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    12 Lipsticks That'll Give Your Lips Some Color AND Hydration

    Hooray for lipsticks that *won't* make your pout prune from dryness.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Lipstick Queen lipstick packaged in deceivingly green form, but surprise! It has nothing in common with Kermit. This moisturizing formula will reveal a perfectly pink hue within seconds, one that's totally unique to *your* pH balance. / Via @lipstickqueen,

    Not only does it provide the perfect pop of color, but this balm *also* contains essential oils and vitamin E for the ultimate dose of a) moisture, and b) softness.

    Promising review: "A 'flattering shade of pink' was an ever illusive thing for me until I found Lipstick Queen! I am a red-head with tricky coloring, and pinks always look too garish on me β€” so naturally when I learned about this, I HAD to give it a go. I am in LOVE! It's super hydrating, lightweight, and is a very flattering shade that is uniquely mine. I'm thrilled!" β€”Stepper the Mighty

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    2. A cruelty-free Milani lipstick infused with vitamins A and C to ensure that your pout doesn't feel drier than sandpaper whenever you wear it. Dare I say your lips will actually feel...nourished?! / Via @milanicosmetics

    Promising review: "This is my favorite lipstick ever. It's smooth, beautiful, pigmented, and smells fantastic (I know that sounds weird, but truly it's lovely). I generally don't love lipstick and usually prefer lip stains, but this one is definitely a keeper!" β€”KW

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97 (available in 32 colors).

    3. A L'OrΓ©al two-step lipstick that guarantees no fading, no bleeding, no transfer, no need to reapply. How? One end contains color while the other contains a conditioning balm, designed to lock in color and prevent it from budging πŸ‘ all πŸ‘ day πŸ‘ long πŸ‘. / Via @lorealmakeup,

    Promising review: "There is no reason to buy any other lipstick. This stuff STAYS ON through lunch and sometimes through dinner. I've actually had to scrub it off before bed, after only having applied it once at 7AM. It's amazing." β€”Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.41 (available in 31 shades).

    4. A highly-pigmented LORAC cream lipstick with a clever container β€” excess product is stored at the bottom of the tube, meaning you're getting a *ton* of product for the amount of money spent. / Via @loraccosmetics

    This cruelty-free lipstick has a subtle vanilla scent (yum) and contains acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed extract, and vitamins C and E for a some much-needed TLC in the form of moisture.

    Promising review: "I have quite a selection of these lipsticks and am obsessed! They are true to color, go on easily, and have decent wear time. They can be a tad drying, but for the most part that's not an issue. Just moisturize before applying." –Hannah

    Get it from Ulta for $18 (available in 23 colors).

    5. A Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick that basically costs less than a large iced coffee and wow, I'm just now realizing how much I actually spend on iced coffee. Less than $5? For a quality lipstick? *proceeds to purchase every available color*


    This lipstick has a staying power from now until eternity, while a harmonious blend of avocado oil + vitamin e prevents your lips from shriveling up into a pool of dryness.

    Promising review: "My daughter's entire competitive dance team wears this lipstick for every performance and every game because if shows up so well and it looks beautiful. I think I've ordered a total of five or six tubes this year alone! I love wearing it as well, and get so many compliments on it when I do. It goes on glossy and stays on for HOURS!!!" β€”K.W. Adair

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74 (available in 14 colors).

    6. An EstΓ©e Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick with a favorite nine-letter word: HYDRATION. This creamy, medium-to-full coverage formula will keep your pout moisturized for up to six hours. Most of my lip balms can't even do that. / Via @esteelauder

    Promising review: "Pure Color Envy is creamy, long lasting, moisturizing, and the colors are beautiful. I have three so far, and they are all beautiful shades. Will definitely be purchasing more colors in the future." β€”beautygal

    Get it from Bloomingdale's for $32 (available in 35 colors).

    7. A L'OrΓ©al satin lipstick about to become your holy grail of drugstore makeup. Ingredients like omega 3, vitamin E, and argan oil keep everything moisturized, all while while managing to deliver a TON of pigmentation.


    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of drugstore lipstick. The color is amazing ('Raisin Rapture' would look good on ANYONE), and it's super comfortable to wear, isn't drying, and has great color payoff." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in 46 colors).

    8. A BECCA silky-satin lipstick infused with hyaluronic acid (...and no parabens!) to deliver a swipe of subtle shine, gorgeous pigmentation, eight hours of wear, and intense moisture. / Via @beccacosmetics

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS FORMULA! The formulation of this product is unbelievable. It goes on creamy but lasts all day because, while it is matte, avocado and olive oils infused into the product will actually hydrate and nourish your lips. Plus, it smells good." β€”SecretGoddess

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in 34 shades).

    9. A Sephora Collection matte lipstick that may appear ultra matte, BUT! It won't dry out/clump/wrinkle on your lips after .5 seconds of wear. This lipstick uses rose hip oil and vitamin B to prevent your lips from shriveling up, which is exactly what many matte formulas tend to do.


    It's creamy upon application and dries matte, but it still feels creamy.

    Promising review: "I walked into the store looking for a matte lipstick that would not make my lips akin to the Sahara desert. This lipstick is EXACTLY what I have been searching for all my life. It goes on smoothly, softly, is very creamy, and FEELS very moisturizing. Plus, it doesn't flake or dry off on my lips. Truly, for $14, this lipstick is a TOTAL bargain. I will probably be buying this for the rest of my life." β€”JadeJennifer

    Get it from Sephora for $4+ (available in 18 colors).

    10. A Marc Jacobs sheer gel lipstick for just a kiss of natural-looking color. Extra credit to the fact that this glides on like a balm, smells like vanilla, and contains monoi butter, myrrh extract, and vitamin e for ultimate hydration. / Via @marcjacobsbeauty

    Promising review: "This doesn't dry out your lips, which is the one downside I find with many lipstick products, and the texture is beautiful β€” it feels almost like a balm or gloss. I bought the 'Role Play' shade, which is a great natural-looking shade perfect for daytime/the office." β€”urbansara

    Get it from Sephora for $32 (available in 11 colors).

    11. A buildable, cruelty-free NYX lip cream that, although it *is* super pigmented, is also light enough that it won't have stained the delicate skin around your mouth. Have an unsteady hand? This will become your saving grace. Consider any outside-of-the-line mistakes as good as swiped away. / Via @nyxcosmetics,

    Promising review: "I'm a huge fan of nude colors and matte lipstick. However, it's usually difficult to find a matte lipstick that doesn't make my lips look dry or cake-y. I'm happy to say that I have yet to have that problem with this product! It stays on very well (even after eating) and I hardly have to touch it up throughout the day." β€”brandie

    Get it from Amazon for $3.25 (available in 34 colors).

    12. A Nars lipstick available in both matte and semi-matte finishes, both designed with a super creamy formula. If you love the feeling of gliding on your favorite cherry lip balm, then this is the lipstick for you. The application feels pretty much the same. / Via @narsissist

    This formula is also infused with vitamin E for ultimate nourishment.

    Promising review: "Laugh if you must, but when I found the 'Belle de Jour' shade of this Nars lipstick, I swear I could hear Etta James singing 'At Last' in the background. I have been on a never-ending quest to find a true perfect NUDE, and I've found it at last. In addition to being the perfect shade, this lipstick glides on like a dream: it's creamy, moisturizing, and long-lasting. Plus, the case is classy and sleek. I'd give this 10 stars if I could." β€”cuff

    Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in nine colors).

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