Lipstick diaries: 7 lipstick lovers reveal their favorite kiss-proof picks

Welcome to lipstick lover's lane.

February 12, 2020, 5:10 AM

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Whether you are getting together with your besties for Galentine's Day or prepping for a sweet date night kiss, having a lipstick that will stick around for a while doesn't sound like a bad idea. Amiright?

There are many mattes, liquids and cream textures that can all do the trick when it comes to lipsticks that are vibrant and long-lasting. With the huge variety of options out there, it can be a little daunting trying to figure out where to start when shopping for something new.

Who better to ask than lipstick lovers who are in the know? Beauty editors, influencers and bloggers... that's who! With that, GMA has tapped seven trusted sources to find out exactly which lipsticks to get during the month of love, hugs and lots of kisses.

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Shahd's Batal's kiss-proof pick: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored

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Shahd Batal
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Instagram: @shahdbatal

"My favorite budge proof lipstick is Stunna by Fenty Beauty because the formula lasts all day with the thinnest coat, it's not drying like many liquid lipsticks and the colors are very universal, especially the red! It's really tricky finding the perfect red as a WOC but Rihanna figured it out. It's my go-to lipstick for a night out & I'm not afraid to wear it to dinner." - Shahd Batal, beauty and fashion influencer, YouTube vlogger

Ellarie's kiss-proof pick: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Hennyways

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Brandon Lundby

Instagram: @ellarie

"I can eat or drink Henny-thing, and it stays put!" - Ellarie, beauty influencer, YouTube vlogger, entrepreneur

Cat Quinn's kiss-proof pick: Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lipstick in Lover

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Cat Quinn
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"If I sweep this on in the morning, it will still be there at the end of the day — after a workout, coffee, lunch, long meetings, and dinner. I've even kissed my fiance wearing it, and there wasn't a single trace of it on his lips. And I'm not the only one who loves it! We've talked to brides, makeup artists, chemistry professors, bloggers, teachers, actresses — everyone who tries it absolutely swears by it." - Cat Quinn, beauty director, Refinery29

Dana Oliver's kiss-proof pick: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in PMS

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Dana Oliver
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Instagram: @danaoliver

"Yes, it's a matte lipstick, but the hydrating, non-drying formula is nearly as perfect as Rihanna's cupid's bow. I remember wearing it for New Year's Eve and I didn't have to reapply, even after drinking glasses of champagne and nibbling on truffle French fries. Not to mention, the rich, chocolate color is a total throwback to the '90s dark lip trend made popular by style and music icons like Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill and Lil' Kim." - Dana Oliver, Yahoo lifestyle beauty director, Verizon Media

Kristina Rodulfo's kiss-proof pick: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Riot

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Kristina Rodulfo
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Instagram: @kristinarodulfo

"I am all about a matte lipstick and Nars makes some of the best. I recently wore Riot, a vibrant red, on a date and it not only lasted through a greasy Italian dinner, but also didn't transfer after a few pecks on the lips. Would it last through a full makeout session? I can't say, but I was impressed because red can be risky, but it didn't move." - Kristina Rodulfo, senior beauty editor,

Jenny Jin's kiss-proof pick: Ilia Color Block High Impact Lipstick in Knockout

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Jenny Jin
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Instagram: @jyjin

"I find that a lot of lipsticks—particularly the ones that claim long wear—are very drying. Ilia's is one of very few that don't turn my lips into shriveled raisins after an hour. The color is full coverage upon application, but it gradually wears down to a nice stain (as seen here). No matter how many cups of coffee I drink (or how many times I lick my lips throughout the day), I still have a pretty wash of color left behind whenever I use this stuff. Plus, it's one of the cleanest lipsticks out there—with no parabens, phthalates, etc. (Thank goodness, too, given the aforementioned lip licking.)" - Jenny Jin, senior beauty editor, PureWow

Maya Allen's kiss-proof pick: Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bawse

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Maya Allen
Ruben Chamorro

Instagram: @mayaalenaa

"I've never met a red I've loved more than this one. My love affair with this lipstick started three years ago and it's been my #1 Bae ever since. When I put this fiery-red shade on, I instantly feel Independent, fierce, empowered, and unapologetic. It's a mood-boosting red that always signifies a good start to a fun night. I can depend on it to last through many rounds of Mimosas at boozy brunches, and to calm my nerves at bone-chilling job interviews since the stunning shade practically begs for compliments. I'm low-maintenance when it comes to upkeep, yet extremely extra when it comes to snapping selfies. My favorite thing about this liquid lipstick is I don't ever have to worry about re-applying it and it feels so comfortable." - Maya Allen, digital beauty editor,

Editor's note: This was originally published on Feb. 6, 2019.

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