Best Lip Products: 18 Of The Best Lip Glosses, Lip Balms & Lipsticks

Photo credit: iStock Aired October 02, 2019

Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or go the minimal route (we support both, for the record!), chances are you have a go-to lip product — whether it's a lip balm, a lip gloss or lipstick.

(And some people even have a few — depends on the day or occasion, right?)

Well, if you don't (because there are too many brands AND shades — we get it!) or if you're just in the mood to try something new, we've compiled a list of top picks from some of our favorite beauty gurus and makeup-loving friends. 

And for your convenience (you're welcome!), we've broken them down by best lip glosses, best lipsticks, best lip balms, most hydrating lip formulas and favorite lip shades. (Don't you LOVE when someone specifies? ?)

Best Lip Glosses

1. Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss (and their newer NudeStar version)
Recommended by: Celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey

2. Pat McGrath Lip Gloss
Recommended by: Rach's makeup artist Joe Simon

Best Lipsticks

3. Lipstick Queen
Recommended by: Tastemaker Lilliana Vazquez

4. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Red Revival 
Recommended by: Style expert Stacy London

5. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk
Recommended by: Rach's stylist Cara Jammet

6. Revlon Rose and Shine
Recommended by: Celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey

7. MAC Ruby Woo
Recommended by: Celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble

8. Nude Envie
Recommended by: Fashion and beauty guru Gretta Monahan

9. Marc Jacobs 
Recommended by: Rach's makeup artist Joe Simon

Best Lip Balms 

10. Carmex
Recommended by: "Queer Eye" star Karamo Brown

11. Rosebud Salve
Recommended by: Former "Queer Eye" star Carson Kressley

Most Hydrating Lip Formulas

12. IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Serum
Recommended by: our buddy and top makeup artist Cynde Watson, who is a paid spokesperson for the IT Cosmetics brand on the Home Shopping Network and Today’s Shopping Choice

13. Glamazon Beauty Hydrating Lip Gloss
Recommended by: Original plus-size supermodel Emme

Favorite Lip Shades

14. Dior Lip Glow in Light Pink
Recommended by: makeup artist Ashlee Glazer

15. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Shimmering Dusty Pink
Recommended by: Beauty and lifestyle expert Milly Almodovar

16. Shiseido ColorGel LipBalm in Bamboo
Recommended by: Rach's hairstylist Patty Mocarski

17. MAC Matte Lipstick in Mehr
Recommended by: TV and film makeup artist Bridget Trama

18. Chantecaille Lip Chic in Camellia
Recommended by: beauty expert and makeup artist Jenny Patinkin

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