It’s the most wonderful — and busiest — time of the year. We’ve reached the end of the year and your social calendar is looking busier than ever. From staff parties to family lunches, there are just so many social gatherings to attend. There’ll be champagne, more snacks than you could possibly finish, long-overdue catch-ups and perhaps a kiss or two under the mistletoe — and your lipstick has got to keep up.
That’s why we bring you our top picks for long-lasting-champagne-drinking-lip-smacking proof lipsticks and lip stains. Psst, these make great stocking fillers too.
Stila Stay All Day
With a colour-rich formula that won’t bleed or transfer, Stay All Day is enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil that will soften your lips so that they look and feel beautiful.
MAC Love Me
Fall in love at first swipe with MAC’s argan oil-infused formula that delivers an instant hit of powerful colour and all-day moisture. The True-Colour Gelled System of ultra-refined pure pigments evenly disperses bright, smooth colour in just one swipe!
Enriched with With hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this emollient-rich lipstick glides luxuriously onto lips and hydrates instantly and over time.
Holika Holika Waterdrop tint bomb
Made with 40% spring water this lip tint gives your lips a shot of hydration with intense colour.
The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid
Specially formulated to glide on effortlessly like a gloss and set with the rich creamy colour and velvety touch of matte lipstick.
NYX Butter Lipstick
A long-wear lipstick with a satin finish, the NYX Professional Makeup Butter Lipstick is a rich and creamy lip clour that glides on easily to deliver intense colour to your lips.
Clarins Instant Comfort Oil
Made with plant-based oil, rich in active ingredients, this lip oil moisturises and cares for lips without leaving it sticky or oily. The sponge applicator allows for easy application to deliver the right amount of colour and nourishment.
Clarins Water Lip Stain
According to Clarins, this lip stain lasts up to 300 kisses! With a formula rich in plant-derived active ingredients, this lip stain allows for you to decide how pigmented you want your colour (the more coats, the more intense the colour).
WBEAUTY Matte Long Lasting Lipstick
Designed to be long-lasting, the WBEAUTY matte lipstick delivers highly pigmented colour that will last all night long.
SMASHBOX Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
A long-wear, water-resistant liquid
long-wear, water-resistant liquid lipstick features Advanced Polymer Technology that makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as your first swipe — for up to 8 hours. Featherweight but fierce, this liquid matte formula is infused with lip-smoothing Primer Oil complex for suede-soft lip colour in 20 super-rad shades. It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof and non-feathering. Because really, who has time for touch-ups?