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The Best Lipstick for Dry Lips

No one wants drying lipstick on their lips. Don't you just hate when lipsticks make your lips feel parched and dry? We hate it, too! Dry lips don't look good, especially when you have your lipstick on. But it shouldn't stop you from wearing lipsticks, be it bright and glossy or matte and neutral. There are many brands out there that care about our lips and make lipsticks moist and comfortable to wear.

In the past, we have skipped some of our favorite lipsticks in favor of their balm-like counterparts but thanks to new formulas and natural ingredients, lipsticks for dry lips are here to stay. With that being said, we still have a risk on nabbing a moisture-sucking formula. So we wanted to help you avoid those flaky, cracked lips and choose 10 lipsticks that deliver in texture and pigment departments.

The new formula that these lipsticks use along with innovative manufacturing processes allow for vivid pigments laced with moisturizing vitamins. Some lipsticks have vitamin E and Shea butter, others contain antioxidants and oils so you get your lips nourished and enjoy beautifully pigmented color. We already reviewed our favorite Korean Lipsticks, ahead, check out our top 10 favorite lipsticks for dry lips.

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  • Lipsticks all have various finishes
  • Matte, wet, shine, gloss, sparkle

# of Colors

  • We let you know the number of different colors each lipstick is available in. 





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Matte Finish

6 Color Options

This kit is everything you need to create perfect lips! The kit has a matte lipstick and a matching liner.

Lip Liner

The lip liner is perfectly soft and glides without problems. It is really pigmented - just like the lipstick - and lasts forever. The line I created with the liner started to get a bit fuzzy many hours after application when I used my lip balm. You can use a standard sharpener for this - just make sure it's not dull.

Matte Lipstick

This lipstick is intensely pigmented and lasts as long as the liner! The lipstick has moisturizing ingredients for comfortable wear and doesn't dry your lips out. I even ate a sandwich wearing this lipstick and it remained intact.


Satin Finish

16 Color Options

Neutrogena introduces their latest lipstick release with the amazing MoistureSmooth Color Stick - an insanely moisturizing and conditioning product that improves the condition of your lips (and they promise to do this in three days!). This stick contains mango, fruit extracts, and shea butter to give your lips soft and smooth feel.

The lipstick lasts for 6 hours (it really does!) and the package is perfect for traveling. You don't need a sharpener and can always keep it with you.

Moisturesmooth Color Stick really feels like a lip balm and works even better than many balms! These color sticks can improve the condition of your lips and provide long-term moisturizing effect. You don't even need a lip balm if you have this lipstick on.


Satin Finish

3 Color Options

I have to admit that this is the most moisturizing lipstick I've ever used! It is better than many lip balms (and I know what I'm talking about because my lips are very dry) and it moisturizes your lips even after 6 hours. It is fairly pigmented and feels like a quality lipstick on lips while working as a balm and conditioning them. I've used it on very dried lips and it helped bring them back to normal state!

Lip Flush Lipstick Butter is full of extracts and oils that condition and soothe your lips. It contains Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to provide protection to your lips. According to the official website, it's developed by plastic surgeons and can treat and nourish your lips, minimizing the wrinkles and fine lines. It is also paraben-free and looks good on most skin tones.


Shimmery Finish

11 Color Options

Iridescent Liquid Lip Topper is a new line of famous lipsticks that can transform dry lips into the luxurious light show. The water-based formula is very long-lasting, feels amazing on the lips and loaded with holographic sparkles. This added shimmer and shine can also look very subtle and suitable for every day wear. And you can build it up every time you feel like going for a more radical look or preparing for a night out!

The colors look gorgeous and you can apply Iridescent Liquid Lip Topper over your favorite lipstick to add moisture and sparkles to it. The blue and violet holographic glitters look amazing on red and pink lipsticks.The best thing is that this lipstick doesn't feel heavy on your lips. Iridescent Liquid Lip Topper makes them nice and moist without being smudge or gritty.


Satin Finish

20 Color Options

This lipstick has the best formula I've ever tried! You can apply full color in one stroke and glide it over flake areas without problems. It makes your lips look healthier, smoother and have a beautiful color. It also has a very gentle scent that is noticeable when you apply the lipstick. I recommend you to try this out if you haven't already and I dare you not to fell in love with it!

The color range is perfect; everyone can find a color to suit their tone. The package looks very contemporary and luxurious and closes magnetically. Guerlain Rouge Exceptional Complete Lip Stick contains ruby powder that brings our color and nurtures your lips. Besides, it contains tiger grass and mango butter that smoothen and moisturize your lips.


Matte Finish

10 Color Options

When I had over 200 lipsticks in my vanity, I thought it would be a great idea to start shopping for healthier and equally beautiful, natural lipsticks. And I found Nudus!Nudus is a company that provides GMO free and organic lipsticks that moisturize and soothe lips with natural, quality ingredients.

This lipstick contains pomegranate oils, kiwi seed, shea butter, avocado oil, argan oil and vitamins A and C. Nudus lipstick can provide intense elasticity, heal cracked lips, nourish their epidermal layer, protect lips from sun damage, soften and calm the skin, and even stimulate elasticity and skin repair. It even smells amazing! Made without harsh chemicals and silicone, Nudus has everything you might want from the organic lipstick.


Matte or Satin

54 Color Options

I really love Dior lipsticks, and this one is my all of my all time favorites! It has an amazing, satin feel and intense pigmentation (you don't even need a lip liner!). This lipstick lasts like a stain and moisturizes like a lip balm, smells amazing, looks great and feels luxurious - so why not give it a try?

Christian Dior Rouge Voluptuous Care Lipcolor has very creamy texture perfect for dry lips. This lipstick makes any lips look fuller and healthier. The application is easy and lasts for many hours. It gives full coverage and one swipe is everything you need. It doesn't fade or bleed.

Best Korean Lip Patch - Etude House Cherry Lip Mask

Satin Finish

21 Color Options

Shiseido MAQuillAGE's Dramatic Melting Rouge contains natural oils to protect dry lips and infuse them with gorgeous color, brilliance and natural shine. Without a doubt, this lipstick is everything you need to make your lips look amazing.

When you apply this lipstick, it feels like melted butter and makes your lips look smooth within seconds. Forget about layers of lip balms and lip liners. With the lovely gloss that is noticeable but isn't in your face, this lipstick makes you look young and glowing.The texture of this lipstick is smooth and flattering. The product is perfectly kissable as well!


Matte Finish

16 Color Options

LA COLORS Flat Smooth Finish MATTE Lipstick is perfect for day-to-day wear and for a party makeup and it enhances your beauty and improves the condition of your lips. This lipstick doesn't have any shimmers. The shades are pigmented and require only one swipe for the gorgeous color pay off. It can hide dry lips and other small imperfections as well.The texture is smooth and soft and the lipstick easily glides on the lips.

Even if you are new to the lipstick world, you will get even application on the first try! You can also add more layers and they won't feel heavy; on a contrary, it feels very comfortable throughout the day. It doesn't dry out and remains soft and moist for many hours. I didn't get any dry patches and highlights after wearing it for the whole day.LA COLORS Flat Smooth Finish MATTE Lipstick never settles down into wrinkles or fine lines and never creases.

Best Korean Lip Patch - Etude House Cherry Lip Mask

Matte Finish

43 Color Options

Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Enchant feels like a lip balm and makes your lips feel comfortable and moisturized while you wear it as well as delivers deep-down hydration that dry lips need so badly.

The texture is creamy and buttery; it doesn't settle into fine lines and goes very smoothly. You can also choose from many vibrant colors and the smell is very nice.

This moisturizing lipstick is a holy grail in moisturizing products for lips, and you can even throw out your lip balm. With Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Enchant, you can keep your lips in the healthy shape without additional products.

I was surprised by the creaminess of its formula. The color is excellent, the pigmentation is intense, and the shade range can offer a lot of colors and finishes.

Exfoliate Your Lips

If you have really dry lips, exfoliate them before applying your lipstick. For example, you can use your toothbrush and gently scrub your lips for a minute. Don't tug at your lips! If you need more intense exfoliation, you can prepare a natural scrub with ingredients that you probably have at home:

  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 2 parts sugar
  • 1 part honey

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container in a fridge. It can last for a month. Use it once a week and apply on your lips, rubbing them in a circular motion. Honey and coconut oil hydrate and moisturize your lips while sugar scrubs them. And this thing smells amazing, too!

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  • Great and helpful article! Lately, I have been using the Milani Lip Oil before applying any matte lip product and its helped my lips massively. I love hydrated lips, so I will definitely try your recipe out.

    • Yes!! Absolutely love Milani Lip Oil

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