Celebrate National Lipstick Day with the best makeup sales of the day

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor
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If it seems like every day there’s a new holiday to celebrate, you’re not wrong. Bringing attention to everyday objects and beloved foods, national celebration days offer a fun way to get into the holiday spirit any day of the year.

July 29 happens to be National Lipstick Day, a celebration I can fully get behind as a self-professed lipstick fiend. I’m constantly on the lookout for new shades as lipsticks (and glosses, and balms) take up the bulk of my makeup collection.

If you’re anything like me, it’s difficult to choose just one favourite, so I’ve put together a list of my top lipstick picks. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic punch of colour or a subtle nude, here are my current faves in honour of National Lipstick Day along with the best sales to shop and save.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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It’s a cult classic for a reason, with celebrity fans and makeup artists raving about this universally-flattering blue toned red.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Enjoy a full-sized shade with any online purchase over $35, while supplies last.

SHOP IT: MAC Cosmetics, $23

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Cruella

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My favourite part about this rich scarlet lipstick is the easy application thanks to a convenient pencil format that doesn’t dry out lips.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Treat your lips with 25% off select lip products for one day only.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $36

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip in Take a Pixie

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I was searching for the perfect matte shade that fell somewhere between orange and brown, and this is it. It’s super long-wearing, and with an under $10 price tag I’ll be sticking with this shade for a long while.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Save 40% on all lip products to celebrate National Lipstick Day in style.

SHOP IT: Colourpop, $4 USD (originally $7 USD)

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Liquorice

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Made with food-grade ingredients and a fresh, fruity scent, this creamy lipstick has a satiny finish that’s comfortable and lightweight.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Save 40% on select shades of Amuse Bouche lipsticks.

SHOP IT: Bite Beauty, $16 USD (originally $26 USD)

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in JK Magic

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What happens to be the newest lipstick in my ever-growing collection, this gorgeous peachy nude comes in the prettiest printed lipstick bullet inspired by JK Rowling’s magical worlds.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Save up to 40% on select summer favourites, including the best-selling Lips to Love kits.

SHOP IT: Charlotte Tilbury, $43

Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste

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I’m a sucker for a matte lipstick, and this liquid lippie from Tarte has a creamier finish than most that stays put throughout the day.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Save up to 50% on your favourite lip products from brands like SmashboxKylie Cosmetics, and Urban Decay.

SHOP IT: Ulta Beauty, $26

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Sauvage

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For a dramatic and moody lip, look no further than this deep plum shade that’s a hybrid between a high-shine gloss and a pigmented lipstick.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Save 50% on select luxury lipsticks.

SHOP IT: Beauty Boutique, $46

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Spanked

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Thanks to a slim design and angled tip, this soft matte lipstick is the perfect shade for a “my lips but better” look.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Receive a free full-size Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick with any purchase over $50.

SHOP IT: Fenty Beauty, $24 ($18 USD)

NYX Matte Lipstick in Aria

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This affordable lipstick provides full coverage and high impact colour in dozens of fun shades.

National Lipstick Day Sale: Save on your favourite brands of lipstick like Revlon, L’Oreal, and Rimmel with deals up to 50% off.

SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $9

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