We live in a world where mistletoe, holiday parties, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day (not to mention every-day life) all might inspire a nice hearty smooch, so having the right lipstick is key. Whether you think you will be doing a ton of talking, eating, or even making out, one thing is for sure, you don't want to leave behind an annoying mess. While there may be a huge variety of lip products on the market that promise ultimate staying power, there are only a select group that really outweigh the rest.
To take some of the mystery out of finding just the right pick, Yahoo Lifestyle staffers did all the dirty work for you. After back-to-back swatching and trying out lots of the best lipsticks, we were able to narrow down six all-star standouts.