Valentine’s Day or not, you’d want your lipstick to last through your date night (maybe even through a marathon makeout session). That’s where long-wear lipsticks come in handy. Here are two reasons you might want them over your regular lippies.
1. No need to retouch.
There’s already so much that goes into the perfect night, the last thing you’d want to worry about is reapplying your lip color. The best long-wear lipsticks can withstand whatever you have planned for the night, whether that includes wining and dining in a fancy restaurant or rock-climbing under the stars.
2. It won’t end up on your teeth—or his face.
Long-wear lipsticks are smudge-, water- and transfer-proof, so it doesn’t go anywhere but your lips—not on your wine glass, not on your teeth and definitely not on your partner’s face. As one smart beauty editor once said, share a kiss, not your lip color.
Convinced? Here are our top five smudge-proof lip colors that will leave you looking good—and feeling fabulous—all throughout date night (or ANY night for that matter).
Why we love it: Whatever your style is—modern minimalist, bold or dramatic, this lip paint is designed to fit your style. And if you’re the type whose lips usually dry out fast, its dimethicone-infused formula seals in hydration so your lips stay moist and soft all day. Its mousse-like texture provides a clean, matte finish.
Why we love it: Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick is not only waterproof. It’s also super-lightweight that it feels like there’s nothing on your lips. Plus, its rich velvety texture leaves a gorgeous matte finish.
Why we love it: Imagine this: Eight hours and fifty smooches later, your lips still feel amazingly soft and your lip color, amazingly intact! And that’s not all. This liquid pout perfector is infused with nourishing botanical oils and will keep your lips hydrated throughout the day.
Why we love it: This highly pigmented liquid lipstick delivers serious staying power—up to 6 hours—without flaking, feathering or smudging. Plus, vitamin E and nourishing avocado oil ensure your lips stay comfortably hydrated all throughout.
Why we love it: The name says it all. This liquid lip cream glides on like a dream, delivering intense lip color that stays on. Paraben- and certified cruelty-free, it’s also enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants to keep your lips supple and soft.