Whether you prefer a stick or a stain, these six picks go the distance.
New York Color Smooch Proof 16 HR Lip Stain
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.
Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick
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.
M.A.C Pro Longwear Lipcreme
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.
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick
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.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar
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.