Ahead of National Lipstick Day on July 29th, here are six transfer-proof and long-wearing lipsticks to last you through any occasion.

Picture this: you’re having a meal and a bit of gravy from your mouth-watering steak stains your lips. You reach for a napkin to wipe it off and notice that your lipstick came off with it. Now you have to reapply it for later when you meet up with your friends at the latest bar in town. Yes, we are all familiar with that inconvenience.

Worse still, if you happen to be on a date and your bright red lipstick gets in the way of some lip action for fear of looking like you learnt makeup from The Joker after (and that applies to your date too).

Thank the makeup heavens that there are now lipsticks made especially for those situations…and everything else. Ahead of National Lipstick Day on July 29th, here are six transfer-proof and long-wearing lipsticks to last you through any occasion.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks have been a cult-favourite for a long time and for good reason. The wide shade range, long-wearing formula and more importantly, comfortable “barely there” texture are major plus points. The shade Lolita is one of the brand’s best-sellers – and it’s transfer-proof too! W sephora.my

YSL Beauty Tatouage Couture Matte Stain
YSL Beauty Tatouage Couture Matte Stain

YSL Beauty Tatouage Couture Matte Stain

For a lipstick that’s ultra-matte and transfer-proof at the same time, this is where our money is at. Its ink-like formula glides smoothly on the skin, giving intense colour pay-off with a simple swipe. Try the strikingly bold Pink Squad shade if you dare. W yslbeauty.com.my

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

When a makeup artist cum super influencer like Huda Kattan makes a lipstick, you can bet it’s better than good. These liquid matte lipsticks are proof – they are highly pigmented and formulated with antioxidants to keep the lips hydrated throughout the day. You just know you need this Icon(-ic) shade in your beauty closet. W sephora.my

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Did you know that Stila was the one of the earliest, if not the first brand to introduce liquid lipsticks? And it is still one of the best at the game with its Stay All Day formula that literally lives up to its name. This shade in Beso is a sure stunner in our books.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick 

Yes, ABH is famed for its brow and contour products, but also worth checking out are its liquid lipsticks. Not only are they really long-wearing, they are smudge-proof and transfer-proof too. We especially love this shade in Poet for its unique dusty mauve undertones. 

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

Lightweight yet incredibly pigmented, the NARS Powermatte formula sits comfortably on the lips without drying it out. The precise applicator makes application a breeze and once it dries down, it does not budge. All the shades are universally flattering, but Starwoman has got to be one of our favourites. W narscosmetics.com

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