Best of Beauty Awards 2018: The Best Lipsticks, Balms, Glosses, and More


Article by Allure

It's not what you say, but how you say it. That's something we've all known to be true at some point. Maybe it's not just how you say something, though, but what your lips are wearing when you say it.


A bold, matte red? A dazzling glittery gloss? Or just a near-naked layer of balm? No matter what the message is, the messenger — your mouth — has the fun job of delivering your thoughts while its painted in some of the best shades and finishes. We've found that bad news is best handled when delivered with a lightly tinted lip balm, but a sassy retort is always better served with a vibrant, velvety-matte shade. A favor tends to be happily obliged when it's been requested in a bright juicy gloss, and you really can't go wrong with nude in any situation. Whichever way you wear them, you'll find you're in good company with these moisturizing, compliment-inspiring, long-wearing, and all-around beloved lip products that just nabbed 2018 AllureBest of Beauty Awards in the lip category. Once you've got a good handle on which ones you'll be adding to your verbal repertoire, don't forget to check out all of our winners from this year's Best of Beauty Awards— Sable Yong



The slim stiletto tube that houses Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in My Icon Is sums up the blue-based red inside: cool, slinky, and proudly sexy.

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LIPSTICK: Neutral, Light Skin

It’s no mirage. The dewy rose sheen of Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor in HD Desert makes lips appear extravagantly moist and full.

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Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Clapback is navy in the tube, nervy on our lips. The saturated almost-black blue glides on exquisitely smooth and won’t fade, feather, or flinch.

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We can confidently declare that Flesh Strong Flesh Lipstick in Treasure is the boldest, brightest purple we’ve ever encountered. In fact, we can confidently declare anything once we’ve swiped it on.

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