You can totally wear bright lipstick under your mask and not worry about smudging. There are lipsticks that literally do not move, even with the face mask. In this post I’m sharing an affordable option from Rimmel. Every time I wear this lipstick and step out of the bus and remove my mask – knowing my bright lip is still looking 100% fabulous – I feel like a superhero.
And I know, I know. We’re all tired of the face masks. And the corona virus. And how it affects our every day lives. But at this point we all know no thing is too small to be celebrated. And an empowering, long lasting red lip is definitely on my list of things that cheer me up.
Best affordable smudge-free lipstick that lasts with a face mask
Looking for an affordable smudge-free lipstick? Rimmel’s Provocalips lipsticks are a great choice, even if you don’t enjoy matte lipsticks, because they come with a gloss.
These liquid lipsticks are something that I’ve used for years. I remember when they first came out and I was super impressed. They might have been the first liquid lipsticks, that I tried, that truly lasted the whole day.
There are several liquid lipsticks on the market, but the thing that sets these apart is the gloss. The moisturizing, color-locking gloss that makes all the difference to someone, who doesn’t really like matte lipsticks. Because I don’t. The gloss is what makes these work for me. It gives me that feeling of hydration and I love that I can just apply that on top of the lipstick even without a mirror. You know, because the lipstick does not move once it’s on.
The gloss lasts pretty well with the mask, but not totally. But that’s not a problem, because the actual lipstick does not smudge and you can always reapply the gloss once you’ve taken your mask off. Or not. These lipsticks work without the gloss too, if you’re more into that matte look.
And okay, now that we have this pandemic and we have to use masks – I’ve started to look at matte lipsticks a bit differently. Smudge-free intense color on the lips is suddenly my top priority.
Rimmel Provocalips review & shade swatches
The liquid lipsticks from Rimmel have an amazing pigment and beautiful color options. I currently only have two red colors. I used to own more shades, so I have swatches and photos of some of the other Provocalips colors as well.
When it comes to longevity – these are the best I’ve tried. They last drinking and eating as well, but sometimes, it does wear off just on the inner part of my bottom lip. It kind of depends on the food and how carefully I’m eating. So then I might just add a touch of lipstick on the inner part of my lip. Still – it doesn’t smudge on the edges.
This lipstick doesn’t smudge on my face mask either. There is nothing on the inside of my face mask when I remove it. The gloss on top might get worn off a bit (and the color is clear), but even that lasts surprisingly well, because it’s quite thick in consistency.
Now when it comes to removal – you need a makeup remover for waterproof makeup. Trust me, I’ve tried all the other ways, it doesn’t move, not even with an oil.
All in all these are a great option especially for these mask-times. The price doesn’t break the bank and the color options are nice (there are also new colors that I don’t have swatches of).
P.S. This makeup was one of the #Fullfacefriday tutorials I did on my Instagram stories. It’s saved on my highlights, if you want to see how I created it!