The best lippies your money can buy

Happy National Lipstick Day, folks! We may be sitting at home, but let's don our favourite lippy and celebrate in style.

Lips was one of the hardest-hit in the prestige beauty space last year, but as BD reported in June, new data suggests it’s headed for a rebound.

Data from Trendalytics shows triple-digit search volume growth in several searches around lip cosmetics: Long-wear lipstick grew 1,135 per cent year-over-year, while shimmer lip gloss, plum lipstick and plumping lip gloss grew 889 per cent, 300 per cent and 259 per cent, respectively.

So, let's get behind the category, and champion one of our favourite makeup items, the ever-versatile, lipstick. 


The Revlon Super Lustrous™ The Luscious Mattes is a true velvet matte lipstick that has a lightweight feel on the lips. Its creamy formula is infused with a botanical complex featuring agave, moringa oil and cupuacu butter for smooth application that leaves lips feeling soft. 


This lipstick from benecos is a wonderfully creamy option with great colour payoff. It nourishes, protects and makes the lips velvety soft with a complex of organic jojoba oil, organic beeswax and organic babassu oil.

Rimmel London

With one stroke, the high intensity pigments of this Rimmel London offering fuses with the lips. The blend of conditioning ingredients provides long-lasting lip colour, with no need to re-apply. Perfect for pairing with the Lasting Finish Lip Liner. 

Elizabeth Arden

The Ceramide Ultra Lipstick promises lasting moisture, wearable comfort and brilliant shine. With a new universal palette of shades, the moisture-enriched pigments provide long-lasting comfort. 

jane iredale 

The Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick™ offers richly-pigmented colour, with a breakthrough ‘triple’ formula that’s long-lasting, natural and moisturising. Antioxidant-rich moringa oil soothes and nourishes, while a unique blend of waxes and oils soften, protect and hydrate the lips. Tahitian vanilla and blackberry offer a subtly sweet flavour and fragrance.

Chi Chi

Chi Chi's Viva La Diva Lipsticks are richly coloured and glide on easily. The longwearing, hydrating formulation contain beeswax, calendula, vitamin E, evening primrose, and jojoba oils to nourish and moisturise lips. Available in over 60 shades in matte and cream finishes.

Models Prefer

The Mode's Prefer Nude Lipstick range has been designed with a soft, highly pigmented formula that glides onto lips for a creamy finish. Available in a selection of nude shades to suit your skin tone.


This long-lasting lipstick from essence means business. It may last and last and last, but the ultra-light, nourishing formula provides lips with intensive colour without drying them out.

Nude by Nature

A colour-rich lipstick that delivers an effortless sweep of colour, this offering from Nude by Nature has a silky feel and luminous shine. The smooth, creamy texture combines active ingredients, including vitamin E and the native Australian Kakadu plum to help provide antioxidant defence. It is also enriched with nourishing shea butter, jojoba oil and unique moisturising microspheres, to provide a lightweight and comfortable experience. 

NYX Professional Makeup 

The Shout Loud Satin Lipstick features an irresistibly adorable heart-shaped bulleted - marking the brand's first-ever custom designed bullet! The pigment packed, stain lipstick loads lips with intense, rich colour and delivers hours of hydration in just one swipe. 

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