For many of us, lipstick is non-negotiable. A slick of neutral, pink, or red pigment instantly brightens our complexion and leaves us looking and feeling put together. But finding one that lasts through mealtimes, a smooch from your SO, and hours of wear without smearing, flaking, or fading can seem impossible. That is, until now. Thankfully, there are products on the market that offer long-wear while still containing nourishing oils, butters, and silicones that won’t dry your pout.
According to Brittany Lo, professional makeup artist and founder of Beia you just have to know what to look for. “Skip ultra-glossy finishes, and opt for those that offer silicas in the formula for added staying power,” she says. “These formulas may not be as hydrating but they’ll last all day so you won’t need to reapply.” We rounded up the best long-lasting lipsticks that won’t smudge, transfer, dry out, or flake all day.