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Best Bet: Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

Lip crayons are great for long-lasting color, but they have a bad reputation for creating overly matte and dry lips. This version by Hourglass promises a creamy feel upon application and leaves a satin-like finish. In six shades of nudish-pink, each will enhance your natural lip shade for an effortless but polished look. A built-in sharpener makes it easy to pencil in a precise pout, especially when you happen to be stuck without a mirror. And if you truly miss a super-shiny finish, just add a bit of your favorite clear gloss on top.

Hourglass Femme nude lip stylo, $30 at Space NK