Let’s be completely honest, there are few makeup products that have the power to make a statement like a stunning lipstick. Whether you prefer a subtle nude shade, a lovely pink hue, or a bold red color, just a swipe of lipstick can instantly change your entire appearance (and mood).
However, it’s no secret that not all lipsticks are made equal, especially those that tend to smudge on your coffee cup, your favorite pastry, or even your loved one.
There are numerous techniques available to make your lip color last longer, but when it comes to true staying power, long-lasting lipstick formulas are unbeatable.
With just one swipe, you can eat, drink, and kiss to your heart’s content without needing to reapply.
While liquid lipsticks have become popular for their long-lasting properties (perfect for the ultimate kiss-proof test!), there’s something satisfying about twisting the tube of a traditional lipstick and gliding the velvet bullet across your lips.
Discover the top 20 long-lasting lipsticks that truly live up to their name and put the “stick” in lipstick.
Alia Matte Lipstick Colour Most affordable
Infused with Habbatus Sauda, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, this lipstick offers great colour payoff that lasts.
With a smooth application, this also feels comfortable on the lips with little to no touch-up needed.
Alia Matte Lipstick Colour retails for RM21.90.
Silkygirl OMG! Powder Matte Lipcolor
Gliding velvety smooth onto the lips for an ultra-comfortable wear, this lippie contains avocado oil as well as extracts of chamomile and aloe vera to protect, soothe, and moisturise. Long-lasting lipsticks that are super affordable? This is top on our list, for sure!
Silkygirl OMG! Powder Matte Lipcolor retails for RM26.90.
Simplysiti Timeless Matte Lipstick
For a bold lip look, this lipstick offers intense pigment in a lightweight texture.
Infused with Orange Lily Extract and Sweet Almond Oil, this long-lasting lipstick also lets you enjoy comfort throughout the day, as it nourishes and softens the lips.
Simplysiti Timeless Matte Lipstick retails for RM35.90. A discount is available at the time of writing. Check the link to see if it’s still available.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte
Matte lipsticks are often associated with a drying formula; but not this one!
This applies smoothly onto the lips and feels lightweight. Infused with a blend of hydrating botanicals, this also instantly smooth and hydrate the lips so you’ll have lips that feel soft all day.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte retails for RM35.90.
Maybelline Ultimatte Lipstick Most all-rounded
For a matte lipstick that delivers great colour payoff, look no further than the Ultimatte from Maybelline.
What we love is that while it may have high-impact pigment, it still feels lightweight and allows you to create a trendy blurring look that’s non-drying.
The lipstick is also housed in a gorgeous, slim case.
Maybelline Ultimatte Lipstick retails for RM39.90.
Sunnies Face Fluffmatte
This long-lasting lipstick is formulated with the silk-structure technology so the formula feels like a second skin on your lips.
Besides this, the blendable product also works as a multi-stick so you can use it as an eyeshadow and blush as well.
Reviewers who have tried it love its gorgeous colour and how well it glides onto the lips.
Sunnies Face Fluffmatte retails for RM42.99.
Holika Holika Heartcrush Lipstick Cute packaging
This matte lipstick has a light, gentle formula that is easy to apply and feels hydrating on the lips.
Its super eye-catching heart-shaped tip isn’t just to look good but also helps you create a defined cupid’s bow more easily.
Holika Holika Heartcrush Lipstick retails for RM49.90. A generous discount is available at the time of writing. Tap on the link to see if it’s still available.
3CE Soft Matte Lipstick
With an intense colour payoff and soft texture, this lipstick keeps your lips looking great and feeling comfortable.
There are six shades available and you can be sure that they’re the most stylish ones you can find, given how 3CE is always at the forefront of Korean trends.
3CE Soft Matte Lipstick retails for RM82.
M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick
A lipstick doesn’t achieve and retain its cult status – for years, mind you – for no reason. Case in point: this iconic lipstick from M.A.C.
Its must-have shade, Ruby Woo is a real crowd-pleaser as it’s the perfect shade of red that flatters virtually every skin tone. You’ll also love that the long-wear formula is void of any shine or glitter to give you the boldest, most glamorous crimson pout.
M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick retails for RM95.
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Matte
Loved by industry-insiders for its innovative approach to colour makeup, it’s hard to do a list of long-lasting lip colours without including Shu Uemura in the line-up.
This lip formula combines a powdery matte finish and a creamy, easy-to-spread texture to wrap your lips comfortably in a velvety, comfortable colour.
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Matte retails for RM113.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Shaped like a jumbo pencil, this non-drying formula contains rich emollients and vitamin E for a creamy texture that stays put and vibrant for hours. Plus, its pencil format makes it super easy for anyone to achieve pro-like precision.
This is definitely one of the kiss-proof lipsticks you want to invest in that you know won’t kiss and tell.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil retails for RM115.
Natasha Denona I Need A Rose Lipstick
Looking for a long-lasting lipstick that you can wear to a pool party? this water-resistant formula may just be it.
Offering full coverage pigment with gel-based texture, this feels hydrated on the lips with smooth shine.
As a bonus, it is infused with aloe vera and papaya fruit extracts, which have packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Natasha Denona I Need A Rose Lipstick retails for RM115.
Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color
A 3-in-1 blush, lip colour, and lip liner, this kiss-proof lipstick is available in a range of wearable nude tones in matte finishes.
Waterproof and feather-proof, this has an intense pigment and smooth application that you’ll enjoy using whether at the start of the day or throughout the day for touch-ups.
Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color retails for RM122.
Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick
With great colour payoff, this has a plush matte formula that’s enriched with ingredients that allow it to glide on easily while delivering a consistent coverage.
This also comes in a huge range of colours, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick retails for RM129.
Guerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipstick
You can’t call yourself a lipstick aficionado without owning this glorious lipstick. The lipstick, enriched with plant-based polymers, micro-crystals, jojoba, mango butter, and hyaluronic acid, envelops the lips in smooth, luscious colour that doesn’t budge once it’s set.
But the chic casing, which comes with a double mirror, deserves a special shout-out as the work of art takes the lipstick from amazing to iconic with its ingenious design that lets you dress your lips on the go effortlessly.
The best part? The lipstick has recently been reinvented to a refill design where you can pick your favourite casing and lipstick shade from the countless variants available.
Guerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipstick retails for RM150. Lipstick case sold separately.
Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick
Comfortably soft and weightless, this couture lipstick delivers an ultra-matte finish from the very first stroke and covers the lips in an intense colour for up to 12 hours.
Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick retails for RM172.
Rouge Dior Forever Lipstick
For a long-lasting lipstick that delivers bold pigment, this is one to consider.
This is available in a range of vibrant colours and is able to nourish your lips so they feel comfortable all day, all while delivering a transfer-proof formula that’s resistant to all contact, including on fabrics.
Rouge Dior Forever Lipstick retails for RM175.
Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick Wide colour range
The first thing that will catch your eyes is probably its elegant gold metal ribbed packaging, but this lipstick is more than just an eye candy.
With a 35-shade collection, this delivers intense shades with a soft creamy texture. Thanks to the oils and gelling waxes it contains, it feels soft and velvety on the lips.
Its smudge-proof formula also ensures that the lip colour lasts all day.
Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick retails for RM175.
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick
This innovative formula moves with your lips, delivering a cushiony effect that makes your lips look smoother and fuller, with its pigment lasting all day.
The buttery lipstick has a soft matte finish and is available in a range of wearable shades that pretty much anyone can pull off and for any occasion.
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick retails for RM175.
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick
For maximum matte effect that is equal parts pigmented and hydrated, look no further than this richly pigmented lipstick that adorns the lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour.
And if a sensually creamy formula isn’t enough, it’s also infused with optical diffusers that blur the appearance of imperfections and is combined with a blend of polymers to provide flexibility and adherence.
Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the black-lacquered couture case fashioned with a surrealist golden lip? We don’t expect anything less than the Mother of Makeup, to be honest.
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick retails for RM2oo.
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