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The long-wear, utterly budge-proof lipsticks Hollywood’s top makeup artists swear by.
Written By Lexy Lebsack
NOMINATED FOR BEST LIPSTICK IN A KISSING SCENE #VIOLETawards  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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For Awards Season 2015 VIOLET GREY is documenting Hollywood’s red-carpet necessities. The industry’s leading stars and artists will be nominating who they deem the best in various categories, from dinner clutch touch-up essentials to the most coveted facialists in town, for the #VIOLETawards series.

Sylvia Plath once wrote: “Kiss me and you’ll see how important I am.”

While the full magnitude of a kiss could never be properly put into words — by even the finest of poets — it’s far too mesmerizing of an activity to resist musings. For VIOLET GREY, this includes the process of preparation for a kiss. That, of course, involves a lip color that is so thoroughly long-lasting that it won’t budge, no matter the level of passion. For the formulas that last, VIOLET GREY looks to the artists that are trusted by stars like Naomi Watts, Olivia Wilde and Emily Blunt. Their nominations, below.

the best lipstick for 
a kissing scene

“Not only are the colors wearable and flattering, but I’m amazed at how well these pencils stay put without feeling dense or suffocating on the lips. Plus, it’s all you need to define lips and apply a rich coat of gorgeous matte color.”
“Thanks to the two ends you can keep the color matte, or add some gloss for a different effect. The colors are rich and intense but don’t dry out the lips.”
make up for ever
Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color
“The comfortable texture glides on easily and dries down into a bulletproof, velvety layer of color that lasts and lasts.”

in POlite
Society

In polite society, a kiss is never just a KISS.
— VIOLET GREY
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