Indulging in some steamy action during Valentine’s Day? These long-lasting lipsticks will only stay on your lips even if there are copious amounts of snogging involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.