A makeup look is never complete without a swipe of lipstick. Our panel of judges tested dozens of lip products to come up with this list of winners. There’s something for everyone, from mask-proof lip stains to nourishing lip treatments.
BEST LIPSTICK – MATTE
A semi-matte version of Dior’s most iconic red lipstick shade, this warm red delivers a rich, long-wearing colour, yet feels comfortable and lightweight on the lips.
“A super flattering red. Love the finish, which is like a velvety- matte, and it didn’t feel drying on my lips.”
A liquid lip colour that offers budge-proof, long-wearing colour – perfect for when you’re wearing a mask.
Also has moisture-locking properties to keep lips hydrated. Comes in eight shades.
“This powdery cream lip colour sets to a solid film that doesn’t budge!”
BEST LIPSTICK – SHINE
A lip balm-lipstick hybrid that delivers beautiful colour, hydration and glossy
shine in one swipe. Comes in 20 shades.
“There was a lot of shine and hydration. The colour lasted through a meal!”
A balmy, vegan-friendly, buildable lip colour that delivers a satin finish. The highlight: the customisable options, from case to refill and even accessory, to make the final product truly your own. Comes in 15 lipstick shades.
“The pigmentation is intense and I love it.”
A lip tint that won’t transfer or budge. Its hydro-matte finish won’t emphasise dry spots, keeping lips looking kissable and full. Comes in five shades.
“It dries down matte, leaving a nice blotted lip finish. There was still a subtle tint of colour left even after a meal.”
BEST LIP MASK
Enriched with hydrating and nourishing ingredients to infuse dry and chapped lips with moisture, so you wake to a softer and smoother pout in the morning.
“Lips looked healthier, more plump and hydrated. It even healed the cracks on my pout.”