10 Kiss-Proof Lipsticks That'll Hold Up on Valentine's Day
No one wants to think about whether their lipstick is bleeding or smudging on an average day, but Valentine's Day is arguably the one day out of the year when wearing a long-wear lipstick is essential.
Since many supposed smudge-proof lipsticks get messed up when they come into contact with coffee cups and oily salad dressing, it's safe to say that not all long-lasting formulas are created equal. That's why we're here to help. Ahead of February 14th, we've done the homework and found a handful of lipsticks that are actually smudge-proof.
Whether you're a fan of classic red or a subtle your-lips-but-better shade, the following 10 lipsticks are guaranteed to hold up during a Valentine's makeout session or a giant box of chocolate.
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Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Baby
This lipstick gives you lived-in, smudged color as soon as you swipe it on. Sounds perfect for a Valentine's Day makeout-sesh, right? Even though this Bobbi Brown stick has a stain-like effect, it doesn't get dry and flaky thanks to its hydrating mix of vitamins E and C and beeswax in its formula.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Get It On
No stranger to sexy makeup product names, NARS has coined this perfect peachy nude "Get It On." Whether or not you have a V-Day date, the formula is an excellent choice for anyone who loves liquid matte lipsticks. It goes on creamy, but dries with a lightweight, crease-proof finish.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Queen
This soft and velvety Laura Mercier lipstick wears so comfortably! Despite the bold shade, you'll forget you even have it on.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Psychic Medium
In the market for a liquid lipstick that doesn't suck all of the moisture out of your lips? This Smashbox one is your best bet.
Cle de Peau Beauté Cashmere in Legend
Cle de Peau Beauté's matte red lipstick isn't just unbelievably moisturizing, it also holds up throughout multiple meals.
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Griselda
Considering that you can trust that Fenty's matte lipsticks won't bleed, none of the uber-pigmented shades, like this rich burgundy, are going to smudge if you end up doing a bit of kissing on Valentine's Day.
Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow
Kat Von D's liquid matte lipstick is a cult-favorite because it glides on like a gloss, but completely coats the lips with shine-free color. "Bow N Arrow" is a great neutral shade for anyone who prefers a subtle lip look.
Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Berry Healthy
Even though it's only $5, Physicians Formula's velvety matte liquid lipstick lasts even longer than your favorite designer formula.
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in High End Coral
Classic red lipstick isn't your vibe? Try coral instead. This tint feels like a balm, but has just as much pigment as your favorite stain.
Flesh Fleshy Lips Lipstick in Pucker
With a name like "Pucker," this lipstick was made to wear for Valentine's Day makeouts. The formula is moisturizing and leaves a sheer, shiny wash of color on lips that doesn't feel sticky or goopy.