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Forget this being the season of goodwill, this is the season of snogging. Whether it’s subtly waiting under a sprig of mistletoe at the work Christmas party or finally getting to pash on with your crush at New Year’s Eve, you’re going to need a lipstick that will last and won’t rub off. Here’s our list of the best kiss-proof lipsticks:
The best metallic long-lasting lipstick:
The originators of the liquid lipstick that paved the way for new lip crazes, Doe Deere’s fairy tale brand knows a thing or two about seriously trendy colours and creating a lipstick that has a surreal amount of longevity. Raisin Hell is a flawless metallic blackberry shade for NYE that will last late into the night and into the next morning.
The best pink long-lasting lipstick:
Fiore is a hotter-than-hell pink that will blow away your dedication to nude lips with a single swipe. It has a lovely fruity scent, which will start to fade long before the colour does. Your lips will stand out with this electrifying shade.
The best red long-lasting lipstick:
One for those who love a bit of luxury. Yes this is a bit pricey but it’s Christmas and that’s the perfect time to treat yourself. Exclusive to Selfridges, this deep red – almost maroon - lip hugging lacquer is velvety matte in texture, highly pigmented and stays put for eight hours.
The best sparkly long-lasting lipstick:
Sugarpill’s most Instagrammed lip colour ever, Trinket is a go-to shade. Mauve with golden sparkles, it’s not quite metallic, but not quite a full matte either. It’s more lightweight than other lipsticks, is lightly fragranced and extremely long lasting.
The best purple long-lasting lipstick:
MAC has done it again. These are brand spanking new and we are fawning over every colour, but Atomized is an amazing wintery violet.
The best nude long-lasting lipstick:
These definitely do not budge and the colour payoff is insane. If you love a nude lipstick, Stripped will not divert attention away from your dramatic eye makeup but bring the whole face together.
The best nourishing long-lasting lipstick:
Advertised as a second skin for the wearer, Rouge Allure Ink liquid lipsticks are so bloody comfortable they are akin to pyjamas with intense opacity. They’re also kind to your mouth thanks to natural oil ingredients. We’re keen on Choquant - a deep red that is impeccable for both dress up and dressed down days.
The best vegan long-lasting lipstick:
Famed for being vegan and cruelty free, Kat Von D’s artistic input is in every facet of the brand image and the slight off-centre colour range (hello black and white lipsticks). If you want something a bit more party-friendly then try the wonderfully shimmery crimson colour of Miss Argentina.
The best ‘small-enough-to-fit-in-a-tiny-clutch’ long-lasting lipstick:
Lancôme Matte Shaker in 379, £19.50
The size of Lancôme matte shakers is sheer genius. Totally pocket friendly, you can pull one of these out of your handbag and top up when need be. But you won’t need to. Part lipstick, part lip stain, they’ll only come off with a really decent oil cleanser. 379 is the perfect pink to command attention when you walk in.
The best long lasting lipstick for those on a budget:
Barry M lip kits are seriously well priced for those who hit the high street hard. Prestige is a wonderful rose gold colour that won’t dry your lips out but is extremely long wearing. Line your lips with the lip pencil, then fill in with the paint.
The best tasting long-lasting lipstick:
Ten hour wear, peppermint taste, transfer proof, comfy on the lips and beautiful on every skin tone, Dior’s Natural Berry lip tattoo will stain the lips for hours, long after you’ve kissed your chosen one…or two.
The best dark long-lasting lipstick:
For the vampy NYE party dwellers, Criminal is a deep plum purple, which pairs well with feline flicks and a little black dress. The lipstick – or lip butter – will gives a soft matte finish that feels smooth to the touch.
The best everyday long-lasting lipstick:
Relatively new indie brand 3INA launched quietly in Covent Garden with their extremely well priced beauty collections and insane shade range in 2015. Walking into their shop is like stepping into a rainbow. 3INA’s 505 liquid lip is perfect for any kind of party you attend, has great wear and is extremely pigmented. Win win.
The best suits-all-skin-tones long-lasting lipstick:
Already a fan favourite, Uncensored has only been out for two weeks and has been adorning the lips of many a beauty lover on Instagram and has been included in our Ultimate Christmas party makeup look and who can blame them for loving this iconic red shade that looks good on absolutely every skin tone? Better put them lips to work work work work work work (sorry).
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