If there's one thing we can't wait for this New Year's, it's when the clock strikes midnight and we finally get our first kiss of 2016. But just because we're planning on doing some serious smooching at 12:00 am doesn't mean we want to sacrifice our lipstick game the rest of that night. We're decking ourselves out in our glitter best, and we expect our lips to hold out throughout all our sips of champagne and whatever else the night holds. That's why we've come up with a list of the best long-wear lipsticks that can withstand even the hardest of lip pressure around.
A little spoil alert, ladies: Keeping it matte means you'll never go wrong.
1. L'Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lip Color
L'Oreal Paris never has a shortage of beautifully pigmented lip colors, but when we're looking for something bullet-proof, we go for L'Oreal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Color ($12.99, Ulta). For the first step, swipe on the color-rich liquid lipstick and let it dry for a second. Then, lock the color in with step two, L'Oreal's color-sealing balm. Your lips will be coated for up to 24 hours in L'oreal's long-lasting lipstick, which comes in a variety of satin and demi-matte shades. We recommend the matte shades because the color won't transfer onto bae when you're locking lips!
2. New York Color Smooch Proof Lip Stain
If you're not a matte kind of girl, but you still want a pop of color that will last you way beyond ringing in the New Year, try NYC Smooch Proof Lip Stain ($4.47, Amazon). When this product says it's smooch-proof, it means business. Not only will it last you 16 hours of long, pigmented wear, the stain formula means virtually no color transfer onto anything your lips may encounter.
We're just saying...
3. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
If you went to Sephora around your birthday, you may have gotten a sample of this life-changing little pencil in the shade Cruella (aka, the best, deep red around). We're pretty much obsessed with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($26, Sephora) because the colors are incredibly rich, and they do not budge for anything. Though these pencils come in matte formulas, the velvet finish ensures that your lips won't dry out while the pencil design makes it so much easier apply. And yes, we've tested it: It's kiss-proof.
4. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
When it comes down to it, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($24, Ulta) is giving Nars Lip Pencils a run for their money. Swipe this on, and your lips are instantly coated in intense color that dries matte for a budge-proof and transfer-proof look. But fear not, Vitamin E and avocado oil makes sure your lips won't dry out and you're good with this tube for 6 hours of wear.