The Best Long-Wear Lipsticks That Will Not Quit
Finding a long-wear lipstick that works can be a challenge. Add in 90-degree heat, the always-thirsty feeling that subsequently results, and you’ve just given your lipstick a pretty grim outlook. That’s why we’re typically wary of the latest long-wear lipstick to hit the market. Will it stand up to our Southern heat and humidity? Will it rub off by our second cup of coffee? Southern women are not ones to leave home without a little color on their lips, but reapplying is for the birds. There’s nothing like a florescent-lit ladies room to make one desperately try to avoid a mirror at all costs. No, thank you. The only way to skip that unflattering scenario is with a lipstick that doesn't need to be reapplied. Of course, we love a bargain and firmly believe you don’t need to spend a bucket to look like a dream. Here are our picks for the best long wear lipsticks that won’t quit—all under $10.
CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick
CoverGirl’s Outlast Longwear lipstick, goes on smooth, and provides color that lasts well into the afternoon. It’s one of our beauty department’s most loved drugstore buys.
Buy It: $6.86; walmart.com
Burt’s Bees Lipstick
It comes as no surprise that one of our favorite Southern brands would know a thing or two about how to keep lips moisturized. This time, they paired their hydrating formula with 8-hour color to create the long-wear lipstick of our dreams.
Buy It: $9; amazon.com
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick isn’t glossy, but it’s not quite matte either. It comes in 20 shades, though we’re partial to ‘Stylist,’ a rosy pink hue that works with a variety of skin tones.
Buy It: $8.99; target.com
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color
It’s technically not a lipstick, but its matte finish and 16-hour stay-time will have you fooled.
Buy It: $7.99; target.com
Catrice Ultimate Stay Lipstick
The punchy hues and non-drying formula are what caught our eye. ‘Looks like Coral’ is our pick for the season.
Buy It: $3.99; ulta.com
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick promises to last up to eight hours. It comes in a variety of sultry colors, but Air Fairy—a neutral pink—is the shade we think Southern ladies will love.
Buy It: $5.49; target.com
Essence Longlasting Lipstick
At just $2.99 this non-drying long-wear lipstick is our best bargain. Try ‘Natural Beauty’ for just a hint of color.
Buy It: $2.99; ulta.com