On top of the high stakes surrounding New Year’s Eve plans, outfits, and makeup, there’s also the cliché saying that “how you spend New Year’s Eve is how you’ll spend the rest of the year,” which can make lining up a midnight kiss feel imperative.

Whether you’re chronically single or freshly broken-up, instead of stressing over an idiom that’s likely not to hold any truth, embrace your solitude by swiping on a killer bold lipstick that you won’t have to worry about smudging and smearing from locking lips at midnight.

At 12:05 when everyone else is sprinting to the bathroom to check the status of their lips after their kiss, you can skip the line and continue being the life of the party. Here, we have the best bold lipsticks to wear if you’re attending a New Year’s bash without a plus one.

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      1. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS LIP TAR IN RED DRAGON

      Not only do sparkles get everywhere, they’re famously hard to remove. Embracing the glitter lip trend on an average day may be completely NSFW, but if you’re riding solo on New Year’s Eve, there’s no better opportunity to shine. Get the look in one step with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ ultra pigmented red Lip Tar that’s infused with flecks of glitter.

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      2. URBAN DECAY VICE LIPSTICK IN PANDEMONIUM

      Urban Decay’s electric violet matte lipstick is an on-trend hue that’s bound to become the life of the party.

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      3. NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK IN STEFANIA

      The only way to make the evening’s velvet ensemble more festive is few coats of a vibrant berry lipstick.

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      4. BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCHE LIPSTICK IN BLACK TRUFFLE

      Not quite black, this creamy bruised violet shade will instantly transform any outfit into an edgy one.