Add a swipe of any of these gorgeous shades the next time you have a virtual happy hour.

By Erica Metzger
Updated September 23, 2020
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Even if the only time people are seeing you without a face mask on is through your phone or computer, you still want to look your best. And if you opt for a light coverage foundation and minimal eyeshadow, you should definitely go with a bolder lip. Adding a brighter shade to your pout doesn't take any extra time than a neutral hue, and it will brighten up your entire face. Of course, everyone has different skin tones and shade preferences, so we found six lipstick options to please everyone. For a trendy look, try a purple berry, says makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes. Raspberry red is more classic. Here's your guide to the best berry lip colors on the market for every beauty need.

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1. Best for a Hint of Color

Get a popsicle-stain finish (minus the brain freeze) and balm-y texture with Revlon's Kiss Cushion Lip Tint. The soft, sponge-like applicator gives lips a hydrating wash of color. The formula is also buildable and you can apply more layers for a richer pigment.

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2. Best Glossy Finish

Just like an eye-opening coat of mascara, a swipe of hydrating lip color can make you look ready to take on the day. The 60% oil formula in this lipstick treats lips to gorgeous, glossy color. In other words, your lips will glisten while receiving loads of hydration.

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3. Best Matte Finish

This silky-matte shade looks amazing on dark skin tones and packs full-coverage color into a smooth gliding lipstick. Formulated with silky oils to keep lips from drying out, the L'Oreal Colour Riche Ultra Matte lipstick is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

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4. Best for on the Go

The rich color payoff that NARS Audacious lipstick has is makeup-pro approved. Its magnetic cap makes it bag-friendly; you'll never have to worry about the ultra-saturated color of this lipstick staining the inside of your purse.

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5. Best for Versatility

Get the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick, and the longevity of a stain with this lip lacquer. Swipe on a single coat for a sheer tint, or layer on more to build up the pigment and shine. If this rosy hue isn't for you, you're in luck: the long-wearing lacquer is available in 30 different shades.

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6. Best Moisturizer

Not all berry colors have to be dramatic. If a tinted lip treatment is more your speed, try this lip balm from the ChapStick brand. It locks in moisture and gives lips a hint of color, so it's subtle enough to integrate into an everyday makeup routine.


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