20 Ultimate Smooch-Proof Lipsticks For Valentine's Day
So you can kiss their face off without making them look like a murder victim.
Noticed the smell of gift set perfume, chocolates shaped like seahorses and slightly cross-eyed teddy bears floating in the air recently? That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to make sure that your lips are prepped to be 100 per cent kiss-proof and ready to smooch.
Or alternatively, if you’re single af this year, it’s time to make sure that you look gorge by treating yourself to some dreamy new makeup which is infinitely better than a snog anyway.
For no-transfer formulas, long lasting looks and flawless finishes that you can rely on to not end up all over bae’s face, here’s the 20 ultimate smooch-proof lipsticks to give you the dream Valentines Day pout. MWAH.
1. Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
The best of the best. Kat constantly comes out on top in the battle of the liquid lipsticks thanks to her insanely pigmented formulas, which glide on perfectly like a gloss and stay all day with a true matte finish packed with natural moisturisers.
2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
For reliable colour that will pass any kiss test you chuck at it, Stila’s pigmented, opaque colour will have you covered in just one swipe, with a liquid velvet texture and a formula full of Vitamin E and avocado oil to leave your lips soft, subtle and smoochable.
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
Quickly becoming a cult favourite and firmly in the makeup bag of any Instagram baddie, the Ana-stasia liquid lipsticks deliver a punch of pigment for the ultimate selfie-ready pout. It’s heavy duty stuff, but won’t be smudging any time soon.
4. NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick
If you’re after affordable but high quality liquid lipsticks, NYX’s weightless version offers a plush matte finish in a whole spectrum of tres seductive nude shades, with names like ‘Satin Ribbon’ and ‘Lace Detail’. Ooh-err.
5. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick
Valentine’s Day might be all about the pretty pinks and classic reds, but for those who like to throw away the rule book, Jeffree’s range of 31 vibrant shades is beyond awesome. Stay all day, opaque colour that’s entirely vegan friendly too, FYI.
6. Hourglass Opaque Rouge
With rich colour pigment and silky smooth application, the Hourglass Opaque Rouge lippies will last pretty much forever. And thanks to a load of anti-oxidant fruit extracts in the formula, you won’t get any of the annoying flakiness or uncomfortable dryness that some products come with.
7. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
A flawless formula and amazing shade range means that the Too Faced Melted lipsticks will al-ways leave your lips looking plump, plush and particularly kissable - mainly thanks to the genius inclusion of a no-sting lip plumper as a luscious little bonus.
8. Rimmel London Provocalips
Cheap but dreamy, this liquid lippy has a balm on the other end to help you hydrate your pout throughout the day and stay kiss-ready at all times, which is pretty handy in February. It's 100% smooch-proof once dry though, and the colours are all kinds of cute.
9. Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit
Kylie Jenner’s Mastermind subject would definitely be the perfect pout, so trust Kylie Cosmetics above all else when it comes to unbeatable longevity, dreamy shades for all skin tones and a small heart attack when trying to get your hands on any new releases.
10. Lorac Pro Matte Lip Colour
Despite being a long-wearing, super matte product, this one glides onto the lips like a lightweight, creamy crayon thanks to its grape seed extracts and hydrating handful of nourishing vitamins. Opt for a subtle touch of colour for daywear, or easily build it up for a bolder, vampy night time look.
11. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
Charlotte’s specially designed, long-lasting, buildable, hydrating formula is the ultimate luxury lip-stick and comes in 10 luminous modern-matte hues. Oh, and a special shout out goes to the rose gold packaging, which is above and beyond all possible Instagoals.
12. Makeup Revolution Lip Lacquer
The cheapest product to make the cut (literally the price of a sarnie), but equally as effective as some of the priciest tbh, with touch-proof, highly pigmented colours that stay in place and feel com-fortable for hours.
13. Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint
Create full coverage lip looks with Tarte’s lightweight, liquid-to-matte lip paint. Kiss as many Valen-tines as you like with this bad boy, because there’s zero transferring, zero drying out, and zero fad-ing with the fancy comfortflex formula.
14. NYX Full Throttle Waterproof Lipstick
For anyone who loves to be a little more daring with their colours, this waterproof gem has got you covered and won’t budge once applied. It also features a unique bullet shape that’s awesome for lining, filling and perfecting your pout from beginning to end.
15. ColourPop Ultra Matte
Mega popular amongst bloggers and YouTubers, this intensely pigmented liquid lip is super smooth and non-sticky (an essential quality when it comes to being kiss-ready). ColourPop is su-per affordable too, which is a great bonus.
16. Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
Fun fact - the original Benetint was designed to tint exotic dancers’ nips (WELL), but it’s still a cult fave forty years later as it lasts for ages, is super easy to use with your finger tips, and gives you the perfect ‘bitten lips’ rosy flush.
17. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte
If you’re gonna trust a celeb MUA with your pout, make it the Kardashians’ MUA. Huda’s matte formula manages to be super long-lasting but also non-drying (*angel music*), and comes in an all-inclusive range of 16 beautiful shades.
18. YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain
Not into the popular matte effect? This one’s a luxe product that give your lips a pretty splash of long lasting colour - but with a glossy shine finish. The 10 hour hydration effect means the product keeps it's translucent, glossy look without drying out or disappearing.
19. Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner
Lip liner is the ultimate secret weapon in ensuring your lipstick will go the distance. Rimmel’s bar-gain bae liner has a soft, creamy texture to keep things precise, comfortable and 100 per cent in place.
20. Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer
Okay, so not technically a lipstick - but if you’re serious about keeping your lipstick on, applying this genius formula beforehand will lock in your lip colour and put a stop to feathering, fading and trans-fer.
- Words by Lucy Wood.
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