When You’re High: It’s Leo Season, and These are our Favorite Lip Looks for National Lipstick Day

We often find ourselves scrolling through Instagram with a little buzz and falling in love with the work of the uninhibited makeup artist. Whether it’s an influencer’s signature look or the experimentation of a celebrity makeup artist MUA, these are the looks that we can’t stop staring at.

Summer is still high—and so are we—but the powerful Leo has come to reign until the next full moon. Leos are enchanting; the Sandra Bullocks and Obamas of the world hail from this sun sign, and we already know our previous (and sorely missed) president pulls on the piff—or perhaps maybe he just ‘used to’. Leo’s likely find weed as a social lubricant more than a daily dose, so they tend to like strains, such as Orange Cookies, that highlight friendly gatherings. 

Being that its National Lipstick Day, we know that the divine performers under this sign could rock any of these incredible looks, especially the Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick featured in the above pink-drenched image. 

Carolyn Lee

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budget iris van herpen i knew that i had to recreate this as soon as i saw it. swipe left to see my inspiration! this is the first look in my metallic series <<silver>> . products used: @colourpopcosmetics no filter concealor in light 18 @tonymolysg spoiler loose powder @inglot_cosmetics duraline @hm blusher highlighter duo in copper rose, special fx eye colour palette (silver) and lip shine in natural flush (total coincidence that i used mostly h&m beauty products) soap brows #colourpop #tonymolysg #tonymoly #hmbeauty #inglot #inglotduraline #muaunder10k #undiscoveredmuas #underratedmuas #bblogger #indiemakeup #theartistedit #themakeupedit #sharpedgesmag #irisvanherpen

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Silver upper-lip like this shimmery gem from Singapore’s Carolyn Lee should be the next hot trend.

Color Driven

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For @lucysmagazine • photo/art director/style: @kvasnikova_photo • model: @forevermotswana • Assistant @elinatyger • makeup by me using Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan @maccosmetics #maccosmetics • #ColorDrivenBeauty #mosmakepro #makeupawesome #eotd #motd #smink #muaawesome #theartistedit #editorialmakeup #editorialmakeupartist #modelmalay #100daysofmakeup #obsessee #makeuplook #runwaymakeup #v93oo #sharpedgesmag #avantgardemakeup #ravvebeauty #dazedbeauty #highfashionmakeup #abstractmakeup #небледно #macpro2pro #makeupobsessions #myartistrycommunity #makeupartistsworldwide #wakeupandmakeup

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Russian makeup artist Tatyana of the account Color Driven knows that light and shadow play are not only reserved for eye looks or contouring.

Jes Santos 

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Old look, new angle. Same ol’ face. Lmao Also this is the makeup I’m wearing in my passport photo so thank god it’s somewhat accurate to what I actually look like. Looool (btw I did this look before I went CF, so I edited the caption to not include non-CF brands that I originally used but if there’s something you MUST know, you can find the original post for this look on my page with all the deets 🥰) • EYES: @claropsyche glow, tic tac and damask from psyche’s box @doseofcolors teal me more block party eyeshadow @essencemakeup super precise liquid liner @thrivecausemetics liquid lash extensions mascara • BROWS: @anastasiabeverlyhills ash brown dip brow @milkmakeup grind kush brow • FACE: @clecosmetics ccc cream in medium light and mocha creme melting lip powder as bronzer @fentybeauty chili mango and ridiiic match stix @beccacosmetics skin love glow glaze stick @milkmakeup blur + set powder in translucent light • #claropsyche #psychesbox #doseofcolors #essencemakeup #thrivecausemetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #milkmakeup #norvina #studiofam #kushbrow #clecosmetics #fentybeauty #fenty #beccacosmetics #wiwt #myartistcommunity #wakeupandmakeup #makeup #modelmalay #theartistedit #creativemakeup

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This lipstick setup is more subtle, but incredibly wearable—and cruelty free to boot.

Terry Barberon

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90’s!!! A back-to-my-roots moment with a nod to the late, great Kevyn Aucoin using MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick. #vivaglam is celebrating 25 yrs and has raised $500 million for people living with hiv/ aids. Shot on my phone for @maccosmeticsuk. #myartistcommunity #myartistcommunity_uk #vivaglam #cutcreasefromthefirsttimeround

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Who better to rock a full 90s liner lip than a Leo?

Chudesasha

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ARTIST @chudesasha . . . #sharpedgesmag #editorialmakeup #makeupeditorial #theartistedit #modelmalay #runwaymakeup #avantgardemakeup #макияждня #мейкап #креативныймакияж #визажист #beautypapers #inbeautmag #v93oo #visualcrush #dblooks #beautypapersmag #макияж #tushmagazine #небледно #lucysmagazine #makeupoftheday #eotd #lotd #motd #neonmakeup

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The Leo may be represented by a lion—but snakes are always in the grass. 

Moises Ramirez

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Glossy & Powdery Matte #beautythrowback #beautyarchives . . . #beautyphotographer @troycovey #moisesramirezbeauty #model @kc.kelso

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The texture play here is serious. And it is hard to look away!

Leave behind your lip art on every joint like a tribute, and for the rest of Leo season, get your party on—safely.

Lead image courtesy of Dior Beauty

Emerald contributor since May 2017

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