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Betches took a poll, and you didn’t disappoint. Our team wanted to know what you thought were the best lip products ever, and why you love ’em. After reading through a ton of responses, there was a pattern, and seven lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks made the final cut. Keep on reading for the best lip products, according to you.
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm
This juicy lip balm is like a tropical vacation for your lips! Infused with Maracuja oil, it hydrates and nourishes your pout, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and oh-so-kissable. Plus, with its fun, fruity flavors like dragonfruit and lychee, it’s like a mini escape every time you apply it.
Shop It: Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm, $24, Sephora
Tower28 ShineOn Lip Jelly
Get ready to shine like a star with this lip jelly! Its high-shine formula glides on smoothly, giving your lips a glossy, glass-like finish that’s sure to turn heads. And with its delicious scents like coconut and raspberry, it’s almost good enough to eat (but please don’t!).
Shop It: Tower28 Shine-On Lip Jelly, $16, Sephora
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Hydrating Lip Plumper
Want fuller, plumper lips without the needles? Look no further than this hydrating lip plumper from Too Faced. Infused with nourishing ingredients like avocado oil and vitamin E, it hydrates and smooths your lips while also giving them a subtle plumping effect. Plus, with its sweet, candy-like scent, it’s almost like a treat for your lips.
Shop It: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Hydrating Plumper, $29, Sephora
Dior Lip Glow Oil
Add some luxury to your lip care routine with this lip glow oil from Dior. Its lightweight formula glides on smoothly, giving your lips a subtle wash of color and a high-shine finish. Plus, with its nourishing ingredients like cherry oil and jojoba oil, it leaves your lips feeling soft and moisturized.
Shop It: Dior Lip Glow Oil, $40, Sephora
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
This iconic lip product from Clinique is a cult favorite for a reason. Its sheer, buildable formula gives your lips a natural-looking wash of color that’s universally flattering. And with its sweet, honey-like scent, it’s almost like a little indulgence every time you apply it.
Shop It: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $23, Ulta
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
Give your lips some TLC with this luxurious lip butter balm from Summer Fridays. Its rich, buttery formula melts into your lips, providing deep hydration and nourishment. And with its delicious scents like vanilla and coconut, it’s like a mini spa treatment for your lips.
Shop It: Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, $24, Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Pillowtalk Matte Lipstick + Lip Liner Set
Get the perfect pout with this mini lip duo from Charlotte Tilbury. Its creamy, matte formula glides on smoothly, giving your lips a soft, velvety finish. And with its iconic Pillowtalk shade, it’s a classic look that never goes out of style.
August is upon us, which means we’re about to enter that traumatizing stage of summer where it’s too hot to even hit the “continue watching” button on Netflix let alone actually leave your house to go outside and live your life tan. Nope, not gonna happen. That said, I can’t let my laziness this weather deter me from looking like the bronzed goddess I was never genetically supposed to be. My only options now are self-tanner, which puts far too much pressure on me not to fuck up the process, or spray tans, aka the reason I looked like a blond Snooki at my senior year semi-formal. It’s a real Sophie’s choice. But at the end of the day using self-tanner requires the bare minimum amount of work so you know I’m out. Spray tans it is then. And nothing is worse than having to scour through Yelp to see which salon is the least hated by Internet trolls. So lucky for you I’ve braved my friend’s reviews the trolls and picked the best places in NYC to get spray tans without looking like Snooki.
1. Beach Bum Tanning
Average Price: $25
We’re into this place mostly because the price is ridiculous. Like, the last time I found any sort of service for less than $25 in New York City it looked sketchier than a Lifetime movie about online dating. So ya know, I’m glad there’s places like Beach Bum Tanning out there to restore trust issues. Plus the spray tanners at this venue mist on a hydrating toner to help prolong the life of your tan before airbrushing you. Blessings.The staff are also huge fans of contouring while they airbrush. So basically they can spray you ten pounds lighter even though you’ve spent the last 2-3 months being a hedonistic asshole. And they say money can’t buy happiness.
2. Gotham Glow
Average Price: $75
The best part about Gotham Glow is that they offer both in-studio services and also house calls. So if you’re lazy AF but, like, still want to look tan (hi) then you have the option of booking the appointment at your home and having the technician come directly to your home to spray tan you. What a world we live in. The in-studio spray tan costs around $75 while the house call service is more like $160 and up, but Gotham Glow is usually worth it. Especially because they can spray you in broader strokes, getting the job done in half the time thus letting you do other important shit with your day like Google whether Cole Sprouse is actually dating his costar on Riverdale because important.
3. Urban Tanz
Average Price: $60
Urban Tanz claims to be the “best tanning in Brooklyn” but, like, it’s Brooklyn and the average person in that area has the complexion of an extra on the set of Twilight so is that really saying much? That said, this place has hella good deals and discounts for large group packages just in case you and your friends want to GTL on a Saturday before hitting the bars. Definitely hit up Urban Tanz before any bridal/bachelorette events to ensure that no one looks like Casper in the group photo.
4. Faux Glow
Location: Midtown East
Average Price: $90
This place is a little more high-end, but if you can afford to waste your money treat yourself then Faux Glow is definitely worth it. The spray tanners are literal artists and spray you with surgical precision. They’re known for their long-lasting glow, most of which last longer than my online dating relationships (think 10 days) and the glow looks authentic AF.
5. The Spa @ Equinox
Location: Upper East Side
Average Price: $70
If you’re already a member of Equinox then congratuFUCKINGlations you get to be skinny, rich, and tan. Boo, you whore. But if you’re a peasant more like me then you’ll get some sort of sick satisfaction out of going to Equinox knowing that over your dead body would you spend $70 on a gym class but you wouldn’t hesitate to give them all your money for the perfect beach glow. Equinox is brand new to the airbrushing business and, like, they’re v eager to please. They even offer coffee and scones before the session because nothing makes me feel more comfortable shedding all my clothes in front of a stranger than carb loading right before. The session takes about 15 minutes and it’s 100 percent the best 15 minutes you’ll ever spend at the gym because instead of leaving sweaty and feeling like you want to die inside (just me?) you’ll leave looking glowy AF.