Lipstick, Lip Gloss and Lip Liner Recommendations

Here are some of my favourite lip make-up recommendations. I’ve put three key words or phrases next to them to make them as easy as possible to navigate. 

They all serve different purposes, so have a Google and see which one seems right for you. If you are trying to work out which is best for you, visit any of these brand counters and ask someone to help you. A quick Google image search of the product you like the sound of will most likely bring up some blogger reviews and photos of that product so you can see it in real life. 

By no means are these the only products I recommend, there are so many brilliant options on the market. But seeing as I get asked for recommendations a lot, I wanted to create one guide so that when people ask me “which product would you recommend for me?” I have a starting point for them.

(A note about my own preferences: I work with IT Cosmetics on an ongoing basis. More about IT Cosmetics here. All of the below products are things I have personally tried and enjoyed both on myself and on make-up clients.)

Creamy Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Cream Sheen lipstick: comfortable, lasting, will have every possible colour you need on the counter
Lancome creamy lipsticks: elegant, powdery fragrance, buttery
Doll Beauty lipsticks: creamy, pigmented, plumping
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy lipsticks: comfortable, pigmented, rich
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick: flattering, plumping, effortless
Tom Ford lipstick: luxury, elegant, long-lasting
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips creams: pigmented, skincare-infused, long-wearing

Matte Lipstick (a note: all matte lipsticks are going to be dry to the touch. That’s the nature of them. But these are dry without feeling drying)

NARS Powermatte Pigment: longest-wear, thin liquid texture, dense colour
MAC Cosmetics matte lipstick: rich in colour, long wearing, will have every possible colour you need on the counter
Lancome matte lipsticks: velvety, thick, dense in colour
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Colour: long-wearing, dense in colour, featherlite texture
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips mattes: pigmented, long-wearing, skincare-infused

Lip Gloss

MAC Lip Glass: dense, lasting, variety of finishes from sheer to opaque
Peaches and Cream lip gloss: dense pigment, comfortable, buttery
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip: medium coverage, buttery, comfortable
Charlotte Tilbury lip gloss: flattering, medium coverage, soft finish
NARS lip gloss: dense, variety of finishes, ultra glossy

Lip Liner

MAC Cosmetics lip liner: matte, lasting, wide colour range
Charlotte Tilbury lip liner: firm but creamy, lasting
Peaches and Cream lip liner: creamy, glides on, stays put

Author: missrosegallagher

Make-up artist, beauty writer, and host of Beauty from the Heart podcast.

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