Thanksgiving isn’t known for being a lipstick-friendly holiday. But if you’re like us and can’t go a day without your favorite shade, a day of gluttony isn’t going to stand in the way of swiping a bullet on. Thanks to a set of stay-all-day lipsticks, it is possible to have your third helping of turkey and gravy and a killer lip color, too. Not only will your petty cousin be jealous of your perfectly painted lip, you’ll also avoid your uncle Snapchatting your runny lipstick that’s made its way down to your chin. We’ve rounded up the best long-wearing lipsticks that will hold up throughout your Thanksgiving feast.
1. NYX Full Throttle Lipsticks In Trickster
This trendy purple shade is waterproof which makes it wine-proof by default.
NYX | $7
2. Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Babe
A worn-off pink lip may be slightly less obvious than a bold shade, but that doesn't mean you won't stress over whether it needs a touch up mid-dinner. Your solution: Bobbi Brown’s Crush Lip Color has a lived-in, just-blotted finish that doesn’t feather or fade. It’s also packed with ultra-moisturizing vitamins C, E, and beeswax.
Bobbi Brown | $29
3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil In Belle De Jour
The only thing drier than your quirky uncle’s bad after-dinner jokes: Your lips from using a pencil. Although this NARS matte finish pencil will hold up throughout the entire holiday, it’s enriched with emollients that keep lips hydrated and smooth.
Nars | $26
4. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick In Beetroot
Your family will be impressed by your fearlessness for choosing a dark plum lip shade for a holiday feast, so make sure you swipe on a bullet that won't smudge as you're deep into the stuffing. Bite's formula might be creamy and hydrating, but it won't move—no matter how many courses are in your Thanksgiving dinner.
Bite | $26
5. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick In Bad Blood
We didn't think it was possible to meet a lipstick that was stronger than our love of apple crisp, but Urban Decay's tube has proved us wrong. If you can't part with your go-to classic red lip for one day of feasting, this rich crimson shade will stay on your lips throughout every dinner course, even dessert.
Urban Decay | $17
6. Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Creator
A full coverage matte lipstick that won’t melt off when you’re stuffing your face with turkey soaked in mom’s infamous gravy? Yup, this Maybelline tube is the real deal. It may glide on like a gloss, but it dries into a shine-free finish that won’t settle into cracks or fine lines.
Maybelline | $8
7. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick In Birkin Brown
If anyone understands the importance of a perfectly painted lip no matter how big the dinner menu, it’s Charlotte Tilbury, the queen of all things glam. Swipe on this rusty brown shade as a fall-festive alternative to your peachy nude.
Charlotte Tilbury | $32
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Buff
Not quite pink, not quite nude, this lovely neutral has a matte finish that doesn’t dry out lips and will stay put through a slice of pumpkin pie—or two.
Anastasia Beverly Hills | $18