Keep things kissable this Valentine’s Day by making sure your lipstick lasts all through your candlelit dinner, a glass or two of bubbly, and of course, a thousand kisses. Lipstick that slides around and fades just isn’t the one for the holiday of love and you need something that is going to stay put from desk to dusk.
Whether you’re rocking a statement lips or fancy going nude, we’re sharing some of the most long-lasting formulas around so you can enjoy smudge-proof lipstick and are as kissable as can be.
LiveGlam Lippie Club: KissMe
We couldn’t not mention our very own favorite lippies when it comes to talking about long-lasting, smudge-proof lipstick as if you’re part of the LiveGlam Lippie Club, you’ll be guaranteed with kissable lips. Our incredibly long-lasting formulations not only will take you from day to night but will stay comfortable on your lips so no flaking or dryness to be seen.
Every month we send out three gorgeous shades so you can build your lippie collection up with a stunning variation of shades with all different finishes from matte to metallic. Learn more here!
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
The Velvet Matte Lip Pencils from NARS is a revolution in long-lasting lip color. With the precision and hold of a lip liner, a perfectly matte finish yet with the comfort of a lipstick, it’s not surprising that these are such favorites for so many beauty enthusiasts.
With a stunning selection of shades from the bold and bright of Let’s Go Crazy to the everyday nude Dolce Vita, whatever your Valentine’s Day style there will be a shade for your taste. If you want to go classic red, opt for the best-selling shade Cruella – a must-have for your red lipstick collection.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution
The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks have become cult classics, known and loved for their plumping and luminous finish with a creamy, matte texture. These lipsticks don’t only look great in your purse and on your lips, but they have serious staying power too. Paired with their precision lip liners, the Matte Revolution lipsticks were just made for the holiday of love, with shades like Pillow Talk and Sexy Sienna proving popular.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
You don’t have to splash the cash for long-lasting lipsticks and one of our favorite formulas of them has to be the Soft Matte Lip Creams from NYX. Unlike any other liquid lipstick, these mousse-like lip creams apply effortlessly onto the lips with decent pigmentation and ample longevity.
There’s an enormous array of shades to choose from, including some more ‘out-there’ picks for the braver beauty lover. They do vary in quality with some being more pigmented than others so be sure to swatch away before you purchase.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips
Another affordable choice is the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips which again, are available in lots of shades. Whilst these really won’t budge, they can be quite drying so if you already have dry and flaky lips, we definitely recommend you go for the more nourishing Ultra Satin Lips which are still long-lasting but won’t flake. With a beautiful selection of reds, from warm-toned, cool-toned, bright and deep, these are the perfect lipsticks for a Valentine’s Day look.
What are your favorite lipsticks for all-day hold?
Sally O’Kelly is a London-based beauty blogger with a serious passion for all things cosmetics. From berry lips and cleansing balms to sea salt sprays and contour palettes, Sally has tried it all and picked up some great tips for fellow makeup enthusiasts along the way. View all the posts by Sally O'Kelly