The Best Moisturizing Lipsticks to Fight Dry, Chapped Lips
It can be tough to be a beauty maven in Canada — harsh, frigid weather can dry out lips and make it difficult to maintain smooth, kissable lips. To combat the cold weather chaps, we recommend using a moisturizing lip balm every night and a smoothing lip scrub before applying one of these deeply hydrating lip products that are perfect for nourishing your lips and keep your smile looking its best.
Dior Addict Lacquer StickHalf lipstick, half lacquer, this innovative product from Dior delivers a high-impact shine finish in one lightweight slick that will keep your pout looking juicy. It's one of the best lipsticks for those who like a super shiny pout that delivers the drama.
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick, $49.
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Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip BalmGlitter can be scary during the winter — it can settle into lines and make that slight winter chap into a big problem. Enter Pat McGrath's Lip Fetish balms. The Astral collection delivers pearlescent luster with a hint of colour that's perfect for the holiday season, all without that tight, tugging feeling. It's a must have for under the mistletoe.
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balm, $55.
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution LipstickMatte lipsticks are a perfect everyday look but many formulas can dry your lips out and cling to every bump or dry bit. Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lipsticks not only give you long-lasting colour, but soften, hydrate and protect at the same time. Plus, 3D glowing pigments help create the illusion of fuller lips, giving you a plump and seductive pout.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, $39.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Liquid LipstickThis luxurious liquid will have your lips feeling silky smooth, even during the harsh Canadian winters. It delivers a matte finish that doesn't completely dry down, so you'll never get the clingy, dry feeling, just a bold lip that lasts all night long.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick, $49.
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Tarte Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip PaintLush and moisturized lips can be just as bold as they are comfortable. This liquid/mousse gives high-impact colour in one swipe and leaves your lips smelling minty fresh and feeling plush and creamy.
Tarte Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint, $20.
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MAC Satin LipstickMAC lipsticks come in hundreds of hues, but when you're reaching into your makeup bag this winter, opt for the shades that come in satin, cremesheen, amplified or glaze finishes and avoid their more drying matte formulas (I'm looking at you, Ruby Woo). Trust us, your lips will thank you.
MAC Lipstick, $23.
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Fresh Sugar Lip TreatmentThis one is technically a lip treatment, but on the absolute coldest days, you'll want to turn to this cult-favourite product. It's chock-full of ultra-hydrating ingredients to renew and replenish the moisture of your lips, with a light citrus-y scent that will make you throw out those medical chapsticks for good. All you need next are these expert tips for a fuller pout.
Fresh Lip Sugar Treatment, $32.
NYX Soft Matte Lip CreamIt can be tricky to find a matte lipstick that won't make your lips feel like raisins, but this soft matte from NYX does the job, and for a price we can all get on board with.
Nyx Soft Matte Cream, $9.
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche LipstickCanadian company Bite Beauty offers their creamy (and locally handcrafted) lipstick in a wide variety of shades and finishes. They're all made with food-grade ingredients that are high-quality and highly moisturizing. A definite win in our books.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $30.
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Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour
Ciaté Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte LipstickDry lips can't stop you from a bold look! These liquid lipsticks from Ciaté London are made with hyaluronic acid for intense conditioning in trendy shades.
Ciaté Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick, $25.
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Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip CremeMarc Jacobs delivers iconic style and crazy colour payoff with these rich cocoa butter-based lipsticks. Moisture never looked more luxurious than with Marc. Just look at those creamy swatches.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme, $42.
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Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating LipstickA hydrating clear shell made with pure argan oil encloses the high-pigment core of this lip-quenching lipstick, which means you can keep it pigmented or sheer out your lip for whatever look you please. And just look at how cute that packaging is!
Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick, $26.
Eos Crystal Smooth Lip BalmOkay, not technically a lipstick but this weightless lip balm is the perfect primer to smooth out your lips and prepare them for a bold lip look. It is formulated with five nourishing natural oils and without wax, plus its crystal clear look is just begging to be Instagrammed.
eos Crystal Smooth Lip Balm, $7.
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