6 Long-Lasting Lip Colors

Whether you prefer a stick or a stain, these six picks go the distance.

1

New York Color Smooch Proof 16 HR Lip Stain

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This lightweight stain feels like you have nothing on, but packs a colorful punch. Plus, the marker-shaped tip makes it easy to stay within the lines. In seven shades.

To buy: $4, amazon.com.

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2

Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick

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This slender stick delivers smooth and precise coverage in a single swipe. Polymers in the formula help bind color to lips for up to six hours. In 26 shades.

To buy: $14, sephora.com.

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3

M.A.C Pro Longwear Lipcreme

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Smooth and buttery in texture, this pro pick glides on easily and stays put for hours without feathering, fading, or flaking off. In nine shades.

To buy: $20, maccosmetics.com.

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4

Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick

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Though it has a thin, liquid consistency when you first put it on, this super saturated pick quickly dries down to a matte finish that won’t budge without makeup remover. In six shades.

To buy: $18, doseofcolors.com.

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5

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

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With the color payoff of a lipstick and the silky application of a gloss, this hydrating hybrid also has ingredients like hemp oil to keep lips from drying out—even after hours of wear. In 54 shades.

To buy: $18, amazon.com.

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6

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

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A makeup artist favorite because of its highly pigmented and fade-resistant formula, this liquid standby coats lips in opaque color that is true to hue—and won’t come off on your glass. In 10 shades.

To buy: $24, stilacosmetics.com.

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