A Celebration of Lip Color: Lipstick, Gloss & Palettes

July 29th is National Lipstick Day, and according to the National Day Calendar website, the idea behind it is to encourage people to show off their favorite shade. So, if you are looking for the best lipstick to suit your mood or a palette of colors for your pro makeup kit, we put together this guide to some lip color products you’ll love.

Full Color for the Lipstick Purist

Traditional lipstick, a wax stick encased in a tube, is a timeless classic. The bullet shape is a work of modern art, not to mention the mere act of swiveling it up and applying it makes us feel glamorous like a golden age movie star. Ben Nye Lipstick will satisfy that new-lipstick craving with many beautiful shades to choose from —including some of the best red lipsticks around—without breaking the bank on prestige prices.

Single tubes aren’t just great for personal use; they make it easy to create customized lipstick palettes. But, if you prefer the convenience of one that’s ready-made, there are some fabulous options. The best part is you’ll get multiple lip colors in one quick, add-to-cart motion and save lots of time by not making one yourself!

Four assorted Ben Nye Lipsticks in a row
$16 each
Studio Color All-for-One Lip Color Palette
Luxe Cream Palette in The Nudist
Super Lip Palette

Products for the Lipstick Perfectionist

Using lip liner or pencil helps to define the lips for a crisp and polished look, not to mention it’s a temporary and affordable way to enhance the size or shape. And Lipchic Lipstick Sealer gives traditional lipstick formulas durable, kiss-proof wear, hence its longstanding role in everything from soap operas to Broadway shows and even weddings. While there are a few steps for applying this product—mainly blotting and layering—the results are worth it!


Ben Nye Lip Colour Pencils in assorted colors
Lip Colour Pencil
$12 each
Lipchic Lipstick Sealer bottle with cap
Lipstick Sealer

One Step Glam with Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks are an excellent choice for opaque coverage with extended wear. These formulations from Dose of Colors and Make Up For Ever are self-setting to lock down the pigment for hours, and the doe-foot wand in the cap makes application easy. Of course, if you use these in your pro makeup kit, you’ll want to ensure you have plenty of disposable single-use applicators.

image of a coral color liquid lipstick with cap off to show the applicator.
Liquid Matte Lipstick in Kiss of Fire
Artist Nude Cream Liquid Lipstick in Touch

The Effortless Beauty of Lip Gloss

Glossy lips are back in a big way, and we’re loving it! Dose of Colors delivers creamy pigment in nude and “lippie” tones for that ’00s vibe as well as two shimmer lip gloss options. Viseart Moisture Boost Oil Lip Shine provides a high sheen with a hint of color, making them universally flattering. You can also get lip gloss in palettes from Ben Nye and Graftobian for adding the perfect shade of gleam to your desired lip look.

Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Flashy
Moisture Boost Oil Lip Shine
$19 each
Lip Gloss Wheel
Satin Gloss Palette

An Bold Accessory to Fabulousness

You’ll no doubt need a something to carry all your lip amazing products, and the Lipstick Lovers Bag is perfect for the job because it’s dazzling to look at and sure to make you smile whenever you reach for your favorite shade!

Alcone x Breakups to Makeup Lipstick Lovers Bag which has words that say I Don't Eat Salad it Ruins My Lipstick.
Alcone x Breakups to Makeup Lipstick Lovers Bag

These are just a few of the fantastic products lip color products available at Alcone Company. Visit us to see more!

Product availability and prices are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit alconemakeup.com.