The Beauty Cabinet: best lip products

These days we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to lipsticks, balms and glosses, so choosing which one deserves a place in our handbag is no mean feat. Thankfully our beauty team has tried more than your average makeup junkie, so when something stays in our rotation, you know it’s truly passed the test. Here’s our pick of the lip products we can’t live without.

 

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ROUGE DIOR ULTRA ROUGE LIPSTICK



 

“Anyone who knows me knows I love a red lipstick. At the moment my favourite is the Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge. It’s both highly-pigmented and moisturising with a semi-matte finish, and best of all, it lasts all day.” - Jamie Adams, Buyer


Dior, Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge, £30

 


LA MER THE LIP BALM



“During winter I always keep this balm to hand as it’s the best product for combating dry lips. It contains La Mer’s nutrient-rich miracle broth which hydrates and strengthens their protective barrier. If I’m wearing a lipstick in the evening, it keeps the colour long-lasting too.” - Sarah Thompson, Buyer


La Mer, The Lip Balm, £52

 


URBAN DECAY HI-FI SHINE LIPGLOSS



 

“This lip gloss only launched recently, but it’s quickly become a go-to in my makeup bag. The hydrating, glossy formula gives the famous Urban Decay Naked range a new spin. I like to swipe this over the top of any nude lipstick to instantly plump and nourish my lips." - Eleanor Spain, Assistant Buyer


Urban Decay, Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss, £15.50

 


YSL ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE LIPSTICK



“As a busy mum I don’t have a lot of time to put my makeup on. This lipstick gives more colour than a tinted balm, but it’s not heavy enough that I need a mirror to apply it. The best bit is that once it’s finished you can use the case to make a ring (loads of beauty bloggers are doing it!)” - Georgia-May Dayton, Brand Partnerships Manager


Yves Saint Laurent, Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick, £29

 


GIORGIO ARMANI ROUGE MATTE LIPSTICK



"I thought a genuinely hydrating and long-lasting matte lipstick was a myth until I was introduced to this gem by Giorgio Armani. I'm a little bit lipstick obsessed and it's no exaggeration to say that it's a game changer. I wear the shade 102 for a deep nude or 400 for a classic red." - Hollie Brotherton, Content Editor


Giorgio Armani, Rouge Matte Lipstick, £30

 


ESTÉE LAUDER PURE COLOUR MATTE LIPSTICK

Estee Lauder lipstick

“I like my lipsticks to be as low maintenance as possible, so this offering from Estée Lauder is a firm favourite. Long-lasting and durable, it blends easily and gives a lovely smudged finish, which means you don’t have to constantly keep reapplying. ‘Irrepressible’ is my go-to night out vampy red, and I love the dark, pink-tinged rouge of ‘Unattainable’ for winter days.” - Hannah Dunn, Editorial Manager.


Estée Lauder, Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick, £27