The hot ones, like brightly colored lipsticks, make you constantly worried about them straying. You thought it would be on the lips, but wait a minute, why is it stuck on your teeth? It’s also leaving stains on your glass. And your shirt. And your chin. It goes everywhere, and things get messy.
Meanwhile, the ones that are good for you are just so booo-ring, like a colorless lip balm that sure feels good but makes you yearn for something sexier. You want something that makes people turn around and look at you with envy, and an Average Joe just doesn’t cut it for you. Yup, women are complicated like that.
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the quest for the best lipstick, it is to find the one that stays with you through thick and thin, and one that gives you both comfort and excitement. If you’re going to invest in something, it only makes sense to choose something that’s going to last, instead of just going AWOL after a few kisses. Go for the one that makes you feel confident with whatever you do - eat, drink, talk, kiss - knowing that it’s not going anywhere.
We’ve all read those articles about how you should consider your skin’s undertone and whatever, not exactly knowing what an undertone means. Well, scrap that. Finding the right lipstick is pretty much like finding Mr Right - you just have to give it a try. If you love it, it’s for you. If you don’t, next! I once read a quote that you should be with a guy who ruins your lipstick, not your mascara. Whoever says that has never heard of longwear lippies. With a kiss-proof lipstick (like the ones in the gallery below), you don’t have to ruin anything.
Happy Valentine’s Day, readers. May your search for Mr Right and the right lipstick be a smooth, colorful, and nourishing experience.
NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color lasts like a tattoo, giving you stay-all- day kissable lips with its innovative non-drying, longwearing matte formula.
Lancôme L’ABSOLU ROUGE in Isabella (189) gives a beautiful deep red that makes an intense statement in a lovely matte finish.
Sephora Kiss-Proof Velvet Lip Stain comes with an ultra-pigmented, transfer-proof formula and an incredibly velvety texture that, once applied, transforms into a matte hue that leaves nothing but a feeling of comfort on your lips.
Kiss-proof, budge-proof, and smudge-proof, tarteist quick dry matte lip paint promises kissable matte color that moves with your lips.
Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in Rubino is celebrated for its incredible staying power, lightweight feel and beautiful matte finish. The matte beet red color feels super comfortable on the lips.
For a more subdued shade of red, NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Seduction coats your lips with red brown color and a plush, matte finish.