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Long-wear Lippies That Won’t Leave You Chapped

Best long wear lipsticks
Photo Artwork: Joy Adaeze

It’s summertime and the days are longer—and so is the scroll through our calendar apps! We need our favorite lipsticks to match our on-the-go energy. We’re going from the office to  happy hours or filling our weekends with beach days and barbecues so our lippies need to KEEP UP.

And while we’re always gonna throw our faves into our bag for on-the-go touch-ups, we prefer easy-to-wear, long-lasting lip colors that let us eat, drink, and selfie comfortably without needing to reapply. And moisturizing, transfer-proof formulas that let us confidently steal that quick goodnight kiss are always a vibe. 

[SEE ALSO: The Best Moisturizing Lip Stains For Dark Skin]

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How to Choose a Long-wear Lipstick

We find that creamier textures are better bets if we’re seeking hydration—especially for matte finishes. And we’re always looking for options infused with hydrating ingredients because nobody likes that cracking, caking look (or feel!) after a lipstick has dried down. More pigmented colors work better for longer wear too, with sheer colors fading faster over time. 

So what are some of our faves? We’re so glad you asked! Pucker up to these 5 long-wear lippies that will roll with you all day and won’t leave you chapped and cracked at the end of the night. 

The Lap of Luxury

If a luxurious feeling is your goal, you’ll get it from Pat McGrath Labs’ packaging alone, but the long-lasting wear and velvety texture of the MatteTrance Lipsticks fit the bill as well. Swipe on two coats and you’ll be primed for smooth all-day wear.

Stunt All Day

Get vibrant pigment that lasts with Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint. The long-wear formula goes on wet, then dries down for wearable matte color. You’ll stunt throughout the entire day with minimal transfer. 

You’re So Glossy

If you’re more of a gloss girl, this option from Black Opal Beauty might be just your style. The creamy formula glides on like a lipstick and leaves behind a high shine that pops against brown skin. The long-wear formula lasts without feeling sticky or tacky. 

Something A Little More Subtle

Sometimes a girl needs something a little more subtle. For those instances, we recommend the Ultra Suede® Lipstick from Makeup by Mario. Available in a wide range of neutral shades, ranging from “nudes” to “berry” tones, this lippie boasts a suede-like feel with 6-hour wear. Swipe on one color for daytime at the office, then switch it up and reapply with a new shade for post-work events. 

Your Newest Vice

Urban Decay brings the heat with their long-lasting vegan liquid lipstick, boasting intense color and 16-hour wear—so they’ve got you covered for a full day of social activities. It won’t melt even after all the summer sips, eats, and double-cheek kisses with friends. 

We’ve got you covered on the best long-wear lipsticks to rock this summer. Which one do you have your eyes on?

Kim Barfield

Kim M. Barfield is a freelance writer and editor with a penchant for beauty, style, home and parenting. She’s written for websites including Madame Noire, For Harriett and Examiner.com; and been featured at PopSugar Select Fashion and Essence.com. Connect with her on social @KimBarfieldStyle.

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