In the existential battle of face masks and lipsticks, face masks may have been winning up until now, especially with eyes becoming the focal point and the many smudged lip colour situations. But this surely doesn’t mean that we are letting go of our favourite lip colours, after all, if masks are the new wardrobe and life essential, lipstick is still the key to putting that smile back on our face – even if no one’s going to see it. And well, there’s just something glamorously mysterious about wearing a lipstick that only you know about since it holds the power to help you take on the day and fight those adulting woes.
With social plans safely back in full swing, we are more than ready to add a little colour to our lips for any and every occasion this season, whether it be a dinner, a wedding, or even a movie night. But we sure aren’t letting go of face masks yet, so we want something that is way less likely to smudge under face masks. And matte lipsticks and lip stains happen to be the most perfect formulas in the ‘mask-proof’ category.
Keeping up with our role as self-appointed beauty ninja(s), we have rounded up some of the best long-lasting lipstick formulas that’ll survive your face masks. From Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême to Fenty Beauty Stunner Lip Paint, from Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink and Ink Crayon to FAE Beauty Buildable Matte Lipstick – these lippies deserve a permanent place in your makeup bag along with a special spot in your heart, after all, they’ll look just as good and vibrant when you take off your face mask as when you first swiped them on. Else, you can always rely on the good old Benefit Cosmetics Benetint, MAC Retro Matte, and NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream – well, these are iconic bestsellers for a reason!
So, swipe through the gallery below to pick out your new favourite lipstick for the season, and make sure to match it with your face mask. Because neither face masks nor lipsticks are going anywhere anytime soon. Oh! And don’t forget to let that smile shine bright and wide.
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