Whether you need to appear polished in a pinch or take your look from day to night, lipstick is the one beauty buy that has the power to pull everything together in a single swipe. The trick is, once you apply it, you鈥檒l want to make sure it doesn鈥檛 budge during whatever you have on your schedule. And, when it comes to finding a long-wear color, there鈥檚 no better expert to turn to than a makeup artist. After all, it鈥檚 their job to ensure that the makeup they apply lasts from the time the camera starts rolling until the shoot鈥檚 wrapped. So, in honor of National Lipstick Day on July 29 (the perfect opportunity to score a free shade), we asked some of our favorite makeup artists to share the long-lasting formulas they keep in their kits. Scroll on to see them all!

1. MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor($21): A red lip is a classic no matter your skin tone, but this shade from MAC is well-suited for summer, thanks to the seriously saturated color payoff. Celebrity makeup artist Joy Fennell considers it her current go-to for the hue, but she also adores the texture since it鈥檚 matte but doesn鈥檛 leave lips dry.

2. Danessa Myricks Real Love ColorFix ($18): The secret to a superior stay-all-day lipstick? According to professional makeup artist Yvonne MacInnis, 鈥淚t has to last, have great flexibility, feel comfortable, and [not] dry out.鈥 This tube is safe for eyes, lips, and face, so you can create a monochromatic makeup look that won鈥檛 budge until you鈥檙e ready to take it off. While berry shades are associated with the fall, she considers the fruity shade appropriate all year round.

3. NYX Stone Fox Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick ($7): If you鈥檙e looking for something a little more dramatic, MacInnis suggests snapping up this sultry grey shade called Stone Fox from NYX. She admits she grew to love the brand not only for its amazing color range and fabulous formulas but also for the affordable prices 鈥 something especially important when having to restock her kit.

4. Sephora Collection Tan Lines #LIPSTORIES Lipstick ($8): Though Sephora Beauty Director David Razzano says the #LipStories line has a shade for every one of life鈥檚 adventures, Tan Lines is his go-to nude. Swipe it on when you鈥檙e hanging poolside or atop one of the city鈥檚 chicest rooftops.

5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Mauves Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon ($26): Swatches of matte finishes are probably what pops into your head when you think about long-wear lippies. But this creamy confection proves that鈥檚 not always the case. 鈥淚t provides everything you love about a liquid lipstick (creamy and long-wear) in a lightweight, hydrating formula,鈥 Razzano says.

6. Surratt Beauty Quaintrelle 03 La Baton Rouge Lipstick ($38): Makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo recommends reaching for this dual-ended lipstick for a healthy natural flush that allows you to play with the finish. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a sexy, healthy tone, like from being in the sun or drinking wine,鈥 she says. 鈥淵our lip but better.鈥

7. Pat McGrath Obsessed! MatteTrance Lipstick ($38): Restrepo says it鈥檚 an investment worth making, thanks to its hydrating formula and high-impact color. 鈥淭he modern formulations are flexible and don鈥檛 dry up the lip or feel pasty,鈥 she says. Plus, this nearly neon orange-red lipstick in Obsessed! is a hue that鈥檚 been popping up everywhere from the world鈥檚 runways to your Instagram feed.

8. CoverGirl Exhibitionist Cream Lipstick ($7): CoverGirl has undergone a serious makeover this year, and Merli Estime, a professional makeup artist, has loved the results 鈥 including this update of the brand鈥檚 Colorlicious Lipstick. The rich raspberry has become one of her go-to product picks because the 鈥渇ormula glides on velvety smooth and is pigmented enough that even after eating and drinking, it still [stays] on.鈥

9. NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27): While the season is all about punchy pops of color, Estime also appreciates a good nude like this one from NARS for medium to dark skin tones. 鈥淵es, it鈥檚 a lipstick in pencil form, so precision is awesome sauce,鈥 she says. 鈥淸It鈥檚] highly pigmented, glides on with no issue, and has an amazing color range.鈥

10. Huda Beauty Demi Matte Lipstick ($20): Huda Kattan鈥榮 newest lipstick is appropriately hitting shelves on National Lipstick Day. The demi-matte formula strikes a balance between a matte and glossy finish to create what Kattan calls a power lip. In fact, each of the 15 shade names is inspired by other badass monikers, so you can let your inner girl boss loose.

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