This past year, we saw a ton of splurge-worthy makeup hit the market — and out of all the beauty categories, we’d say that luxurious lipsticks took the cake. 2019 gave us iconic lipstick packaging, gem-shaped bullets and even new liquid lip textures that came with a couple of (well worth it) dollar signs on their price tags. Ahead, we rounded up the créme de la créme lippies of the year.
The unique rectangular bullet and tube isn’t a new YSL innovation — but the sheer matte formula certainly is. This buildable formula comes in myriad shades, is lightweight and silky smooth when applied onto the lips.
L’Absolu Ruby Rouge is perhaps the most unique luxe lipstick of the year, thanks to its molded gemstone bullet. Ruby Rouge contains rose flower, tourmaline and Pro-Xylane, a trademark ingredient that helps to replenish the lips with moisture. Oh and the red shades are divine!
For a new kind of liquid lipstick, try the Matte Nature formula by Giorgio Armani. This non-sticky liquid lip color leaves behind a velvet-matte finish that doesn’t feel or look as drying as other formulas. e guarantee it’s worth every penny.
One of the best splurge-worthy lipstick collabs of the year is definitely Zoë Kravitz and YSL. The six-shade line is named after Kravitz’ family, friends and even dog — making each color feel personal and special when you wear it. Not to mention, the stunning black sparkling tube will find a home on your vanity in no time.
Charlotte Tilbury is known for her creamy-soft lipstick formulas and bold colors, but with the launch of Hot Lips 2 this year, she really took things to the next level. Each tube comes with its own unique design and can be refilled with a new lipstick component once you run out — forward-thinking and stylish.