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Lipsticks that Don’t Smudge


Rock the Rouge: Top 10 Smudge-Proof Lipsticks

As a beauty guru, the perfect pout is a staple in my book and one of my favorite things to do is play with color. Unfortunately, when it comes to puckering up, our men may not feel the same. Although a bold red lip may look fun & flirty, lipsticks tend to smudge, smear, feather, bleed, transfer and frankly, kiss off. Fortunately, there are lots of options available for perfecting a kissable, smudge-proof pout. Typically, a lip stain will go much further than a creamy lipstick, but we’ve put together a few options that will go a long way. Pucker up with one of these smoochable selections that won’t leave a mark on your man.

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme – $18
This luscious lipcreme packs a punch with a combination of a lightweight texture, creamy finish and a comfortable longwear lip color. Its slick style glides on and promises to last up to 12 hours, with no need for a top coat, allowing you the Extended Play you deserve. Not only will this longwear not feather or transfer, but its creamy texture will help your lips stay soft and hydrated. There are 18 bold shades to choose from. We suggest Love Forever! and Good to Go.


Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick – $31
This long-wearing lipstick goes the distance, resisting fading while adding bold color and beautiful shine. This expert formula combines waxes, radiant oils, and hyaluronic microspheres for ultimate comfort and a lip-plumping effect. We like Lucky or Fireworks.


CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick – $4.99
This long-lasting continuous color lipstick goes the extra mile by providing 2 benefits in 1: hours of wear + moisture care. This moisture-rich formula offers 50% emollients including vitamin A and vitamin E for not only long-lasting color, but a softer smooch. Not only is this a great lipstick, but the price couldn’t get any more perfect. Go for Really Red for that pop of color.

Revlon Matte Lipstick – $7.99
This lipstick offers the most bang for your buck. This ultra-creamy saturated lip color delivers a beautiful, lightweight matte color without any dryness, caking or fading. Only available in a few color options, however, these colors are straight from the runway and are in rich shades of nude to a deep berry. Its matte color glides on effortlessly and its suede-like, cushiony feel offers maximum color impact that will last for hours. Revlon’s Really Red seems to be a hit!


Lipcote – $4-5
This British Beauty Classic is the original lipstick sealer. Transparent, quick drying Lipcote is specially formulated to perfect and protect every shade of lip color for a smudge, feather and fade-proof finish. Apply your lipstick and then enhance the staying power of your lipstick by applying Lipcote on top.

Illamasqua Lipstick – $24
This color-intense lipstick will let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in this highly pigmented formula that is available in a choice of flawless finishes from matte to glossy. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly for the perfect pout that stays put all night. With lots of great colors to choose from, we like Maneater or Eurydice.

NARS Lipstick – $24
This pure, creamy lipstick is formulated for bold color.
 Nars Lipsticks are enriched with vitamin E to increase wearability and keep true color intact. Its sheer finish creates the most natural, stained-looking lips, while its semi-matte texture produces a velvety, full-bodied pout. This is another collection that has lots of hot colors, but we suggest Heat Wave or Red Lizard.

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor – $7.49

This ColorSensational Lipcolor is truly that; sensational. With a variety of 68 shades to choose from, this lipstick offers a crisp color in bright pigments that gives it long-lasting staying power. It is formulated with honey nectar, which creates a creamy, luscious feel. My color of choice is Fuschia Fever.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick – $6.99
Lip Perfection is a new kind of lip transformation; lipstick that offers gorgeous color and transforms dry lips to noticeably smoother, more gorgeous lips in just 7 days. Most importantly, this lipstick contains a silk moisturizing complex, which means it is infused with silk protein to help sustain moisture levels so the more you wear it, the more gorgeous your lips become. With 44 lip perfecting shades to choose from, you are sure to find a color to suit your fancy. My pick for a color that pops is Flame.

L’Oreal Infallible LipColour – $11.99

This is a long-wearing lipcolor that will not disappoint. The Infallible Never Fail Lipcolor’s patented formula offers superior elasticity for 16 hours of beautiful, comfortable color that won’t flake off or wear out mid-lip. An intensely moisturizing complex including marine collagen and vitamin E protects and conditions the lips, preventing moisture loss over time. A precision applicator and innovative mirrored packaging mean color goes on and stays on beautifully. If you can find this collection in Beyonce’s Red, then you may have found the perfect red.


Meredith Davis (@MsMeredithDavis) is the Founder of Austin Beauty GuideFor more beauty tips & info on must-have products or trends of the season, follow Austin Beauty Guide on Facebook or Twitter.

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