Best Matte: Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink
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.
Best Gloss: Glossier Lip Gloss
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.
Best Stain: Sassy Lips Make the Moment
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.
Best Cream: Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick
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.
Best Balm: Becca Lush Lip Colour Balm
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.
Best Metallic: Ciate Glitter Flip
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.