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.
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£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.
£6.50 | Buy now from NYX
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.
£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.
£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.
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.
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.
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.
Elly is a production journalist and sub-editor for a number of national newspapers and magazines including The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and Woman and Woman’s Own magazine. A beauty-enthusiast, she loves travelling – especially to the States – reading and calligraphy