Whether your plans involve a romantic date with your S.O. or celebratory drinks with all the single ladies, there’s only one beauty staple you’ll need on February 14th: a tube of long-wearing lipstick. Spending V-Day out and about means a lot of wining and dining (and maybe some smooching). The average lippie just won’t do! What you want is a transfer-resistant, no-touchup swipe of color that you can paint on once and completely forget.

Prep your pout for ladies’ night with our top three picks below!

SPLURGE: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, P1,450 We love a product that lives up to its hype, and the award-winning NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil does not disappoint! We’re talking 100% luxury—from the sleek black packaging to the velvet-soft formula. Its precise crayon tip leaves little room for error, so the lippie is ideal for girls who have trouble coloring inside the lines. Rich, bold pigments will have you falling at first swipe—and they’re sure to hold him spellbound, too.

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SAVE: L’Oreal Paris Tint Caresse, P350 We’d pick these flower-dust lipsticks over real flowers any day. Known as the first-ever powder lipstick in the universe, Tint Caresse is made of lightweight, refined flower powder that is transfer-proof and highly pigmented. Its eight shades range from a subtle coral-nude to a romantic plum-red. But what really takes the cake is the sponge applicator, which creates that blushing, two-toned ombré effect without you breaking a sweat (see the step-by-step tutorial here).

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STEAL: MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick, P149 As makeup junkies, we’ve found many hidden gems over the years—but nothing quite parallels the runaway hit that is MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick. We’ve watched these insanely affordable lippies go from virtually obscure to overnight sensation! They’re everywhere, ladies, and for good reason, too. Widely coveted for their gorgeous color selection and cushiony-matte finish, these opaque pigments won’t budge an inch without makeup remover. So if you’re looking to keep your lips color-true all through the night, these babies are your best bet. Warning: you will eventually collect them all.

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What’s your pick: NARS’ award-winning pencils, L’Oreal’s revolutionary lippies, or MeNow’s magic wands? Sound off in the comments!

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