Finding holy grail beauty products can be hard. There are literally countless options there, from classic and newcomer brands alike, so how is anyone supposed to ever try them all? The good news is that you don't have to go through trial and error to figure out the best lipsticks at Ulta — simply seek out the picks that practically every other shopper is already obsessed with. If you're in the market for a new pretty pout-maker, look no further than this roundup of highly rated lipsticks.
If you habitually shop Ulta, you know it's a go-to destination for just about every beauty product you'd ever need, from perfectly glowy highlighters to long-lasting, affordable lip stains that actually stay put all day. What makes it such a great place to shop for cosmetics, skin care, and everything in between? Aside from the seemingly endless options, it doesn't hurt that Ulta's dedicated shoppers take beauty seriously, providing fellow makeup lovers with meaningful reviews on products, good or bad. So when certain items rack up hundreds, even thousands, of super high ratings, you know they're the real deal.
Such is the case for Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, which comes in at $22 at Ulta. With almost 3,000 glowing reviews — almost 2,000 of them five-star — this long-wear liquid lipstick is no joke. Fans praise it for providing an even coat of color that outlasts coffee and lunch breaks, meaning there's no need for constant reapplication. There are nearly 30 shades to choose from on Ulta's site.
Looking for a more affordable alternative? Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color, $9.49, has over 4,000 stellar comments about its staying power and super pigmented formula. Similarly, the NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, just $6.99, has raked in over 3,000 five-star ratings out of its more than 5,000 reviews. It's a must-try because of its velvety, creamy feel on application, that dries to a super-matte finish without feeling tight or flaky.
Amongst the highest rated, most popular lipsticks are picks from other familiar brands, like drugstore classic Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick, $8.49, and MAC's $18.50 super-matte lipstick (especially loved in true-red shade Ruby Woo). And with a variety of finishes and formulas to choose from, you'll have no issue finding one that's just right for you.
Leave it to the beauty-loving shoppers at Ulta to figure out which lipsticks are worth a try, and which ones stand apart from the rest as the most stellar options out there. Browse some of the very best lipsticks at Ulta, below.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Nearly 2,000 five-star reviews say this liquid lipstick lasts all day in one even coat of color — even after that third cup of morning coffee.
NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
With over 3,000 of the 5,000 plus reviews being five-star, this super-affordable cream matte lipstick sounds like a must-try. It feels velvety on lips instead of drying, so you shouldn't have to deal with cracking or feathering.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
This 900 five-star lipstick features 50 shades to choose from, which fans say is just as good as any higher-end brand in terms of color payoff, coverage, and comfort.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color
At under $10 and with over 4,000 stellar reviews, this long wear liquid matte lipstick features intensely pigmented shades for full coverage color.
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick
With 35 shades to choose from and a 4.3 star rating, this cream-to-matte liquid lipstick is a safe bet.
Tarte Double Duty Beauty The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss
Nearly 500 five-star ratings praise this lipstick for its dual-formula of lipstick and gloss and its moisturizing feel.
MAC Lipstick Matte in Ruby Woo
A 4.6 star rating is a good sign — go for this true blue-red super matte lipstick when you want bold color and no shine.
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick
Don't be put off by this Lipstick Queen shade's green appearance. It shifts to the perfect shade of pink for your lips upon application, and users say it feels silky smooth and moisturizing on lips.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
Fans of this liquid matte lipstick praise it for lasting literally all day long, no feathering or smudging in sight.
Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay's 4.6-star rated lipstick comes in 35 shades with a variety of finishes, from cream to shimmer to comfort matte. Users love that the formula never leaves lips feeling dry.