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Top 10 Lip Powders

Meet The Lip Product That Is About To Replace Your Go-To Lipstick

Meet The Lip Product That Is About To Replace Your Go-To Lipstick

There was once a time when applying matte lipstick led to dry-as-a-desert lips by the end of the night. Well, times have changed, ladies. And so has lip color. Thanks to Korean beauty experts (when do they ever let us down?) you can now achieve the matte look without the dryness. Meet lip powder: a new, revolutionary lip formula that’s—you guessed it—powder based. Lip powders transform into a velvety-smooth finish once applied, leaving you with the pretty, blurred finish of a matte formula with a lightweight feel that never cakes, flakes, or dries out. Lip powders come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional bullets to tiny compacts and even tubes with doe-foot applicators. With more and more beauty brands releasing their own unique versions, it can be tough to figure out which ones are worth your time and money. Let us help you out with the data-driven list below of the 10 best lip powders on the market. Each one is offered in a variety of colors, from subtler shades to vibrant reds to ‘90s-esque browns. Keep scrolling to shop our top-rated lip powder picks. Opening image: @buxomcosmetics

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March 5, 2019

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The Rankings


Lorac PRO Hi-Res Lip & Cheek Powder

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: This dual-purpose powder streamlines your lip and cheek products into one convenient stick offered in a selection of fresh, modern shades.

BEST FOR: While we’re all for vibrant, in-your-face hues, this product is great for a shade that’s a little more on the subtle side.


Stellar Stardust Lip Powder Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This shimmery trio offers the sparkle of a gloss without the sticky mess.

HELPFUL TIP: Mix and match these metallic-finish hues to create your own unique shade.


Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The blurred, soft-focus finish

USERS SAID: “This is unlike any lip product I've used. It is matte but doesn't feel it and the color is gorgeous on. Love!”


CLE Melting Lip Powder

Our Score

BEST FOR: A lip powder with killer staying powder

HELPFUL TIP: The shade “Barbie Pink” makes for an excellent pop of color on the cheeks.


Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick

Our Score

BEST FOR: Color lovers, this one’s for you. This powder matte lipstick comes in edgy, unexpected hues like grey, green, and brown.

USERS SAID: “Wow! These are gorgeous, super-pigmented, and long lasting! The color selection is so fun and Smokey Jade is so different!”


NYX Powder Puff Lippie

Our Score

BEST FOR: This liquid-to-powder formula rivals more expensive versions when it comes to color, texture, and staying power, so it’s great for a budget buy.

HELPFUL TIP: Lightly pat it on for a sheer wash of color or layer it on for a bold, vampy look.


Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The weightless, airy formula

FUN FACT: This one’s waterproof, so it’s bound to become your go-to lippie this summer.


Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick

Our Score

BEST FOR: Are your lips looking deathly dry from the harsh winter weather? MAC’s unique formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that hydrate and condition the lips to get that pretty pout back in no time.

USERS SAID: “This is hands down my favorite formula of lipstick I have ever tried. The pigment and application are insane and the feeling once on your lips is lightweight and so comfortable.”


Buxom Pillow Pout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This super smooth formula never feels dry or tight (even after eight hours of wear!)

FUN FACT: Thanks to the peptide-packed formula, this wet powder softens the look of lines and gives lips a pillowy-soft effect.


Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick

Our Score

BEST FOR: Two words: Color. Payoff.

HELPFUL TIP: Try it in the award-winning coral shade, “Shock Wave.”

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