14 Long-Lasting Lipsticks That Won't Bleed Into Fine Lines or Wrinkles

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Best Lipsticks for Fine Lines
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We're not shy about our weakness for a flutter-maximizing mascara, and we aren't ashamed to admit our borderline-concerning dependence on dark circle-busting concealer—but nothing will ever, ever compare to our love for lipstick. Why do Southern women love lipstick so?Because the woman doesn't make the mascara or the concealer, but the woman most certainly makes the lipstick. She chooses between bright red, dusty rose, and barely-there pink; she decides whether to go with matte, satin, or glossy finish. It's the ultimate beauty moment, totally customized.As we get older, lipstick can start changing its tune. Suddenly creamy formulas are bleeding into fine lines, and things start looking more melted crayon than Marilyn Monroe. That's when we know it's time to make the switch to long-lasting, matte formulas. Just a tiny tweak, it keeps your lipstick from bleeding and smudging (watch out, fine lines and wrinkled lips!).First comes prep. Follow these guidelines for how to stop lipstick from bleeding into fine lines and ensure your lipstick stays all day. Repeat after us: Exfoliate, prime, line, and powder. Next comes the formula. For that, we've rounded up the best lipsticks with major staying power. From drugstore to designer, and from bold red to pretty pink, you'll find just the age-defying lipstick to fit your style and budget.Here are the best long-wear lipsticks that don't bleed into fine line or wrinkles.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

Sephora

Go-To Shade: Dolce Vita

It's an icon for a reason—that being, you won't find a velvety matte finish as perfect as this lipstick pencil. Not to mention, it boasts a color range full of nudes, pinks, reds, and purples that will make you start a running must-have list.

The most popular shade is undeniably this dusty rose color, with the classic reds ("Cruella" and "Dragon Girl") coming in a close second and third place.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Moisturizing Lipstick

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Go-To Shade: Temptation

What we love about this drugstore lippie is that it offers a soft matte finish without drying out your lips. It feels lightweight enough to forget you have it on (proceed with caution!) and will stay put through coffee and lunch. We'll vouch for that.

You'll find a fun pop of color in this hot raspberry-pink shade, but Southern gals will also love the classic red, "Love."

Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick

Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick

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Go-To Shade: Coral Minerals

A long-wear velvet lip color that comes complete with anti-aging benefits? We'll take two! It glides on with a mousse-like texture and packs your lips with hydrating and smoothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins A & E, and anti-aging peptides. This warm coral shade is basically a kicked-up version of your everyday nude.

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick

Go-To Shade: Hustle In Heels

We don't always trust the new kid on the block, but this long-wear crayon lipstick deserves the attention. The precise tip helps the color glide onto your lips with ease and exactness. Stayability? Well, it's in the name.

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer Lipstick

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Sephora

Go-To Shade: Nude Pop

What makes this Clinique product stand out amongst its many fan-favorites (hello, Almost Lipstick in "Black Honey!") is the built-in primer. It smoothes and moisturizes, which makes a huge difference when it comes to wrinkled lips, but does not sacrifice lasting color thanks to a modern velvet finish. This shade will be your ultimate everyday nude.

IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain

IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain

Macy's

Go-To Shade: Pretty Woman

We couldn't pick any other shade, even if just for the name. What exactly does 4-in-1 mean? Think a product that's somehow equal parts balm, lipstick, stain, and gloss. This product is formulated to have the hydration of a balm, the lasting effect of a stain, and a natural-looking flush of long-wear color.

NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie

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Go-To Shade: Embellishment

Any lipstick lover will tell you: This drugstore matte color is basically heaven-sent—and on a budget, too. We'll back them up. You won't find a more reliable liquid lipstick to tote around in your purse.

It's easy to apply (like a lip gloss that dries into a perfect long-wear matte finish) and comes in the most shades. Every autumn, we find ourselves stocking up on this muted mauve.

Don't be fooled, though. This is as matte as it gets; don't purchase if you're really looking for a demi-matte or satin finish.

Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick

Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick

Sephora

Go-To Shade: 999 (Duh!)

It's an absolute, perfect true red that works on any skin tone and makes its incredible quality known upon first swipe. Basically...the holy grail of lip color. Go with the satin or matte finish—because it's not going to go anywhere, regardless. It might be Christian Dior's ultimate secret.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Go-To Shade: Bacca

You might recognize the name from Stila's cult-favorite eyeliner. Just like its long-wear sibling, this liquid lipstick doesn't mess around. Pair the two together, and you'll make it through any "crying while eating" situation you find yourself in, makeup fully intact. (Is that a thing?)

This is the ultimate raspberry shade to rock every season.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color

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Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color

Go-To Shade: Siren in Scarlet

Meet your drugstore "Dior Rouge." You don't have to pick between creamy and matte with this game-changing pick. You get long-lasting bold matte color with a surge of creamy texture. Win-win.

Kosas Weightless Lip Color Lipstick

Kosas Weightless Lip Color Lipstick

Kosas

Go-To Shade: Rosewater

Not into matte or long-wear? Go with lip-powerhouse Kosas' barely-there sheer rose color. The hydrating formula melts pleasantly into the lips and stays all day—and the semi-translucent color won't appear smudged or bleeding. We suggest pumping up the color (and hydration!) with extra swipes throughout the day.

Glossier Generation G

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Glossier Generation G

Glossier

Go-To Shade: Cake

Just when you think matte lipstick needs to look painstakingly perfect (or risk appearing all sorts of wonky and eskew), this formula comes along with an effortlessly diffused, matte wash of color. All six shades master that just-blotted look, but we favor the subtle peach for a healthy everyday flush.

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick

CVS

Go-To Shade: Guava Plump

As we get older, we start losing collagen and elasticity in our face, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Combat those signs of aging with a formula that plumps up your lips. The result? A soft, glossy, and visibly plumped pout with a subtle flush of color. Whether you pick something sheer and colorless, or something bright and poppy, it makes a statement.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

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Go-To Shade: Pillow Talk

If you haven't heard of this iconic lipstick shade, let us introduce you. This product is nothing less than a miracle-worker. You'll find a long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula with a soft cashmere finish. Once you swipe on the best-selling rose-nude color, you'll never go back.

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