Best lipstick for nude, red, long lasting and matte looks

Best lipstick: From nude to red and liquid to matte, here are our favourite lipsticks

23rd March 2020 | Author: Elly Rewcastle

Lipstick is that finishing part of your makeup routine that pulls everything together.

Even if you go for a nude that matches your natural lip colour and pair it with the slightest sweep of highlighter, it can really elevate your look. 

We love everything from a classic red lipstick, a comfortable nude or a bold blue and we’ve scoured the shelves to find some of the best lipstick formulas that will last all day, are kind to your lips and look stunning.

Best lipstick

  1. Editor’s Pick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick £18
  2. Bargain Buy: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream£6
  3. Luxury Buy: Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick£35
  4. Best liquid lipstick: Fenty Stunna Lip Paint – £20
  5. Best bullet lipstick: MAC lipstick£17
  6. Best matte lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution– £25
  7. Most long-lasting lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick– £17

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1. Editor’s Pick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

£18 | Buy now from Feelunique

Why we love it: Available in six different finishes, Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick collection has options for everyone.

The formula is creamy and pigmented and the packaging is sleek and chic. One swipe is all it takes to cover your lips, which aren’t dragged about when applying.

Pair with the matching lip liner for a gorgeous look that doesn’t bleed, transfer or rub away.

Buy now from Feelunique

2. Bargain Buy: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

£6.50 | Buy now from NYX

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Why we love it: We love NYX makeup, it’s one of the best cheap makeup brands around and punches well about its weight, particularly when it comes to lipsticks. This creamy, pigmented formula smells like a dream.

NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in more than 30 shades and caters to your every need with shades from rich, blue-toned purple, to your everyday muted nudes.

Buy now from NYX

3. Luxury Buy: Pat McGrath MatteTrance lipstick

£35 | Buy now from Selfridges

Why we love it: Designed by the superstar makeup artist herself, Pat McGrath, the MatteTrance lipstick feels like you’re not wearing anything, it’s that comfortable. We love it so much, it also features on our best red lipstick list. 

With absolutely stunning packaging, this bullet lipstick looks beautiful on your dressing table, your nightstand, in your handbag or your makeup bag. Not to mention on your lips. All MatteTrance lipsticks, as their name suggests, give a comfortable matte finish that lasts all day and is transfer-proof.

Buy now from Selfridges

4. Fenty Stunna Lip Paint

£20 | Buy now from Debenhams

Why we love it: One of the debut products from Rihanna’s brand, the Fenty Stunna lip paint has made it into top 10 lists all over (including our own best red lipsticks) down to its unreal staying power, its high-quality pigment, comfortable, long-wearing formula and unique applicator.

Buy now from Debenhams

5. MAC Lipstick

£17 | Buy now from Lookfantastic

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Why we love it: An iconic product, MAC’s original bullet lipstick, which comes in 11 finishes including matte, cream and satin. It’s used and loved by millions including celebrities and supermodels. It looks gorgeous in photographs and is so kind to your lips. 

Buy now from Lookfantastic

6.Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

£25 | Buy now from Charlotte Tilbury

Why we love it: Home of the iconic Pillow Talk nude, Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution bullet lipsticks are just stunning. The packaging for a start is so luxurious, while the product inside is magical.

The matte formula isn’t too drying or heavy, it perfects your pout and makes your lips look softer and smoother.

There are a few different lipsticks in the Charlotte Tilbury range but this is our go-to for day and night.

Buy now from Charlotte Tilbury

7. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

£17 | Buy now from Marks & Spencer

Why we love it: A creamy matte formula with full-coverage colour, Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick really does stay all day.

The shade range isn’t as wide as other products, but you’re bound to find one of its creamy nudes in the perfect shade for you and the price isn’t too extreme. 

Buy now from Marks & Spencer

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