12 best lipsticks

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Lipstick is perhaps the oldest decorative cosmetics invention, which was invented several millennia ago. Today it is the most popular and best-selling product on the modern beauty market. Every self-respecting fashionista has in her arsenal more than a dozen shades that add a finishing touch to any look: from gentle nude for a day out to bright and daring for an evening bow.

And how many unused lipsticks lie, which were bought with such lust, and, having come home, were put off on the far shelf due to the fact that it is not at all the same tone or the wrong texture. But how to choose one that will then be really used, and will not become another unnecessary thing? A few tips from experts will help you do this without wasting money and time.

How to choose the right lipstick

There are a lot of lipstick types, not to mention the number of shades presented. Each girl chooses the color herself depending on the situation: it will be moderate everyday makeup, or a bow for a special festive event. What, above all, you should pay attention to when buying:

  1. Lipstick type. They are nourishing, moisturizing, hygienic, persistent and liquid. The former will prevent dryness and cracks. The latter will give the lips softness due to the moisturizing substances they contain. Hygienic lipsticks will protect you from environmental factors. Liquid ones are easy to apply, visually enlarge the lips. Long-lasting lipsticks last from 8 to 12 hours.
  2. Skin type. Everyone knows that what suits brunettes does not suit blondes at all. The best choice is the advice of a makeup artist. But if you decide to make a purchase yourself, then focus on the combination of skin type, hair and lipstick shade.
  3. Composition. Quality products, in addition to coloring pigments, include useful natural ingredients that can preserve the beauty and health of lips. These are vitamins A, E, C, plant extracts, beeswax. The more natural the composition, the safer the product.
  4. Smell. It shouldn't be too harsh. And even if it is a pleasant aroma, but too saturated, it means that the composition contains perfumed fragrances that can cause an allergic reaction in especially sensitive people.
  5. Shelf life. An important parameter that many do not pay attention to at all. But along with the composition, it is a criterion for health safety.

Based on the opinions of professional makeup artists and the reviews of ordinary users, our experts have collected in the rating the best lipsticks for lips of various price categories and differing from each other in their characteristics.

Rating of the best lipsticks

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive lipsticks 1 Rimmel The Only One Lipstick 370 RUB
2 Eva Mosaic Ideal Velvet 310 RUB
3 Clinique Pop Lip Color Limit RUB 499
Best matte lipsticks 1 Givenchy Le Rouge Mat RUB 2,025
2 NYX Professional Make Up Matte Lipstick RUB 550
3 Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick 775 RUB
Best liquid lipsticks 1 Lancome l'absolu lacquer RUB 2,400
2 NYX Professional Make Up Liquid Suede Metallic Matte 650 RUB
3 Maybelline Color Elixir Lipstick 435 r
Best long lasting lipsticks 1 YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Liquid Lipstick 2 302 RUB
2 NYX Professional Make Up Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick 650 RUB
3 Max Factor Lipfinity Longlasting 219 r

The best inexpensive lipsticks

Cheap decorative cosmetics always raises doubts when buying, because many manufacturers often add harmful chemical ingredients to it that can be harmful to health. World-renowned brands produce inexpensive goods that undergo strict control and guarantee quality and safety. We have selected 3 lipsticks that have been highlighted by professionals and did not go unnoticed among the huge range of cosmetic products.

Rimmel The Only One Lipstick

Rating: 4.8

Rimmel The Only One Lipstick

Lipsticks of the famous German brand Rimmel emphasize the beauty of the lips, make them visually more voluminous. The line includes shades from delicate pastels to bold saturated, with which you can create any conceived image. Formulated with nutrients that soften, smoothen and protect against cracking and flaking.

The durability is guaranteed by a specially developed formula of natural oils that prevents the pigment from rubbing off from contact with dishes or washing out with water. Delicate creamy texture evenly lays down, does not spread. The high level of pigmentation is able to give the lips the chosen shade the first time.

Girls highlight the stylish design of the tube and a fairly economical consumption when applied. With all the advantages, the quite affordable price becomes the last argument in favor of buying The Only One Lipstick.

Advantages

  • rich texture;

  • nutritional composition;

  • does not blur;

  • lasting effect;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Eva Mosaic Ideal Velvet

Rating: 4.7

Eva Mosaic Ideal Velvet

We included in the rating a lipstick of a Russian brand, which gives lips a rich matte color, lays down evenly, does not contain any silicone, and is a hypoallergenic product. The palette is presented in 8 shades from nude to burgundy.

Vitamin-nourishing complex with natural wax and natural oils gives softness, moisturizes, prevents the formation of dryness and flaking. The velvety texture creates comfort, does not feel on the lips.

Lipstick does not spread, so it can be applied not only with a contour pencil, but also independently. Inexpensive cost and high quality made Mosaic Ideal Velvet a favorite decorative tool among Russian fashionistas. The lipstick does not twist, but opens with a slight pressure on the bottom of the case.

Advantages

  • a varied palette of colors;

  • affordable price;

  • interesting case design;

  • vitamin composition;

disadvantages

  • sometimes rolls down on the lips.

Clinique Pop Lip Color Limit

Rating: 4.6

Clinique Pop Lip Color Limit

Clinique presented the Pop Lip Color Limit to the girls' judgment, which became instantly popular with lovers of long-lasting saturated shades. The lipstick has a pleasant velvety texture, which, thanks to a specially developed formula, lasts throughout the day, the color remains as bright as after application.

From 8 presented shades, you can choose your own to create any image: from gentle to absolutely daring. The primer smoothes lips, makes them soft. Vitamin complex nourishes, polymers prevent moisture loss, create visual volume.

According to reviews, the lipstick lays down evenly, one application is enough for intensive lip coverage. The lack of smell will be another gift for girls who do not like strong obsessive fragrances in decorative cosmetics.

Advantages

  • 8 different shades;

  • pleasant texture;

  • caring complex;

  • resistant coating;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Best matte lipsticks

Matte lipsticks have been at the peak of popularity for more than one season. They are ideal at any time of the year: they do not spread in the heat and do not crack in the cold. The long-lasting matte effect is due to the content of the powder. Vitamin-mineral complexes and herbal ingredients give softness and volume. Moreover, such lipsticks lie in a uniform, even layer, have an intense shade, are practically not felt on the lips, they can be used without a contour.

Givenchy Le Rouge Mat

Rating: 4.9

Givenchy Le Rouge Mat

Our rating is opened by the matte lipstick of the French luxury make-up manufacturer Givenchy, which has been pleasing women for more than half a century with innovative formulas, unique compositions and colors. The lipstick has a super matte effect that lasts all day long.

The line is presented in 6 chic shades. Here you can find natural nude, delicate pink and bright purple. From them it is easy to choose a tone for every suitable occasion: whether it is a daily exit, a party or a business meeting.

Wearers and makeup artists are unanimous: Le Rouge Mat is the best lipstick of the modern matte products. Its light powdery texture fits well, does not roll, spreads evenly over the lips, is comfortable throughout the day and, most importantly, does not dry out, which is the fault of many products of this type.

Advantages

  • ultra matte;

  • pigment intensity;

  • wide color palette;

  • nice smell;

disadvantages

  • high price.

NYX Professional Make Up Matte Lipstick

Rating: 4.8

NYX Professional Make Up Matte Lipstick

The variety of matte shades is represented by the NYX Professional brand – one of the recognized world leaders in the production of decorative cosmetics. The composition of the lipstick is enriched with beeswax, which has wound healing, strengthening, rejuvenating and softening effects.

The creamy texture fits well on the lips in an even layer, does not cause discomfort, and is pleasant to the touch. Lipstick with a light unobtrusive vanilla scent. Despite its durability, it can be removed well with makeup removers or plain water.

According to the girls' reviews, Make Up Matte Lipstick surprises and pleases with a wide variety of presented shades, among which you can choose the perfect one for a particular case. Regardless of the color, they are all intensely pigmented and deliver the desired tone in one application.

Advantages

  • a very wide palette of shades;

  • easy application;

  • color saturation;

  • firmness;

disadvantages

  • the case sometimes cracks.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Rating: 4.8

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Rouge Velvet The Lipstick's superb matte finish and super firmness have made it one of the best decorative products. The English manufacturer presented a diverse range of shades, which rightfully earned the gratitude of women who prefer this type of lipstick.

The consistency is soft, intensely pigmented. One layer is enough to give the desired shade. The durability is due to a special formula that includes natural wax. Application is possible without using a contouring agent. When used on its own, the lipstick does not blur, does not fill cracks, and creates perfect clear lines.

The users note the original stylish packaging, which is pleasant to get out of the cosmetic bag, and also highlight the presented tones that are suitable for both brunettes and blondes and brown-haired women.

Advantages

  • long-term durability;

  • design case;

  • no feeling of dryness;

  • wide range of colors;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Best liquid lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have become very popular among users. The main advantage is ease of application. The built-in brush or sponge applicator helps to distribute the product evenly without any problems, even on the road. The consistency is characterized by a more intense pigment content. It should be noted that sometimes, in order to prevent lipstick with a particularly liquid texture from spreading, it is better to use a contour pencil before applying.

Lancome l'absolu lacquer

Rating: 4.9

Lancome l'absolu lacquer

The oldest French brand pampers its admirers with luxurious shades of L'Absolu Lacquer, which combine incredible shine, durability and comfort. Lipstick lacquer is available in 17 tones, which effortlessly allows you to choose a shade for any occasion.

The applicator helps create an even, super long-wearing finish. The varnish does not flow, does not stick. Moisturizing formula with vegetable glycerin maintains natural fluid levels, leaving lips soft and smooth.

The opinions of makeup artists and ordinary customers absolutely coincide: liquid lipstick from Lancome has an incredibly rich color, gives a glossy shine, allows you to create a brilliant image. Even bright shades overlap the natural pigmentation of the lips in one application, which affects the cost-effectiveness of the product.

Advantages

  • saturated colors;

  • moisturizing complex in the composition;

  • does not spread or smudge;

  • not felt on the lips;

disadvantages

  • high price.

NYX Professional Make Up Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Rating: 4.8

NYX Professional Make Up Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Unlike the previous glossy lipstick presented in the rating, NYX has a matte effect with a slight metallic sheen. With Liquid Suede Metallic Matte, it's easy to finish off a chic evening look or daytime holiday look with a bold finishing touch.

The mousse texture is easy to apply and spread with a comfortable sponge. After drying, there is a dullness interspersed with sparkles. Lipstick is not felt at all on the lips, while it does not dry out, the brightness of the color remains for a long time.

Special praise went to the short, stiff-bristled applicator, which was recognized as one of the most comfortable of many others. Some girls note the difficulty of removing makeup, but this cannot be called a drawback, since lipstick was initially positioned as a product with a high degree of durability.

Advantages

  • matte shimmer effect;

  • high durability;

  • without smell;

  • comfortable sponge;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Maybelline Color Elixir Lipstick

Rating: 4.8

Maybelline Color Elixir Lipstick

Popular with Russian women, the Maybelline brand has created a lipstick that has a varied palette of shades: from delicate pastels to bold bright orange. It protects lips from drying out, moisturizes, softens the skin.

A comfortable brush with a soft bristle takes the amount of pigment required for one application and gives it to the lips well, quickly distributes and smoothes the surface. After application, they become smooth and visually voluminous, all irregularities are hidden.

Due to its curved shape, the applicator easily contours the lips. Sufficiently thick consistency lays down evenly, does not spread, does not emit peeling. Vanilla smell is unobtrusive, disappears in 10-15 minutes after applying lipstick. It can be easily washed off with water without the help of special makeup removers.

Advantages

  • variety of tones;

  • easy removal;

  • pleasant aroma;

  • fairly dense consistency;

disadvantages

  • sticky texture.

Best long lasting lipsticks

Long-lasting cosmetics have long occupied their niche in the market and have received recognition from many women. Its main plus is the duration of wearing. Lipsticks do not wash off during the day, do not stain clothes. The makeup looks flawless even after 12 and sometimes more hours. Almost every manufacturer of decorative cosmetics creates separate lines of such products. We have included lipsticks in the rating, which are really distinguished by increased durability, which has been proven by numerous user reviews.

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Liquid Lipstick

Rating: 4.9

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Liquid Lipstick

The lipstick of the French brand will give a long-lasting saturated color that will emphasize the shape of the lips, hide imperfections, and create a matte effect. The range of shades is wide enough: there are nude tones for daytime makeup and rich coral for evening makeup.

Formulated with nutrients that provide softness and prevent dryness and flaking. Lipstick does not feel on the lips, does not require additional tinting during the day. One application is enough to feel comfortable and confident for a long time.

The liquid consistency spreads comfortably. The applicator has a beveled shape, which is very convenient for highlighting the lip line. In addition, it takes pigment well and gives it away. Tatouage Couture Matte Liquid Lipstick smells good, light scent lasts for a long time.

Advantages

  • large selection of colors;

  • herbal caring ingredients in the composition;

  • high degree of durability;

  • intense pigmentation;

disadvantages

  • high price.

NYX Professional Make Up Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

Rating: 4.8

NYX Professional Make Up Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

NYX has released long-lasting lipstick in ultra-trendy shades that will appeal to bold and daring girls who want to stand out from the crowd and even wear bright makeup during the day. Dark blue, eggplant, bright orange, light blue, light gray are all Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick.

The composition is enriched with olive and avocado oils, kaolin, natural wax and vitamin E. They soften the lips and prevent moisture loss. The product has a liquid consistency and is evenly distributed. 5 minutes after application, a permanent matte finish is provided, which will last at least 10 hours.

The sponge applicator bends freely in all directions. Thanks to this, you can draw clear lines without using a contour pencil. Users note the velvety texture that is pleasant on the lips.

Advantages

  • lasting effect;

  • intensive nutrition;

  • trendy shades;

  • convenient applicator;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Max Factor Lipfinity Longlasting

Rating: 4.7

Max Factor Lipfinity Longlasting

Our rating is completed by the product of the legendary American brand, which has been pleasing Russian buyers with its high-quality decorative cosmetics for more than a dozen years. The Lipfinity Longlasting line is presented in 10 shades that will retain the saturation and depth of color for 8 hours.

The main ingredients in the composition are nutritional components. They care, soften, moisturize the delicate skin of the lips, eliminate flaking, dryness. 1 minute after application, the light texture is absorbed, giving the lips an intense color.

Many girls especially note the stylish gold case with a transparent cap, also a very comfortable consistency that does not spread when applied, dries instantly, leaving a feeling of softness without the effect of stickiness and grease, economical consumption.

Advantages

  • various shades;

  • designer packaging;

  • rich pigmentation;

  • moisturizing ingredients;

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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