Before I spent over $20 on a lipstick, I did not understand the purpose or function of spending over $20 on a lipstick. A lipstick is a lipstick, right? Well, kind of. It was love at first swipe when I tried my first luxury lipstick, and through the years I’ve found several that have become favorites. In fact, I have 7 best luxury lipstick picks to share with you.
What separates a luxury lipstick from your typical, ordinary, non-luxe lip color? From the ingredients to chic packaging, there’s a bit of boost that give luxury lipsticks their name and reputation.
There’s a lot of special attention paid to these tubes filled with color. The cases are sleek and sophisticated.
Most often, luxury lipsticks include Shea Butter, Mango Seed Oil, and other nourishing ingredients that lend a difference in texture, pigmentation, and the general wear time of the lipstick.
The quality of lipsticks in general has vastly improved in the last few years. In my experience, the main quality luxury lipsticks offer is a smooth texture along with longer wear time as opposed to non-luxury lipsticks. You kind of just have to feel them for yourselves to understand how they vary. They might look innocent enough, but you know the difference upon first swipe.
It was hard narrowing down my favorites, but I took a second to pick out the 7 luxury lipsticks that have won my heart. Let’s take a closer look at my picks!
Read more to see my favorite luxury lipsticks up close!
You’ve heard of baked eyeshadows and other powder products, but baked lipsticks might be something new! These are super buttery and pigmented. Definitely worth checking out. Here’s my review of these lovely lipsticks. The color in this photo is Fifth Ave Ruby.
The color in this photo is Primrose, which is actually part of an upcoming review. I also have this lipstick in Bing, which is one of my all time favorite red lip colors.
Countess has a smooth texture,and for a matte it’s pretty rad. I really like the pigmentation and have found it to wear for a long time. I have to say, this packaging could be my favorite.
DHC Premium GE Lipstick ($19)
If you haven’t heard of DHC’s Premium GE lipsticks, consider this a public service announcement. So much smoothness, This color is Rose Gold.
Nars Audacious Lipstick ($32)
Nars Audacious lipstick is definitely a winner. It’s one of the most expensive on this list, but it’s exceptionally smooth and long-wearing. This color is Brigitte.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in 1975 is my new boo. It’s a cashmere matte which means it’s super silky and not flaky at all. The wear time on this lipstick is phenomenal!
Besides being super buttery and pigmented, this lipstick contains resveratrol to keep your lips looking their best. This color is Quince.
There are so many great choices when it comes to high end lipstick. I’m barely touching the tip of the iceberg, and there are definitely more I’d like to try.
What are some of your favorite luxury lipstick brands (and colors!)?