We all have a favourite lipstick that looks and makes us feel gorgeous. However, as we go about our day, especially after eating and drinking, the unavoidable situation happens; the lipstick sheds and we are left with the ghost of our past: patches and stains of the lipstick.
In this article, we will teach you tips and hacks to help ensure your lip colour lasts longer. We will also introduce to you lipsticks that have received rave reviews over its longevity and pigmentation. Most of them are matte lipsticks, because they have the longest longevity. But matte lipsticks can be very drying on the lips so follow these steps to ensure hydrated, plump lips.
How to keep lip colour long-lasting
To keep your lips lasting as long and as comfortably as it could, preparation work is necessary. Starting with the night before, go to bed with a thick coat of your favourite lip balm or lip mask. This will ensure overnight hydration so that you will wake up with plump and moisturised lips.
Fresh has a few famous lip care products such as the Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy and Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy. The Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige has also been gaining popularity within the online community for its efficacy.
The next step would be to exfoliate dry and dead skin from lips, so that your lip colour can apply more smoothly. It could be as simple as using a toothbrush to gently scrub the lips while you brush your teeth in the morning, or use lip scrubs such as those from Lush. You could even make a simple DIY lip scrub using brown sugar and olive oil.
By now you should be starting on your skincare and makeup process. But first, apply a layer of lip balm before you start on the routine. Try a cult favourite like Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. This would allow the lip balm to continue nourishing and hydrating your lips as you begin your morning beauty regime.
Once you are ready to put on the lip product, blot away the excess lip balm first. You can also dust a light layer of translucent loose setting powder to prevent oils from interfering with the long-wear lip product.
Next, use a lip liner to shape and fill the lips. Lip liners tend to have a sturdier formula and works like a foundation beneath makeup and help prevent feathering and bleeding of the lip colour beyond the contours of the lips. By using the same or similar shade, your lip colour will still stay as a stain even after the top coat of lipstick wears off. Popular lip liners include Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and Mac Cosmetics Lip Pencil.
Now, you can go on with your favourite lipsticks (or just choose one from the list below!). If the finish is not a complete matte (like Kylie’s matte lipsticks), but more of a creamy matte (like Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain), you can also dust a light layer of loose translucent powder to mattify it and prevent easy transfer.
If you need recommendations for long-lasting lipsticks, here are 28 that we love.
Leave a comment if you have a hack or lip product to recommend to us, fellow makeup lover!
1. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick
Winner of the “Best Budget-friendly Matte Lipstick” category at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2018, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick retails at SGD25 and is available at all major drugstores.
2. Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk
Winner of the “Best Lip Stain” category at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2018, Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk retails at SGD15.90 for the lipstick and SGD7.90 for a case of your choice.
3. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Winner of the “Best Liquid Lipstick” category at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2018, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is available in 43 shades, and retails at SGD31, at Sephora.
4. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche 24 Karat Gold
Winner of the “Best Satin Lipstick” category at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2018, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche 24 Karat Gold retails at SGD21.90.
5. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hitch Hike (Comfort Matte)
Winner of the “Best Splurge-worthy Matte Lipstick” category at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2018, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hitch Hike (Comfort Matte) retails at SGD31, and is available at Sephora stores and Urban Decay free-standing stores.
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6. Burberry Liquid Velvet
Burberry Lip Velvet retails for SGD46 at Burberry counters and Sephora.
7. Clio Virgin Kiss Lip Tension
8. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip retails for SGD8.67 (USD6.50) on their website (shipping fees apply).
9. Dose Of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD24 (USD18) on their website (shipping fees apply).
10. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour in Uncensored retails for SGD36 on Sephora.
11. Guerlain Liquid Intense Matte Lipstick
Guerlain Liquid Intense Matte Lipstick retails for SGD50 at Guerlain counters and Sephora.
12. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD46 at Sephora.
13. Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit retails for SGD38.66 (USD29) on their website (shipping fees apply).
14. L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Lips
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Lips retail for SGD19.90 at leading drugstores and major super- and hyper-marts.
15. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick
Mac Retro Matte Lipstick retails for SGD33 at MAC stores, counters, and Lazada.
16. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème retails for SGD44 at Sephora.
17. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick retails for SGD17.90 at leading drugstores.
18. Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick
19. NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment retails for SGD40 at NARS counters and Sephora.
20. Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Colour
Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Colour retails for SGD37 at Sephora.
21. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream retails for SGD14 at NYX stores (Bugis Junction, Plaza Singapura, and Westgate) and Sephora.
22. Peripera Ink Velvet
Peripera Ink Velvet retails online at retailers like Althea for SGD13.30.
23. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain retails for SGD19 at Sephora.
24. Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD42 at Sephora.
25. Tarte Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
Tarte Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint retails for SGD32 at Sephora.
26. Tom Ford Lip Colour Matte
27. Too Faced Melted Matte – Liquefied Long Wear Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Matte – Liquefied Long Wear Matte Lipstick retails for SGD33 at Sephora.
28. Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD30 at Urban Decay stores (Bugis Junction, Vivocity, Takashimaya S.C.) and Sephora.