While we love bullet lipsticks as much as any other girl (you have to check out the new BYS Hydra Gloss Lipsticks, BTW!), there’s no denying that liquid lipsticks are indispensible must-haves in every makeup kit. Rich, creamy, and often luxurious, these melty formulas are so addictive to apply and glide on bare lips, literally drenching your puckers with gorgeous color before drying to the most stunning finish.
And then there’s the lasting power. Compared to creams, liquids usually boast of longer-lasting wear, with modern formulas being touted as “everything”-proof: waterproof, kiss-proof, transfer-proof, food-proof, budge-proof!
Here, we’ve rounded up five of our fave stay-put picks—the ones that you can put on once in the morning and never have to re-touch again until the end of the day. Shop our list now!
The folks at Rimmel aren’t kidding when they say this liquid lippie is ~kiss-proof~. The crazily pigmented liquid formula provides up to 16 hours of color (that’s from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight, for example!), and doesn’t budge even if you eat, drink, or make out with your bae. No wonder it’s the go-to lippie for makeup artists like Ara Fernando. “Highly recommended by my brides—even for the honeymoon!” she says.
If you’re looking a lippie that’s silky and comfortable on the lips but has intense staying power, you won’t be disappointed by the pigment from this truly wicked, mattifying formula. Its super soft wear may have you thinking that it can easily smudge, but once it dries down completely, the color becomes immovable! Even better: It's cruelty-free and paraben-free. Swipe it on at your next girls’ night out and forget about touch-ups.
This matte lipstick from BH Cosmetics goes on wet and creamy, then dries to a lightweight, soft-matte finish that won’t smudge or budge. (Try it out on your coffee cup—it’s absolutely transfer-proof.) And while it’s matte, it’s gentle enough to use on your puckers every day as it won’t dry out your lips with extended wear. The secret? It’s infused with nourishing Vitamin E to keep your kissers hydrated under all that color, and for added antioxidant protection.
Score eye-popping color with every swipe of this cult favorite lipstick from none other than beauty master Jeffree Star. You’ll love the opaque, high-pigment shades that drenches lips with full, flawless coverage and dries to a completely matte finish. With Jeffree’s signature long-wearing formula, you’re guaranteed to slay from a.m. to p.m. Plus: The formula is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free.
While non-matte lippies generally have inferior staying power versus matte formulas, here’s a satin lipstick that begs to disagree: This sleek formula doesn’t scrimp on color as it covers your lips with beautiful pigment, leaving you with a smooth, satin finish that boasts of impressive wear—especially when compared with other satin lipsticks! To enjoy extra long-lasting coverage, use the BYS Lip Exfoliator to prep lips before applying.
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