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        Best Lipstick for Medium-Dark Skin 2016

        Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting in Intense Nude

        Best Lipstick for Medium-Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting in Intense Nude

        A warm suede bullet delivers a shot of life.

        $30
        Hall of Fame
        Best Lip Gloss 2016

        Chanel

        Best Lip Gloss 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Chanel

        Skimming right over the typical pitfalls of lip gloss (tacky, goopy formulas that stick to your hair like flies to honey), this shimmery standout delivers soft, sophisticated color with an elegant feel. It's long-wearing and has light-reflecting particles that act like Swarovski crystals, illuminating lips while making them look plumper, says Johny Saade. Grayson concurs: "When someone wears this lip gloss, I can't seem to look anywhere else." The only problem we can see? Overstatement. All 32 hues, from iridescent opal to hot cocoa, are versatile editor faves. 

        $30
        Best Lip Liner for Dark Skin 2016

        Iman Cosmetics in Cocoa

        Best Lip Liner for Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Iman Cosmetics in Cocoa

        With purple undertones, this liner won’t wash you out.

        $8
        Best Lipstick for Dark Skin 2016

        MAC Cosmetics in Amorous

        Best Lipstick for Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        MAC Cosmetics in Amorous

        The deep mauve makes a timeless statement.

        $17
        Best Lip Gloss for Dark Skin 2016

        Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in No. 3

        Best Lip Gloss for Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in No. 3

        An opaque finish means this gloss will shine but not disappear

        $24
        Best Lip Liner for Medium-Dark Skin 2016

        Revlon ColorStay in Sienna

        Best Lip Liner for Medium-Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Revlon ColorStay in Sienna

        Slightly browner than berry, this liner is your versatile base for deep lip colors.

        $10
        Best Lip Gloss for Medium-Dark Skin 2016

        Urban Decay Naked in Walk of Shame

        Best Lip Gloss for Medium-Dark Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Urban Decay Naked in Walk of Shame

        Skip sheer, sparkly balms and look for a saturated apricot cream.

        $20
        Best Eco-Friendly Lip Balm 2016

        Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

        Best Eco-Friendly Lip Balm 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

        All-natural and non-waxy, this feel-good lip quencher is infused with fresh-smelling peppermint oil and moisturizing vitamin E. But makeup artists also buy it up for the subtle shine and hint of color—just right when you need to offset a major smoky eye. “I use the tinted ones on the red carpet! On top of lip liner it’s the perfect dose of color,” says Johnny Saade.

        $3
        Best Eco-Friendly Lipstick 2016

        Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

        Best Eco-Friendly Lipstick 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

        Mineral-based products may be better for the environment, but in this case, they’re better for your lips too. With Abyssinian oil and omega fatty acids, the creamy stick helps hydrate your pout while delivering a satin finish. “My clients love this line,” says Tamah Krinsky, who appreciates not only the texture but also the rich color.

        $18
        Best Lipstick for Fair Skin 2016

        Chanel Rouge Allure Intense in 91 Séduisante

        Best Lipstick for Fair Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Chanel Rouge Allure Intense in 91 Séduisante

        As opposed to beige, this neutral coaxes a healthy glow from skin.

        $37
        Best Lip Liner for Fair Skin 2016

        Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner in Honey(bun) 302

        Best Lip Liner for Fair Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner in Honey(bun) 302

        The watermelon hue discreetly defines.

        $24
        Best Lip Gloss for Fair Skin 2016

        Nars Orgasm Lip Gloss

        Best Lip Gloss for Fair Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Nars Orgasm Lip Gloss

        In a word: brilliant. The winning balance of rose, peach, and gold hues never fails to sparkle.

        $26
        Hall of Fame
        Best Lip Liner for Fair-Medium Skin 2016

        MAC Cosmetics in Spice

        Best Lip Liner for Fair-Medium Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2013

        MAC Cosmetics in Spice

        It blends in with your nudes but has enough pigment to border your berry lipsticks.

        $17
        Best Lip Gloss for Fair-Medium Skin 2016

        Maybelline New York Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill

        Best Lip Gloss for Fair-Medium Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Maybelline New York Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill

        Shift into a new neutral with this creamy brown-based rose.

        $8
        Best Lipstick for Fair-Medium Skin 2016

        Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive

        Best Lipstick for Fair-Medium Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive

        Don't mistake understated for boring; the buttery petal pink is a gorgeous go-to.

        $7
        Best Eco-Friendly Lipstick 2016

        BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie

        Best Eco-Friendly Lipstick 2016
        WINNER 2016

        BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie

        Mineral-based products may be better for the environment, but with this winner, your lips will reap some benefits too. Containing Abyssinian oil and omega fatty acids, the creamy sticks hydrate your pout while delivering a satin finish that feels as light as air, says Krinsky. The rich berry shades are the real draw. Take the rosy Get Ready, for instance: It is ultra-flattering on all skin tones thanks to its balance of cool and warm tones.

        $18
        Best Lip Crayon 2016

        Nars Lip Crayon

        Best Lip Crayon 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Nars Lip Crayon

        With the ultimate flattering pinky nude for dark skin (Bahama) and a chameleon-like black orchid that looks uniquely beautiful on just about everyone (Train Bleu), this line offers a crayon "for all complexions, from espresso to porcelain," says Kirin Bhatty. These pencils define lip lines and fill them with dense, velvety color. While the overall effect is matte, the texture isn't dry or flaky. "They contain a bit of silicone, so the sticks glide on easily," says Chinchilla. "You'll get payoff that won't look or feel cakey."

        $26
        Best Inexpensive Lip Gloss 2016

        NYX

        Best Inexpensive Lip Gloss 2016
        WINNER 2016

        NYX

        If gushing over reasonably priced lipgloss can sometimes make you feel like you're back in high school, rest assured that this $5 find shouldn't be relegated to school lockers. Not too sheer or garishly shiny, the 34 buttery shades "have strong pigments with just a bit of sheen," says Krinsky, so you'll feel fully grown-up and chic wearing them. Insider tip: Make like Krinsky and DIY a custom look by blending together hues (hey, with a bargain like this, it's a lot easier to splurge and play makeup artist). 

        $5
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