Photo: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images
There's no question about it. Women desire beautiful, full and seductive lips. We know this by the number of women who get lip injections yearly. Women also want a lipstick that won't smudge and land on the collar of her lover's shirt or even her own shirt, for that matter. Many companies are coming out with fabulous smudge-proof lipsticks that actually meet their claims.
Pure Matte Lipstick from NARS
A popular non-smudging lipstick is Pure Matt by NARS. It comes in a skinny tube and the tip is slanted, which makes for easy application. You could even use this as a liner. Beauty editor Celia Ellenberg with Style.com said this lipstick "definitely doesn't smudge or travel outside of the lip line." Marc Jacobs is also a fan of this matte lipstick as he has been said to have used it in a 2010 fall show.
Lancome Color Design Matte Lipstick
Lancome's Color Design Matte Lipstick will give you a beautiful look minus the smudging gloss. Sonmin Bong, beauty writer for "Kenton" magazine, says if you want to settle for a subtle color then choose the shade Stylista, "a very chic, non-traditional pink color that will make you look vibrant and professional." Sonmin also says to make sure your lips are moisturized before using any matte lipstick. You don't want to have cakey lips.
Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Tint
Tarte Cosmetics is known for being a "green" cosmetic company, meaning it chooses to use all natural ingredients in its products. "Marie Claire" featured Tarte in July, 2011, mentioning the key ingredient in this product is called "achiote" or "Lipstick Tree," as nicknamed by the Amazon locals where the ingredient is found. In May, 2011, the magazine "The Knot" named LipSurgence™ a Beauty Award Winner. The editors said the shine and long-lasting color just couldn't be beat.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge
Gwen Stefani, spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge, is rarely seen without her bold shade of red lipstick. But does it smudge? Chrissy Callahan with BeautyStat.com says no. Chrissy says this lipstick "provides 10 hours of fresh, vibrant color while conditioning lips with Vitamin E and Ceramide 5." She also says the company means business when it says the color will last.