Are you a fan of long-lasting lip products? I’m forever on a quest to find lip products that last for hours without touching them up. In addition, they can’t flake and crack. And most importantly they absolutely cannot make my “more mature lips” look like dried up shriveled raisins. Many of the products on the market these days that are touted as long-lasting are matte and are simply not flattering on anyone over the age of 30. They often emphasize lip lines and there’s nothing flattering about that look. Don’t get me wrong, matte is fine if it’s the right formula.
Let’s take a look at the long-lasting lip products that have been rocking my world lately…
The Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Liquid Lipstick is waterproof, highly pigmented, and smudge-proof. It stays on forever. It doesn’t dry my lips out. It looks great all day. I can wipe my lips with a napkin and drink from a glass with my lipstick staying in place. If you haven’t tried this one, I highly recommend that you do. This formula can be worn matte or you can use the included clear gloss to add shine.
YSL Glossy Stains have been a favorite of mine for a few years. I love the fruity scent of all YSL lip products. These are opaque and lightweight. They go on shiny and actually stay that way for several hours through meals and drinks as well. If you haven’t tried one of these I suggest you give them a try.
The next two products are newer to me and they have quickly earned a spot on my favorites list.
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment is another weightless formula with intense pigment that lasts a long time without touch ups. It’s a more watery formula than the others and a little bit goes a long way. The applicator is good for getting a very precise application around the borders of the lips.
Dior Lip Tattoo is nice when you want a more natural looking or enhanced look to the lips. They describe it as a tinted ink that fuses with the lips transparently and lightly, boosting their natural color weightlessly with a healthy wash of color, and with incredible comfort. It can be worn alone or as a primer under lipstick. They claim that it will stay in place for 10 hours, but I haven’t gotten that kind of wear from it. However, a product that lasts 4-5 hours makes me pretty happy too.