The 10 Best Lipsticks and Stains for Long-Lasting Color

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In a perfect world, every lipstick, gloss and stain we picked up would have the long-lasting power to survive an apocalypse. Because we know that's not the case with the majority of lip formulas, we rounded up10 that pass the no-budge test, below.

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Photo Credits: Rodin Olio Lusso

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lip & Cheek Oil ($35)

When it comes to lightweight, barely-there lip color, this luxe cheek and lip oil takes the cake. It instantly drenches lips with hydration and a sexy wash of color.


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Photo Credits: Burberry

Burberry Kisses Lip Lacquer ($37)

High-shine but never sticky, all 12 shades of this bold lacquer—think delicate nudes to punchy corals and reds—stay put for hours without wavering on the gloss factor.


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Photo Credits: Buxom Cosmetics

Buxom Cosmetics Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stain ($22)

One swipe of this superlight, long-lasting stain won't budge until dinner. The best part? It's packed with hyaluronic acid and peptides to plump and nourish lips, too.


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Photo Credits: Honest Beauty

Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick ($13)

This vegan, avocado oil–infused lipstick hydrates lips while you wear any of the seven stunning shades—they range from nude to a pretty berry hue—without making lips feel cakey or dry.

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Photo Credits: Revlon

Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish ($10)

Awesome color payoff, a lush feel and a formula that takes some serious elbow grease to remove makes this tube a must for those extra-long days.  

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Photo Credits: Sally Beauty

COL-LAB Matte Addiction Liquid Lip Color ($10)

It's so light you'll forget you have it on—until coworkers ask you for the secret behind this your-lips-but-better liquid. (Little do they know it's $10.)


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Photo Credits: Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint ($24)

Once given a moment to dry, this watery formula dries down to a must-have semi-matte finish that stays in place until you wash it off. 

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Photo Credits: Avon

Avon 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo Lip Line & Fill Duo ($12)

Both sides of this dual-ended pencil house a saturated lip stain: Use the thinner, pencil-tipped side to line, and the thicker, marker-like one to fill. 


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Photo Credits: Giorgio Armani Beauty

Giorgio Armani Beauty Matte Nature Lip Mastreo ($38)

No matter which of the 33 shades you select (we're partial to the 10 new hues inspired by natural elements) the soft, mousse-like formula feels comforting on lips, not sticky, or drying. The best part: you don't have to worry about it smudging off with every bite of your lunch. 


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Photo Credits: YSL Beauty

YSL Beauty Vernis a Levres Water Stain ($37)

The pointed applicator tip makes coloring in the lines easy; the long-wearing water-like formula makes your pout look effortless.