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If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that wearing makeup under a face mask can feel like a huge hassle, especially when lipstick tends to smear and ruin your mask. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on makeup for the foreseeable future.
Budge-proof lip colour does exist, meaning you can go about your day without fear of smudging — you just need to know what to look out for.
Rather than choosing cream lipsticks that are loaded with butter and oils and tend to smudge, the key is to opt for liquid lipsticks made with matte formulas. Today's matte lipsticks are available in a plush texture that stays put all day, and won’t dry out as you wear them.
No matter your budget, shop some of our top lipstick picks that are totally mask-proof.
Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is not only a highly pigmented liquid lipstick, but its staying power is equally impressive. The formula is known to stay put for up to 12 hours of continuous wear, but you’ll want to give it a few seconds to set after applying.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $29
Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick feels as soft as butter, and features a long-lasting, buildable formula that protects and soothes lips for a cashmere finish.
SHOP IT: Charlotte Tilbury, $39
This high-coverage lip colour glides on smoothly and transforms from a creamy texture into a silky, lightweight stain that doesn’t need any touching up throughout the day.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $19
Fenty’s Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color truly doesn’t budge once applied, and its weightless, long-wearing, formula provides a soft-matte finish that hugs the skin all day.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $33
A favourite among beauty enthusiasts, NYX Lip Lingerie is a weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish that hydrates the skin with Vitamin E, and stays on for hours without drying out lips.
SHOP IT: NYX Cosmetics, $12
A drugstore staple that packs a punch with its long-lasting colour formula, and a saturated matte finish that lasts up to 16 hours.
SHOP IT: Walmart, $10
Just as the name suggests, Dior Addict Lip Tattoo has tattoo-esque staying powers, meaning it won’t smudge or smear under your mask. The lightweight formula also stays strong for up to 10 hours of wear.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $39
Powered by clean ingredients, Honest Beauty’s Liquid Lip is a vegan, matte option that’s ultra creamy and smooth on the lips. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid to instantly hydrate while avocado oil nourishes lips.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $17
This affordable lip stain combines the long-lasting impact of a lipstick along with the weightless feel of a lip stain.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $14
Bite Beauty’s lip stain is a lightweight, waterproof formula that sits on the lips and locks in moisture and colour all day. It’s also made with food-grade ingredients, including passionflower oil, coconut oil, and sunflower seed wax.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $30