As Valentine’s Day approaches, the quest for the perfect pout becomes just as important as finding the ideal date night outfit. A kiss-proof lipstick is not essential but it really helps – especially if you have somewhere to be after. Having tried and tested a plethora of lip products, I’ve found myself coming back to these steadfast favourites that promise to stay put from the first sip of champagne to the last Valentine’s kiss.
Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
This liquid lipstick is a true champion of longevity, lasting through dinner, drinks, and beyond. ‘Voyager’ is my go-to shade for a bold statement that doesn’t budge.
Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick
A true testament to its name, Chambor’s lipsticks offer a vibrant pop of colour without the worry of transfer. It’s my secret weapon for a worry-free pout that lasts through drinks, dinner, and everything that comes after!
M.A.C Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour
For those who prefer a softer, matte look, M.A.C’s Powder Kiss is a revelation. Its mousse-like texture feels featherlight, delivering moisture and colour that lasts without drying out my lips.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a dream if you love the finish of a matte lipstick but the hydration of a lip balm. Its velvety texture is a breeze to apply and envelopes your lips in a rich colour that feels just as good as it looks.
Defi Lip Suede
Lip Suede by Defi has been a delightful find. Its formula is akin to butter on warm bread, providing a weightless feel with a matte finish that’s just the right amount of bold. Plus it stays on for so long, you could go water rafting and still emerge with an absolutely flawless lip.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
The Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick is a staple in my collection for its impressive staying power and comfort. Infused with oils, it glides on effortlessly, leaving a plush matte finish that doesn’t dry out my lips.
Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lip Color
These Revlon lip colours are a dual-ended marvel that combine vibrant colour with a glossy top coat for a look that’s both polished and enduring. The built-in conditioner keeps my lips feeling pampered all evening and I have to say, one of my favourite formulas by far!
Pat McGrath Labs Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick
You know a lipstick stands the test of time if it doesn’t fade or wear off even during a 3-hour long musical performance. This is the lipstick Taylor Swift swears by that stays put during her Era’s Tour, without requiring any touch ups!
So, whether you’re leaning towards a bold red, a subtle nude, or a playful pink, rest assured these picks will let you pucker up with confidence, leaving your focus solely on the romance of the evening.
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