From liquid lippies that won't budge from pre-drinks til dawn to knockout shades to get you in the mood, think of these as your party season's MVP

If you're calendar looks anything like ours, you've had a month filled with festivals, hens parties, lunches and harbour cruises. While we've no reason to complain about the silly season coming early, it's safe to say all those late nights and glasses of bubbly can sometimes leave our complexions a little, shall we say, worse for wear. But rather than abscond from the parties altogether (where's the fun in that?), we suggest you invest in a few bright lip colours to keep stashed in your handbag.

Perfect for an after-work perk-up or as a stealth way to hide a less-than-glowing complexion (ahem, hangover), these 15 pigment-packed wonders will be your best investment come Christmas, New Years and beyond.

Click through the gallery above to discover our best finds.

The 15 best lipsticks to wear this party season