A bold and bright lipstick can take your makeup look from day to night in an instant. The right lip colour can also add a pop of colour to an otherwise dreary day.

However, finding a lippie with a formula that delivers both colour and hydration can take a bit of a search. So in an attempt to save you prevent the frustration of having to deal with dry and flaky lips, here are 5 lipsticks that will deliver both colour and comfort.


Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($35)

Long-lasting colour, a smooth finish, and a comfortable, lightweight texture seems like a lot to ask for from a lipstick – however this unique primer infused lippie makes the cut. These highly pigmented lipsticks delivers intense colour without accentuating dry patches on the lips.


Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Colour Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick ($33)

This lipstick range that is new to the brand comes with every shade you could possibly need – from nudes to vampy dramatic shades.  Packed with antioxidants to protect against free radical damage, these lipsticks coat your puckers in a single swipe and they don’t hold back on the colour payoff.


Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($36)

An oldie but goodie – one swipe of this leaves your pout feeling soft and hydrated. Formulated with nourishing oils like meadowfoam and black currant oils, this lipstick creates an even and pigmented stain that will last all day.


Butter London Moisture Matte Lipstick ($32)

When it comes to moisturizing mattes, this one ticks all the boxes, but it goes one step further with its staying power. The buttery smooth formula feels almost weightless on the lips and magically stays on your lips for hours without migrating to your teeth or your chin.


ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner ($46)

Containing cocoa butter, olive fruit, sesame and vitamin E, this buildable lip colour keeps your pout hydrated, while allowing you to adjust the intensity of your lip colour with each application. You have the option of blending it out for a sheer wash of pigment or building it up for a vibrant pop of colour.