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College Beauty Awards: Lips

Pucker up! From all natural to full glam, hydrated, glossy lips are essential to every makeup look. Whether you’re searching for a nourishing overnight lip mask to add to your nighttime routine or want the perfect lip pencil to do a little over-lining with, there’s something for you on this list. The College Beauty Awards testers narrowed down their favorite picks into this top 10, which includes lip treatments, liners, oils, glosses, masks and more. Pair these products together or wear them independently for date nights, study sessions, and everything in between. 

Not a big lipstick fan? Prefer to keep it natural? No problem. The CBA testers prioritized choosing light formulas because beauty and comfort shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. Opt for moisturizing balms like Glossier’s Ultra Lip or hydrating treatments like Billie’s Super Salve and Laneige’s Sleeping Lip Mask. 

As recent students themselves, the testers recognize the importance of convenience in college, and the following lip picks are just that. Throw these in your backpack or going-out purse for a juicy pout that’ll actually last. After trying over 40 options, these are the Her Campus College Beauty Awards best lip products of 2022.


The CBA testers unanimously love this buttery daily lip balm. Carolina likes using the untinted mint flavor as an overnight lip treatment, while Dorilyn and Eboni praise fig and sorbet for subtle, comfortable color. Another bonus: It smells great! $9.


This matte, creamy formula is a HC top pick when it comes to lip pencils. Emily loves the long-lasting yet lightweight feel of the product. She pairs it alone or with a shimmery gloss on top. $23.

Anastasia beverly hills lip liner

The Anastasia Beverly Hills liner is a cult favorite for a reason. Maeve, Oasiah, and Emily agree that the highly-pigmented formula applies smoothly and stays in place all day. $18.

Just b cosmetics lip spectrum

After trying it for the first time, the Just B Lip Spectrum became a staple in both Eboni and Oasiah’s daily makeup routines. They love how the richly-pigmented combo comes with two finishes to achieve any look. $38.

ilia beauty balmy gloss tinted lip oil

This tinted oil feels moisturizing on the lips, yet gives a major plumping effect. After adding this balmy gloss to her makeup routine, Dorilyn’s friends even said her lips looked bigger. $26.

Glossier ultra lip

Zoë isn’t a frequent lipstick-wearer, but she loves how this product feels on her lips. The sheer, hydrating formula reminds Dorilyn of a lip balm, but leaves a natural-looking stain. $18.

Too Faced lip injection

Looking for an extreme plump? This is the product for you. Dorilyn and Kyra love the original color, as it layers easily without disrupting other lip products. $26.

laneige sleeping lip mask

All testers agree that this lip mask is worth the hype. Maeve and Zoë love applying the sleeping mask before bed to wake up to a perfectly moisturized pout. $24.

sephora collection outrageous plumping lip gloss

This gloss became a new favorite for Eboni, Dorilyn, and Maeve. They each love the plumping feeling of the product, plus its radiant shimmer. $13.

sephora collection retractable rouge gel liner

Each tester praises the staying power and strong pigment of this gel lip liner. Eboni especially loves how easily the formula glides onto her lips. $13

Kyra covers all things trending in the fashion and beauty spaces. She served as the editor of the 2022 Her Campus College Beauty Awards, and previously worked as the editorial lead of College Fashionista.