Confirmed: These Are the Best Lipstick Brands Ever, According to Byrdie HQ

Figuring out how to pare down a list of the best lipstick brands is a tall order—one I painstakingly had to accomplish as part of my job responsibilities. If it was up to me, I wouldn't be able to do it. You'd find me carefully applying hundreds of lipsticks for the rest of my days. Lipstick is as precious to a self-identified "beauty girl" as golf vacations are to our current president. But alas, here we are.

I reached out to the rest of the editors at Byrdie HQ for their favorite and threw in a few of my own. Below find the offerings that made the cut.