The IMAGE Beauty Awards 2019: the best new lipsticks

Welcome to the 16th annual IMAGE Beauty Awards! We've gathered the best beauty launches from the last year, across hair, make-up, skincare and bodycare, and shared them with Ireland's most authoritative industry experts to bring you the ultimate breakdown of the products you need in your arsenal. The judging panel spent months trialling and testing on themselves and their clients and the results can be found in the fabulous 32-page IMAGE Beauty Awards supplement in association with McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy, on sale now with the May issue of IMAGE Magazine.

Before you pick up the issue, take a sneak peek at the best lipsticks here, and see them in action in the video above.



Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick, €17
“These are sheer, everyday mattes that adapt to your natural lip colour, made for those who can never find their perfect shade. All six colours are the only ones you’ll ever need.” – Holly O’Neill

BEST FOR A natural, blotted look

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Colour, €32.50
“This is a really creamy matte that’s long-lasting with a great finish.” – Lyndsey Cavanagh

BEST FOR Matte lip lovers

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath, €32
“This is a gloss that feels like a nourishing balm. It’s not sticky or too glossy, and it lasts forever.” – Paula Callan

BEST FOR Lip gloss lovers

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, €36
“These have a very comfortable, hydrating texture that’s great for anyone who suffers from perpetually dry lips.” – Christine Lucignano

BEST FOR Chapped lips

Wet N’Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner, €3.95
“This has an excellent texture with the look and feel of a luxury lip liner at a fraction of the cost. I use it all over the lip.” – Christine Lucignano


Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick, €26
“I wore this in work and so many clients asked me what it was. The texture is gorgeous and it’s so precise, you could use this as a lip liner.” – Lyndsey Cavanagh

BEST FOR Cushiony comfort on the lips

Tom Ford Lip Sculptor, €43
“This works as a really precise lipliner, or you can wear it all over the lips for a comfortable, creamy matte that doesn’t move or feel dehydrating.”– Holly O’Neill

Catrice Dewy-ful Lips Conditioning Lip Butter, €3.99
“They remind me of school – they are so cute.” – Paula Callan

BEST FOR Hydrating the lips

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick, €24
“The texture is gorgeous, with intense matte coverage that does not dehydrate the lips.” – Dearbhla Keenan

BEST FOR Dry lips

Rimmel London Stay Satin Liquid Lipstick, €7.95
“This is my best budget choice for the silky, gorgeous texture and shade range.” – Dearbhla Keenan

BEST FOR Liquid lip lovers

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim, €35.50
“The colours, the pigment and the staying power – it’s all brilliant. And I love the fancy edges on the bullet.” – Paula Callan

BEST FOR Treating yourself

Essence Colour Boost Mad About Matte Liquid Lipstick, €3.50
“I love this for the colour pay-off, it’s easy to apply, and there’s no bleeding, moving around or stickiness.” – Lyndsey Cavanagh

BEST FOR No bleeding

The IMAGE Beauty Awards supplement comes with the May issue of IMAGE Magazine, on sale now. 

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