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Best Lip Crayon 2015

Nars Velvet Matte

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Best Lip Crayon 2015
WINNER 2015

Nars Velvet Matte

Most women wisely take their time applying matte color, only to have it gunk up after their first latte. This easy-to-handle pencil makes application a cinch. And it stays. “You’d have to rub fried chicken all over your lips to get this off,” says Tasha Reiko Brown. 

$26
Best Lip Crayon 2015

Nars Velvet Matte

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Best Lip Crayon 2015
WINNER 2015

Nars Velvet Matte

Most women wisely take their time applying matte color, only to have it gunk up after their first latte. This easy-to-handle pencil makes application a cinch. And it stays. “You’d have to rub fried chicken all over your lips to get this off,” says Tasha Reiko Brown. 

$26
Best Lipstick for Medium-Dark Skin 2015

Revlon Super Lustrous in Nude Attitude

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Best Lipstick for Medium-Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Revlon Super Lustrous in Nude Attitude

You’ll wear this satiny nude peach every day—trust us. 

$7
Best Lipstick 2015

Nars Audacious

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Best Lipstick 2015
WINNER 2015

Nars Audacious

To celebrate 20 years of designing the sexiest makeup on the planet, François Nars debuted this coveted range of richly pigmented lipsticks. “One coat and you’re full-on glamorous,” says Andre Sarmiento. 

$32
Best Lipstick for Fair Skin 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

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Best Lipstick for Fair Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

A delicate mauve that’s two notches more saturated than your natural
lips.

$36
Best Lipstick for Dark Skin 2015

Tom Ford in Deep Mink

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Best Lipstick for Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Tom Ford in Deep Mink

A smoky nude looks slightly shy in the tube but on your mouth, imminently kissable.

$50
Best Lipstick for Fair-Medium Skin 2015

Lancôme in Corail in Love

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Best Lipstick for Fair-Medium Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Lancôme in Corail in Love

This ripe pink makes lips stand out, not hide in the background.

$29
Best Inexpensive Lipstick 2015

NYX Cosmetics

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Best Inexpensive Lipstick 2015
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NYX Cosmetics

Lipstick isn’t usually a numbers game, but these figures just add up. With a price tag under $5 and more than 100 shades, “they’re almost too good to be true,” says VanLeeuwen. “If a client likes one, I’ll just give it away without worrying.” That’s the kind of calculus we can get down with.

$4
Best 2014 Lipstick for Fair Skin

Nars in Belle de Jour

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Best 2014 Lipstick for Fair Skin
WINNER 2014

Nars in Belle de Jour

With a touch of shimmer, this sheer beige has a fresh, barely there effect.

$26
Best 2014 Editors' Pick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

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Best 2014 Editors' Pick
WINNER 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

These multidimensional creams (in on-trend hues like Intense Nude) create the illusion of a plumper mouth - with no risk of the dreaded duck lip.

$30

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Best 2014 Dark

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche in Ginger Spice

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Best 2014 Dark
WINNER 2014

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche in Ginger Spice

Fans of clean-looking no-makeup makeup will flip for such a sheer brown.

$9
Best 2014 Lip Gloss Shade for Dark Skin

Clinique in Black Honey

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Best 2014 Lip Gloss Shade for Dark Skin
WINNER 2014

Clinique in Black Honey

This moisturizing gloss softens red lipstick and makes bare lips look like ripe cherries.

$15
Best 2014 Shade for Olive Skin Lipstick

Nars in Honolulu Honey

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Best 2014 Shade for Olive Skin Lipstick
WINNER 2014

Nars in Honolulu Honey

This hue is as chill as its name. Lips get the right amount of color—minus any chalkiness.

$26
Best 2014 Lip Tint

Tarte Lipsurgence

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Best 2014 Lip Tint
WINNER 2014

Tarte Lipsurgence

It's so much more than you’d ever expect in a crayon, such as super-silky texture, incredible pigment, vitamins (A, C, and E), and a dose of peppermint oil that keeps on tingling even when the color fades.

$24
Best 2014 Fair to Medium

Tom Ford in Spanish Pink

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Best 2014 Fair to Medium
WINNER 2014

Tom Ford in Spanish Pink

The conch-shell pink won’t wash you out and is the perfect soul mate for a smoky eye.

$49
Best 2014 Lipstick

Tom Ford

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Best 2014 Lipstick
WINNER 2014

Tom Ford

What you see in this line of sleek bullets - 18 luxe lipsticks infused with exotic butters in shades like Spanish Pink — is exactly what you get: "A creamy, full-coverage lipstick that won’t dry your lips," says Rihanna's makeup artist Mylah Morales. Mr. Ford, we could just kiss you.

$49
Best 2013 Inexpensive Lipstick

Cover Girl Lip Perfection

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Best 2013 Inexpensive Lipstick
WINNER 2013

Cover Girl Lip Perfection

Despite the nice price, these silk protein–enriched formulas don’t cheap out on pigment. The 44 colors look sublime “straight from the tube,” says N.Y.C. makeup pro Daniel Martin—no blending or liner required. The top-selling Fairytale, a bright red-coral, is universally flattering,from porcelain complexions to the richest dark skin tones.

$7
Best 2013 Shade for Fair Skin Lipstick

Hourglass in Grace

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Best 2013 Shade for Fair Skin Lipstick
WINNER 2013

Hourglass in Grace

The shade of satiny pink your lips would look like...if they were a bit more genetically blessed.

$30
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