The 5 new lip launches you need to know

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Image via: Yves Saint Laurent 

Lipstick is arguably the most transformative beauty product. It has the ability to not only make you feel pulled together, thanks to a swipe of a classic nude gloss, it can also deliver a bold statement courtesy of your favourite matte red  - not to mention, a good lippie can put a spring in your step on a particularly lackluster day.

So if you're a lover of all-things lipstick, get excited(!) as the beauty world is seriously into lips right now, launching brand new ranges of lipsticks, lip stains, lip glosses and even lip 'top coats' that boast fabulous formulas and, of course, amazing colours. 

Take a look through our Editor's top 5 picks from the latest in the world of lipstick from the likes of CHANEL, YSL and NARS... 


If you’re a fan of high-shine glossy lips, this impressive new collection from CHANEL is for you. From chic nudes to vibrant coral, red and pinks, the glosses come in 24 glorious shades, plus an additional 3 ‘top coats’ that add an extra dimension of sparkle, radiance or depth to your lipstick. The non-sticky, refreshingly light texture glides onto the lips thanks to natural waxes and coconut derivative, while volumising oligopeptides plump lips for a radiant, mirror-shine finish.


CHANEL ROUGE COCO GLOSS in shades Icing, Nectar and Top Coat Impulsion, £26; Available at Fenwick stores nationwide

YSL Volupté Tint-In-Balm

Following on from their best-selling Rouge Volupté Shine lipsticks, the new Volupté Tint-In-Balms land just in time for spring with sheer, pretty tints that make applying lippy a breeze. Two different formulas – a nourishing balm and a sheer lip colour – are ‘back injected’ into the bullet, delivering a juicy ad sheer-yet-buildable colour to the lips that also happens to look awfully pretty in the tube. 


Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Balm in shades No 10 Seduce Me Pink, No 8 Catch Me Orange, No 7 Flirt Me Coral, £27; Available from 1st April at Fenwick stores nationwide.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

These matte pencils have quickly gained cult status in the beauty world thanks to their rich, highly pigmented matte formulas that are not only super long wearing, but come in this handy jumbo crayon design for an easy-peasy application. Nars 'VMLP' lovers can rejoice as they have released 10 new shades for Spring, which vary from chic netural pinks to classic coral-red, like this fab Famous Red shade that looks effortlessly cool when paired with simple bronzed skin and a few coats of mascara.


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in shades Intriguing and Famous Red, £20; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Kingston, Tunbridge Wells.

Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Love 

Estée Lauder’s fun new Pure Color Love lipsticks come in an impressive 30 vibrant shades with 4 playful finishes: Ultra Mattes, Shimmer Pearls, Cooled Chromes and Edgy Cremes, which can be mixed and matched to create your perfect shade. The medium, buildable coverage glides onto the lips thanks to natural oils of Pomegranate, Mango and Acai to help condition and soften the lips. Plus, the clever square-cut shape of the bullet makes applying the pigmented matte shades much easier than the standard round shape.

Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Love in shades Bar Red, Raw Sugar and Rebel Glam, £19; Available from 1st April at Fenwick stores nationwide

Lancôme Matte Shaker

If you’re a fan of Lancôme’s popular Juicy Shakers, you’ll be pleased to hear their new Matte Shakers retain the fun shake-to-cushion applicator, but in much bolder, pigmented matte shades. The ultra-fine formula offers a punchy colour pay-off that feels super comfortable on the lips with seriously impressive staying power. We adore the bright, beautiful orange and pink shades for spring!

Lancôme Matte Shaker in shades Magic Orange, Energy Pink and Pink Power, £19.50; Available from 26th April from Fenwick stores nationwide.

By Grace Gargini