So, you’ve made it to date night! Your outfit and hair are prepared to withstand whatever the night may hold – your lip color should be too. Here are 4 lippies to consider for getting fade, budge, and smudge-free wear no matter what your plans are.
The Glossy Stain
MAKE UP FOR EVER is known for the unparalleled quality of their lip products, so naturally one (or two) of their lip products had to make it on the list. For a bold lip color that wears like a lipstick, lasts like a stain, and is easily topped with a glossy finish, look no further than their entire Aqua Rouge line. The double-ended applicator packs a waterproof liquid lip color creates a colorful seal on the lips that lasts through eating and drinking, and a high-shine gloss that can be reapplied without altering the lasting power of the lip color.
The Balmy Stain
Love the idea of a liquid lipstick, but with a more subtle balm finish instead? Try CoverGirl’s Outlast Lip Color. This lip duo offers the same pigmentation and lasting power as above, but offers more subdued balm finish for a more natural look.
The Lip Pencil
For the lip-locker looking for feather-free lip color, a budge-proof lip liner is a must-have. Once again, MAKE UP FOR EVER takes the cake in this category with their Aqua Lip lip liners. Soft enough to glide on lips, but firm enough to provide a clean lip line, these liners last until you’re ready to take them off.
When you want a true just-bitten lip look that won’t transfer, a liquid stain is where it’s at. Benefit is famous for their Benetint – a fluid, rose-tinted lip and cheek stain that looks natural, but lasts for hours. Since the launch of their original shade in the 1970s, they’ve branched out into a variety of other hues – including the tangerine-toned ChaChaTint, and orchid-leaning Lollitint. Take your pick!