The Best Lipsticks for Totally Non-Transferrable Kissable Lips

Looking for the best long-wear lipsticks that won’t budge, even under a mask? If you prefer your lip colour to stay on your lips, rather than the edge of your coffee cup, or the inside of your face mask you’re in luck. Follow my top tips for creating a long-lasting pout, and shop my edit of the best lip products to see you through party season and beyond…

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Very few things in life make more of an impact than a perfect red or pink pout. Whether you have a big date planned, or you just want to show off your new season lip colour, I know how important it is to create a lip look that won’t disappear within five minutes. This is harder than ever with face masks involved! Whether I’m backstage at a show, or prepping a client for the red carpet, I always use one of the best long-wear lipsticks from my kit and ensure the lip prep and finish will prolong the lip colour even further.

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Here’s my backstage guide to perfectly kissable lips…


Always ensure you prep your lips well before you start. Use a lip scrub, such as Kiko Pure Clean Scrub & Peel to remove any dead skin cells.


Use lip liner as a primer, layering a matching shade all over the surface of the lips before applying your usual lip colour on top. For a long-lasting finish, pick from my top long-wear lipsticks, below.


If you’re going for a matte finish, blot your lipstick and lightly apply loose powder through a sheet of tissue onto the lips for a super long-lasting finish.

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Need help creating the perfect red lip? Watch my YouTube video here:

Now, shop my edit of the best long-lasting lipsticks…

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