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.


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;

Photo by Maybelline

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;

Photo by Glossier

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;

Photo by Sassy Lips


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;

Photo by Cle de Peau

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;

Photo by Becca

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;

Photo by Ciate