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Our Beauty Editor Picks The Best Hydrating Lipsticks To Keep Your Puckers Plump And Moist

Lips have an epidermis that is thinner than other parts of the skin, which makes it difficult for them to absorb nutrition. They are also unable to form a protective oil-moisture barrier, which leads to our puckers becoming dry more easily and leaving a build-up of dead skin cells.

With our puckers being so sensitive, it’s no wonder that they often become chapped and dry when we over-apply lipstick. To avoid this problem, while still achieving a beautiful pout, try these nourishing and hydrating lippies which not only give great colour payoff, but also leave your puckers softer, smoother and plumper.

#1: Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick, $46
This creamy lippie contains Pro-Xylane, a molecule created by Lancome Laboratories, to keep the lips hydrated and moist throughout the day. #2: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick, $35
Infused with moisture-enriched pigments that are clinically proven to keep lips hydrated throughout the day, it provides great colour payoff that lasts for 12 hours without feathering or fading. #3: The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick, $22
This gives high shine and contains Marula oil to soften and hydrate your puckers. #4: Lipstick Queen Eden Lipstick, $32, Escentials
An abundance of natural oils, including sunflower seed, meadow foam seed and olive oil,  will leave your puckers feeling drenched in moisture. Nourishing mango seed, beeswax and shea butter help to soothe, whilst a high dose of antioxidant vitamin E adds its protective and reparative properties to this formula. #5: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick, $50
Infused with nourishing oils, beeswax and a quasi-crystalline base, this hydrating formula melts into a fluid upon contact with lips and gives a radiant finish that lasts for up to six hours. #6: Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo, $48, Sephora
This has a hydrating blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed to nourish and hydrate lips. #7: By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick, $57, Escentials
This hyaluronic acid infused melt-in lipstick balm moisturises, fills in wrinkles and fine lines, boosts volume, smoothes and protects the lips, while leaving a plump glossy veil. #8: YSL Beauty Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick, $51
The oil-in-stick lipstick is enriched with six oils to give you hydration, shine, smoothness and the comfort of a melting texture. Pigments and pearls mingle with pomegranate extract, a powerful antioxidant to protects lips. Macadamia butter gives the lippie a rich creamy texture, while hyaluronic acid drenches the lips in moisture for eight hours. #9: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick, $42, Sephora
Antioxidant-rich seaberry and natural humectants, including meranti and cocoa butter, helps to keep lips moisturised even under makeup. #10: M.A.C Mineralize Rich Lipstick, $43
This has a 77-Mineral Moist Complex that instantly nourishes lips with moisture in a lightweight, non-sticky formula. #11: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Oil-Infused Sculpting Lipstick, $50
Infused with a blend of hydrating ingredients, this gives instant and long term moisture benefits to leave lips firmer, smoother and more defined. With the combination of oils, and silver and gold pearls, this leaves your pout glossy and fuller. #12: Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Sticks, $50
This contains Camellia Oil Safflower Complex that helps to replenish both oil and moisture with a double hydration barrier to protect lips from external aggressors. It also contains apricot kernel oil and an elastic complex to fill in the surface of the lips for greater smoothness and resilience. Like this? Check out the Laneige x Swarovski collaboration makeup junkie are going to go crazy over, our beauty editor’s op-ed on dealing with sensitive skin and the 10 most exciting upcoming beauty launches at Sephora.