Five kiss-proof picks for your Valentine date

There's no better time to make ourselves "battle-ready" for that inevitable kiss that, really, both of you should be fervently looking forward to. Here is a list of candidates that would make for a smacking good time (pun intended) without unnecessary clean up post-lip lock, in order of pigmentation (no, seriously)!

Tinted lip balms like Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Honeysuckle make for a great primary choice. It can be applied without much fuss while providing just enough coverage, and would be a great complement to a dramatic eye evening look.

Powder lipsticks like L'oreal Tint Caresse are relatively new, and if you haven't tried them yet, you most definitely should consider doing so! It applies with a small sponge that captures powder from the cap, and the pointy tip allows accurate dabs on one’s lips for just the right flush of color.

Matte lipsticks, like those of MAC and Happy Skin, come in plenty of shades and would make for an almost impervious layer of color. By their very nature and lack of shine, an even shade is poised to be the focal point of your Valentine's ensemble.

Lip stains, similar to The Body Shop's Lip and Cheek Stain, would give you versatility. So much so that, with just that and a reliable powder compact, it shouldn't take over three minutes prep time for instantaneous engagements. Quite perfect for that “I Woke Up Like This” look that enhances your natural beauty.

Rounding down the list, we have liquid lipsticks which are all the rage right now. You can find lovely ones from Ofra Cosmetics. They come in last as they have the heaviest pigmentation of the lot. While they seem to be absolutely transferable, once these have dried and achieved their true color, they become practically immovable - as if your lips magically transformed into another color! Ofra’s Laguna Beach is rumored to be Toni Gonzaga-Soriano’s wedding lipstick of choice, so here’s to hoping it'll see you on your way to your very own happy ever after.

While none of these lip picks claim to be absolutely kiss-proof, they have the endurance and quality that would let you enjoy the night without constantly worrying about your lipstick. Do you have any recommendations for that fateful date? Let's talk about it below.