It’s true—once you switch to luxury lipsticks, you never go back to buying them from the drugstore. Lipsticks from luxury designers tend to be higher quality and the colors are always in trend so you can rest assured knowing that the shade you’re wearing isn’t out of season.
If you’re just coming around to the idea of adding some designer lip colors to your list of must-have beauty products, we’ve put together a list of the 15 best luxury lipsticks that we think are totally worth the splurge.
The Best Luxury Lipsticks
1. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
When it comes to popular matte lip shades, Charlotte Tilbury is behind one of the very best: Pillow Talk. There are several Instagram and TikTok beauty influencers working tirelessly at all times to find less expensive alternatives to the original as it’s a stunning shade of pink and will work well with neutral nudes.
But if pink isn’t for you, the Matte Revolution Lipstick comes in approximately 20 other hues that will bring a smile to your face. The lipstick is long-lasting, buildable, and is made with a lightweight formula that will moisturize your lips, making this one of the best lipsticks to get.
Having hydrated lips when wearing matte lipstick is incredibly important otherwise they can look dry and shriveled, which nobody wants. The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick costs $34.
2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Slim Velvet Matte Lipstick
No matter your personal makeup or fashion style, every woman should have a red lipstick in their collection. Wearing red on your lips can elevate a makeup look from drab to fab or provide a pop of color when you’re dressed in an outfit consisting of neutral shades.
If you’re looking for a new favorite lipstick, then check this out. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick is available in several different shades of red, ensuring that there is a shade that goes with your unique skin tone and hair color.
The highly-pigmented luxury lipstick has a semi-matte finish and takes an innovative square shape that makes application much easier. This gorgeous lipstick costs $39.
Ladies with darker complexions should opt for rich pigments of red with blue undertones while those with lighter complexions should choose cool reds that are similar to berry shades. Bright red lipsticks are best for women with fair skin and lighter hair.
3. Gucci Baume À Lèvres
In our eyes, Gucci can do no wrong, which is exactly why we absolutely love this soft plum-colored lipstick that’s suitable for all complexions. It naturally enhances the look and feel of your lips when applied, leaving you feeling comfortable, fashionable, and confident.
The luxury lipstick’s mint green packaging was inspired by vintage makeup and the hybrid color was specifically selected by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. This lipstick will melt onto your lips and it retails for $42. But we promise, you’ll be reapplying the lip color all day, every day!
4. Tom Ford Lip Color Lipstick
This smudge- and fade-resistant Tom Ford lipstick comes in more than 25 shades, from neutral tones to ravishing reds that will drop jaws. Soja seed extract and murumuru butter are two of the active ingredients used in the formula that will nourish your lips and allow for smooth application.
The creamy lipstick from Tom Ford can be worn for up to eight hours without fading or budging, which makes it a perfect lip color to wear for a night out on the town.
This creamy texture is made without parabens or mineral oil and retails for $58. Don’t hesitate to purchase a few tubes of the lipstick as they sell out fast!
5. Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Transfer-Proof Lipstick
Not all lipsticks come in a tube, in fact, liquid lipsticks have become wildly popular in the past few years. The Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Transfer-Proof Lipstick is great for all of your steamy makeout sessions as it won’t smudge easily and can last on your lips for up to 12 hours.
The weightless liquid matte lipstick is free of parabens, mineral oil, and other chemicals that could cause irritation, which means that it’s safe for those with sensitive lips. At Sephora, it’s available in ten shades, each costing $38.
6. YSL Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Liquid Lipstick
If you’ve never tried a creamy liquid lipstick, we promise that you’ll be hooked after trying out this formula from Yves Saint Laurent.
This lipstick is a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, which means that it’s incredibly popular among today’s makeup enthusiasts and professional makeup artists, making this one of the best luxury liquid lipsticks in the market today.
The highly pigmented lip color provides a long-lasting matte finish without drying your lips. It also comes with a special applicator that ensures you can achieve full coverage with just one stroke. The Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Liquid Lipstick comes in eight gorgeous pink and red hues and retails for $38.
7. Rouge Hermes Satin Lipstick
This luxury lipstick is not for the faint of heart as is a little on the expensive side but we wouldn’t recommend it if it wasn’t completely life-changing. The Rouge Hermes Satin Lipstick provides long-lasting and vibrant color that will help you stand out from others in the crowd.
It’s also the perfect finishing touch for any high-fashion look that you’re rocking to a party, wedding, or evening out. It has a satin-finish, will leave your lips feeling hydrated, and has a rounded tip that will aid in mess-free application.
It comes in 14 stunning shades but our favorite shade is “21 Rose Epice”. A tube of this ever so luxurious lipstick retails for $67.
8. Gucci Rouge de Beauté Brilliant Shine Lipstick
Brace yourselves, it’s going to be hard not to purchase this solely because of it’s gorgeous packaging that emulates a piece of art. This lipstick from Gucci is high-shine, making it ideal for ladies who prefer steering clear of matte formulas.
It has a luminous, glowing finish with a luxurious shine and uses black rose oil, peony oil, hyaluronic acid, and jojoba seed oil to infuse your lips with moisture that will last for a whopping 24 hours.
Its adorable packaging was inspired by vintage brooches and was designed by Gucci’s creative director. At Saks Fifth Avenue, you’ll find six shades of this lipstick, retailing for $42.
9. Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick
Despite the red packaging, this lipstick is available in several other exciting shades in addition to classic reds. If you have a passion for incredibly dark shades of purple, in hues that are so deep they almost look black, then you definitely need to check out this lipstick.
But if you lean toward reds and pinks, Dior has you covered as well. The Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick is high qaulity, highly pigmented and will stay on your lips for up to 12 hours.
It’s made with a hydrating formula that provides you with a semi-matte finish. This luxury lipstick costs $38 and will have you ready for the red carpet in no time.
10. Chanel Rouge Allure Ink
This matte liquid lip color comes in three different shades, with “222 Signature” being a perfect match for women with olive skin tones or fair complexions.
Chanel’s Rouge Allure Ink goes on smooth and its velvety finish will stay on your lips for hours on end, so if you’re someone who always has a whole day planned out, then this is the right lipstick for you.
It also contains vitamin E, several plant oils such as avocado oil that will moisturize your pout. A tube of this rather provocative liquid lipstick retails for $42.
11. Guerlain KissKiss Shine Bloom Lipstick
This high-shine, lightweight lipstick is really a must-have in everyone’s makeup collection as it’s incredibly hydrating.
The lipstick’s formula contains hyaluronic acid and shea butter, which will keep your lips looking plump all day.
The Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick is available in 20 versatile shades that can enhance your natural beauty or add a pop of color to your face. It retails for around $53.
12. YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm
The Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm is another cult-favorite among ladies who adore Yves Saint Laurent. This luxury lipstick comes in a wide variety of colors at Sephora, with new shades added frequently!
It has a high-shine finish and is balm-like in texture, providing your lips with a burst of hydration from nourishing oils and macadamia butter.
With regular application, this lipstick is considered medium-buildable coverage, which makes it perfect for those who prefer a natural makeup look. A tube of this conditioning lipstick costs $38.
13. Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance™ Lipstick
Sometimes wearing a sparkly eyeshadow or lipstick can really brighten up your day, which is why we love the BlitzTrance Lipstick from Pat McGrath Labs. Its glittery formula is highly pigmented and dazzles with reflective pearls.
Since glitter and sparkles can be drying on your sensitive skin, this lipstick contains brazil nut oil to keep your lips moisturized and hydrated. It has two shades in its “glitter finish” collection and four in its “shimmer finish” collection.
The BlitzTrance Lipstick is free of parabens and costs $38. And if you’re not yet sold, the case features an adorable set of pouty lips on the front.
14. Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick
Ladies looking for a lipstick that will garner tons of compliments when pulling it out of their handbag in public…look no further than any lipstick by Christian Louboutin. The accessories and footwear brand truly knows how to make a show-stopping lipstick case.
This red lipstick, in an intricate gold case, is full coverage and provides a creamy matte finish that’s incredibly edgy and fashion-forward. The intensely rich lipstick costs a whopping $90, but we’d dare to say you’re buying a piece of art when you buy one of Louboutin’s lipsticks.
15. CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash
When we think of the best red lipstick, we think of the CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in shade “97 Ferveur”.
This high-shine lipstick comes in more than ten vibrant shades and brings moisture to your lips with a mixture of hydrating oils. Purchase this highly pigmented lipstick from Saks Fifth Avenue for $42.
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