The Absolute Best Long-Lasting Lipsticks, According to Our Editors

Best Long Lasting Lipsticks
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As an avid lipstick-wearer, I’m always on the hunt for brands that deliver on their promises. And while I’ve had some success on this front, I often find myself annoyed that the so-called “long-lasting” formulas I willingly buy into all but vanish after a sip or two of coffee.

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Now that holiday season is approaching, I’m not messing around when it comes to my makeup, so I enlisted the big guns—my equally beauty-obsessed colleagues—to weigh in honestly about their absolute favorite no-budge lip colors.

Ahead, the 11 best long-lasting lipsticks STYLECASTER editors swear by.

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“This liquid lipstick is a mix between a gloss and a lipstick, giving it a semi-matte finish with a whole bunch of staying power. I can get through a breakfast and a lunch without this stuff fading or leaving a weird ring around my lips. It’s one of my favorite drugstore liquid lipsticks!”—Chloe Metzger, beauty editor

NYX Cosmetics Lip Lustre Glossy Lip Tint in Ruby Couture, $7; at Ulta Beauty

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“Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick is the GOAT. It has the richest pigment and last for hours, even on days when you have five cups of green tea, Chipotle for lunch, and several cocktails at dinner. (Not that I know that from experience or anything.) It comes in several nude shades and a bunch of bold colors. My personal favorite is the retro red dubbed ‘Heathers.’”—Leah Faye Cooper, editorial producer

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick, $20; at Anastasia Beverly Hills

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My signature is a siren red lip, but I am never without a beverage in hand and have a lot of lip square footage, so I find myself having to reapply constantly. A few years ago after having tried an absurd amount of different long-lasting lip colors to no avail, my friend turned me on to this little guy from Sephora and since then I have gone through countless tubes. It’s easy to apply and truly stays put all day and all night through champagne, inclement weather, and several games of spin the bottle.”—Christina Grasso, social media manager

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red, $14; at Sephora

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"In the morning, I dab this lip and cheek stain on my apples and then on the center of my lips, and I don't have to think about it for the rest of the day."—Lauren Caruso, site director

Lip2cheek in Beloved, $36; at RMS Beauty

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“This lipstick is perfect for when I want a dark lip that’s not too dark and still feminine. It’s also super creamy, smells wonderful, and is pretty cheap— what’s not to love?”—Corinna Wong, editorial intern

Kiko Milano Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in Wine, $12; at Kiko Milano

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“Lipsticks tend to be either moisturizing or long-lasting—rarely both. But this one goes on smooth and stays for hours without having to reapply constantly (major key).”—Hilary George-Parkin, fashion editor

Butter London Lippy Moisture Matte Lipstick, $22; at Ulta Beauty

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“Shockingly enough, this is a tinted lip balm that actually stays on your lips for hours, and moisturizes in a very real way. I have this little guy in the cult classic Clinique color Black Honey, and I can't recommend it enough.”—Bibi Deitz, entertainment editor

Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss, $17; at Sephora

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“I wound up with this Dior lipstick in Red Smile one day when I felt like I needed some red lipstick to jazz up my denim overalls (I know, I know, you don't hear that sentence every day) and our beauty editor hooked me up. To my delight, it stayed put for the entire afternoon. Score!” —Bibi Deitz, entertainment editor

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Red Smile, $35; at Dior

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"I've been wearing M.A.C's Ruby Woo for years. It's the perfect shade of red for many different skin tones—and it stays on for hours.” —Bibi Deitz, entertainment editor

M.A.C Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $17; at M.A.C Cosmetics

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“I’m not a huge lipstick girl but when I do want bold color that will stay put for hours, I go with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.”—Hannah Hickok, lifestyle editor

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $26; at Nars Cosmetics

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“Stila’s liquid lipstick stays on forever. I have it in a very bright pink (a color I’d usually worry about getting on my clothes) and can put it on at the beginning of the day or a long night and never worry that it’s going to be awkwardly half-smudged off a few hours later.”—Hilary George-Parkin, fashion editor

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Coral Pink, $24; at Sephora

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