The Best Long Lasting Lipstick

by Amelia Old
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Every lady seeks the perfect lipstick- the one that gives full, luscious lips. Lipstick that works for one diva may not work for another. The beauty-product-loving woman wants the energizer bunny of all lip colors. She does not want to leave her mark on the cheeks of friends at a party or the collar of her lover. She wants the color to last through a business meeting or through a night of partying. 


To keep your lipstick looking fresh all day, celebrity makeup artist Riku Campo suggests that you make sure your lips are well moisturized before you apply any lipstick. He personally uses Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour Cream Lip Protectant under any lip color. There are many lip colors out there from which you can choose. Do not fret, there are many formulas that provide the desired staying power.


MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme


According to NYC based makeup artist Sharon Becker, MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme is "non-drying and feels fresh, not sticky." This is an important factor when searching for the best lip color with the strongest staying power. 

"InStyle" magazine named this lipstick "The Best Long-Wearing Lip Color" in 2010; MAC Pro Longwear also won this honor in '05, '06, '07 and '08.

L'Oreal Infallible


Seeking a powerful yet affordable long wearing lipstick? L'Oreal Infallible is a favorite among beauty experts, bloggers and magazines! L'oreal Infallible was voted Best Beauty Product in 2009 by "Oprah" magazine. Available in a variety of shades, you can strut your stuff with a long-wearing color that fits your personality.   

 Stila Acai Crush Lip & Cheek Stain

The latest addition to Stila's Acai collection, the Acai Crush Lip & Cheek Stain was named one of the Best Long-Wearing Lip Stains by "Allure" magazine. "Allure" blogger Sara Wexler said " The brush-pen makes it easy to apply perfectly before it dries, and the color stays put all night. I tested it at my high school reunion, and it survived what felt like dozens of cheek kisses and drinks."


Illamasqua Lipstick

Beauty expert Charu Suri says Illamasqua Lipstick in "Box" is the "everlasting gobstopper of lipsticks" Akisa from, says "I'm impressed that Illamasqua lipstick is so pigmented you can even apply it without liner, as long as you have a lip brush or stiff angled brush." She says this lipstick is known for its staying power. This sounds like it's for the hot and steamy divalicious ladies.


Additional Long-Wearing Lip Tip

Jessica Lighter from Cliche Cosmetics, which specializes in stage makeup that needs to last under hot stage lights for hours, shares "To make any lipstick long lasting, apply lip liner to the lips and fill them in and then apply lipstick on top. Then apply a powder on top and then another layer of lipstick. This technique works with any brand or formula."






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