Tired of seeing your bright red lipstick smeared across the rim of your coffeemug? Sick of kissing someone hello and getting gloss all over their cheek? It’s certainly not how you imagined leaving your mark on the world.
Luckily, there are lipsticks out there that last for hours on end—yep, even through eating, drinking, and kissing. (Just remember to exfoliate your pout and dab on a thin layer of balm before applying, since long-wear lip colors are often drying.) Click through for our favorites—you’ll thank us for never having to touch up your pucker post-makeout again.
Make up forever aqua rouge
This liquid lipstick contains polymers and oils that lock in color until you’re ready to wipe it all off with an oil-based makeup remover at the end of the day. True story: The brand actually tested the double-ended product (one side contains highly pigmented color, the other a clear gloss to add major shine), which is available in 15 shades, under water for five hours to ensure it lasts.
Oftentimes, liquid lipsticks can be super drying, but that’s not the case with this long-wearing product from L’Oréal. Here’s how it works: You apply the color, letting it set for two minutes. Then you swipe on the shiny balm on the other end to seal everything in and keep your lips moisturized. The color lasts for a whopping 24 hours (not that we’d recommend sleeping with your makeup on).
Urban decay matte revolution lipstick
It’s revolutionary, indeed. Unlike other mattes that can leave your lips in a state of flakiness, this one is actually hydrating, as it’s packed with avocado, olive, and babassu oils along with shea butter and vitamins C and E.
Kiko double touch lipstick
We’re legit obsessed with this dual-sided liquid lipstick that stays in place for 10 hours. The base color is made with polymers that ensure it’ll stick to your lips insanely well, while the gloss isn’t super-goopy.
Lorac pro matte lip colour
The 12 matte shades in this line are all highly pigmented and will not budge. And don’t worry about your lips peeling: The formula’s got acai berry, pomegranate, and grape seed extract to seal moisture in