We’ve spent the last year and a half seeking mask-proof makeup, but now, many of us are ready to get back into our old makeup habits and start rocking lippies once again. As more people are getting vaccinated and mask mandates are changing, the idea of wearing lipstick or lip gloss is becoming more enticing—but lippies that fade, smear or dry out the lips are still a no-go. Here, we’re sharing the best long lasting lipsticks and lip glosses just in time for International Kissing Day and your post-vaccine summer outings.
If lightweight lippies are your go-to, this pick was made for you. Not only does it feel like nothing on the lips, but it provides a bold, long-lasting, shiny color without ever feeling sticky. It packs the pigment of a liquid lipstick, the shine of a gloss, and the long-wearing capabilities of a lip stain. The formula doesn’t bleed, feather or smear, making it perfect for International Kissing Day.
Lip stains are the ultimate product for low maintenance beauty lovers who want to add color to their lips without having to worry about touch-ups throughout the day. Simply swipe on this lip stain using the precision applicator to define your lips, and you’ll be left with a long-lasting matte color that wears beautifully with no re-applying necessary.
This lippie combines rich, matte pigment with a creamy feel on the lips and a delicious caramel scent. The mechanical tip makes precise application easy, and the bold pigment makes for one-swipe coverage.
No one likes the unpleasant feeling of a dry, matte lipstick on their lips. Even worse is applying lipstick on top of chapped lips. Finding long-lasting lippies for dry lips is tricky, but this lipstick does the trick. It’s richly pigmented, creamy, and smooth while providing a demi-matte finish. Despite its creamy consistency which often leads to color slipping and sliding around, it remains smudge-proof. Not only is this formula beloved for the lips, but it’s also great for multi-tasking makeup, too.
If lip gloss is more your speed over a matte lipstick, we’ve got you covered. This gloss is ultra-hydrating, provides a high-shine wet look, and lasts up to eight hours all while making the lips feel soft and hydrated. It’s the perfect pick to ensure your lips are juicy for all that post-vaccine smooching in your future—for International Kissing Day of course!.
With so many lip color formulas available, it can be tough to choose one. Do you opt for hydration and stick with a gloss, or do you go matte and bold with lipstick? With this pick, you don’t have to choose. It combines the comfort and moisture of a lip gloss as well as the pigment and matte finish of a lipstick. The unique whipped formulation is comfortable on the lips and provides a velvet matte finish.
Photo Credit: Photography: Matthew Zach, Senior Art Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay
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