Tarte Lipsurgence - InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2013 Lip Tint Winner As fast to flatter as it is to apply, this cushiony gel pencil "defines, moisturizes, and colors your pucker in two seconds and stays put," says N.Y.C. makeup pro Gita Bass. "I can’t do makeup without it." Loaded with peppermint oil and vitamin E, the stain offers lush, flattering color, like the best-selling Enchanted, a soft rose. $24
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Cover Girl Lip Perfection - InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2013 Inexpensive Lipstick Winner #instylebbb Despite the nice price, these silk protein–enriched formulas don’t cheap out on pigment. The 44 colors look sublime “straight from the tube,” says N.Y.C. makeup pro Daniel Martin—no blending or liner required. The top-selling Fairytale, a bright red-coral, is universally flattering,from porcelain complexions to the richest dark skin tones. $7
BEST 2011 Overall Lipstick Nars Lipstick Experts are always praising this winner—and that's not just a lot of lip service. The creamy texture is "truly beyond compare," says makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown, a fan of the line's remarkable color spectrum. Loaded with pigment and antioxidants, it goes on smooth and fades evenly, never leaving behind a ring around the mouth.
MAC Eye Kohl - InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2013 Eyeliner Pencil Winner #instylebbb “Pure rock and roll in a pencil,” says N.Y.C. and London makeup artist Rachel Wood, who has used this longlasting liner (in Smolder) on Vanessa Hudgens. Unlike some black ones, the color won’t wuss out to gray after hours of wear. $16