Year after year, this is one of the more difficult lists to put together, because there are so many mid-end and high-end lipsticks that I test each year. In 2021, I managed to post reviews for 590 lipsticks (over $15). I’m impressed with myself that I managed to keep the list to 31 standout shades!
If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, here’s the low down: I pull from the products I reviewed in 2021, regardless of whether they were new, limited edition, or an established range I’ve only just gotten around to reviewing. These are personal favorites, so they may or may not be the highest rated products reviewed during the year (though they will tend to be better rated, naturally!). (You can check out the best of 2020 posts if you missed last year’s.)
I thought it would be interesting to read through how readers used products throughout the year, what favorites emerged, what products fell by the wayside… so, if you want to join in, copy and paste the questions below and add your answers via a comment!
Feel free to break it down by price (over $15) if that makes sense to you since there was also an under $15 lipstick post previously.
What was your most used lipstick? Least used?
Will you repurchase it or will you look for something new?
Was lipstick a big part of your routine in 2021?
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