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The Best Lipstick Brands 

Kristin Swift
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Updated May 15, 2020 45.5k votes 8.1k voters 143.3k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up the most reliable lip color brands that are worth the money.

The best lipstick brands include cosmetics companies that continue to offer high quality lines of makeup without the high prices. From drugstore lipstick brands to department store offerings, this list includes some of the most popular types of lipstick lines ever. Which brand of lipstick is the best of the bunch? That's for you to decide with your votes. Vote down any lipstick brands you don't like, too, and feel free to add your favorite if it isn't listed. Once enough people have voted, we'll have a clear answer to what are the top brands. 

What makes a lipstick brand great? In short, beautiful shades (in a wide variety of pigments to suit a myriad of skin tones) and a long-lasting color. Lipsticks, whether drug store or otherwise, aren't cheap, so having one that doesn't wear off after one sip of coffee is a huge deal. A great lip color will also not dry lips out. Some lipsticks combine conditioning ingredients with color, making for a sheer, subtle shading formula that's great for everyday wear. It's almost like wearing a lipstick, a gloss and a balm in one.

Some of the most well-known drugstore lipstick brands include Revlon, Cover Girl, Maybelline and Max Factor. If you're a makeup junkie, the chances are good that you have a lipstick in your arsenal from one of these brands. The more expensive lipstick brands include Chanel, MAC and Bobbi Brown, among others. Cheap lipstick brands are probably more popular overall, simply because well, they're cheaper -- but don't discount the value of purchasing a wonderful, high-quality elite brand of lipstick either. Find what works for you and stick to it!

If you're interested in lipstick, you might want to check out these lists too of the best lip glosses and the best lip balms, or the history of lipstick.

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Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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L'Oréal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Chanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Revlon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Cover Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Burt's Bees is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Stila is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Jeffree Star Cosmetics ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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ULTA Luxe Lipstick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Clinique is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Estée Lauder Comp... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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Lipsense is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lipstick Brands
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