We all want to find our favourite go-to lipstick. The one that looks great no matter how we’re feeling, no matter what we’re wearing, and no matter where we’re going. But while finding the perfect colour is key, finding a formula that looks great and feels great too is a must. So here is a list of (in my opinion) the most comfortable and flattering lipstick formulas of all time…
MATTE REVOLUTION by Charlotte Tilbury
Every makeup enthusiast will already know about (and no doubt own) a Matte Revolution lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. Including shades such as Pillow Talk, Very Victoria and Walk Of No Shame, the Matte Revolution formula is home to some the the industry’s most iconic lipsticks. With a super soft texture, these leave your lips looking cushioned and feeling surprisingly comfortable. All the shades are buildable and are easily worn as a tint or opaque. They really are such a collectable item, and I love each and every one that I own. My favourite shades are Very Victoria, Supermodel, Cover Star and Pillow Talk.
POWER BULLET CREAM GLOW by Huda Beauty
I know it’s a big statement, but… this is the best lipstick formula I have ever tried. It’s pigmented, but can be worn sheerly. It’s glossy and creamy without being thick or overly shiny. It’s comfortable and lasts really well. And the colours are just beautiful too. I could rave about them all day long. My favourite shade is Hustla, a stunning pink beige/brown nude.
DIOR ADDICT HYDRATING SHINE by Dior Beauty
Another beautiful cream formula, the Dior Addict Hydrating Shine lipsticks are everything the name says. They’re a brilliant everyday lipstick to have in your handbag and come in an array of nude, bold and bright colours. They leave your lips looking soft and plump, with the feel of a balm and a gorgeous shine. My favourite shades are 100 Nude Look and 418 Beige Oblique.
POWDER KISS by MAC Cosmetics
MAC’s Powder Kiss formula is as unique as it is comfortable, with a light-weight feel and ultra-fine consistency. With a semi-matte finish, these lipsticks mimic your lip’s natural texture while avoiding drying them out. The brighter, deeper and bolder shades have brilliant one-swipe pigmentation and lasting power, whereas the lighter nude and neutral shades are very, very sheer. The formula of the mid-to-deep shades lends itself to versatility as they can easily be worn as a tint or with full colour impact.
Personally, I wouldn’t recommend the lighter shades as they have a tendency to look patchy – but any of the mid, deep, bright or bold shades are stunning, with my favourites being Shocking Revelation, a true bright blue red, and Mull It Over, a mid-tone peachy nude.
POWER BULLET MATTE by Huda Beauty
As one of my favourite lipstick formulas, the Power Bullet Matte Lipsticks are always on-hand. While they provide a similar powder-like feel to MAC’s Powder Kiss, these have a much more consistent formula and performance level across the shade range. With strong pigmentation and a gorgeously smooth texture throughout the entire collection, these lipsticks are a must-have. However, it must be said, they are ever-so-slightly drier than the aforementioned formulas, so I do prefer to wear them with a lip balm, underneath (which is always my advice when wearing matte lipsticks). My favourite shades are Anniversary, Joyride and El Cinco de Mayo.