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Top 10 Lip Crayons

The Multifunctional Lip Product That Will Give You A Killer Pout

The Multifunctional Lip Product That Will Give You A Killer Pout

Looking to simplify your beauty routine? If you’re not using a lip crayon, then you need to start. ASAP. A holy grail beauty product, lip crayons combine all your lip’s needs into one easy process—a liner, lipstick, balm, and gloss in a cute and convenient crayon. Most of them have twist-up tubes too, which means you won’t need a sharpener. Excited yet? We’ve rounded up the 10 best lip crayons you can buy, each one promising to moisturize dry lips (even the matte ones!), provide the perfect amount of color, and last all day. Plus: They’re full of good-for-you ingredients like vitamin E and sunflower butter. We’ve got ‘em all, from true reds to natural “no makeup” shades in a variety of formulas and finishes. Whether you’re looking for a subtle tint or a bold and fun matte, there’s a lip crayon for everyone. Scroll through and snag one (or five) and thank us later. Opening image: @clinique

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August 14, 2018

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The Rankings


Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The moisturizing balm-like formula

AS SEEN ON: Kerry Washington is a big fan.


Chanel Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur Jumbo Longwear Lip Crayon

Our Score

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Layer over Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care for extra hydration.

HELPFUL TIP: Dab a little on your cheeks and you’ve got blush, too!


Burt's Bees Lip Crayon

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The matte formula that’s still smooth and moisturizing

FUN FACT: This lip crayon is 100% natural.


Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The soft stain of color that lasts for hours

HELPFUL TIP: Try “Honey” for a natural “my lips but better” look.


Julep Plush Pout Lip Crayon

Our Score

BEST FOR: A color-plus-care product—this lip crayon is packed with age-defying, skin-boosting, ultra-hydrating ingredients.

USERS SAID: “I LOVE this lip balm! I love that it moisturizes while providing you a subtle and not overpowering color. This is great from the beach to the boardroom and comes is a great range of colors for all skin types.”


Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo

Our Score

BEST FOR: A buildable lip color

LOVED FOR: The silky, satiny finish


Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon

Our Score

BEST FOR: Liquid lipstick lovers

LOVED FOR: The long-lasting color (16 hours long!)


Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm

Our Score

BEST FOR: A medium coverage lip color

USERS SAID: “This is the perfect lip balm with color for every day! I am a physician and I love this stuff for my everyday light make up look. Plus it moisturizes my lips. Perfect.”


Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon

Our Score

BEST FOR: Water-resistant color

HELPFUL TIP: Create dimension by using one shade as a liner and another to fill in the lips.


Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Our Score

AS SEEN ON: Taylor Swift swears by the shade “Dragon Girl.”

USERS SAID: “This is my favorite lip pencil of all time. It beats any stick as it is easier to apply and to create a clean look. I own multiple colors but Cruella is my all time favorite shade of red.”

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