A bright burst of color by way of an eye-popping lip is a great way to pump up your beauty look. Even if you've got nothing else on your face, a bold lip can make you look wide awake and put together. This makeup trend comes with its fair share of downsides, too. Staying on board with the bold lipstick beauty look is easier said than done. In addition to melting, feathering, disappearing in the summer heat, or imprinting onto your scarf, too many lipsticks have a drying effect on your pout, leaving you with chapped lips. To ensure your smile stays smooth (and pigmented with your favorite pop of color), we've rounded up the best hydrating lipsticks on the market. In whichever shade you choose, these pocket-size beauty staples pull double duty—providing you with the matte, shimmery, or sheer swipe of color you desire while keeping your lips hydrated all year long.
Scroll on for our picks of the best hydrating lipsticks that will look great and keep your dry lips at bay.
Best Satin Finish: Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color
Enjoy all-day color with a single swipe with this moisturizing formula that promises full coverage and rich pigment. This formula gives off a satin finish, meaning there's a slight, but not overly glossy, sheen.
Best Color Range: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
If you're not afraid to experiment, this is the range for you. Available in a rainbow array of colors in high shine, matte, metallic, satin, and shimmer finishes, this creamy lip formula conditions lips with nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, avocado, and babassu oils.
Best Chubby Pencil: Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo
Treat yourself to a high-intensity lip color that hydrates with a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed to achieve the appearance of softer lips. We love the chubby pencil-style applicator for precision's sake.
Best Plumping: L'Oreal Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick
Need a little help in the volume department? This affordable formula gently plumps lips while delivering shine and hydration, plus a bright, poppy color selection that will have you struggling to choose just one.
Best Longwearing: Bite Outburst Longwear Lip Stain
Bite's formulas always put lip health first—we expect nothing less from the brand that brought us the Agave Lip Mask ($26). These juicy lip stains are waterproof and full of hydrating ingredients like passionflower and coconut oils and sunflower seed wax.
Best Under $5: e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick
There are drugstore prices and then there are less-than-$5 prices. E.l.f.'s creamy lipstick bullet is only $4 a tube, but you wouldn't know it just from swiping it on. The emollient formula, available in four classic shades, delivers shea butter and vitamins E, C, and A right to the lips.