The best longwear lipsticks for your New Year's Eve adventures

Ring in 2019 with smudge proof lips.

Ring in 2019 with smudge proof lips

Time to pull out the heavy artillery! For many of us New Year's Eve is a big night of the year and required a big NYE lewk. Regardless of how you're celebrating, it's often a fast moving night where things can change quickly. Unpredictability is all fine and good for your party plans, but not for your lipstick. Let's make sure your lips don't fade before the fireworks begin.

Here are some statement making options that will help you start the year off on the right lip.

Kiss Me STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

Stay all day or, in this case, all night. This liquid lipstick set comes with two red tones and one nude shade in matte, satin and shimmer finishes. You'll hardly feel like you're wearing anything and you won't have to touch up mid party. The creamy lip colour has vitamin E and avocado oil to make sure you won't get that dry cakey look. Your lips will feel comfortable and conditioned all night long.

Kiss Me STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set, $26,

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

The instagram ads for this lipstick have been popping up everywhere. Believe the hype. This lipstick goes on smooth and has a velvety plush matte finish. Definitely not as as highly pigmented as MAC's regular matte lipsticks. However if you do want to pump up the hue, it's easy to build without getting crumbly.This is not a replacement for a true matte lipstick but if you're looking for a soft focus flawless lip to go with your LBD then it's worth a try. You'll have a powder perfect pout that will stay put long after the countdown is over.

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick, $23,

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Collection Set

You'll love the silky, lightweight feel of this lip stain. It'll dry down quickly and you won't have to worry about it settling into your lip lines. No smudging or smearing as you party hop this New Year's Eve. A good lip liner is a must for these stains to help you warm up or cool down the shades to your liking. Also, this holiday collection has 6 lip colours to take you well into 2019.

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Collection Set, $34,

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

If you forget to take this with you on New Year's eve, you'll be all good. With this pick you'll get 42 high pigment shades with a long wear matte formula that lasts and lasts and lasts. A little balm before application will do you well. As a bonus it's paraben free, cruelty free and vegan.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, $24,

Pat Mcgrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick

New Year's Eve is a great time to splurge on an ultra rich and luxurious lipstick. Pat Mcgrath's MatteTrance lipsticks will come through for you in a big way. The new statement hues from this collection are immaculate, have major staying power and when you wear them you will quickly become the life of any party. (We're particularly obsessed with deep orchid.) Made with a blend of polymers and other ingredients that leave your lips feel smooth and supple. So even if you don't get a New Year's kiss, your lips will still go home happy.

Pat Mcgrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick, $53,

Huda Beauty Holiday Contour And Strobe Lip Set

You can't go wrong with Huda Beauty for one of your splashiest nights of the year. The set has two mini versions of their cult classic liquid matte lipsticks, plus a full sized lip contour matte pencil. Use them separately or all together for a mesmerizing strobe effect. It does take a little practice to get that perfect ombre lip look. This lip colour will stay with you through dinner, hugs, kisses and the occasional attempt at the floss dance.

Huda Beauty Holiday Contour & Strobe Lip Set, $26,

Nyx Suede Matte Lipstick

This is a a great option if you're rushing out to get to the countdown and you want a quick and uncomplicated lippie. It's moisturizing, easy to apply and it goes on smooth and buttery. The result is cushion soft matte lips that your date will appreciate. You'll also love the full coverage, bold fun colours; perfect for your NYE. There are 24 shades to choose from and you can also get the matching lip liner.

Nyx Suede Matte Lipstick, $10,

URBAN DECAY Vice Special Effects Long Lasting Water Resistant Lip Top Coat

Glam up your favourite lipstick NYE style, with this water resistant top coat. These lip toppers had a real moment during summer festival season. But they are still very relevant to grant all your New Year's Eve shine wishes. You wear it on top your matte lipstick for added dimension and sparkle that says I'm ready for 2019. The water resistant formula means your lips will be champagne proof.

URBAN DECAY Vice Special Effects-Long Lasting Water Resistant Lip TopCoat, $24,

NARS Insatiable Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

This is an easy to control jumbo lip crayon that gives you the look of a matte lipstick. The shades are vivid; beautifully pigmented and the formulation is to the gods. It's packed with vitamin e and a unique blend of emollients and silicones. You'll get a creamy velvet texture and a flawless defined lip that won't bleed or transfer. So when you finally get a glimpse of yourself in the mirror at the end of the night, you won't be scared.

NARS Insatiable Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24,,

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick

This lipstick glides on like a gloss and dries to a non-sticky plush matte. All you need is one swipe for a full opaque coverage. Plus it's got major staying power so you'll still have a perfect pout for your countdown Insta Story. It goes on lightweight and includes ingredients like avocado oil, vitamin E and hyaluronic filling spheres to moisturize and smooth lips. You may need to add some balm beforehand for this lipstick to go the long haul. Be sure to try the new holiday shade in gingerbread.

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick, $24.90,

L'OREAL PARIS Isabel Marant Matte Finish Lipstick Smile

Fashion brand Isabel Marant teamed up with L'OREAL PARIS for this collection. It has an elegant creamy matte finish. You'll find that it's very comfortable to wear and won't shift even during laughing fits with your NYE dinner crew. It's got a slightly powdery texture that's not drying. Some shades do need a little extra layering to get the full effect.

L'OREAL Isabel Marant Matte Finish LIpstick Smile,, $18

Nneka Elliott (@nnekaelliott) is a lifestyle blogger, host and actor. She shares her adventures with fashion and beauty in her pursuit of a gutsy life.

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