9 Longwear Lip Colors That Won’t Come Off, Even During A Makeout Session

best longwear lip colors

Nothing ruins the mood faster than smearing lipstick all over your partner’s face. For this very reason, I decided to investigate what lip colors truly live up to their longwear claims by performing a kiss test on my husband. After trying countless tubes, these are the best longwear lip colors out there. Trust me, they’ll last through any makeout session.

best longwear lip colors

1 BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Liquid Lipstick ($20; sephora.com)

One swipe of this mineral-based lipstick was all I needed for all-over color. Plus, unlike some stay-put formulations that feel dehydrating on, its combination of sunflower seed wax and raspberry seed oil kept my pout soft and supple.

best longwear lip color

2 Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip ($14; target.com)

Beyond its yummy scent, this liquid color leaves behind a look-at-me sheen that makes lips look a little fuller. Also nice? It doesn’t crack or crease.

best longwear lip colors

3 Dior Rouge Dior Ink Liner ($32; saks.com)

While it may look like lip liner, this chic felt-tip pen is actually a liquid lipstick. Use its inky, matte formula to subtly define lips or create a colorful statement look that won't feather or fade.

4 L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick ($12; ulta.com)

Part liquid lipstick, part lip stain, its unique ink formula glides on lips, leaving behind a silky finish that your S.O. will want to try and kiss off.

5 Ardell Beauty Forever Kissable Jumbo Lip Stain ($10; sallybeauty.com)

With the phrase “Forever Kissable” included in its name, I had high expectations for this lip marker. Luckily, it lived up to the hype. Plus, unlike typical stains, its pigment was extra vivid hours after application.

best longwear lip colors

6 Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse ($22; ulta.com)

Its compact packaging and powder-like appearance had me skeptical that it would really last. Spoiler: It did. The airy, whipped consistency was goofproof to apply and as soon as it dried down, it felt so lightweight that I forgot I even had it on.

7 Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick ($20; ulta.com)

One of the OGs of liquid lipstick, this formula is still as long-wearing and smooch-proof as ever.

best longwear lip colors

8 Thrive Matte Legacy Liquid Lipstick ($22; thrivecausemetics.com)

Not only does is dry in thirty seconds, making it ideal for a pre-kiss touch ups, it has a built-in primer to keep it in place all night.

best longwear lip colors

9 Crystal Hearts Silky Liquid Lipstick ($16; crystalheartscosmetics.com)

Despite my hubby’s hesitation to pucker up because of the formula’s intense color, it didn’t budge or smear.