The Top 7 Best Long Wear Lipsticks that are the Current Faves

Long wear lipsticks are here to stay whether you like it or not.

By Adina Mazilu
The Top 7 Best Long Wear Lipsticks that are the Current Faves

For a couple of years now, the entire world has entered a makeup craze that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, not that this is a bad thing. In fact, one of the most accentuated interests that people seem to have is related to long-lasting lipstick, which is definitely understandable. The lipstick is the first thing that you usually have to reapply throughout a busy day during which you drink, eat or kiss. Long wear lipstick has therefore entered its golden age, mostly due to its incredible capacity to last on the lips for entire hours without being reapplied.

So, this is the reason why, in this article, we will be talking about some of the very best long wear lipsticks that are everybody’s current faves and which you will definitely want to have in your makeup collection this year. Some are completely matte, while others are moisturizing, depending on your personal preferences. Some are luxurious, while others are cheaper. The bottom line is that there should be a lipstick for everyone on this list. At least we hope so. Without further ado, here we go!

What are long wear or long lasting lipsticks?

However, before starting to actually talk about some of the best long wear lipsticks out there, it’s definitely worth mentioning what those makeup essentials actually are. Well, a lipstick that’s also long wearing has a special formula that makes the ingredients in it remain on the lips for longer periods of time. Of course, any makeup enthusiast will tell you that longevity also comes with a price, like comfort, for example.

In order to remain on the lips for long hours, the golden rule says to leave that creaminess and glossiness behind and go for the matte approach. This will defintely do the trick, but will most likely dry out the lips and finally, crack. As much as we don’t like to mention it, this happens to the majority of long wear lipsticks on the market. The trick here would be to find a balance between longevity and comfort in a lipstick that’s both decently long wearing and feels nice enough on the lips. This is also what we will try to accomplish without a list of the best long-wear lipsticks on the market right now.

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Luxury long wear lipsticks

1. Too Faced-Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick - Makeup - Beauty - Macy's

When it comes to luxury long wear lipsticks, Too Faced is definitely one of the brands that need your attention. Their matte liquid lipstick collection comes in a wide range of beautiful shades and, according to many people’s opinion, they are some of the longest wearing lipsticks on the market right now. They also have an easy to use the applicator that will allow you to put on your lipstick without much effort. So, if you are comfortable with their price and want to spend good money on quality, we definitely recommend the Melted Matte collection. Don’t forget to check for discounts in the case of luxury brands!

2. Sephora Collection-Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color

Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color - SEPHORA COLLECTION | Sephora

While not exactly matte, this Sephora lipstick is definitely very long wearing and the collection comes in a lot of nice shades, fit for any skin tone and preference. Probably the best part about this lipstick is that it doesn’t dry out the lips but still keeps them tinted throughout the day. Moreover, this product is not that expensive for a rather luxurious brand and you can usually find nice discounts on their website. Certainly, a must try!

3. YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain

Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain - Yves Saint Laurent | Sephora

Probably one of the most well-known luxury brands out there, Yves Saint Laurent has also entered the makeup industry for some time now. So, if you want a very good and long lasting lipstick to try on, this is definitely a strong recommendation! This one also doesn’t dry out too much, leaving the lips kissable and soft throughout the entire day while keeping the color intact too. There are 18 shades in this collection and the recipients come with an interesting applicator that makes your job a lot easier.

Drugstore long wear lipsticks

4. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - Lip Makeup - Maybelline

Maybelline is one of the most popular drugstore brands out there, and one that makes very high-quality products too. This long-lasting lipstick collection comes in a large number of shades that promise to remain on your lips for 12 hours straight. It promises a second skin effect and intense colors the entire day. It may be a bit drying, but this makes it a lot more durable. Isn’t that what you want?

5. Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lipstick


This particular long wear lipstick promises to stay on the lips for about 16 hours straight, without you having to reapply it. It doesn’t transfer, and it leaves a glossy finish, unlike those other matte lipsticks. Moreover, the brand promises that this lipstick will offer a moisturizing and flexible feel. You need to use both ends to complete the two-step application process that will deliver incredible results at an affordable price. Just try it!

6. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick |

This is definitely that kind of lipstick that can launch a worldwide craze, and it actually did. It quickly became the star of celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D’s makeup collection and went on everyone’s must-have list. It is a matte formula but it feels comfortable on the lips. Talk about that perfect balance. The collection now has over 40 shades, suitable for every skin tone, occasion, and preference. The applicator makes your job easier as it’s very easy to handle and makes the application a routine, not a burden. Put it on your list too!

Best long wear lipstick for the wedding day

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Stila Cosmetics

When it comes to your wedding day, a long wear lipstick is definitely the way to go. You want your lips to look perfect and be kiss- and sweat-proof throughout the entire day AND night. So, one of the best long-wear lipsticks that we can recommend are definitely the Stila ones from the Stay all Day collection. Those are full coverage, matte liquid lipsticks that can stay on for hours without you having to reapply them. Moreover, the formula doesn’t transfer, bleed, and it feels comfortable and airy on the skin. It also has an affordable price which makes it the perfect choice for your wedding day. Definitely a lipstick for a gorgeous bride!

If you want to try some other brands and choose from a wider variety of long-lasting lipsticks, you can always go for brands like Nyx, Wet n’ Wild, Boys n’ Berries, Revlon, MAC, NARS, Kylie Cosmetics, Makeup Forever etc. Those all have some very good lipstick collections that you might also want to try out.

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All in all, it seems that when it comes to choosing the perfect long wear lipstick out there, you really have a tough job on your hands. There are millions of occasions, skin shades, preferences, and trends that you can adhere to, and nothing can make your mission easier. You can only try brand after brand and choose the best lipsticks for you. Some are very long lasting but can dry out your lips, while others can feel moisturizing but transfer or be gone for good after your lunch.

In the end, it’s all a matter of choice and perspective, just like with any other thing. Some people will also take the price into account when making a choice and compare the quality of the product with its price. After all, there are millions of types of lipsticks out there that should allow you to find at least one favorite. In this article, we have tried to present to you some of our faves at the moment. We can only hope to have offered you some choices and inspiration.