We swear some of our lipsticks have commitment issues—even if we’ve prepped and primed our pouts to the best of our abilities, sometimes the colour itself just isn’t willing to stick around.
Anyone who drinks, eats, talks or breathes throughout the day will be well aware: your lipstick often doesn’t last beyond your morning caffeine hit. It’s a damn shame, too, because nothing else holds quite as much polishing power as a slick of your favourite statement shade.
You’re in luck though – we happen to have sampled more than our fair share of formulas over the years, and we’ve found the best long-lasting lipsticks on the market along the way…
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, $54 at Charlotte Tilbury
There’s a reason Charlotte Tilbury’s matte formula is the go-to of just about every celebrity. Enriched with Vitamin E and Orchid extract, this cult formulation is just as nourishing as it is longlasting. Our pick for the perfect shade? Pillow Talk, of course!
Guerlain Rouge G Jewel Lipstick, $53 at David Jones
The Guerlain Rouge G series is a classic in the lipstick game. Among the most beloved long-lasting products, Guerlain’s hero lipstick lasts for 16-hours per the brand’s own research.
Whether you prefer a matte, satin or velvet finish, the Rouge G comes in a range of textures and shades, to be tailored to your liking. It can also can be purchased with a customisable case (sold separately) — a very cute touch!
Chanel Luminous Intense Lip Colour, $65 at Myer
This sheeny-finish Chanel lipstick is loaded with sweet almond oil and a nifty adherent ester, it keeps pigment in place all day long.
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colour, $86 at Myer
Don’t let this bullet’s precious miniature status fool you – what’s not small is the amount of wear you’ll get out of the colour, thanks to its hydrating Brazilian murmur butter blend.
Burberry Kisses Lipstick, $56 at David Jones
Burberry Kisses is designed to make an impact – and that it does. With its satin finish and long-lasting formula, the lip colour has an intense pigment that creates coverage that stays put. Better yet, the hyaluronic acid-enriched formula adds a nourishing and hydrated finish.
Dior Rouge Dior Couture Finish Refillable Lipstick, $66 at Myer
Dior lipstick formulas have always been durable, but this floral extract-enriched pick takes long-wearing to a new level. It looks (and lasts) like a lacquer, but feels like you’re wearing nothing but a comfy balm.
Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour Lipstick, $66 at Sephora
The good news is that this hydrating hyaluronic acid-infused colour smells like vanilla. The ‘bad’ news is that you will only get to smell it once daily because reapplication won’t be necessary.
Givenchy Le Rouge Luminous Satin Matte Lipstick, $61 at Sephora
A matte so moisturising you might just forget you’re wearing it, the incredible level of one-swipe-only colour coverage it provides is surpassed only by the length of time it lasts on lips.
Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour, $56 at Myer
A fade and feather-proof beeswax-powered balm formula, this lush lippy leaves lips velvety soft, offering comfort and colour in one hit. The pigment is buildable, but whatever boldness level you choose, know that it’s here to stay.
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