Pat McGrath Labs 004 in Bloodwine
If you’re wondering why this is the first in our lineup of the best lipsticks, it’s because Pat McGrath did not come to play when she set out to literally take over the whole damn makeup scene many, many years and moons ago. Aside from basically putting Fashion Week makeup on the map, doing oodles of celebs, and creating surreal-seeming lipstick trends, she’s also the boss lady over at her own line — and that’s a beautiful thing. Her lip kits are currently out of stock just about everywhere because they’re boss in the game of vampy lipsticks, so sit pretty till they’re restocked. $60, but you can’t buy them unless you’ve got access to the black market of makeup, and that’s sketchy.