As career girls, between working long hours in the office, eating, drinking and socialising, wearing a lip colour from your morning meeting to those after-work drinks usually means lots of touch-ups and fading colour. Often the lipsticks that are highly pigmented and can zap out moisture within hours, leaving your lips dry and flaky. It’s time to choose a formula that lasts all day long, and here at Career Girl Daily, we’ve rounded up our pick of the must-have lipsticks that stay on for the entire day.
The Ultimate Nude
For the ultimate nude lip colour that lasts all day, try Tom Ford’s Matte Lip Colour in the shade First Time. Whilst this lipstick is pricey, rare ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture for an incredibly smooth application with a high colour intensity that lasts all day.
If your lips are on the drier side, then Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is a perfect choice as the long lasting formula prevents the lipstick from drying or feathering on the lips. The shade Matt Suede is a gorgeous, nude shade that suits all and will work perfectly for the daytime or sophisticated evening events.
The Playful Pink
When it comes to lipstick, pink is the colour of the moment as designers used pink to create bright pops of colour in their A/W 15 collections. The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in the shade Ole Flamingo is a gorgeous bright pink shade that will brighten up any grey, fall day.
For a high-end choice, Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek Stain in the shade Rose Frivole is a firm favourite. This matte multitasker comes in a range of shades, and this true baby pink colour compliments all skin tones whilst giving a satin yet matte finish. Plus it acts as two products in one if you dab and blend this rosy shade onto your cheeks for a glowing flush of colour.
The Striking Red
Nothing looks more iconic than a matte red lip, and nothing looks worse than having red lipstick smudging and smearing around your lips throughout the day. This is why cult beauty favourite, MAC’s All Fired Up from the Matte Lip Collection is a perfect choice that will last you from morning to night. This retro matte finish is a bright fuchsia shade of red, with warm undertones to brighten your complexion.
For a darker shade, then try NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Cruella. This jumbo crayon delivers high pigmented colour in a matte formula, with the easy application of a pencil. The deep, scarlet red shade with cool, blue undertones is ideal for a sophisticated night out, particularly in the lead up to winter and the Christmas party season.
The Vampy Berry
During fall, there’s no better lipstick than a dark, moody berry shade and Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Glastonberry is perfect for this. The blackcurrant hue is enriched with orchid extract which soothes and hydrates for a soft, buildable finish whilst 3D glowing pigments create the illusion of fuller and wider lips.
For a drugstore alternative, Kate Moss’s collaboration with Rimmel London resulted in a gorgeous matte lipstick in the shade Wine 107. This lipstick glides onto the lips effortlessly, leaving a buildable colour with a velvet-like finish, keeping your lips soft for hours.