Makeup With A Mask: Lip Edition
8 December 2020
Mask on. Mask off. Mask on. Mask off. Our lipsticks are definitely being put through their paces this year! If, like us, you’re tired of facing the difficult decision of whether to ditch the lipstick, or risk looking like a villain from Batman, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve put together a small compilation of our top six smudge-proof, life-proof lipsticks. So, whether you’re working from home, travelling into the office, or braving the supermarket, you can be confident your lips are looking on point, with or without a face mask.
Spice things up with a bold lip that will stay put. We adore M.A.C lipsticks, but this one in particular is a must for AW20. Not only does the long-lasting colour perfectly define your lips, the creamy formulation ensures that it glides on smoothly to give the ultimate matte finish.
The colour “Chili” is the fiery pop of colour we’ve all been waiting for. It brightens up even the greyest of days and is super-wearable for most skin tones. If you’re looking for a bold red lipstick that you’ll reach for again, and again, and again… you’ve found it.
The Velour Extreme range of matte lipsticks from Laura Mercier receives 5* reviews across the board. With a vibrant pigment, this colour-rich lipstick adds intense colour with a single stroke. Expect long-lasting wear and a sleek matte finish, all in an elegant pen design for precise application.
Glam it up whether you’re in the big city or at home, with “Metro”. A bubblegum pink shade, you’ll be feeling fierce and flirty, whatever the day throws at you.
Coming in at number 3 on our list is another fabulous lipstick from M.A.C! You can expect the highest quality of coverage, glide and staying power. The pigmented formulation ensures your lipstick won’t smudge or fade throughout the day, even when you’re wearing a mask.
In colour “Mehr”, this lipstick is demure enough for an everyday look, whether it be work, home, or the school run. If you’ve been on the hunt for a classic, versatile lipstick that can earn its place in your daily line-up, this is a great choice.
Everything you need to know is in the name, well, almost everything. bareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick boasts a long-wearing formula and ingredients that are nourishing to the skin. Using lipids naturally found in the body, the colour is sealed into a smooth matte finish the won’t smudge, budge or transfer.
With a huge range of creamy colours in vivid shades, we love “Raspberry”, an on-trend colour for the season that’s a great substitute for a more traditional red lip. Having won a Beauty Bible Silver Award in 2020, it’s no surprise that this range is an allbeauty firm favourite.
We couldn’t put together a list of our favourite smudge-proof lipsticks without including NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments. A liquid formulation, you can expect super-saturated colour, easy application and a gorgeous matte finish.
We love a bright pink lip paired with dramatic mascara or falsies, and if you’re feeling a little blue, this is the shade to put pep in your step. The only downside? Once you’ve tried one of the NARS Powermatte range, you’ll want them all!
We did say that you’d want them all, so perhaps this can be the next on your list. With the same smudge resistance, matte finish and intense saturation, this NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is a slightly more muted tone which can be paired with any makeup style or outfit.
With conference calls and Zoom meets becoming our new normal, the shade “Call Me” is incredibly apt for the times! The cool pink hue adds a splash of colour that won’t get lost on your webcam, and with great staying power, even masked commuting won’t spoil your look.
Whatever the next few weeks look like for you, remember: Hands, Face, Space.
Wash your hands regularly, wear a mask to protect yourself and others, and follow social distancing guidelines… but do it in style.
Looking for eye makeup tips? Read our guide to eye makeup with a mask here.