The Best Moisturizing Lipsticks to Add to Cart in 2023June 29, 2023
Looking for intense, opaque color payoff in a lipstick, but don’t want your lips to feel dry and chapped by the end of the day? Reach for one of these moisturizing lipsticks. They glide on like silk and still manage to last through the day with minimal touch-ups. Whether you opt for a glossy, cream or satin finish, you’re sure to find a moisturizing lipstick your lips will love in the roundup below.
What Is a Moisturizing Lipstick?
Moisturizing lipsticks are lipstick formulas that are made with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter or various oils to help keep your lips looking and feeling hydrated throughout your lipstick wear. Here, we’re sharing our favorite products to try for a hydrating, luscious finish that will help you kiss chapped lips goodbye, literally!
Reasons to Use a Moisturizing Lipstick
If you suffer from dry lips or often deal with cracked, flaky skin on the lip area but still want the rich color payoff of a lipstick, a moisturizing lipstick is a great option for you.
The 17 Best Moisturizing Lipsticks
This matte lipstick contains hyaluronic acid to help plump, soften and retain moisture in the lip area during your wear. We love that it has a creamy, pigmented finish that saturates the lips quickly — seriously, in only one to two swipes — and that it won’t leave your lips looking or feeling cracked and flaky.
If you love the look of a gloss but prefer a lipstick formula, we highly recommend swiping on this high-shine — it’s truly the best of both worlds. It slides on like a lipstick but has the shine of a gloss and the feel of a lip balm. Plus, it comes in a variety of stunning shades, from a candy pink to a moody brown.
For a cult-worthy lipstick formula that comes in both a satin and matte finish, look no further than this refillable lipstick by Valentino Beauty. It’s infused with a caring oil complex that will ensure a comfortable wear all day long and has reflective pearl pigment for a little extra shine. The pigment is strong on these, and so is the hydration factor!
Infused with hyaluronic acid and rose extracts, this creamy lipstick pick is a must-try if you want a hydrating finish. It comes in over a dozen shades, including neutral pinks, a deep burgundy and a classic crimson red. Trust us: You won’t be able to get enough of the luxurious, moisturizing formula.
We can’t say enough good things about this lipstick, especially in the Shine and Cream finishes. They feel soft and velvety on the lips, like your favorite lip balm, but they’re still loaded with pigment.
These luxe oil-infused lipsticks can be layered for a subtle sheen or blotted for a matte-but-moisturized finish. The teardrop-shaped bullet makes lining your lips a cinch and eliminates the need for a lip pencil.
Although not a traditional lipstick, this fat oil lip gloss will moisturize your lips for hours with raspberry, cloudberry oil and vegan squalane. It also comes in eight juicy shades, from a bright red to a hot pink and a totally clear gloss.
This formula wears like a lipstick but feels like a balm, and will become your new go-to if you want subtle color and major hydration. It has a glowing satin finish and provides a healthy flush to the lips that complements any makeup look.
This ultra-hydrating lipstick comes in reds, pinks and a deep burgundy. The formula is infused with cocoa butter (plus 86% natural ingredients) for a soothing, buttery and pigmented finish.
These lipsticks contain hydrating shea and mango seed butter, plus rosehip seed and jojoba oils, to pamper your lips in the dry winter months. Choose between sheer, shiny finishes and more opaque creams.
This formula may have a matte finish, but it glides on like butter and provides a long-wearing, comfortable feel. It will leave your lips looking plump, soft and hydrated all day long.
For a non-drying lipstick that has a cult following, look no further than this formula that has long-wearing color and a hydrating, creamy finish. It comes in a variety of shades, from pinks to reds, nudes and more, and gives you the ultimate weightless lip.
This lipstick-balm hybrid has all the great qualities of a lipstick and balm in one. It comes in four stunning hues that are especially saturated and has an ultra-hydrating formula with mango seed oil, vitamin E and vitamin C.
Give dry lips a boost of hydration with this ultra-soothing formula infused with hyaluronic acid. It comes in rosy pinks and neutral hues to help enhance your natural lip shades and will give you your juiciest, plumpest pout yet.
For a matte lip finish that won’t dry out your lips, opt for this moisture matte lipstick formula. It has a combination of hyaluronic acid plus chia seed oil to help deeply hydrate the lips and help them retain moisture for hours.
For a luxe-feeling finish that won’t break the bank but will majorly hydrate your lips, try this formula that has a buttery-soft finish. It has hyaluronic acid to pack a moisture punch and has buildable color, which is perfect if you’re looking to achieve just a hint of hue.