1. ULTIMATE OZONE MULTIPURPOSE PENCIL, $25, BY URBAN DECAY
This lip primer comes in a thick crayon for a one-swipe application. It glides on, keeps your lip colour from feathering and cracking, and even can be used for other small makeup mistakes like mascara and eyeliner smudges.
2. IRRESISTIBLE SKETCH LIPLINER, $36, BY RMK
This lip liner is meant to be applied after your lipstick. Start by outlining the borders of your lips and “sketching” inwards to blend the liner and lip colour, thus preventing feathering and that awful ring- around-your-lips effect after a meal.
3. WATER DROP TINTED LIP BALM, $33, BY LANEIGE
This lip balm is deliciously melty and as soothing to dry, chapped puckers as it gets. It is packed with nourishing oils from apricot seed, peach seed and plum seed to soften and hydrate lips. What's more it has a natural tinge of colour.
4. MAKEUP LIP & CHEEK BLOOM, $54, BY BURBERRY
This chic little pot of colour can be used both on lips and cheeks. The velvety-textured colour is buildable - one coat gives you a subtle wash and two or three coats make for a more intense hue. Pat on with fingertips for a pretty flush.
5. VERNIS Á LEVRES POP WATER, $49, BY YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTE
Give lips a gorgeous wash of translucent yet vivid colour to make them look oh-so juicy. The secret: High-grade food colourants (the same used in gummy bears) are used in place of pigments for that watery- looking sheen.
6. LIP SLEEPING MASK, $27, BY LANEIGE
The perfect remedy for lips that are parched, chapped or rough. Just smooth on this fruity lip mask before bed and in the morning, lips are transformed into supple, smooth and plumped puckers, thanks to extracts from eight different kinds of berries to nourish, protect and repair.
7. POP LIP COLOUR + PRIMER, $33, BY CLINIQUE
A lip primer is essential for long- lasting and vibrant lip colour - but who has the time to take this extra step? This primer-and- lip-colour-in-one is the answer: Smooth it on in one swipe for the boldest pop lips that lasts through numerous sips of coffee.
8. REVOLUTION HIGH COLOUR LIPGLOSS, $33, BY URBAN DECAY
This intensely pigmented lippie is more a liquid lipstick than a lip gloss. If you want to make your lips the centre of attention, all you need is a couple of swipes of this - it goes on creamy and swathes lips in a rich, vivid wash of colour.