Date-proof Lips

I wanted to share 3 of my favourite long lasting lip combinations, with Valentine's Day in mind. I  have a midtone option, a nude and a bold bright red. The key element is that these are amongst the most transfer-proof combinations in my makeup arsenal. So put your best lip forward (did I really just come up with this? I apologize) and eat/drink/smooch the night away in any of these options without having to worry about your lip colour budging!

MAC Cherry (far left) is an awesome lip pencil that will pair well with any red lipstick in your collection. If you want one red lip liner to have and only keep it at one, this is it. Works well with any tone of red. I paired it with MAC Relentlessly Red because the super matte texture of the lipstick helps it grip to the lips extremely well and will ensure that the colour does not move throughout your day/evening.

Chanel Sensual Rose liquid lipstick from their Double Intensite range is a great transfer-proof lip product. It comes in a double-ended tube - one containing the pigmented lipstick formula (that dries to a satin finish) and a moisturizing clear gloss on the other end that you can use as a top coat. I paired it with Chanel Rose Poudre lip pencil because it's a pretty neutral rose shade that  matches the natural pigmentation of my lips and helps define the natural lip line.

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #3 is a very pale nude on its own, which is why I like to blend it in with other lip colours in order to create a softer colour. I also have it swatched in this post along other nudes in my collection.

Swatches from top to bottom: Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo #3, Chanel Rose Poudre Lip Liner, Chanel Sensual Rose Liquid Lipstick, MAC Cherry Lip Liner, MAC Relentlessly Red Lipstick

Swatches from top to bottom: Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo #3, Chanel Rose Poudre Lip Liner, Chanel Sensual Rose Liquid Lipstick, MAC Cherry Lip Liner, MAC Relentlessly Red Lipstick

What are your plans for the big V day? I never cared much for it since growing up in Romania it was non-existent (I spent the last 2 Valentine's Days with my friend Blair eating copious amounts of garlicky Lebanese food... YOLO) but this year it ends up being a long weekend for me so The Dude and I will be heading to California for a much needed mini break. Follow me on Instagram @ssnardd for copious amounts of sunset photos, if you'd like :)

xo