There’s nothing more devastating than having your perfectly applied lipstick smudge and budge throughout the day—which is why wearing long-lasting lipstick is non-negotiable. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration—but we can all agree it would be much better for lipstick to stay in place. Whether you’re a fan of a nude lip or prefer something a little bolder, a painted pout ties any makeup look together. That’s why choosing a long-wear lipstick formula is just as important as deciding on the right lip color. Need some product recs? Below, we’re sharing our best long-lasting lipsticks so you can knock reapplying off your to-do list!
OUR BEST LONG-LASTING LIPSTICKS
Ready to add one of our best long-wear lipsticks to your makeup bag? Of course, you are! Take your pick from four of our best long-lasting lipstick formulas.
L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain: Want a long-lasting lip color that feels light on your lips? Who doesn’t! This lightweight matte colored ink delivers intense pigment with a weightless, bare-lip sensation—think the no-makeup feel of a stain combined with the color impact of a liquid lipstick. It’s an ultra-comfortable, long-lasting option. With more than 25 captivating shades to choose from, the liquid ink provides lasting matte color.
How to apply it: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Next, glide across your bottom lip and fill in. To take off, use an oil-based makeup remover or the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick: Have a sweet tooth? You’ll love this long-wear lipstick. Infused with notes of almond, vanilla, and cream, this matte, long-lasting formula smells as good as it wears. The full-coverage formula is always comfortable—never sticky. And with seven beautiful shades ranging from bright coral to deep plum, what’s not to love?
How to apply it: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip. Use an oil-based makeup remover to remove.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick: Chocolate lovers, meet your matte! A long-lasting formula enhanced with an indulgent chocolate aroma? Yes, please! Our long-wear liquid lipstick feels light—never sticky—for all-day comfort. Available in six shades, there’s a chocolate liquid lipstick for every craving.
How to apply it: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the bottom lip and fill in. To take off, use an oil-based makeup remover.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick: When it comes to long-lasting formulas, you really can’t go wrong with a tried-and-true liquid lipstick. The 10 intense, highly pigmented shades of this liquid lip offer comfortable, lasting ultra-matte color. Use the pro-sculpt applicator to precisely shape and add dimension to your pout.
How to apply it: Apply the long-wear lipstick starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth, then glide across the bottom lip and fill in. To take off, use an oil-based makeup remover.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick: We fully support going nude—when it comes to your lips, that is. This highly pigmented, ultra-rich matte collection is curated with nude shades that will enhance your natural lip color for a “your lips but better” look. Formulated with silky oils, the luxurious long-wear lipstick provides intense hydration for all-day comfort and wear while feeling light on lips. Available in 16 nude shades, the lipstick contains a light-diffusing gel that gives lips a soft-focus effect, making them appear smooth and matte without a dry look.
How to apply it: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. For a more precise application, line your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner before applying.
4 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST EVEN LONGER
Want to take our long-lasting lipsticks to the next level? Here are four tips to make your lipstick last even longer!
TIP #1: PREP YOUR POUT
Prepping your lips can help your lipstick formula apply evenly and smoothly, allowing it to live up to its full potential. Smooth your pout by exfoliating with a lip scrub prior to applying your lipstick. We love the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub.
TIP #2: PRIME YOUR LIPS
Just as you prime your face, using a lip primer can help increase the lifespan of your lip product.
TIP #3: USE LIP LINER
You already know that lip liner can be used to perfect your lipstick application, but did you know it can also help your lipstick last longer? Fill in your lips completely with your lip liner of choice, and it will act as a base for your long-wear lipstick!
TIP #4: REACH FOR SETTING SPRAY
When in doubt, setting spray it out! A setting spray will keep your lipstick (and the rest of your makeup) looking “just applied” all day and night long. Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray post-lipstick application.
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