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9 bestselling lipsticks at MECCA

In need of a new lippy? Start here with these bestsellers.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in ‘Pillow Talk’

The bestseller that comes as a surprise to no one, Charlotte Tilbury’s universally-flattering Pillow Talk shade is the perfect nude-pink that works with just about any look. The formula is matte yet cashmere-soft, so it won’t be drying up your lips like many mattes do. The beauty of this one? It works whether you’re wearing it as an everyday throw-on or to amp up your night time glam. If you’re after the perfect nude, look no further!

2. M.A.C Lipstick in ‘Velvet Teddy'

A favourite of Kylie Jenner’s and basically everyone on the internet (it is consistently M.A.C’s bestselling lippy), this is the Goldilocks of nude lipstick. It’s a semi-matte (no shine, but hydrating thanks to ingredients like vitamin E), deep-tone beige that’s near and dear to many lipstick lovers – and, dare we say, it may just be the most iconic nude lip shade of all time.

3. NARS Audacious Lipstick in ‘Mona’

With medium to full coverage and a soft-focus satin finish that won't feather or bleed, this is the perfect brick-toned burgundy lipstick for when you want a versatile coloured lip that’ll last from day to night. Be prepared: you will get asked what lipstick you're wearing.

4. Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious Glide with SPF15 in ‘Nude’

Don’t forget about SPF for your lips, too! This has that, and more: with rich emollient ingredients to restore dry lips. We’ve suggested the nude here for a natural look, but opt for the rose for a subtle colour.

5. MECCA MAX Pout Pop Lipstick in ‘Fancy’

Pair a dusty-pink (with a hint of mauve) hue with the perfect level of shine and hydration, and you’ve got what might just be the comfiest lippy in your collection. Swipe with confidence for saturated colour, or pat in with your finger for a more subtle stained look. Our tip? Pair it with the matching lip liner for a fuller-looking pout.

6. Too Faced Lady Bold Lipstick in ‘Lady Bold 01’

This bestseller is confidence – in lipstick form! With the creamiest of formulas and long-wear pigment, this bright red shade glides on – and stays on – for up to 12 hours. It may just be the boldest red we ever did see and we’re so here for it.

7. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in ‘Beso’

The signature red lipstick adored by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be a favourite of our beauty community too – it was the winner of the 2021 MECCA Beauty Election and has maintained its place on our bestseller list for good reason. The perfect true red, this one does what it says it does: lasts all day (so you can go to work, get through lunch and pop by for an after work drink without worrying about constant touch-ups!).

8. Chantecaille Lip Chic in ‘Patience’

Shiny not sticky, trust Chantecaille to come up with the goods for a luxuriously lush lipstick. The Lip Chic collection provides the ‘your-lips-but-better’ finish, with ‘Patience’ delivering a subtle, nude rose wash of colour to the lips that is slightly on the cool-toned side. Once you give this a whirl, we have an inkling you’ll never be without it.

9. Kylie Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Posie K’

The liquid lipsticks that once almost broke the internet? Kylie Jenner’s highly pigmented, 8-hour wear creamy matte formulas. Thanks to a blend of high-grade powders and polymers, it delivers high colour payoff yet won’t dry your lips and have them feeling tight. If you’re after a mauve blush hue that errs on the side of berry (with just the right amount of depth to give your lips definition and a bit of drama) ‘Posie K’ may just be your new go-to. Just glide on and go!

Need some help figuring out which lipstick is best for you? Ask MECCA! Our in-store experts can help you pick the right formula, shade and lipstick type for you (and can even show you swatches). Just click the red speech bubble icon on the bottom right of your screen and ask away!

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