Five best lipsticks

Beauty 100: From dramatic reds to deep purples, these lipsticks will give your pout polish in a flash

Michael Kors Fall 2012 Runway Beauty, Model, Fashion Week, Beauty, Makeup

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Backstage beauty: A bold, highly pigmented lip ruled runways once again this season.


 

Nars Satin Lipstick in Autumn Leaves


 
Nars Satin Lipstick in Autumn Leaves

Hot for fall: Nars Satin Lipstick in Autumn Leaves, $30.

This recent addition to the range is our new fave. The formula is smooth and comfortable, and the shade is dramatic without being showy.

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Gabrielle


 
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Gabrielle

Pro pick: Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Gabrielle, $39.

Everyone feels a little more elegant with Chanel in their purse, and the colour selection is fabulous.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Flame


 
CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Flame

Nice price: CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Flame, $11.

This lipstick feels great on and has impressive staying power. One or two applications are all you’ll need to last all day.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Le Rouge


 
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Le Rouge

Most innovative: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Le Rouge, $38.

It’s a gloss, a stain and a lipstick all in one. It has stamina and shines like nothing else.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey


 
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Cult favourite: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $19.

Don’t be scared — this dark hue is actually quite sheer. And it suits almost every skin tone.

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