Lipstick is one of the most ubiquitous and iconic beauty products of all time. If you look in anyone’s bag at any given moment, you’ll likely find at least one or two “in case of emergency” lipsticks—even among people who don’t often wear makeup. It was the product of choice for the generations before us, and many people vividly remember the lip color their grandmother always wore.
Everyone has a lipstick formula or color that they swear by. I’m always curious what everyone’s go-to lipstick is since there are just so many out there to choose from. In fact, in the lipstick category of Sephora’s website, there are 201 different kinds of lipstick, and that’s not even including different shades. I decided to reach out to makeup artists to find out their favorite lipsticks of all time. Their responses included tons of innovative formulas and, as a surprise to no one, lots of Charlotte Tilbury. Who What Wear beauty editors also shared their favorites, which we will always stand behind.
Keep reading for the best in lipstick. These picks stand the test of time.