When you want to choose the best long-lasting lipstick, figuring out which one is right for you can be difficult, with so many options available on the market. Whether you’re working late into the night at the office or spending all day in class (in person, or virtually), you don’t want to have to stop to reapply your lipstick.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite long-wearing lipsticks that genuinely last, including one that I recently wore on my wedding day! Keep scrolling to find out which one it is and figure out which of these products will be the best choice! From the most affordable to luxury to mattifying and vegan, here you have all the best long-lasting lipsticks to give a try!
Best Long-Lasting Lipsticks Overview
- Best Overall: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
- Best Matte: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
- Best Red: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
- Best Liquid: KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
- Best Budget: Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor
- Best Hydrating: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
Okay, so you didn’t have to read far to find my favorite long-lasting lipstick! I recently wore Stila’s liquid lipstick in Baci (a nude pink) on my wedding day, and while I find it to be one of the best long-wearing liquid lipsticks on the market, that isn’t the only reason you should trust it.
This creamy, rich formula comes in a variety of bold and classic shades, as well as finishes that promise to last up to twelve hours. Formulated with vitamin E and avocado oil, the texture is lightweight and pleasant to wear. Pick it up for yourself today at Ulta, or Amazon!
The unique arrow-like applicator on our next long-wearing lipstick landed it firmly in the best liquid lipstick category. You won’t even need a lip liner! Maybelline’s lip inks were heavily reviewed when they first hit the market, and I had several of them myself. Advertised as lasting for up to a whopping 16 hours, I can personally attest to this long-wearing lipstick’s staying power and color payoff. With drugstore pricing at under $10, you can grab several for the same price as its’ higher-end competitors. Try it today at Ulta, or Amazon!
If you’ve spent ages searching for the perfect red lipstick, look no further, for Queen Rihanna has delivered. With the initial release of Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint, the universally flattering red shade Uncensored was the only available color for quite some time. Red is a power color for many, and finding a long-lasting lipstick in a perfect shade of red eluded me for years! With a soft matte finish and unique, lip-shaped applicator, you’ll want to try every one of Rihanna’s hand-picked shades. Get it at Sephora!
If you want to prioritize our animal friends when it comes to your makeup purchases, check out the 100% vegan line offered by KVD. Boasting a range of classic and bold shades, KVD Vegan Beauty first took flight with their remarkable tattoo eyeliner but soon kept soaring to new heights by proving that they provided one of the best long-wearing lipsticks on the market.
A classic doe-foot applicator complements this liquid lipstick’s smooth, lightweight formula, full of moisturizers like vitamin E and sunflower seed wax. Still unsure? They remain one of the bestsellers at Sephora, where you can pick it up and put it to the test yourself!
When it comes to staying hydrated, one of the places we probably don’t consider often enough is our lips. Our lips’ skin is incredibly sensitive, resulting in them being more susceptible to things like cold, heat, touch, and losing moisture. If you want a long-wearing lipstick that isn’t going to contribute to your cracked lips but may help them out, take a peek at Charlotte Tilbury’s line.
The formula is enriched with orchid extract and ‘Lipstick Tree extract,’ which is Charlotte’s own secret ingredient – how mysterious! Charlotte’s custom blend of oils and waxes for this formula will leave you with a perfectly hydrated pout. But you should still probably #drinkup. Pick it up at Nordstrom, or Sephora!
Photos via @leighdickson, Instagram, Sephora