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Thanksgiving makeup can be hard—not only do you need a look that your family and friends will approve of, you also need products that will stay put through a massive meal. That’s where we come in: we’ve battle-tested hundreds of the best long lasting lipsticks, and determined which five will best hold up through your Thanksgiving feast. We know; it’s a hard job, but we do it all for you. Here are our five favorite turkey-proof lipsticks.
Wet N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color ($2.29, Drugstore.com)
If you forget your favorite lipstick and need a bargain option in a hurry, you can’t go past these cheap and cheerful colors. Not only do they have a smooth, sleek finish, they also last for up to six hours without needing reapplication—pretty amazing for a lipstick that costs less than a coffee. You’ll definitely be able to get down on some stuffing, secure in the knowledge that your lipstick is staying put.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color ($12.99, L’Oreal)
These double-ended beauties are, hands down, one of the best lip colors you can buy—and we don’t just mean in a drugstore, we mean in general. These $13 miracles outperform products that cost twice as much, and they truly have everything: 24 amazing shades that are comfortable, pigmented and last to a ridiculous degree. We’ve tested them on greasy pizza, so you KNOW they’ll stay put through a few pieces of Thanksgiving pie.
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme ($20, MAC Cosmetics)
We’ve tested this lipstick on everything, from mashed potatoes to leftover turkey sandwiches, and trust us when we say it does the job. It feels creamy and comfortable, and dries to a glossy finish—no additional product layers required—and in five looks-good-on-everyone shades, you’ll definitely find something that matches your holiday outfit.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge ($24, Sephora)
The original and still the best, MUFE’s Aqua Rouge lip colors define what it means to be a longwearing liquid lipstick. A single coat of the dense color will give you the bold matte lips that last forever—layer the non-sticky gloss overtop for perfect patent leather shine.
YSL Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain ($36, Sephora)
As weightless as a lip balm with the stay-put power of a stain, this game changing product from Yves Saint Laurent literally wrote the book on staying power. But our favorite thing about this category-defying lip color? It forms a barrier between red wine and your lips, totally eliminating the chance of staining. Pour a glass and give thanks.
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