10 Long-Lasting Lipsticks That Don’t Budge, According to Celebrity Makeup Pros
It seems like every lipstick out there promises to last all day, but we know that the majority of products that say they’re kiss-proof just don’t live up to the hype. The struggle is real, especially when you have little to no extra time in your days to drop everything and reapply again, or simply need your ‘stick to last you through a special event like a Valentine’s Day date. So, we turned to the pros to find out which lip stains, sticks and glosses actually stay put — from morning coffee to date-night cocktails. We tapped into the expertise of some top celebrity makeup artists to see which long-wearing formulas (that actually require zero touch-ups) they swear by — and their A-list clients love. Read below and get ready to pucker up as they spill some star-worthy lipstick tips.
Daniel Martin, the celeb makeup master to Emmy Rossum, Jessica Alba and Bella Hadid. “And the shade Dolce Vita is a beautiful blue-red.”
and offer moisturizing-rich color, like the NARS Velvet Lip Pencil,” shares Carmindy, beauty expert and star of TLC’s What Not to Wear. “The color stays put day and night, and it’s so easy to apply since it’s a lip pencil and lipstick all on one. Plus, the color is never drying, unlike most long-wearing lip colors.”
Nick Barose, whose client list includes Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o and Kate Mara. “It boasts a long-lasting shine that’s perfect for day to night.”
Robert Sesnek, whose celeb clientele includes Grace Gealey, Olivia Culpo and Kate Upton. “The Velvet Cherry shade is so universal and it’s the perfect wine hue that so many people are looking for during the fall and winter months. It’s also amazingly wearable all year round. I used this shade recently on Chrissy Teigen and it looked gorgeous and lasted all day. I didn’t need to reapply it once.”
Luis Casco. “One side is a waterproof stain and the other a clear shiny gloss. I use this lipstick on my clients when I know I won’t be able to do many touch-ups — like on the red carpet or certain photo shoots.”
Saisha Beecham. “It lasts all day and keeps its bright tone for hours. My color of choice is Always Red 01 because it’s an amazingly bold red. I was first introduced to this color when my makeup assistant wore it on set. I complimented the color when she walked in and noticed her lips were still super bright by the end of the day. I’ve been hooked ever since!
Justin St. Clair, the glam guru for celebrities like Rita Ora, Lily Collins and Miranda Kerr.
Tamara Delbridge. “It’s highly pigmented, easy to apply given its flat-shaped sponge applicator and it’s so light I forget that I’m wearing it. One of my clients, Dari Alexander of FOX 5 NY News, talks for a living, so she’s constantly drinking warm liquids to soothe her throat. When I use this lipstick, she never needs a touch-up.”
Fiona Stiles, who paints the faces of Amy Adams, Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Garner. “Plus, they last all day with no touch-ups needed. The color will not budge until you take it off. Seriously!”