Indulging in some steamy action during International Kissing Day? These long-wearing lipsticks will only stay on your lips even if there are copious amount of snogging involved.
#1 Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Vino, $37
Most long-wearing lipsticks come in the form of liquid lipsticks these days but the Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color is a refreshing break, allowing you the ease of control, plus the fact that you only really need one hand to apply it.
#2 Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip In French Toast US$20
The Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip is so long wearing, the brand even formulated a dedicated remover so you don’t scrub your lips off. If you’re unwilling to shell out money for the remover, a gentle oil-based makeup remover will also do the trick.
#3 Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Lipstick in Drop Dead Red, $33
With the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Lipstick in Drop Dead Red, we find that you can either apply just a thin layer for a brighter looking red, or make it an intense wine red when you layer it on.
#4 Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip Colour in Tesoro, $39
With a range like “Stay-All-Day”, Stila really lives up to its name with its long-wearing products. The Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick is so intense in colour, you only need a little to cover the entire lips, plus it doesn’t flake like some other matte liquid lipsticks do.
#5 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5, $31
The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick has a fluffy, almost mousse-like texture that goes on smoothly and dries to a perfect transfer-proof finish.
#6 Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K, US$29
You can’t really talk about long-wearing lipsticks without mentioning Kylie Lip Kits – the brand that single-handedly made liquid lipsticks the must-have lippie for 2016. It comes with a lip liner and a liquid lipstick so you can outline and shape lips before applying colour. Kylie used it on her sister Kendall and apparently every one thought Kendal went for lip injections. US$29 for plumper lips, consider us sold.
#7 M.A.C Retro Matte Lip Colour, $39 each
The M.A.C Retro Matte Lip Colour comes in so many amazing shades, but if you’re leaning towards nude colours then you’d be happy to know that they’ll be adding new shades in a variety of nude and brown tones.
#8 NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic, $20
At only $20, the NYX Lip Lingerie is a steal. Its texture is slightly creamier, and comes in a variety of nude shades. The one featured above is the only shade that strays away from the next-to-nothing color – a gorgeous dusty rose that looks amazing on pale to medium skin tones.
#9 Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven, $44
Small but mighty, the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick slips into the tiniest of purses but delivers big on colour payoff. The texture is slightly more runny, but just one swipe and you’re good to go.
#10 MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Chestnut, $43
If you’re not a fan of matte textures, then you’re in luck. The MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge Liquid Lipstick functions like a regular liquid lipstick, but twist off the other end to apply a clear gloss for shiny, kissable pout. The gloss also ensures that your lips don’t dry out as quickly – genius if you ask us.
#11 Popstar Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Divine, US$18
Intense and virtually weightless, the Popstar Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Divine is a universally flattering lip colour that suits most skin tones. If you prefer a glossy texture, apply the Diamond top coat, a high-shine gloss that doesn’t make the lipstick colour run.
#12 NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, $40
You might have to hang on a little for this one. Launching in September, the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment comes in 20 shades, gliding on smoothly and delivering intense pigments. Lip colour stays on with a matte finish that isn’t too drying for the lips.
#13 Sephora Cream Lip Stain, $19
At only $19 a pop and with more than 80 colours to choose from, the Sephora Cream Lip Stain is a must-have in anyone’s lipstick arsenal. It glides on and leaves a matte finish that doesn’t dry lips out.
#14 Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 16, $51
If it’s one thing we’ve loved about Yves Saint Laurent Beaute’s liquid lipsticks, it’s their applicators and the Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Stain is no exception. The spatula-like applicator allows you to line and fill in the lip colour and the product leaves behind a stain which doesn’t come off. Top it off with the Rouge Pur Couture Set & Matte Lip Coat to really seal the colour in.
#15 Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored, $36
Currently, there’s only one shade of this liquid lipstick in the Fenty Beauty line, but this vivid red is actually quite flattering on most skin tones. The texture is quite watery ( not as much as the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, but close) which means it glides on quite easily.
#16 Armani Beauty Lip Magnet in 400, $57
Delivering a smudge-proof, matte finish, the Armani Beauty Lip Magnet feels weightless on lips but looks amazingly vivid, The quill-tip applicator makes it easy to fill in lips with precision.
#17 ETUDE HOUSE Matte Chic Lip Lacquer, $19.90
Available in a range of shades flattering for Asian skin tones, the ETUDE HOUSE Matte Chic Lip Lacquer can be applied with your fingers for a just-bitten lip look, or with the doe foot applicator for full, vivid lips.