InStyle Best Beauty Buys: Lips
Perfect your pout with these expert picks from InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys awards
InStyle Contributor / June 14 2016
Love a good lip? Us too. Here you’ll find the best of the best lip products from InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys awards for every occasion. Whether you’re after instant glamour or a subtle shine, there’s a lip product here for you.
Best Lip Balm
With fun new packaging, the winner in this category for four years running uses the nourishing benefits of high quality lanolin to soothe dry, chapped skin. “It’s healing and hydrating,” says makeup artist Charlie Kielty.
Best Lip Pencil
It’s not just the rich finish, this pencil is loved by top makeup artists for its ability to both line and fill in lips with full colour, and the “range of modern shades available,” says makeup artist Peter Beard.
Best Lip Lacquer
Renowned for the combination of colour and shine, the pigment in Dior’s lipstick-gloss hybrid is intense, says makeup artist Elsa Morgan. “The colour lasts, and the high gloss finish makes the lips appear
Best Matte Lipstick
Matte lipsticks often cop flack for their drying textures, says InStyle's Beauty Director Hayley D'Onofrio, “What I love about this one is that its creamy formula is gentle on your lips. One swipe and you’re set.”
Best Lip Crayon
This vitamin E rich formula comes in an array of vivid hues. The judges’ favourite shade was unanimous: Dragon Girl. “It’s the perfect – and simple – way to apply red,” says makeup artist Craig Beaglehole.
Best Creamy Lip Colour
“I adore these shades, and they’re never drying,” says makeup artist Max May. “They have the perfect balance of moisture and staying power.” D’Onofrio agrees, noting Cherry Lush is one of her go-to shades.
Utilising the hydrating properties of five nourishing oils, the tint, which is available in eight shades, is suspended in the oil formula, drenching your lips in natural looking colour and shine.