New Year’s Eve is ALL ABOUT glaming it up and what better way to do so than with some mega gorgeous lippie for your pouter? Alas, not all lipstick is created equal so Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup, one of our favorite pretty makers in all the land, has stopped by to break down some of her go to lipsticks for ringing in the New Year. Whether you are sipping bubbly, smooching your love or nibbling on all those left over Christmas goodies, these heavy hitters are staying put.

From Mar… New Years is the “other” special occasion where poppy lips are timeless! Whether it be a classic red, an elegant berry or a festive orange, adding a long-wear pop of color to your holiday look will keep you looking fresh and glamorous until the clock strikes midnight! Here are the pros and cons to some of my all time favorites.

1. Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Color
Color: Everlasting Wine
Price: $9.99
Where to buy? Drugstores, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS

Pros
Variety of colors to choose from
Special flex formula which prevents flaking
Lasts up to 10 hours without touch up
Great for special occasions
Will not transfer onto your special someone
Reasonably priced

Cons
Not as easy to apply as the Revlon or Mac or Chanel applicators
Packaging needs improvement, balm portion slips out of holder
Color can be darker than it appears in tube

2. MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolor
Color: Smoldering Red
Price: $22
Where to buy? Online or Department Stores, MAC, Macy’s, mac pro store (open to public), Nordstrom

Pros
Lasts up to 5 hours without touch up
Easy application
Dries with enough time to apply evenly

Cons
If used several days in a row your lips can become a bit on the dryer side
Only lasts up to 5 hours
Pricey

3. Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick
Color: Stellar Sunrise
Price: $10.99
Where to buy? CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid

Pros
Many colors to choose from light to bright to dark
Dries quickly
Easy to use applicator
Lasts up to 8 hours, with touch up of gloss topcoat
Thin consistency and easy to blend and layer for a more dramatic effect
One step application
Won’t transfer onto your special someone!

Cons
Gloss topcoat needed to keep color fresh, otherwise may begin to separate and crack
Must apply onto clean dry lips, no moisturizer or foundation
Apply fast and evenly, no second chances
Takes 2-3 layers for true color
To remove must use an oil based makeup remover

4. Chanel ROUGE DOUBLE INTENSITÉ ULTRA WEAR LIP COLOUR
Color: Ruby Lite
Price: $34.00
Where to buy? Online or Department Stores, Chanel, Macy’s, Nordstrom

Pros
Gloss topcoat leaves behind a moisturizing effect without the tacky finish
Lasts up to 10 hours
Wont crack or separate
High intensity color
Won’t transfer onto your special someone

Cons
Takes at least a minute for it to dry before you can apply gloss topcoat
Not a lot of colors to choose from
Pricey

And before we shove off for lipstick-wearing festivities of the New Years kind, we have some Winner, Winners to announce. The five lucky ladies of the SimplyBridal Giveaway are…drumroll please… LeannRachaelLisaSandy, and Lauren! Congrats lovelies and to all, the Happiest of New Years!!!!!

Photo Credits: Mac, Revlon and Chanel Models: Jose Villa Photography / Maybelline Model: Lacie Hansen / Mar’s Photo: Nicole Steakley

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