It's pretty much a given that most trends are cyclical. I mean, that's why bike shorts, scrunchies, bucket hats, butterfly or claw clips, crimped hair, and padded headbands have all made comebacks in 2021. What's old is always new again, am I right?
Listen, I don't mind trends coming back. Some I welcome back with open arms, so to speak. One beauty trend that I've been loving lately? The resurgence of mauve lipstick. The color that was big in the '90s is back, baby. And who doesn't love this pink-purple hue?
The shade is pretty flattering on any skin tone. It's also a subtler shade than, say, a deep-red lipstick, but it's not quite neutral or nude, so you still get a dose of color. And I think the lip color is versatile for just about any type of look. It's great for everyday wear, but it also works well for a night out. You can just play with the finishes, from a matte lipstick to a creamier, shinier coat.
Take a look at some mauve lipstick options below, broken down by skin tone.
Described as a "dusty mauve," this lipstick not only looks good on fair skin tones, but it's also a universal shade that works with just about any tone. It contains moringa and passion fruit seed oils to condition the lips and enhance color.
A cooler, muted mauve pink, this is another lipstick shade that's very similar to your natural lip color. The ultra-creamy formula glides on and delivers medium to full coverage that you can build on. This one has a satin finish.
For Olive Skin Tones
6. Nyx Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Toulouse
Maybelline's liquid lipstick is one of my favorite long-lasting lip products. I especially love the Ringleader shade, which is a flattering pink-mauve. It lasts for up to 16 hours and leaves a highly pigmented matte finish.
9. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Medium Matte Revolution Lipstick
A soft pink-mauve, Kjaer Weis's liquid lipstick is another one that helps enhance your natural lip color. The matte formula is enriched with cold-pressed sunflower, jojoba, and castor-seed oils plus hyaluronic acid to leave the lips completely hydrated and nourished.
For Deep Skin Tones
14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Resin
Tom Ford's lipstick is a richer, deeper mauve that is so sophisticated and stunning. The formula has specially treated color pigments that give both a saturated hue and luminosity. It also contains murumuru butter, soja-seed extract, and chamomilla flower oil for a creamy and smoothing texture.
17. Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick in Fearless
With a weightless, air-whipped texture, this liquid lipstick delivers saturated color and soft velvety matte and blurred finish. It's also infused with nourishing ingredients like lotus, gardenia, white water lily, and vitamin E.
You get up to 12 hours of continuous wear with this lipstick, but you don't have to worry about your lips feeling super dry. The creamy and lightweight lip product has a matte finish and full-coverage color.