Lipstick may look great, but it's certainly not for everyone. Many formulas can dry out your pout, smudge or be difficult to apply. This is where lip crayons come in. They're such a multi-tasking product and you really get the best of both worlds - all the colour, with none of the hassle.
Lip crayons are basically like lip liners, but a bigger version which is intended for use all over rather than just to define the shape. The consistency is more like that of a balm and is therefore less likely to leave you with dry lips. You can also pick between sheer and bold versions, which means there's one to suit every occasion. The crayon style makes them super easy to apply and really helps you define your lips.
Boots No7 High Shine Lip Crayons are excellent if you prefer a glossy sheen. It's like all your favourite products rolled into one, with the nourishment of a balm, the shine of a gloss and the colour of a lipstick. It's wearable and not excessively bold, so an excellent option for daytime or the office.
Clinique Chubby Sticks have won several beauty awards from magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. This product is excellent for those with dry lips, as it targets cracked skin and gives an instant moisture boost. One great advantage is that it doesn't need sharpening, as you simply roll it up at the end - lazy beauty at its best.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are enriched with Vitamin E for nourishment but don't give a glossy sheen. If matte is more up your street, these are the go-to crayon, with the silicone formula ensuring it stays put for hours. Grab this for a night out to keep your pout looking fresh.
Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick is a bold girl's best friend. The formula is perfect if you're looking for a high-impact shade with a slight sheen. It comes in six punchy shades that line and fill out your pout in one smooth move. The texture also allows for blending, which means you have ultimate control of your look.