13 Moisturizing Lipsticks We Love
These formulas won't cause flaky or peeling lips.
Whether you love a neutral lip color or prefer to wear a bold red, one thing is for sure: Lipstick instantly elevates your look. That's also why chapped lips are so disappointing. This ailment makes applying your favorite lipstick formulas difficult, since even color payoff is nearly impossible when you're combatting flakes. While a skin routine for your lips can certainly help combat this nuisance, applying dehydrating lip colors will simply undo all of that hard work. The solution, then, is to stock up on moisturizing lipsticks, which will continue to nourish your mouth all day long.
There's a good reason to work a few hydrating formulas into your arsenal, especially now: While dry lips typically flair during the colder months (which are rapidly approaching), continuous mask use due to COVID-19 has made this issue a full-time problem. Masks trap heat and humidity, causing irritation and dehydration to your mouth and the skin around it. Hydrating lipsticks remedy these issues, since they contain oils and butter that impart lips with complete hydration. And, sure, while wearing a brightly pigmented lipstick underneath a mask isn't likely the best course of action, there's nothing wrong with gliding on a nourishing, good-for-you formula while you're at home (which is where most of us are right now, anyway).
The only issue with these formulas? By default, they are not as long-lasting as their matte counterparts. To mitigate this, prep your lips with a scrub. This will slough off dead skin cells and create a smooth canvas for a flawless application. Continue with a lip primer that will enhance the color and prevent the shade from bleeding outside your lip lines. And then finish off with a setting spray to seal the look and keep your hard work in place all day. Ahead, some of our favorite moisturizing lipsticks to keep your lips hydrated year-round.
This non-toxic and antioxidant-rich lipstick is available in 15 shades; it's one of our go-to options for comfortable all-day wear.
Shop Now: RMS Beauty "Wild with Desire" Lipstick, $28, sephora.com.
Rodin Olio Lusso
Looking for a matte-finish lipstick with the formula of a hydrating one? You've found it in this luxurious option from Rodin Olio Lusso.
Shop Now: Rodin Olio Lusso Luxe Lipstick, $38, nordstrom.com.
This affordable moisturizing lipstick's vitamins A, C, and E lock in hydration; a range of vibrant colors and an easy-to-apply cream texture make this a winner in our book.
Shop Now: e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick, $6.97, amazon.com.
It goes on creamy and velvety, and organic shea butter and nourishing oils make sure lips stay plump.
Shop Now: Physician's Formula Organic Wear Nourishing Lipstick, $9.49, cvs.com.
Don't be fooled—this certified-organic formula—with shea butter, jojoba oil, and beeswax—may be a tint, but the pigment is perfectly buildable. Best of the all, its packaging is as eco-friendly as it gets; simply order a refill and slide it into the chic metal case when you're through.
Shop Now: Kjaer-Weis Lip Tint, $49, revolve.com.
Dr. Lily Ros Organics
In this formula, vitamin E and jojoba seed oil deliver hydration, while natural pigments create a neutral color payoff.
Shop Now: Dr. Lily Ros Organics 100% Natural Lipstick, $24, drlilyros.com.