A good lipstick can transform your whole makeup game and accentuate your features perfectly. But just like fashion, lipstick trends change from season to season and sometimes it can be hard to keep up.
But don’t stress.
I have put together 10 lipstick trends to try right now and make your lips stand out. We will also discuss what you can do to really pamper your lips, because dry lips and lipstick don’t mix well!
You’ll probably be happy to find out that lipstick trends for 2019 are a lot less focused on perfect application and perfectly lined lips. It’s all about slightly messy looks, imperfect finishes, bold colors, and artistic expression.
This is a great time to experiment with your lipstick looks and stand out from the crowd!
One of the biggest lipstick trends for 2019 is powder lipsticks. What’s so special about them is the amazing texture and color density you get from this type of lipsticks. It’s also great for creating a slightly smudged look that’s a total hit this season. Makeup artists are in love with powdered lipsticks so definitely make sure to try them.
What can be seen on the runways is a lot of glitter lip looks. What better way to draw attention to your gorgeous lips than to make them extra sparkly? Granted, this is definitely not an everyday look, but it’s great for a night out or special occasions.
This look can be achieved by using glitter infused lipsticks, sparkly lip gels or even by applying shimmering lipstick pencils. The color is all up to you, simply make it as bold and shiny as possible.
As previously mentioned, perfectly applied lipstick and liner are not in the spotlight for 2019 lipstick trends, but rather a more imperfect and casual style. Bitten lips are a perfect example of that.
What are they exactly?
Well, you know when you wear your lipstick for a long time or perhaps even get kissed and it fades on the outer edges, leaving the lipstick mostly on the inside portion of the lips? That’s the bitten lips look.
So the trick is to apply your lipstick mostly on the inner edges of your lips and smudge it towards the outer edges to get that bitten lip effect. What’s great about this look, apart from being super trendy, is that you don’t have to worry about applying lipstick perfectly of how it looks during the day.
Matte Purple Lipsticks
A lipstick color that can be seen on many runway looks is purple. It ranges from lighter and darker shades and pastel purple is very popular, but the emphasis is on matte purple lipsticks.
So if you love matte lipsticks, definitely try a purple shade. It can be a great everyday look, as well as perfect for special occasions.
Bold Red Lips
Red lips seem to never go out of fashion and you’ll be happy to know that nothing has changed for 2019 lipstick trends. This season, the emphasis is on glossy red lips that look powerful and bold.
Pair your red lips with a nice winged eyeliner or black eyeshadow for nighttime, and for daytime, you can skip eye makeup and go with just the red lipstick. Trendy red shades range from true red to neon red shades, but with a glossy finish.
If you want to add that extra something to your red lipstick look, apply a lip plumping serum like Xlips. It will make your pout just perfect!
Poweful Black Lips
If you really want to be unique and stand out from the crowd, then you should try carbon black lipstick. Granted, this is a very outside-the-box look that requires a lot of courage but trust me, it can look amazing!
This is a very glamorous, bold, and unexpected look that looks fresh out of the runway. There are many black lipsticks to choose from, which reflects the popularity of this new trend.
Just keep in mind that you should go easy on the eye makeup if you want to try black lips unless you want to go for a full gothic look.
‘90S Brown Lip Looks
Many 1990’s trends are coming back in 2019 and one of them is signature 1990’s brown lips. So if you’re nostalgic for the ’90s and its cool style, you must try this look. I suggest that you experiment with different shades of brown lipstick to see which one works best with your skin tone. What’s also important is to outline your lips with a brown pencil- totally ‘90s!
This is a great daytime and work look that’s really versatile and can be paired with many different kinds of eye makeup!
2019 is very much about bright neon lipstick shades which are a throwback to the ’80s. As you can notice, pretty much all of the current lipstick trends are about being bold and noticed and neon shades are no exception.
Neon red and orange are particularly trendy, but you might want to try some of the more unusual colors just for the fun of it.
Soft & Feminine Lip Looks
If you’re not into bright-colored glittery looks, don’t worry, there are some great lipstick trends for you too. A lot of light brown and pink lipstick looks that are very romantic and feminine are also very popular at the moment.
You might be surprised by this one, but what is seen a lot this year is a no-makeup trend, especially bare lips. So if you want to go for a natural look and show off your lips in their natural beauty, go bare.
However, make sure your lips are healthy and moisturized at all times by using a great lip balm like Xlips EGF or even make them plumper by using specific lip plumping serum.
All girls love to emphasize their lips with different lipstick shades. But when your lips are dry and chapped, no lipstick will look good on you. That’s why lip care is essential.
The thing is, lips are very sensitive, delicate, and prone to damage. You have probably experienced your lips getting dry during cold weather which often results in chapped lips. Even the sun can damage your lips and you’ll notice small cracks appearing. Some people even experience bleeding and cold sores which is really problematic.
It’s easy to forget about the lips when you go to the beach, but that would be a mistake. Using a lip gloss that protects your lips from the sun is not only practical but will make you look more stylish and put together.
Peel your lips before you apply it so that your lips aren’t dry and flaky. You can either use a lip scrub or the corner of a towel that you soak in some water.
What else can you do to protect your lips?
Well, there are many different tricks and specialist lip care products you can use to care for your lips and keep them healthy throughout the year. I have compiled a list of best lip care tips that you can try right now and learn how to recover damaged lips and prevent dryness from happening again. Caring for your lips will 100% guaranteed make your lipstick look nicer on them!
What To Do When Your Lips Are Dry & Irritated?
If the damage has been done and you ended up with dry and chapped lips, you need to take some steps to make them healthy again. We’re going to go through some of the best remedies for irritated lips that are proven to work!
STOP LICKING YOUR LIPS
The first thing you need to do when you notice that your lips are sensitive, dry, or cracked is to stop licking them! Granted, licking your lips is a natural reaction when your lips are dry, but that only makes the issue worse because they become even drier and saliva is not really good for irritated lips.
So resist the urge to lick your lips and instead apply a moisturizing lip balm.
Dont Touch Your Lips
Another mistake people often make is touching their irritated or chapped lips. That’s a big no-no because your fingers are not always perfectly clean and you’re basically getting bacteria directly on your cracked lips which might result in even worse lip problems.
Breathe Through Your Nose
Another thing that might help when your lips are in a very bad state is breathing through your nose. That can help with the dryness because breathing through your mouth actually increases it.
So while you’re trying to recover your lips, it’s best to breathe through your nose and avoid making things worse.
Avoid Lipstick (for the time being)
It should go without saying, but it should be emphasized that while your lips are dry and irritated, you shouldn’t use lipsticks or any similar lip products. Lipsticks are known to dry out the sensitive lip skin even more and are definitely not good for irritated lips. Give your lips a chance to rest, there is no point applying lipstick to dry lips anyway, since it will just make them look even flakier.
So it’s best to avoid lipsticks until you recover your lips fully and get them healthy again.
Hydrate Your Lips
One of the most important things when your lips are chapped or damaged is to hydrate them. There are many products you can purchase for dry lips that provide moisture and care, but it’s also important to keep yourself hydrated as well. So make sure to drink a lot of water.
Apply and Overnigth Lip Treatment
Another thing you can do is apply some kind of a lip treatment (you can buy it, but also make your own from natural ingredients) and leave it overnight. This will do wonders for your lips because they recover the fastest while you sleep. I suggest you try Xlips EGF. It is perfect for lip intensive care since it contains hyaluronic acid which helps cure any cracks.
How To Prevent Chapped Lips?
It’s also important to know what you need to do in order to prevent chapped lips in the first place and keep your pout healthy at all times.
Use a Lip Balm Regularly
Lip balms are the best and easiest way to keep your lips safe. I recommend that you try Xlips EGF. It is a great moisturizing lip balm that provides intensive care for your delicate lips. You can use it many times a day, and it’s especially useful during cold weather.
Try a Lip Plumping Serum
Another thing you can try is a serum like Xlips Lip Plump Serum. Not only does it protect your lips, but it also makes them plumper. It’s a win-win!
As previously mentioned, hydration is very important. In order to protect your lips from damage, drink a lot of water, especially during winter time when your lips are much more prone to dryness.
Staying hydrated will not only be good for your lips, but will make you look (and feel!) more alert, it prevents bloating, makes your skin look nicer and is, of course, also good for your health.
USE QUALITY PRODUCTS ON YOUR LIPS
Sometimes the weather is not the problem, because lipsticks can also dry out your lips and irritate them. That’s why you should choose high-quality products for your lips. Another thing you can do to keep your lips moisturized while you wear lipstick is to add a layer of Xlips EGF or Xlips Lip Plump Serum.
Exfoliate Your Lips Regularly
It is also advised to exfoliate your lips on a regular basis. Not only does that get rid of flakiness, but exfoliation is very healthy for your lips in general. However, don’t forget to apply a lip balm like Xlips EGF after you’re done exfoliating – it will provide moisture and care to your exfoliated lips.