The Best Lipstick

We’re all puckered out from swiping on 100-plus formulas. From a no-goop gloss to a comfy matt, these impressed us the most.

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Best Matte: Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink

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This color-packed liquid lipstick doesn’t leave lips feeling tight. Our tester, who wore it to a wedding, discovered it was still on the next day.

To buy: $9; walmart.com.

Photo by Maybelline
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Best Gloss: Glossier Lip Gloss

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No gluey feeling. No shimmer. This cushiony, crystal-clear gloss simply gives you a moisturizing, high-shine finish that lasts through lunch.

To buy: $14; glossier.com.

Photo by Glossier
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Best Stain: Sassy Lips Make the Moment

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Each tube contains a real flower! And the jelly tint has a color-adjusting formula that looks different on everyone.

To buy: $25; sassylips.us.

Photo by Sassy Lips


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Best Cream: Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick

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The company studied lip shapes to create the unique tip, which hugs your lips so you get the perfect swipe every time.

To buy: $65; nordstrom.com.

Photo by Cle de Peau
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Best Balm: Becca Lush Lip Colour Balm

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This balm-lipstick hybrid is like the yoga pants of lipstick—light and comfortable. Plus, it offers a subtle touch of color.

To buy: $22; ulta.com.

Photo by Becca
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Best Metallic: Ciate Glitter Flip

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Up your lip game for a special occasion. After applying, let the formula dry for a minute, then press lips together to activate the grown-up glitter.

To buy: $19; sephora.com.

Photo by Ciate