So there you are, dressed in a LBD and heels, prepped with your statement lipstick and then, he does the worst thing possible. He goes in for a kiss. GET AWAY IMMEDIATELY.
No, it’s not because you still feel boys have germs, but more because he’s going to smudge the hell out of your lipstick. Woooahhhh stop right there eager beaver! Did you think we woke up like this?
On any other occasion we say it’s fine to avoid the smooch, but let’s get real here. It’s Valentine’s Day. If the boy deserves some lip time for his down time, then today is the day to give it.
No woman should sacrifice her lip colour for a man. Luckily, we have sourced actual kiss-proof lipstick that enables you to look pretty and still pucker up for that all important romantic kiss.
Sephora’s high coverage lip stain offers us staying power for a smooch as well as keeping the lips moist with avocado oil and vitamin E.
This stain will give you the colour, the longevity and keep your lips in good shape too. It’s a win-win-win kinda situation.
Cream Lip Stain, $24 from Sephora
At just $7, these bad boys are a firm beauty bag favourite. They deliver that ‘liquid’ feel upon application, but offer a matte finish and the muted colours are sultry, but not too brazen.
Nothing says ‘kiss me’ like soft chocolate inspired lips.
Lip Lingerie, $7 from NYXCosmetics
MAC Cosmetics have a reputation for high pigmented cosmetics. Their retro matte lipcolour is of no exception.
What we love is that the colour is popping but it doesn’t compromise on the durability of the lipstick. For V-day, let us recommend shade Chateau M.
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, $39 from MAC Cosmetics stores
This one is a top pick from our Digital Editor. It glides on effortlessly and once dry, settles onto the lips for the long haul. With five shades to choose from (Bold Red is beautiful) they offer a full coverage matte finish.
These are a great option for those wanting a new lipstick but don’t wish to splash a load of cash.
Timeless Kissproof Liquid lipstick by Lord & Berry, $15.84 from ASOS
These aren’t just kiss-proof, oh no, they’re LIFE proof so Kat Von D says. Perfect for this special evening…you can eat, drink and kiss (you can do a whole lot more too, we won’t judge) whilst your lipstick will remain as if you just applied.
Everlasting lipstick, $20 from Kat Von D Beauty
One of the original ‘stains’ to grace the beauty market, Benetint is still going strong as a lip staple. It’s kiss-proof (trust us, it is ridiculously hard to get off even at the end of the day) and you can monitor your own shade with how many layers you use.
Soft and light, one layer. Deep and sexual…multiple layers. Just wait for each layer to dry first before applying more.
Benetint by Benefit Cosmetics, $21 from Sephora
Yes, we know this isn’t technically a lipstick. However, it pairs wonderfully with the Lord & Berry lipstick and can be worn alone as a serious stay-put shade.
If you want maximum pucker-power then outlining the lips with a liner first is always a good idea.
Lord & Berry Ultimate Lip Liner, $23.23 from ASOS
If you’re really going allllllll out (it is the day of romance after all) then priming your lips before lipstick could be a good idea. We heart Too Faced Lip Primer for it’s creamy texture and ability to fill up those pesky lip cracks.
It prevents fading, bleeding and creasing. You can even use this under lipglosses if you don’t like the matte finish. It’s a done deal for us!
Lip Primer by Too Faced, $31 from Sephora