The Best Lip Crayons To Keep In Your Make-Up Bag
The Best Lip Crayons To Keep In Your Make-Up Bag

The Best Lip Crayons To Keep In Your Make-Up Bag

If you want the precision and ease of a liner but the pigment of a lipstick, you need a jumbo lip crayon. From hydrating heroes to long-lasting matte formulas, here are the ones we rate…
By Sapna Rao

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Automatique Lip Crayon, £32 | Surratt 

If you haven't already heard of Surratt, it's a name worth knowing. This lip crayon packs a real punch with a high-intensity colour that actually lasts. Plus, you won’t need a sharpener to get the most out of it – the handy twist-up function makes application that much easier.

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Petal Soft Lipstick Crayon, £19.20 (was £24) | Laura Mercier 

If you’re after a softer flush of colour, this glossy tint will deliver. Sweep the sheer but buildable formula onto your lips for some serious hydration – the nourishing blend of raspberry seed oil and mango butter seals in moisture and pigment for up to 24 hours.

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Kissen Lush Lipstick Crayon, £28 | Monika Blunder Beauty

A natural infusion of botanicals and oils gives this crayon its nourishing, smooth-to-apply texture. Arnica flower and edelweiss extract join an array of oils like orange peel, marula, sea buckthorn fruit, jojoba, meadowfoam and rosehip oil to boost levels of antioxidants, fatty acids and omegas, and better protect the skin’s barrier. We love the sheer finish, too.

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Lip Sculpt Amplifying Lip Colour, £19.50 | Rose Inc  

With the benefits of a balm, but the staying power and pigmentation of a good matte lipstick, the Rose Inc Lip Sculpt is a make-up bag staple in the making. Not only does it give lips a fuller appearance thanks to a potent combination of hydrating squalane and vitamin E, the velvety matte finish really goes the distance. To apply the product just like founder Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, sweep it on gently then diffuse it out with your finger for that lived-in look.

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Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, £18.40 (was £23) | NARS Cosmetics 

The NARS Dragon Girl lip pencil has plenty of fans thanks to those pink and orangey undertones that make it the perfect red. Of course, this matte crayon also comes in an array of other shades if you’re not inclined to agree. For example, Walkyrie – a burnt brownish red  – would work beautifully on warmer skin tones.

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High Shine Lip Crayon, £9.56 (was £11.95) | No7 

For those days when you want a ‘your lips but better’ look, this No7 lip crayon is a winner. We love the idea of mixing it with deeper shades or matte pigments to create a more dimensional look, or to add a high-shine finish. Alternatively, wear it on its own for a conditioning and soft wash of colour.

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