5 lipsticks that will last through feasting and festivities
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When it comes to Christmas and the ensuing festivities that lead up to New Year's Day, your choice of lipstick is not just a matter of colour and texture, but longevity. Once you've figured out the hue — whether its brick or burgundy — you need to figure out the formula. Here are five lippies in various forms — from liquid lipsticks to chubby crayons — that pass the stay-put test.
NARS POWERMATTE LIP PIGMENT
Much less drying than the Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick, this glides on easily thanks to the ultra-thin applicator and stays put, without that unsightly, cracked finish that a lot of liquid lipsticks tend to give.
MAX FACTOR LIPFINITY LIP COLOUR DUO
The cosmetics stalwart moves towards the future with this lip duo that purportedly lasts 24 hours — though we wouldn't recommend keeping it on that long. The first layer creates the vivid hue, while the topcoat seals it in, so your lippie will not come off on champagne glasses.
YVES SAINT LAURENT TATOUAGE COUTURE MATTE LIP STAIN
More a stain than a full-on lippie, this gives a highly-pigmented, ultra-matte finish that looks very modern and feels almost like naked lips. We love it an attention-grabbing shade like hot purple.
MARC JACOBS LE MARC LIQUID LIP CRAYON
This doesn't budge or fade, so you can call it the MVP of lip crayons. Plus the fact that it's in pencil formula makes it kind of idiot-proof. Don one in a vivid, conversation-starting shade like red and be confident this is not smeared all over your teeth as you're talking.
DIOR ADDICT LIP TATTOO
They don't call this a tattoo for nothing. This dries in seconds, and once it's on it doesn't budge. If you're looking for a subtle, stain of colour, this long-wearing tint is just what the (party) doctor ordered. Go for a darker, berry shade if you want more oomph, or a coral pink for a more natural pout.