lip makeup 10 Best Long-Lasting Lipsticks to Pucker Up to Right Now

  • Témi Adebowale

Kiss transfer, smudging and fading goodbye.

March 10, 2023
Best Long Lasting Lipsticks

There are few things more annoying than having your perfectly applied lipstick smudge and budge throughout the day — which is why wearing long-lasting lipstick is non-negotiable. that might feel like a slight exaggeration for some — 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, and that’s why choosing a long-wear lipstick is just as important as deciding on the right lip color. If you need some product recommendations keep reading, because below, we’re sharing our best long-lasting lipsticks so you can knock touch-ups off your to-do list.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick

This intensely pigmented lipstick offers 16 hours of wear, and the smudge-proof formula contains hyaluronic acid for softer, hydrated lips. The long-lasting, powdery finish never looks flat or dry, it comes in 12 vibrant shades that will suit a variety of skin tones, and the slim bullet packaging means it’ll fit in your purse or pocket with ease.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color

If you thought you could only get long-lasting lip color from a matte lippie, this may be the first time you’ll be happy to be wrong. This creamy lipstick’s smudge-proof formula allows it to stay in place while you enjoy your day. It comes in six elegant shades that are non-drying and leave lips soft.

L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract

A long-wearing lipstick can still offer nourishing benefits like a lip balm. This lipstick is infused with cushiony balm that hydrates and nurtures lips, and in addition to offering 10 luminous shades, the lipstick will make your bare lips feel smoother after four weeks of continued use.

L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain

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.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant

With a shade for every day of the week (and beyond) and every skin tone, this matte crayon delivers longwear color in just one swipe. The mechanical tip makes it easy to apply straight from the bullet, so if you have to put on your lipstick while on the go you can do it confidently. Choose a bold purple, a subtle nude or something in between — there’s something for every lipstick lover.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Satin Lipstick with Precious Oils

If you like your lip makeup to contain hydrating oils to nourish your lips, this vibrant lipstick is the one for you. The creamy, long-lasting satin lipstick contains precious oils to make sure the non-drying formula is comfortable to wear all day long, and it glides on smoothly with no feathering.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick

This traditional lipstick bullet glides on with a creamy texture that dries down matte for a color that won’t budge. It has a hydrating formula that wears comfortably and doesn’t leave lips feeling dry like many other mattes do. Choose from 16 bold and beautiful shades, and for an even more precise application, you can line your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner before applying the lipstick.

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, richly pigmented shades of this liquid lip offer comfortable, lasting ultra-matte color. Use the pro-sculpt applicator to precisely shape your pout.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Color

This highly pigmented, ultra-rich collection offers long-lasting and transfer-resistant color that may outlast your night. With color that doesn’t move for up to 24 hours or dry out your lips, it puts frequent touch-ups in your rearview. The moisturizing pro-seal balm won’t bleed and leaves lips feeling soft for the entire day and night.

L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Signature Shiny Lip Stain Lipstick

If a high-shine lipstick is more your forte but you find that most need constant reapplication, try this lightweight, long wearing formula. Find your favorite red, best berry, pretty pink, or must-have nude from this collection of high-intensity shades that won’t smear, bleed, feather or run — it’s the budge-proof lipstick you’ve always dreamed of.

3 Tips to Make Your Lipstick Last Even Longer

Take your long-lasting lipstick picks to the next level with these four tips to make your lip color last even longer.

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 before applying your lipstick.

2. Prime and Line Your Lips

Just as you prime your face, using a lip primer can help increase the lifespan of your lip makeup. Additionally, lip liner can be used to perfect your lipstick application and 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.

3. Set Your Lip Makeup Like You Set Foundation

It’s understandable to not know if certain types of makeup need to be set. We say, when in doubt, reach for setting spray. 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 and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray post-lipstick application.

Next: 6 Ways to Give Your Red Lipstick a Modern Upgrade

Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier