7 Cult Lipsticks Worth Trying, Because They're Classics For A Reason

There are some beauty products that you've been using since you first started your foray into cosmetics. Some products are so popular that they've become favorites of not only makeup artists but of everyday beauty addicts. These cult-favorite lipsticks are worth a try for their status as some of the best-selling products and some of the most-sought after in the beauty industry. From classic reds to deep vampy hues, these cult hits should definitely find their way into your collection if they haven't already.

While contouring, highlighting, and bold brows are all the rage at the moment, one product has remained a consistent staple: lipstick. Whether it's the matte nude of the original Kylie Jenner Lip Kits or a classic bold and blue-red, lipsticks are one of the most diverse products in the cosmetics market. With so many different options, there's a lip color out there for everyone.

Not only are lipsticks well-known for their shade ranges — a feature unfortunately not always true for items like foundations and concealers — but their finishes are equally as vast. Whether you're seeking a matte, satin, or glossy finish, I promise you'll find it on the market. Plus, between traditional stick formulations and liquid lipsticks, the formulations give you ample options.

But what are some of the most sought-after and sworn by lipsticks? These seven cult lipsticks are just the tip of the lipstick iceberg, so get your credit card ready.

1. Nars Cruella

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil In Cruella, $26, Sephora

If you're seeking a gorgeous matte red with an easy to apply formulation, Nars Cruella is your best bet. It's so popular that it's even marked as a favorite on the NARS website. While it's not Taylor Swift's favorite NARS red — that goes to Dragon Girl — it's still one of NARS' most popular shades.

2. MAC Cosmetic Ruby Woo

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick In Ruby Woo, $17, Nordstrom

Is there a more iconic red than Ruby Woo? This classic matte red is a staple in nearly every makeup lover's collection, and it's universally flattering.

3. Clinique Black Honey

Clinique Almost Lipstick In Black Honey, $17, Sephora

This product probably makes you think of the '90s, but it's staying power is enough to prove its cult classic status. This perennially popular lip shade looks straight terrifying in the tube, but once it's applied, it's pure magic, adapting to your ideal lip shade.

4. Bobbi Brown Brown

Bobbi Brown Lipstick In Brown, $29, Sephora

Want another throwback lippie? Brown by Bobbi Brown was all the rage in the '90s, and with the decade uber trendy these days, this cult classic lipstick is totally back in style.

5. MAC's Spice

MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil In Spice, $18, Nordstrom

I know, I know. A liner is not a lipstick, except when you use it as one. Thanks to Kylie Jenner's use of MAC's Spice, it's become a best seller for the brand. While this cult favorite lippie was already popular, the youngest Jenner's pout only made it skyrocket.

6. MAC Viva Glam I

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Lipstick In Viva Glam, $17, Nordstrom

If you're looking for cult red lipsticks, MAC is your answer. Viva Glam I was first advertised by the incredible RuPaul, and it's been a staple ever since. Plus, every penny goes to benefit the MAC Aids Fund. It's a gorgeous lip for a great cause, so, of course, it's a classic.

7. Dior Addict Lip Glow

Dior Addict Lip Glow In Pink, $33, Sephora

This balm is worth every bit of it's $33 splurge. Not only is it excellent for your lips, but it also blends seamlessly with your natural lip color to create the perfect shade. Essentially, it's perfect, worth the splurge, and definitely a cult favorite.

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