Lip Crayon is the perfect lip product for those low maintenance makeup days. Think of it like a lip liner, lipstick, and lip balm all wrapped up into one beautiful thick stick that is forgiving for on-the-go touch ups. Many of the crayons have a twist-up applicator so there’s no need to sharpen them. One of the other low maintenance benefits.
Traditionally lip crayons are matte in texture, but you can expect plenty of moisture and saturated buildable color from a crayon. Take a look at these nine top-rated lip crayons that have users in raptures. Read about the subtle nuances between them to help find the perfect one for you.
The cult Chubby Stick from Clinique is perhaps the most famous lip crayon available.
With 16 colors to choose from, the Chubby Stick offers sheer but buildable coverage, so the more you apply it the more radiant the tint.
This product isn’t sticky like a gloss (no yucky hair caught in your lips), and it won’t leave behind a stain like a lipstick. You will need to reapply it regularly but it won’t wear off as quickly as a balm.
Burt’s Bees lip crayon is another product that is adored by users. This one is all-natural, matte in texture but also creamy thanks to its ingredients like Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Kendi Oil.
Available in six colors, one reviewer declared “The Napa Vineyard Lip Crayon is hands-down the best red I’ve ever used on my lips“.
Nars Lip Crayon is described as having a velvety-matte finish. Enriched with Vitamin E, the vivid shades are long-wearing.
Taylor Swift swears by the siren red shade “Dragon Girl”.
Note that you will need to sharpen this crayon and the NARS Pencil Sharpener (sold separately) is recommended so as not to damage the product.
Neutrogena’s Color Stick is loved for its moisturizing creamy quality. It comes in nine colors and you can expect the pigment to last for most of the day.
This has a twist-up applicator so no sharpening is required. Note that this crayon is fragranced.
Winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty in 2018 in the lip crayon category, this slim crayon is a standout for its high-pigmentation and smooth application.
It’s long-wearing, water-resistant and packed with resveratrol, the same antioxidants found in red wine.
This crayon has a dewy-matte finish and comes with its own built-in sharpener.
The Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon is a twist-up applicator with the look, feel, and wear of a liquid lipstick but in a creamy crayon format.
Described as one-swipe-color, its ultra-creamy formula is as close to a liquid application as you can get. Some reviewers found that the tip of the crayon flattens out quickly, making a precision application more difficult.
It’s long-wearing with 10 saturated colors to choose from.
Bobbi Brown’s Art Stick is like a lipstick and lip liner in one. Use the side of the pencil to fill in the lips and the point of the pencil to line the lips.
This lip crayon has a waxy consistency, so you can achieve a matte look but with all the moisturizing benefits of beeswax and Shea butter.
This one comes with a handy sharpener so you can achieve precision with each application.
Honest Beauty’s matte lip crayon is another Allure Best of Beauty award winner from 2016 and Readers’ Choice from 2017.
Described as lightweight, in other words, sheer, you can still expect a totally buildable color that is matte and moisturizing. There’s also no need for a sharpener as it has a low maintenance twist-up applicator.
You can expect 3-4 hours wear from this one before reapplying.
Chanel’s twist-up retractable crayon is designed so you can use the tip to define your lips, then fill in your lips with the flat side.
You’ll enjoy a satiny shine from this high-pigment crayon once it dries and reviewers confirm that it is long lasting and stays in place for hours.