10 Long-Lasting Lipsticks That Pass The Mask Test!
Now that we’re wearing masks whenever we leave the house, finding a long-lasting lipstick has never been more important. Sadly, creamy smooth lipsticks just don’t pass the mask test – one minute our signature lipstick is perfectly applied, the next it’s a hot mess. To save you from this sad situation, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best smudge-proof, life-proof, and most importantly, mask-proof lipstick formulas on the market.
We’ve always loved this Bourjois matte lipstick, but it wasn’t until we wore it for an entire day without smudging, that it became an obsession. In fact, we didn’t even need to reapply throughout the day. The soft velvety texture feels so luxurious on the lips and even though it dries down matte, it doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry thanks to the rich blend of evanescent oils to hydrate and plump the lip. It also has a soft-flocked applicator for easy on-the-go application. #Obsessed!
When a celebrity swears by a drugstore formula, you know it’s the one, and this drugstore lipstick is Beyoncé’s go-to! As you’d expect, to keep up with Beyoncé’s two-hour performances, the liquid lipstick is super long-wearing. According to her makeup artist Sir John, “It’s basically like keeping your makeup on through two hours of cardio.” We love it as it’s super lightweight but also really pigmented, so it’s really comfortable to wear and doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry like other matte lipsticks can. We love the heart-shaped applicator, which makes shaping the lips and adding dimension without using a lip pencil super easy.
3. Melt Cosmetics Matte Lipstick, $19
These creamy, non-drying lipsticks are formulated with 25% pigment for long-lasting, full-coverage color. They’re also available in a wide range of shades from nude-for-you tones to vibrant metallics, so you should be able to find a shade to suit your vibe. Another major bonus? They feel so comfortable on the lips!
Calling all the vegans out there! If you’re on the hunt for a cruelty-free vegan lip color, consider yourself in luck. This super-comfortable matte lipstick applies like a gloss but dries down matte and will last up to 12 hours without smudging! It’s so long-lasting that to remove the formula, the Lip Bar recommends using a nourishing oil… Or French fries – now that’s our kind of makeup remover!
All biases aside, our Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick never lets us down. We’ve put it to the test, and it’s officially 100% mask-proof and transfer-proof, so you can trust your lips will be looking good even when you take off your mask. Choose from deep berry shades to popping reds, mattes, and metallics. Our Huda Beauty Lip Contour Matte Pencil, $19, is also waterproof and mask-proof, making it the perfect combo for long-lasting color.
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We’re literally obsessed with this creamy matte lipstick, it feels so soft and nourishing on your lips and yet it’s super long-lasting, which TBH, can be a rarity. The lightweight formula is enriched with skin-smoothing silicones to nourish and plump the lip, and like all NYX Professional Makeup products, it’s also cruelty-free and PETA certified. Just be aware it has a sweet scent, so if you prefer fragrance-free formulas, this probably isn’t for you.
7. Glossier Generation G, $18
If you’re a no-makeup makeup kinda girl, you’ll fall in love with this long-lasting lip stain. The pigment is dialed-down for a natural lip tint that varies from lip to lip. The diffused, matte texture is formulated with blue agave and safflower oil to soften and hydrate lips and prevent future moisture loss. It also has a delicious lychee rose scent that we’re low-key obsessed with. Let this set and lightly blot before you wear a mask.
This weightless, long-wearing lipstick has a soft matte finish and is available in a range of eye-popping shades that look amazing on all skin tones. It also has a lip-defining precision wand for easy application. However, while the formula is long-lasting, when you first apply the ultra-pigmented lip stain, it can bleed, so we recommend applying a lip liner first.
This liquid formula literally ticks every box. The formula is super-saturated, it glides on to your lips with ease, and it doesn’t leave your lips feeling sticky or dry. The double-sided applicator also hugs the contours of your lips for easy on-the-go application. Plus, we’re in love with the 24-color shade range, which includes so many stunning nude-for-you tones and fall berry shades.
When we first trialed this matte lipstick, we were seriously impressed, and it’s been one of our fave drugstore lipsticks ever since. The saturated liquid matte is highly pigmented and is proven to last up to 16 hours. They also have a virtual try-on so you can easily find a new shade when shopping online.
What’s your go-to long-lasting formula? Let us know in the comments below
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