Stephanie's Really Pretty Summer Lipstick

That packaging, tho.
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Rodin Luxury Lipstick, $38, available at oliolusso.com. Photo: Courtesy of Rodin

Rodin Luxury Lipstick, $38, available at oliolusso.com. Photo: Courtesy of Rodin

Linda Rodin is who I want to be when I grow up. The so-damn-chic, totally badass founder of Rodin Olio Lusso is an icon of the beauty community, best known for her luxurious, cult-inspiring oil, her dog Winky and an always perfect red lip. So it's not exactly surprising that the lipstick she chose to put her name on is a really, really good one, in many different ways. I'll just start with the way it looks.

My immediate reaction to seeing this lipstick. Photo: Giphy

My immediate reaction to seeing this lipstick. Photo: Giphy

When she was conceptualizing her first-ever lipstick line, it was important to Rodin that the packaging be completely translucent. The result of that design goal is, predictably, gorgeous. (Nothing was going to stop me from snapping a photo, applying 43 filters and posting it on Instagram. Nothing, I tell you!)

But now for the specifics: The collection is made up of five versatile shades spanning the gamut from pale nude to true red. My favorites are Tough Tomato (an orange-tinged red) and Billie on the Bike (a pinkish violet named after Rodin's mother), both shown in my overexposed photo above. And the formula — pigmented but buildable, moisturizing but surprisingly long-lasting, unexpectedly candy-scented — is equal parts fancy and fun. 

Let's just say the closest I'll come to playing Pokemon Go is applying the "Gotta Catch 'Em All" mentality to these lipsticks. 

Rodin Luxury Lipstick, $38, available at oliolusso.com.

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