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July 04, 2022
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. Sure, 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. That’s why choosing a long-wear lipstick formula is just as important as deciding on the right lip color. If you need some product recs keep reading, because below, we’re sharing our best long-lasting lipsticks so you can knock reapplying off your to-do list.

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 Colour Riche Matte Lipstick

While we’re still talking best matte lipsticks, allow us to introduce you to one of our favorites. 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.

Editor’s tip: For the most precise application, line your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner before applying.

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 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 and add dimension to 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 that end — or middle — of the night kiss. 

L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Signature Shiny Lip Stain Lipstick

If a high-shine lipstick is more your forté 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.

Editor’s tip: All of the above lipsticks can be applied directly from the wand or bullet, or with a lip brush. Starting at the center of your upper lip, work from the center to the outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Next, glide across your bottom lip and fill in. To remove, use an oil-based makeup remover or the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types.

4 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 lipstick 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. We love the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub.

2. Prime and Line Your Lips

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

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.

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Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Design: Crystal Simone