Anyone who wears makeup knows what a tedious process it can be. Once it’s on, I personally don’t want to worry about it moving around my face and having to reapply. Although touchups aren’t always necessary, it’s sometimes difficult to find a lipstick that can be worn all day or through a night of eating and drinking without any smudges or patchiness. Well, here are some suggestions for long-lasting lipsticks that might help you eliminate some extra steps from your makeup routine.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC lipsticks are probably some of the most popular among makeup lovers, and for good reason. They come in various formulas and are offered in just about every shade imaginable. Their Pro Longwear Lipcremes are a great option if you’re looking for something that will last all day. They apply smoothly, have tons of pigmentation and don’t dry out the lips.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick isn’t your conventional lipstick. Instead, these come in a tube and go on like a lip-gloss. Once applied, though, the color is opaque and dries to a long-lasting, matte finish, indistinguishable from that of a standard lipstick. These can be somewhat drying, so make sure to use a lip balm beforehand.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Over the past year or so, lipsticks in the form of pencils have become a huge trend. This option by NARS is one of the best out there. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
lipsticks are creamy, rich in color, and leave a stain on the lips even after they have begun to wear off. The only downside is that they do require to be sharpened.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Similar to the NARS lipsticks, these balm stains by Revlon come in the form of a pencil. However, they are much more glossy and are buildable in color. When the shine fades, you are left with a subtle stain that lasts for hours. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain are conveniently packaged in a twist-up form, requiring no sharpening.
Maybelline SuperStay 14 Hr Lipstick
A lipstick that lasts 14 hours sounds too good to be true. Well, it might be, but these certainly last a long time. Maybelline SuperStay 14 Hr Lipsticks apply smoothly but don’t budge once they are on. Although the formula may feel slightly sticky, they are generally comfortable to wear. The colors are highly pigmented and have what seems to be a satin finish. I’d recommend wearing a lip balm under these, as they tend to dry out the lips a bit.
To ensure your lipstick lasts to its full potential, make sure to line your lips before application and clean up the edges with concealer to prevent the color from bleeding. Also, exfoliating your lips will help to create a smooth surface, leaving you less likely to get patchy areas.