A long-wearing, smudge-proof lipstick that survives all night is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to lipstick.
Unless you’re deliberately planning to recreate the smudged lip look that permeated the Autumn/Winter 17 catwalks, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, a long-lasting lip bullet will be your best friend if you have plans to pucker up.
While some long-wear formulas can leave lips feeling dry and flaky, these picks will guarantee a kissable pout for hours. It is however, best to prep your lips before a potential encounter with a good base like Blistex Lip Serum, which works instantly to hydrate lips and create softness. It immediately absorbs into lips and creates a smoothing primer to grip whatever shade you put on top. And for a super soft pout, try Skyn ICELAND Plumping Lip Gels, a 10-minute plumping gel patch designed to improve the look, fullness and overall health of lips.
Read on for the best lippies for puckering up.
Pat McGrath MatteTrance in Elson
The fashion world’s most in demand make-up artist has created her own make-up line, including this richly-pigmented deep red with blue undertones. It goes on opaque for a mesmerizingly modern matte finish.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in How Rouge
A lip crayon is perfect for a relaxed day time date, helping you to achieve full, kissable lips in one swipe. Jacobs’ 16 hour built in wear means you can go in fearlessly for plenty of smudge-proof smooching.
YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in 10 Carmin Statement
This liquid lipstick offers a lightweight finish with a bold colour pay-off, making you easily forget you’re even wearing lipstick. Despite that, it has remarkable staying power and won’t disappear like those glasses of wine.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in Temptation
The ever reliable Laura Mercier’s Velour lipstick will stay in place through dinner and beyond (wink) so you can enjoy the food you love without worrying about losing your vibrant lip colour.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Just What I Needed
NARS’ liquid lipstick dries to a smooth matte finish that won’t move or crack on your lips. Intense colour coverage is combined with ultra-flexible long-wear that applies like an ink on lips for a night out with no worries of smudging.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
If you’re particularly conscious about lipstick transfer with a bold red, or perky pink, a pout-enhancing nude shade, like MAC’s Velvet Teddy will give you peace of mind, and it will stay in place all night.
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