7 Long-Lasting Lipsticks That That Will Take You From Dusk To Dawn
Cream Lip Stain in 08 Whipped Blush, $19, Sephora
As its name suggests, the creamy texture glides evenly over lips for vibrant colour that lasts all night. Plus, this bright pink is perfect for making an entrance at all your New Year’s parties and works for all skin tones.
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Sanctuary, $31, Kat Von D Beauty
Most people know Kat Von D Beauty’s liquid lipsticks for the Lolita and Lolita II shades, which have achieved cult status since launching. If you’re looking for a nude that has a more of a brown base, try Sanctuary. It has the same souffle-like texture, feels super lightweight on lips and doesn’t feel dry even though it settles into a super matte finish.
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama, MAC
MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour has arguably the toughest staying power in this list. Though it has a thicker consistency, it still goes on evenly and feels weightless. Plus, this bruised deep red is equal parts glam and goth—perfect for sipping cocktails all night long. Just be sure to prep your lips before application as it can dry out rough patches on lips.
Rouge Velvet The Lipstick in 04 Hip Pink, $25, Bourjois
Made with moisturising oils, this gives a soft matte finish that’s super elegant and feels comfortable all night long. This amaranth shade is equal parts fun and classic, perfect for those looking to experiment with colours but still want to err on the safe side.
Tatouage Couture in Crazy Tangerine, $55, YSL Beauty
Ultra-fine and virtually weightless, this is your best bet if you’re averse to feeling like you’re wearing any lip product at all. The pigments are not the most saturated but it can be layered to achieve a stronger colour payoff. And you don’t have to worry about leaving a ring of colour on the outline of your lips as you snack on canapes and sip on champagne because this leaves lips gorgeously stained even if it fades at all.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red, $38, NARS
One of the most beautiful reds I’ve ever used, this blue-based shade instantly lights up your complexion. This formula is also enriched with vitamin E to counter dryness so lips stay hydrated. Plus, its pencil format makes application a breeze so you can achieve unparalleled precision.
Vice Lipstick in After Dark, $29, Urban Decay
For those looking for something out of the ordinary, try this cool plum shade from Urban Decay. With just a touch of pearl, it gives a semi-matte, satiny finish. The formula packs a punch so just one coat will give lips opaque coverage. It also contains jojoba, avocado and babassu oils so lips stay nourished for hours without fading or feathering.