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If You're Going To Buy Lipstick, Buy One Of These

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    Is there a product out there that can instantly — and easily — transform your look better than lipstick? We think not. That's why, when we start taking note of all the season's upcoming beauty trends, we always keep our eyes on the lippies. Whether they're glossy or matte, nude or bold, we know that we can keep our makeup bags stocked with options, and pull 'em out whenever our faces need a boost.

    From classic shades, brights, and subtle hues, to interesting textures and finishes, in 2016, there truly was a lip product out there for everyone. The best news? It's not too late to snatch up the best of the best from the year. Click through to see (and shop!) our favorite picks from 2016.

    You've never seen beauty quite like this before. Check out our Beauty Innovator Awards for the smartest, funkiest, most fresh to death products of the year.


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    If you want a lip color that's light as air and won't budge after you eat a burger and is super affordable, this is your match.

    Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint, $6, available at Birchbox.

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    Lipstick haters beware — you might just fall head over heels for this hydrating formula. It's the kind that feels like a balm and doesn't require a mirror.

    Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses, $35, available at Sephora.

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    Super-Duper Mattes
    You think you know mattes? You've got no idea. These super-matte shades are totally next-level. They go on smooth but dry into a velvet texture that you'll fall in love with.

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Paint, $20, available at Macy's.

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    These pigmented liquid lippies are so lightweight you may even forget you've got one on.

    Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick, $19, available at Kohls.

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