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).
1. Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint
2. Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick
4. Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Chianti