For a long-lasting finish
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick, £16, provides matte, but intense, coverage that really does last and fades evenly without the tell-tale ring of colour around the lip line you usually get with long-lasting lip cosmetics. It’s comfortable to wear and because it’s not as creamy as traditional formulations, is actually really easy to apply precisely.
For vivid colour
The Body Shop Colourglide Lip Colour, £9.50, contains a high percentage of colour pigments to provide intense coverage and really deep, beautiful colour over 37 shades. It’s been designed to last four hours, too.
For a hint of glamour
Maybelline Color Sensational, £6.99, gives exceptionally creamy colour that’s deep and glamorous with just enough shine to look sexy without sliding off your lips in minutes. There’s an extensive selection of shades, too – 26 colours – some of which have a layer of iridescence that make lips subtly sparkle.