Forget unsightly smudges and colour bleeding, the latest trend for liquid lipsticks mean you can party the festive season away without a worry. Whether you're smooching under the mistletoe or sipping flutes of champagne, this season's matte lip refuses to budge.

1. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, this cult product debunks the myth that matte liquids are drying. Weightless, long-lasting and seriously pigmented, be prepared to forget you put anything on in the first place.

Shop Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, £16

2. Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte

Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte

This plumping liquid lipstick is so much more than it might first appear. Full of moisture, hyaluronic acid works to plump and hydrate while the natural healing powers of tiger grass keep your lips velvety soft.

Shop Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte, £25

3. bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor

Available in a range of perfect nudes, these matte colours are non-moving and, unlike so many, can be easily layered without peeling or lifting. Our favourite bit? The sweet vanilla scent that takes us back to gloss-wearing days.

Shop bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor, £17

4. Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain

This revolutionary way of applying lipstick has us sold. Available in an array of show-stopping brights, the pointed applicator allows you to line the edge of your lips first and then fill in with the wider, flatter part.

Shop Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain, £29

5. Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Available in two different finishes, matte or metallised, be prepared to be wowed by this waterproof formula. No transfer, no smudges and no bleeding, your lip colour won't be going anywhere.

Shop Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick, £15.50

6. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips

These matte lipsticks aim to do something that no others do. Despite high-impact pigment and cream-like moisture, this specific formula also work to contour your lips. Firming, plumping and anti-ageing, what more could you ask for?

Shop Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips, £24

7. Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet

They're not called lip magnets for nothing, you know. The idea behind these liquid colours is that they cling to your lips, just like a magnet. Extremely light-weight with an intense matte finish, you won't want to leave the house without your favourite shade.

Shop Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet, £29

8. Nars Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment

Nars Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment

Not quite fitting in as a velvet-finish or a cream, the latest liquid lipstick from Nars applies more like an ink. Once dried down, it seals the lip in a single coat of beautiful matte pigment that won't move for hours.

Shop Nars Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment, £23