Generation G Sheer Matte Lipsticks, £14, Glossier
Glossier calls them the “new kind of lip colour” that gives a just-blotted finish, without the blot. They say, “they’re lipsticks that adapt to you, not the other way around… swipe onto naked lips – once or twice for a subtle wash of colour; three or four swipes for stronger colour payoff.”
Lesley Buckle, Influencer
I’m a lipstick hoarder and obsessive as they’re the main way I like to experiment with makeup. I love using different lip colours as a quick and easy way to totally change my look.
WHAT I USUALLY LOOK FOR IN A LIPSTICK:
It usually has to be super pigmented and finish-wise, I love matte, satin, glossy, whatever – it just has to be comfortable to wear.
Glossier are one of the few brands that made me really re-think makeup in terms of what it should do and how to use it. Their whole philosophy is skincare first, makeup second. Their products are designed to enhance your look, not create a new one entirely so a lot of the products are dialled-back but really easy to use.
Their lipstick range, Generation G, has been around for a while but just got a shiny update with new packaging and a new formula. There’re only 6 shades – Cake, Crush, Like, Zip, Jam and Leo – but Glossier describes these as the most important. Ranging from peachy, bright pink, purple and brown tones, there’s nudes and brights to play with.