The 20 Best Lipsticks Money Can Buy (According To Customer Reviews)

National Lipstick Day is celebrated annually on July 29th, but that doesn’t mean that July 29th is the only lipstick day. As far as I’m concerned, every day is lipstick day. Lipstick immediate elevates your makeup look, and different colors give off different vibes.

Keep reading to see the most beautiful, most desirable, and bestselling lipsticks. This list has it all: liquid lipsticks, traditional lipsticks, lip masks, lip scrubs, and so much more. Whether you like to rock a bold red or you’re more into nudes, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet VIbe Collection


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This smudge-proof liquid lip color is matte, so it lasts all day. This lip product is a bit more expensive than your average lipstick at thirty-five dollars a pop, but it’s from Giorgio Armani, so that’s to be expected.

It comes in tons of colors, and the red packaging is super luxurious.

Mac Cosmetics Ruby Woo


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Mac Cosmetics has been making gorgeous makeup products for years. They’re pretty much the OG queens of lipstick.

Their most popular shade is Ruby Woo, a matte, vibrant, blue-toned red shade that looks amazing on almost everybody. This is not your average red lipstick. It is Marilyn Monroe level iconic.

Mac Cosmetics Velvet Teddy


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If Ruby Woo is Mac’s most popular shade, Velvet Teddy is a close runner-up. I find that Velvet Teddy looks a bit different on everybody. On pale skin, it looks like a deep browny-rose nude, but on darker skin, it looks a bit more like taupe.

Either way, this shade is flattering. Get a swatch of it the next time you’re in a Mac store.

Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint


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Sephora included this liquid lip paint in their birthday gift a few years ago (the shade Birthday Suit, of course). I fell in love with it as soon as a tried it. The Birthday Suit shade is a perfect nude shade, and the product is so creamy and easy to apply.

It comes in tons of colors, and it smells like delicious mint, which is a nice bonus.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer


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When our girl Riri announced that she was releasing a makeup line, we all got super excited. This gloss bomb was the first lip product she released, and it was the only Fenty lip product available for a while.

This lip gloss isn’t overly sticky, and it’s universally flattering. I don’t normally like lip gloss, but this one could make me change my mind.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color


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After the success of Gloss Bomb, Rihanna released this twelve-hour lipstick with a soft matte finish. Riri chose this bright, beautiful red tone because it sets beautifully on every skin tone.

The packaging also looks super impactful. There’s something about that chrome pointed lid that could make anybody feel like a superstar.

Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Color


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Speaking of gorgeous packaging, can we talk about the Tom Ford lipsticks? I want one of these just because it would look good sitting on my nightstand.

The formula is glossy, creamy and addictive, however, this product is pricey. These retail for over fifty dollars each.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


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My ride or die lip product is one hundred percent Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Lolita II.

It’s the perfect terracotta shade and I will never not have it in my makeup bag. All of the other shades are also gorgeous and perfectly formulated.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick


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If you’re not into matte lipstick, but you still want that Kat Von D formulation, Studded Kiss is her crème alternative.

Studded Kiss comes in all the same shades as the liquid lipstick collection, but it also includes some shimmer shades and some metallic shades.

Yves Saint Laurent The Holographics Glossy Stain


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This high end lacquered lip stain has a neon shine and electric color, powered by glints of holographic pearls.

This glossy stain gives you the best of both worlds— shine and staying power, and it lasts for up to six hours. These colors are definitely not for the faint of heart.

Lush’s Lip Scrub


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So this one isn’t exactly a lipstick, but it is necessary if you want your lipstick to look great all day. Before you apply your lipstick, make sure you scrub your lips with some kind of lip scrub.

This one from lush is delicious and all natural. It comes in a bunch of different flavors. Bubblegum is my favorite.

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick


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This Melted Matte lipstick from Too Faced comes in a bunch of different shades and finishes.

The formula is lightweight and longlasting, and it contains a bunch of moisturizing vitamins to make it comfortable to wear all day long. My favorite shade in this collection is called Lady Balls. It’s a matte true red and you need it in your life.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kits


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We couldn’t make a lipstick list without talking about Kylie Cosmetics. Kylie Jenner has taken the makeup world by storm. Her makeup line is hugely successful and her products sell out regularly.

They’re good products, and the lip kits are a good value. All of her products are made by Colorpop, so if you want to try something similar at a lower price point, definitely try Colorpop first.

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick


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The first time I ever tried a liquid lipstick, it was a Sephora Collection liquid lipstick. I think these products are super underrated. They’re one of the least expensive lipsticks you can buy, they’re super comfortable to wear, and they’re really long lasting.

They also have a huge shade range and a very distinctive cherry smell.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask


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These lip masks from Bite Beauty are super hydrating. They’re almost too hydrating to wear during the day. I would recommend incorporating these masks into your nighttime routine.

Put them on before bed and wake up with super smooth crust-free, lipstick ready lips.

Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick


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This liquid lipstick has become iconic in the world of beauty. Stila has become the gold standard for liquid lipsticks because of its opaque application, lasting power, and durability.

It’s comfortable to wear, it doesn’t bleed or transfer, and it looks picture perfect all the time.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick


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Let’s take a step away from matte liquid lipsticks for a moment and walk into the world of moisturizing products.

First of all, Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick smells delicious. I think the smell is what I love most about it. It has a bit of a tacky texture that I actually enjoy. It lasts way longer than your average moisturizing lipstick.

Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick


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So forget for a minute that these lipsticks are velvety and intense and that they last for eight hours. They have little peaches embossed in them, and that’s what really matters.

They also smell like peaches and sweet fig cream. They come in a bunch of gorgeous warm shades and I want all of them.

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil


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These matte lip pencils are a cult favorite for a reason. They work great on their own or as a lipliner, they come in a ton of shades, and they’re super impactful.

The red shades are especially bold. Just make sure you also pick up a wide pencil sharpener.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick


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These lipsticks’ full-pigment, matte formula dries to a weightless powder for smudge-proof wearability.

It dries down to full coverage, super pigmented, comfortable lip color, and it comes with a rounded applicator for precise lining. It comes in a bunch of colors, but I think they do brown shades particularly well.