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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.
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?!
3.A L'Oréal 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 👏 all 👏 day 👏 long 👏.
4.A highly-pigmented LORAC cream lipstick with a clever container — excess product is stored at the bottom of the tube, meaning you're getting a *ton* of product for the amount of money spent.
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*
6.An Estée 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.
7.A L'Oréal 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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