The biggest issue we women face, whilst make up shopping, is finding the most perfect lip shade. Once you find this elusive Holy Grail, you know it in your heart of hearts that the company will either discontinue it the following month super discreetly or the company itself will shut down.
But nowadays you can choose from lip gloss, lip plumper, lip balm, matte balm, glossy balms, balm stains, lip paint, lip tint, lip stains and of course lipstick. But with our common habit of chewing on our nails and lips and eating as and when we get a chance and drinking whatever is drinkable, our lipsticks tend to fade within a couple of hours and we look like that girl from Ring. So here we are to help you figure out the longest lasting lip colours for your everyday use-
A brilliant collection by Maybelline, these lipsticks come in browns, pinks, reds and purples. These last for good 14 hrs without bleeding, leaving a stain or basically just fading away. They keep the lips moisturized and soft. Acting as second skin to lips, glosses glide perfectly on them giving the much needed shine for the night out.
These chubby sticks have become so popular it is a wonder they haven’t been discontinued yet. In case you don’t get them in your local department stores, then call for them from the U.S. These babies come in delicious colours of pinks, reds and violets and stay for over 6 hrs. No touch up is required and they do not come off whilst eating or drinking. They are extremely moisturizing and feel soft on the lips, without making them cakey or dry. They smoothen out the creases and basically work like God. The Revlon ColorStay Range includes long lasting lip colours.
The M.A.C. lipsticks tend to be around for long. We are guessing that’s why they are so steeply priced. However, the best one from their range is Pro Longwear Lip Crème. Gliding on like butter and making your lips as soft, these sticks have the most amazing shades and M.A.C. has mastered the art of coming up with colours which suit Indian skin. Woohoo!
The Infallible range boasts about its staying power. The lipstick lasts for over 4 hrs and it does not bleed. Having a semi matte finish, it looks creamy and lips look good enough to be eaten. Top it off with the Infallible Gloss, which too lasts for over 5 hrs. The shine fades away after a while however, the colour stays. The gloss, though thick and sticky, is easy to apply and doesn’t feather all over making you look like The Joker.
These average priced dual sticks come with the promise of lasting over 10 hrs. We know the lip gloss lasts for 7 hrs and the stain/colour remains for an additional hour or two. Amazing staying power at a reasonable price! It has limited shades though, mostly in pink and its various shades.
Probably one of the costliest lip sticks available, it is also one of the best. Extremely light weight, creamy and hydrating, this lipstick is made for the lips as trashy scripts are made for (and by) Bollywood. Though its glossy finish fades after a while, the colour stays rich and creamy for really long. The colour neither bleeds nor settles in the creases of the lips. One of the best ‘Splurge’ products, do use it sparingly.
One of the best long lasting lipsticks available, Lancome beats every other brand out there. Aiming to attract the younger generation back to lipsticks, Lancome used Emma Watson as the ambassador for this product. Super light weight with a hydrating effect, this lipstick lasts for good 7 hours. Once it fades, the stain remains for a couple of hours which has to be removed with a make-up remover.
Our tips –
To make the lipstick last longer, wear the colours with lip liners.
To plump up your lips, wear nude glosses from the centre of your lips. Else just invest in a lip plumper. It is exactly like a gloss except that it will sting a bit thanks to its collagen properties and will give your lips the plumping effect for an hour. Faces have a range of lip plumpers.
With this we come to the end of our list. Do you have any personal favourite that you just can’t live without and will swear your life on it? Leave us a comment or tweet us at @TheRoyale.