With the ease of application of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick and the staying power of a stain, liquid lipsticks bring together everything you could want from a lip product.

Enriched with oils and waxes for long-lasting comfort and available in shades ranging from the perfect nude to the deepest plum, liquid lipsticks are applied with a wand before drying to a velvety matt finish which stays put for hours on end. Shop Vogue's favourites here.

Chanel:

Highly-pigmented and long-lasting with a comfortable matt finish (it has jojoba oil and a wax component to combat dryness), Chanel's Rouge Allure Ink comes in eight wearable shades each as covetable as the last. Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in Creatif, £26.

Nars:

With a second-skin texture and semi-matt finish, Nars's Velvet Lip Glide is inspired by the unforgettable attitude of Seventies counterculture. Toy is the perfect plummy hue. Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Toy, £22.

Giorgio Armani:

A new take on the perfect red lip, Giorgio Armani's Lip Magnet in Four Hundred offers a bolt of velvety scarlet enriched with nutritional oils for long-wearing comfort. Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet in Four Hundred, £27.

Burberry:

Used on models at Burberry's autumn/winter 2016 show in September, Burberry's Liquid Lip Velvet in Fawn Rose is a flattering dusky pink with a soft-focus creamy finish. Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in Fawn Rose, £26.

Smashbox:

In 20 brilliant shades with a water-resistant and budge-proof finish, Smashbox's Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick is a great option for when you need your make-up to last you from dusk until dawn. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Big Spender, £19.

Topshop:

As well as a very reasonable price tag, Topshop's Liquid Lip offers buildable colour - so you can go for as dramatic a look as you please. Topshop Liquid Lip in Rascal, £8.50.

Yves Saint Laurent:

Part-way between gloss and stain, Yves Saint Laurent's Vernis À Lèvres Vinyl Cream Liquid Lipstick offers intense, satiny colour that stays put for hours on end. Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Vinyl Cream Liquid Lipstick in Rouge Vinyle, £26.

Huda Beauty:

Created by Dubai-based blogger and make-up artist Huda Kattan, Huda Beauty's Liquid Matte is perfect for creating a statement Kardashian-esque pout. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Trendsetter, £18.