Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color, $41
From the perfect everyday nude, to celebrity makeup artist Pony’s favourite shade of Cranberry, Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color collection is loved for its moisturising wash of soft-matte colour. This nourishing lipstick is loaded with Vitamins C and B, and delivers a blotted-down stain effect in just one swipe, but can be layered throughout the day for rich, pigmented colour.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme, $40
Think high-impact matte colour, full coverage and long-lasting creamy comfort, all packed into slim, twist-up pen. Laura Mercier’s Velour Extreme is pretty perfect by matte lipstick standards. Formulated with mattifying powders and high-tech waxes and emollients, this keeps lips cocooned in velvety comfort with zero feathering and little transfer; and even manages to cushion dry, flaky lips so that pouts remain smooth looking (and feeling) all day long.
Lancôme L'Absolu Lacquer, $48
Boasting vivid colour payoff and ultra-glossy hydration without that icky-sticky feeling, Lancôme’s Absolu Lacquer is the perfect liquid lipstick for a woman who loves a bright, bold lip. Plus, this watery formula stays on for hours and comes in 18 kissable shades from blazing orange Be Happy, to pretty pink nude, Nuit et Jour.
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Colour Juice, $46
This watery lip tint is, literally, everything. It evenly stains lips with rich, healthy colour that looks as if it’s radiating from within—mostly because it absorbs in seconds so there’s barely any product texture sitting on the surface. Plus, its four new fruity shades have been made extra juicy with matching scents (Dior’s first!) so when you put them on, it looks, feels and smells like you just had some Litchi (a soft orangey pink); Orange; Watermelon (a bright coral pink); and Cranberry (a luminous rosewood).
Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Glorifier, $65
Make Clé de Peau Beauté’s new Lip Glorifier your daily multi-purpose lip balm. It’s smartly formulated with colour agents that enhances the natural pink of lips, and a Glow-up Oil Base to intensely hydrate, plump and soften. So the more you use it, the more beautiful your lips will become.
Chanel Le Rouge de Couleur Mat, $50
From Chanel’s all-matte fall/winter 2018 makeup collection, Apotheosis, the Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Mat takes velvet lip colour to new heights. Practical yet innately glamorous, this jumbo-sized, retractable crayon boasts a light-absorbing creamy textures in six new highly pigmented shades that glide on in an effortless, intuitive stroke.