Let’s face it, there’s nothing an instant hit of colour therapy can’t fix and this year, the Best In Beauty Awards lips category certainly didn’t disappoint.
From shimmery glosses to intense stains and fabulous new colours and treatments, you won’t want to go anywhere without one of these in your handbag…
Best Lip Colour
Looking for a multi-tasking lip colour you can wear day or night? Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Pierced Petal, R295 topped our judges’ list in the lip colour category. “Blot to create a stain, or brush on as a gloss. A perfect pop of rich colour,” says judge Chereen Strydom, a beauty and lifestyle blogger.
Best Lacquer for your lips
Thousands of w&h readers voted in this year’s Best in Beauty Awards, and the one lip lacquer that got the most rave reviews was Clinique Pop Lip Lacquer in Love Pop, R295. One reader had this to say about it: “A great range of colours that stay bold for hours”.
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Best Lip Treatment
A lip product that your hair doesn’t get caught in? Sign us up! Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, R295 was voted the best treatment for your lips, with our Beauty Editor Tracey Kroukamp saying: “I’m not sure how I lived without this nourishing gem! I love its sweet taste and smell, and the lush, non-sticky sheen it leaves”.
Best Lip Gloss
Meet your new go-to daily gloss… Lancôme Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phase Lip Oil in Berry In Love, RRSP R270. Our judges loved it with beauty writer Grace Mantjiu commeting, “Glossy and hydrating: a subtle, everyday lip”.
Best Easy Wear product for lips
When a lipstick range has been designed by Kate Moss, you know it’s bang on trend. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate in 43, R99,95, is a neutral shade that’s supermodel approved. “I adore this nude hue. It’s my new everyday staple,” says professional make-up artist Storm Catherine Pass.
Best Lip Pencil
For lipstick that doesn’t disappear an hour after application, its essential to use a lip pencil before applying. The budget buy that makeup artists like Storm Catherine Pass love is Bodyography Lip Pencil in Barely There, RRSP R125. She says, “Love it! Such a creamy, natural colour that helps lipstick last much longer”.
Best Stain for lips
Not only did this lip stain win in its category, but it’s purse-friendly too. Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color in Sateen, R109,95 got the judges vote with our Beauty Editor Tracey Kroukamp saying: “It’s matte without being dry, and you can use it on cheeks, too”. A two-in-one product that’s affordable? Where do we pay?
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