The Best Long-Lasting Lipsticks That Won't Get Rubbed Off by Your Mask
With just a quick swipe, lipstick can transform any makeup look, not to mention our moods. But there's just one tiny issue: most lipsticks just don't last very long, often times imprinting on our coffee cups, smearing onto our food (anyone else gotten used to eating red lipstick off their sandwich?), and, more recently, getting rubbed off our lips (and all around our mouths) by our face masks. However, technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are now a good selection of long-lasting, transfer-proof lipsticks — most of them liquid — that have been formulated to last through even the most hectic of days. No, seriously, some of these lipsticks are so indelible, they require heavy-duty makeup remover to get off.
When searching for a long-wear lipstick, we want a formula that looks just as flawless at 8pm during work drinks as it did leaving the house at 8am. And in the time of coronavirus, we also want one that won't get smudged off by our masks during our tube journeys, leaving us looking like some sort of sad and sweaty clown. Yep, mask-proof lipstick is now at the top of our lipstick must-have wish list (2020 is wild, people); and, of course, we want all of this staying power while still having a formula that is easy to apply, comes in great colours, and feels comfortable on the lips with zero bleeding or fading.
But that's obviously no easy feat when you're not sure where to start, which is where we come in. From high end to high street, we've found 13 of the very best long-lasting liquid lipsticks, which we promise will withstand your busiest days and won't transfer all over your face mask. These smart formulas are transfer-proof, nondrying, and budge-proof (read: food-proof), all without prioritising on high-intensity pigment.