Nothing will ever replace a great statement lipstick that actually stays put. Perhaps one of the most integral items in a woman's makeup kit, lipstick has the magical power to transform the wearer's look with just a single swipe. Whether it's a risque red or a warm nude, make-up junkies have a special love affair with every single shade. 

In modern times, a make-up junkie's beauty bag is a treasure trove of luxury lip colors but at one point of time in history, lipsticks were branded as devilish and were even associated with witchcraft. Turns out, women successfully reclaimed their right to put on lipsticks in the generations that followed and helped evolve it as the epitome of glamour, hope, power and strength. 

National Lipstick Day is celebrated on July 29 annually to honor the hallmark of female solidarity and below is the list of the cult shades ever made. 

  • Ruby Woo by M.A.C cosmetics - A bold red lip color that is not for the faint-hearted. 
  • Rouge Noir by Chanel - The beauty classic looks impeccable on tanned skin.
  • Schiap by NARS - The brightest pink lipstick with a high color payoff.
  • Lady Danger by M.A.C - A tangerine red pout is just what you need to sweep your loved one off his/her feet. 
  • Grege 1947 by Christian Dior - The peach-based nude color perfect for any day look. 

5 quotes about lipsticks to share with your gal pals: (Courtesy:

  • "You can't keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick."- Heather Locklear
  • "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together."- Elizabeth Taylor
  • "If I had to teach someone just one thing about lip color, it would be this: Find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup."- Bobbi Brown
  • "Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman -- it just makes you look better to have a little color."- Lady Bird Johnson
  • "Well, my smile's pretty hard to miss, considering I'm a gal who likes her lipstick -- the redder the better."- Dolly Parton

Red lipstick Get that Lisa look with this red lipstick lineup Photo: MINT 74