#1 Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Chocolat Divin, $42
Infused with Mediterranean algae extract, this hydrating lipstick checks all the boxes for a pigmented, hydrating lip colour. It comes in 30 shades and one of our favourite in particular, is Chocolat Divin which not only looks great on the lips, but can be used on your lids and cheeks too.
#2 Burberry Beauty Burberry Full Kisses in 505 Nude, $41
Thanks to its curved side and unique flat-top tip, it hugs your lips perfectly with each glide to deliver vibrant colour. Plus, the nourishing formula also conditions lips throughout the day for long-lasting wear and fuller-looking lips.
#3 Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge in 999, $50
The latest addition to Dior’s amazing lip colour selection, Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge promises everything a woman can ask for in a lipstick. Thanks to a unique polymer-oil complex, this lipstick melts upon application to ensure 12-hour wear, hydration and comfort. The formula sets into a creamy-matte finish but feels totally weightless and doesn’t slide, budge or feather. Plus, who can resist its ultra-sleek red case?
#5 Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Influencer, $48
Made with shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed extracts, this silky lipstick softens dry lips for luscious hydration. Plus, it has a precision tip for effortless application anywhere, anytime.
#6 It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Daring, $40
Expect this lipstick to work as hard as you do! With an impressive ingredient list like collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid and shea butter, it instantly plumps fine lines on your lips while delivering vibrant colour.
#7 Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 378 Rose Lancôme, $48
Moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane and vitamin E lie at the heart of this luxurious formula to promise unparalleled comfort that lasts throughout the day. It comes in in a wide range of colours (including nudes, plums and reds) that do not feather, slide or fade. Plus, it is available in three different finishes, including sheer, cream and matte to satisfy even the most discerning lipstick junkies.
#9 MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Doe, $39
Like its name suggests, this lipstick is your best bet if your top priority is a saturated finish. High concentration of pigments are suspended in its luxurious gel base which hugs lip contours seamlessly. Expect what-you-see-is-what-you-get payoff in a satin finish.
#10 Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blow 210, $44
Drench your lips with saturated colour pigments and hydrating ingredients with just one slick of this creamy lipstick. The colour pigments are triple-milled to ensure a smooth application like you’ve never experienced before while a host of seaberry, peptides and cocoa butter help keep lips plump and soft.
#11 NARS Audacious Lipstick in Stefania, $46
The name of this lipstick says it all. Not only is the formula ultra-creamy and glides on lips like a dream, it packs a punch of pigments for bold, head-turning colour.
#12 Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in After Dark, $76
Treat yourself to the finer things in life with this opulent lipstick. With specially-treated colour pigments that ensure full-coverage colour and intensity, you’ll be sure to turn heads with your lips dressed in one of these shades. Plus, it uses soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil for an incredibly smooth texture that is long-lasting and super comfortable.