Low Maintenance, Work Appropriate Lipsticks

I never feel quite as ready for work as I do when I have applied a little bit of make-up and lipstick adds that extra final touch that makes me think, "I can do this" before cracking down with the day's tasks. Unfortunately, I am a lazy lipstick wearer; I need low maintenance lip products that give me a polished finish without distracting me from my work.

Is it cheating to include two products by the same company? Probably. The Korres Lip Butters are perfect for when you want to add a little colour without fearing reapplication. These lip butters pack a whole heap of colour and although their wear time is pretty low, you don't have to worry about nasty lip stains once the product has worn off. The formula is hydrating providing a smooth application with buildable colour; the only downside is the pot packaging.

NARS Anita* is a subtle dusky mauve-pink shade with a creamy formula and one-stroke application; it applies smoothly, is easy and comfortable to wear, and provides a natural, soft colour to the lips. Although requiring a little more attention than the other lipsticks, it doesn't stain or cause dryness, and while fading is only natural after a long wear time, reapplication isn't a problem.

Christian Dior Lip Glow never leaves my bag; this lip product is amazing. Effortlessly pretty, easy to apply, and incredibly low maintenance, there is literally no other product I can think of that is as comfortable to wear as this.