Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, and while dating can be tough, finding a kiss-proof lip colour doesn’t have to be! When we’re preparing for a night out, our favourite power weapon is a strong lip look – lipstick is the one product in your beauty arsenal that loves you back, more so if it lasts. Who really puts aside extra time during a date to re-apply lipstick? There’s definitely more pressing things to worry about, like whether your date is *gasps* one of those people that skips dessert.
Even if you’re too busy for kisses this Valentine’s Day, don’t miss a trick when long-lasting lip colour is concerned. Choosing a lipstick that might stick around longer than your date doesn’t have to be a faff, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite kiss-ready lip formulas that are perfect for your romantic plans.
Long-wearing lip formulas can attract a bad rep for being excessively dry, leaving you with not so pleasant flaking lips. Although there are many great lipsticks out there, we have a couple of tricks up our sleeves to get the best out of your kiss-proof pout.
- Firstly, don’t skimp on the prep by investing in a good lip scrub to slough away any dry areas.
- Follow with a balm for nourishment and let it completely sink in.
- Line lips with a good lip liner to prevent feathering.
- Seal the deal. Lipcote is our go-to for this – it’s the original lipstick sealer and the celebrated secret behind lip colour that not only performs, but lasts. A clever transparent topcoat, Lipcote prevents fading, feathering and is transfer resistant. Simply apply lipstick, blot with a tissue and brush Lipcote’s magical transparent sealer on top.
OUR FIVE KISS PROOF PICKS
MAC Ruby Woo
This is quite possibly the Queen when it comes to kiss proof lipstick; it’s the one that never disappoints. With four lipsticks sold every minute worldwide, there’s no denying Ruby Woo is much loved among lipstick aficionados (us included). The creamy, vibrant formula provides a no-shine retro matte finish and is completely transfer proof. Definitely the one to see you through dinner and beyond…
Kat Von D Lolita
Meet THE liquid lip that launched a lipstick revolution! The world went matte when Everlasting Liquid Lipstick first debuted, and for good reason. The pigmented formula is both comfortable and transfer-proof, gliding over lips like a gloss and lasting all day – even through a smooch. You have 40+ shades to play with, with Lolita’s chestnut hue being one of the cult classics.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Fiore
Looking for a creamy-matte that provides full-coverage colour while passing the kiss test? We’ve found it. Weightless on the lips and comfortable to wear, this liquid lip formula doesn’t budge one bit, so much so that you’ll have to pull out your best oil to remove it come bedtime. Fiore is a punchy pink shade that will leave lips looking supple and kissable!
Rimmel Provocalips Heart Breaker
Another seductive red, Heart Breaker provides up to 16 hours of high impact colour and is the most affordable of them all. 100% kiss and transfer proof, the clever two-step application leaves lips feeling smooth and moisturised all day long. Simply apply the colour followed by a thin layer of the hydrating topcoat to lock in your look for long-lasting wear.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Love Bite
One of life’s little luxuries, Charlotte Tilbury offers a fail-safe recipe for seductive, kiss proof lips. Get Hollywood glamour instantly with Love Bite, the perfect warm red shade for full, kissable lips. The colour is enough to make a statement, while the blend of waxes helps the formula glide over the contours of your lips without bleeding outside your lip line!