When it comes to finding the best long-lasting lipstick, surely the ultimate test for that is Christmas. What with all that eating and drinking (and drinking some more), it's too much hassle to keep nipping to the loo for another application. But the one evening you really want your lippie to stay put? New Year's Eve, of course.
Seeing as we've tried many a lipstick and the fact that this beauty editor has at least five lipsticks in her handbag at any one time (seriously, sometimes there's more—it's becoming something of a problem), here's a quick rundown of the best long-lasting lipsticks out there.
Whether you're on the hunt for a bold red or a deep plum, there are plenty of pencils, stains and traditional lipsticks that won't rub off on your first glass of champagne. The best bit is you don't have to spend loads, either (festive period equals no money), as even some affordable ones can be just as long-lasting.
Keep scrolling for our definitive guide to the best long-lasting lipsticks that will keep you looking fresh all NYE and ready to pucker up at midnight.
Huda Beauty's liquid lipsticks have a cult following quite simply because they offer some of the punchiest shades out there. But now, it's her Power Bullet Metallic Lipsticks that everyone is talking about. This shade NYE was made for the festive season with its ruby red shimmer and serious longevity.
The clue is in the name: Fenty's liquid lip formula has just as much colour punch as an acrylic paint. It sets to lips without cracking and has that weird ability to flatter all skin tones. We love the stuff so much we thought we'd show you three ways to wear it.
ASOS' lipsticks rival some of the more expensive out there for their longevity, powerful pigments and satin-soft finish. We love this nude coral shade 'Contented'.
We love the teeny nib of Hourglass's lipstick, which makes light work of a precise lip line. The formula is surprisingly buttery, too, which means it feels ultra comfortable on the lips.
This goes on liquid and then dries matte. What you're left with is an incredibly pigmented lip colour as well as an immovable lipstick.
Laura Mercier's lipsticks offer both a great colour payoff and longlasting, comfortable wear. The shade Chicas is an incredible tomato red that won't come off on your first sip of booze.
Another lippie that delivers incredible long-lasting colour but is also super pigmented is this one from Nars. Bonus tip: Ensure you put on a little bit of lip balm before applying so your lips don't get too dry.
If you're looking for a great all-rounder, then stop your search for we've found your lipstick. The finish is slightly matte but that means it'll last all night with minimal touch-ups required.
Yes, Zara are doing lipstick, and they're seriously good. With a gorgeous range of shades, and serious staying power, these little beauties are perfect for parties. Read our full review of the new Zara lipstick here.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.