Lip powder is one of the trends that seem to come out of nowhere and demand our attention, getting featured in beauty magazines and gaining mentions all over Instagram. Like cushion compacts, and BB, CC creams, powder lipsticks are the latest K-beauty obsession that’s fun, creative and absolutely worth trying!
Spoiler alert: lip powders are so versatile (just like nail powders), I wholeheartedly recommend putting your hesitations aside and diving right in! To make your foray into this exciting new beauty product seamless, we’ve compiled a list of some of our top choices of powder lipsticks!
Although not too many brands offer lip powder yet, we are sure this list of the best powder lipsticks is going to be updated quite often to offer you the brand-new cool lip powder options you should try.
1. Sephora Collection Lip Powder
Sephora is a trailblazer in the beauty world, and once they roll out a product it is certain to gain traction in the mainstream. Sephora’s lip powders are lightweight and metallic and can be used individually for a shimmery look or paired with a lipstick or gloss to add some depth.
The lip powder contains pearlized pigment powder to mimic the look of fuller lips. This product is a great introduction to the trend because the design is user friendly and allows for a controlled distribution of the pigment.
The squishy applicator removes the risk of getting powder everywhere. The product currently has over 10K likes on the Sephora website, and can be purchased in-store or online at Sephora.
2. Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder
The name of this lip powder is certainly a mouthful, but when a more traditional, conservative company like Clinique releases an out-there product, that’s a good indication that this product is not merely the flavor of the week, but is a trend with staying power. The Clinique lip powder comes in a sleek silver tube with a cushion applicator for even application.
The product comes in eight shades with fun names like Fiesta Pop and Brown Sugar Pop. Clinique describes its lip powder as “a vibrant burst of matte pigment” that won’t bleed or fade. Their lip powder is fragrance free and has been allergy tested making this a perfect option for women with sensitive skin and specific requirements from their beauty products.
The lip powder can be purchased online on Amazon or at select Clinique beauty counters in various department stores.
3. Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder
One of the first offerings in the Western market, Cle’s melting lip powder boasts a waterproof and smudge-proof velvety finish. The melting lip powders come in eight shades that range from pink to plum to coral.
It comes with a doe angled applicator, which pulls powder straight from the tube. With this option I recommend patting some of the product back into the tube to ensure that you are layering your pigment slowly to get the desired shade.
Their lip powder can also be tapped out onto a counter or your hand once you’ve gained a mastery over the application process. Cle melting lip powder can be purchased at Revolve.
4. Stellar Stardust Lip Powder Palette
When you thought an already innovative product couldn’t push the boundaries any further, along comes the Stellar lip powder palette! Although it looks like a set of eyeshadows at first glance, it is a beautiful and bewitching collection of seductive lip shades!
The products are opaque and light, and the gold and pink toned shades can be combined to create a vivid, multi-faceted lip look. I recommend using a pink or fuchsia base and then layering the metallic gold shade in the center of the lips to create a magical, disco-ball effect.
This product is a great investment because it offers a few shades to mix and match and allows for extreme versatility. The Stellar stardust lip powder palette is available at Sephora.
5. LIQUE Lip & Eye Effect Powder
LIQUE lip and eye effect powder is a beginner’s paradise. Offering one of the most affordable and best powder lipsticks, this series of lip powder comes in more daring shades, like hot pink, deep purple, and iridescent blue. This product is perfect for risk-taking trendsetters, who want to try out a unique lip shade for a night out.
These powder lipsticks are thinly milled and create a glamorous and lustrous shimmery coat. As the name suggests, the lip powder can be used on both eyes and lips and comes in six shades.
Because they are compact and reasonably priced I would recommend picking up a shade or two to dip your toes into the lip powder makeup trend. They are available online at Kohls.com.
Photos via @paisleymattes, Instagram, Sephora