Long-Lasting, Long-Wearing Lipsticks

Dear G,

My lipstick never seems to last. Can you recommend any brands that will stay on post-coffee?


Dear Leila,

I feel your pain! Lipstick has been around for centuries and women have constantly struggled to make the color last longer.

You may not know this, but Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed beetles for the red coloring and smushed ants for the base. And another little known fact…Cleopatra was one weird chick.

Luckily, lipstick has come a long way and these days we no longer have to resort to lunchtime insect muddling to freshen up our look! Check out my favorite lipsticks that really last all night long!

MAC Pro Longwear LipcremeMAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme, $17: Gorgeous color, an amazing finish and it lasts all night? This lipstick is definitely going in our beauty bag!
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Stars Collection LipcolourL’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Stars Collection Lipcolour, $6: If you are looking for serious staying power, this is where it’s at. I’m talking 16 hours of no-budge color that withstands coffee, cocktails, and even passionate kisses.
Nars LipsticksNars Lipsticks, $24: Enriched with Vitamin E, these lipsticks have true staying power and create a natural, stained-looking lip that won’t slip.
Rimmel Moisture Renew LipstickRimmel Moisture Renew, $6: This super-hydrating formula is packed with vitamins and hyaluronic acid that create smoother skin for improved application and longer wear time!
Guerlain Rouge AutomatiqueGuerlain Rouge Automatique, $38: With a flip of a switch on this gold applicator, you’ll have a radiant pucker that will last all day!
Benefit's BenetintBenefit’s Benetint, $20: Just a sheer tint of perfect, pretty color, this subtle stain is waterproof and kiss-proof. And you can even use it on your cheeks.
Sephora Collection Maniac Long Wearing LipstickSephora Collection Maniac Long Wearing Lipstick, $12: The secret behind this long-lasting lip wear is the hydration! It won’t dry out and won’t crack, giving you extra hours of luscious lips!
Urban Decay LipstickUrban Decay Lipstick, $22: Want to know what makes this lipstick special? Hyaluronic spheres (found naturally in the body) are added to stimulate cellular function, prevent dehydration, and fill in lines and wrinkles. You’ll never need to reapply!
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate, $7: With an ultra-conditioning topcoat, this one-step lipstick provides up to 12 hours of colorful coverage!

xx, The FabFitFun Team