Finding a suitable lipstick color is not as simple as many people think. It should be suitable for your skin color (your lip skin color as well), your eyes, hair color, outfit and so on.
The best lipstick color should remain on your lips for a long time, no matter if you eat, drink, talk longer, kiss, or have a habit to lick your lips.
We decided to write a review and an in-depth buyer’s guide for you and show you some of the best lipsticks for 2018. We went through all sorts of nuances, brands, and colors and decided to wrap it all up in a review of eleven lipsticks.
Let’s check some interesting things before we start with the reviews.
Stick with brands
Make sure you invest your money in a well-known brand that sells for years if you want to avoid possible allergic reactions. Big brands may cost a bit more than unknown brands, but at least you’ll be sure that you are using quality ingredients, and good pigment that will remain to your lips for hours.
Pick the right color
Looking for the best lipstick color for fair skin or being on a mission to find a rich and long-lasting lipstick colors for brown skin is a hard job. Girls already know that not every color works great on everyone. For instance, bright red works great for both fair and brown skin, while light shades of pink are the best for brown skin just as dark shades of purple or burgundy look amazing of fair skin.
See expropriation date
Usually, the lipstick has a little sticker on the bottom with the brand name and a little circle with a number in it (12,18, 24, 36). This is the number of months it’s suitable for using after you open it. Avoid using old products if you don’t want to end up having dry lips, allergies, or skin irritations.
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Pink Truffle
Revlon surprises us with a lovely orange-red color that is excellent for both fair and brown skin tones. Comes in a practical package that is easy for transport even in your pockets. Its price is affordable and won’t affect your budget.
- Perfectly long-lasting color
- Great for fair skin
- Quality brand
- Lightweight and won’t make your lips feel cakey
- Excellent price
- We didn’t find any con with this lipstick.
- 8pc Nabi Cosmetics Professional Selected Lipstick set of 8 Amazing Color
We picked this rich set of eight pieces because we believe that every girl deserves a rich choice of colors every day.
Nabi offers a cool package and eight nuances that go from as light as baby pink to dark and rich as wine red.
All colors fit excellent every skin color.
- You can have eight new lipsticks at a reasonable price.
- They don’t have any scent, ideal for girls who don’t like scented lipsticks.
- There is no heavy feeling after you apply.
- Matte colors.
- Cruelty-free and organic (superb for everyone that cares about animals and environment)
- Since they are matte, don’t expect to have your lips moisturized. We found this feature a bit unpleasant, but it’s the same with every matte lipstick.
- L’Oréal Paris Makeup Colour Riche Original Creamy, Hydrating Satin Lipstick, 800 Fairest Nude, 0.13 oz.
When comes to L’Oréal, you know you get a high-quality product for your money. This one is a lovely, nurturing and hydrating lipstick that comes in a gentle pink that will give you the no-makeup look.
We recommend it for every skin color, although we have to say that it will stand out on girls with brown skin.
- Your lips will never feel dry. This lipstick contains Omega 3, Argan Oil and Vitamin E, an excellent mix to keep them hydrated and nourished.
- Lips have a satin finish, remain soft and you won’t feel the product heavy on your lips.
- One of the most long-lasting lipstick products we’ve tested.
- No cons for this product, except it might have a bit higher price.
- Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick, Blush Basin, 1 Tube
Burt’s Bees offers a lovely package of dark pink lipstick color, ideal for women who want to keep their lips smooth, nurtured and moisturized.
We loved that it actually repairs your lips and doesn’t dry them even more. It will last for hours and we recommend it for all skin types, although it would stand out more on fairer skin.
- 8 hours of great color without fading. It’s amazing how it keeps your lips moisturized during all the time.
- 100% natural and suitable for all skin types (even for women with irritable skin or prone to allergies).
- It doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates or petrolatum.
- The colors are lasting but some girls might need to apply two coats to get the wanted nuance (the moistures prevents the lipstick from leaving a strong pigment on the lips).
- Maybelline Makeup SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, Seductress Nude Matte Lipstick, 0.17 fl oz
Of course, no lipstick list (especially the best lipstick for 2018) can go without at least one Maybelline product. This is why we include this amazing liquid lipstick with a practical applicator on our review list.
It smells amazing, leaves a perfectly pigmented color on your lips and lasts for hours.
It’s a matte option but it will not cause you dry lips; in fact, it will nourish your lips and won’t make them feel irritated.
- Comes in 10 shades. This one (light pink) looks very neutral and works amazing for younger and older ladies, no matter their skin color.
- Super long-lasting, up to 16 hours.
- It’s easy to remove once you decided to wash off your makeup.
- Once it’s dry, there is no way it leaves any mark (test it with a glass or cup, and you’ll see there is no lip print on it).
- Some women complain that it’s hard to remove, but all you need is some suitable makeup remover oil or spray and it will come out easily.
- NYX Matte Lipstick, Perfect Red
The standing out red of NYX Matte Lipstick will make any fair-skinned lady (especially the blondes) be the star of the night. This rich and super long-lasting color is made to help the girls who love to be noticed and leave an unforgettable impression.
NYX never fails to offer a good package and a formula that doesn’t make your lips feel heavy or dry.
- The natural ingredients like beeswax will keep your lips healthy and in good condition (even though it’s matte).
- Super pigmented and will remain on your lips for a very long time (ideal for businesswomen).
- The superb brand that offers high-quality products in all shades and for all skin types and colors.
- We couldn’t find anything wrong with this product.
- Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm Spf 20, Petal Glow 40, .15 Oz.
When comes to taking care of your lips, it’s important to find a great lip balm that will help you revitalize them and keep them hydrated. Since we know how most ladies want to have at least a bit of color on their lip, we picked Neutrogena as one of the best choices since it’s a tinted lip balm that will give you a natural look on your lips.
- It will return the smoothness and softness of your lips in a week. Also, you will always have lips with a healthy glow.
- This lip balm has SPF 20, which is a perfect way to protect your lips from the harsh sun rays in summer (but also during the entire year).
- Lips look fuller and have a better definition after you apply the Neutrogena lip balm.
- Not everyone likes tinted lip balms, so if you don’t want any color on your lips, then this product might not be for you.
- E.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Ravishing Rose, 0.11 Ounce
We tested E.l.f on both fair and brown skin and we can say that it totally works on both skin colors. This precise shade is rich enough to last long and to leave a great pigment on your lips no matter of your skin color.
We love it because it’s vegan and was made without harming any animal.
- Shiny and soft feeling once you apply it on your lips; doesn’t feel heavy at all.
- Contains vitamins E, A and C as well as Shea butter that gives that soft and velvety feeling. Your lips will always feel soft and nurtured.
- It was made to be suitable for vegans and it’s completely cruelty-free product.
- Lasts quite long and will keep your lips moisturized while you wear it.
- The square bottom actually contains lip balm, so we can easily say that it’s the two-in-one product.
- Actually, there is nothing we can add here. E.l.f created a great lipstick.
- Nicka K New York Vivid Matte Lipstick (Violet Red)
First of all the package caught our eye. It’s different and interesting, but it’s more important what’s inside. That dark purple-red matte lipstick is one of the best and most long-lasting colors we’ve ever used. It’s amazing how perfectly rich it looks once you apply it.
No matter the color of your lips (pale or darker), it will cover them completely and provide you with the same color as you see on the picture.
- Besides this one, Nicka K New York offers 2o other various colors for everyone’s taste. We literally went crazy when we saw all the other colors.
- Contains beeswax, an excellent ingredient that makes matte lipsticks feel soft and nourishing (your lips won’t feel dry).
- Lasts the entire day without the need to re-apply it.
- Might be off the price limit for some customers.
- 5 Colors Matte Lipstick Set, Long Lasting Velvet Lips Tint Liquid Lipstick Waterproof Lipstick Makeup 5pcs/kit
We really love when we come across of set of lipsticks like this one. The fact that you pay a reasonable price for five different colors is amazing and can be quite practical if you’re a girl who likes to have different look every day.
This is a waterproof formula that will last all day long and will endure eating and drinking like a champion.
- It won’t fade as the day goes by and it’s best when combined with lip balm before you apply it.
- It’s waterproof and won’t be removed if you drink water or other liquids. Also if you have a habit of licking your lips, this lipstick will endure that too.
- Easy to apply, the applicator has a great shape so you can color every angle of your lips.
- For better results, make sure you prepare your lips before (peeling and lip balm).
- There is no con here because these lipsticks are great.
- Dreamyth Sp Velvet Liquid Lipstick Set / 15pcs Long Lasting Waterproof Matte Tint Lip Pigment
Get fifteen shades of the rainbow and show your lips with pride – that’s our first impression after we tested Dreamyth Sp Velvet the set of 15 liquid lipsticks.
We love that it offers all colors from completely light (pink, peach, light orange) to super dark (deep purple, dark brown, deep red).
They are waterproof and will last for as long as you wear them.
- They are easy to apply and won’t take extra accessories like lip brushes.
- Feels light on the lips and won’t make them dry although it’s a matte lipstick.
- They have a chocolate scent and are one of the best and most pigmented lipsticks we tested in 2018.
- No food or drink will remove them.
- They are super pigmented and last long so some users might find it hard to remove it. But if you’re looking for a formula that will last long and won’t remove from your lips, then this trait is not a con at all.
We hope we helped you with our detailed review for some of the best lipsticks for this year. Our rich list contains high-quality and affordable brands that offer natural, long-lasting and rich colors that are affordable and easy to apply.
Pick only quality and brands with a long tradition and make sure you don’t use the product after it’s expired.