-everything year, the product has remained every bit essential—in part because it connects in some way to so many facets of life, from experimental play to dinner habillement to full-throated activism. 

Or maybe you’ve just seen the news: that July 29th, for reasons unknown, is National Lipstick Day. However up-and-down this year has been, we’ve learned that no occasion is too small to celebrate, and for this, we bring you the latest Pro Tip installment: expert recommendations from a collection of makeup artists, performers, and creative talents. Today, right now, this minute, why not pick up a new lipstick? Have you seen the fall calendar? Finally, it’ll be time to get all dressed up.

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