You don't need to break the bank to get quality products. 

By Kayla Greaves
Updated Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:45 pm
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There's nothing worse than finding a new beautiful lipstick shade, feeling on top of the world with that first stroke — then realizing you'll need to re-apply it every time you take a sip of water.

That's why sometimes, it's better to opt for a product that's long-lasting; one that will only come off when you're ready for it to go.

But just because you're in the market for colors that will stay put all day, doesn't mean you need to break the bank. Here, we've rounded up our top picks for the best long-lasting lipsticks (yes, we actually swear by these), whether you're looking for drugstore gems or willing to do a little splurging.

Nudestix Magnetic Plush Paint


Nudestix's buildable formula gives you the option to use a little for a pinch of color, or a lot to give you a pop of color. But no matter how much you use, the soothing chamomile and aloe extract included in the formula nourishes lips to give you all-day wear that won't dry out your lips. An added bonus is that this three-in-one product can also be used on the eyes and cheeks — yet another reason to add it to your Sephora cart ASAP.

To buy: $28,

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick


This liquid lipstick (that was Christian Siriano's go-to product at NYFW) offers ultra-pigmented color, and it won't budge until you're ready to take it off. With over 35 shades to choose from — including nudes, reds, and even purples — this cult favorite from Maybelline proves that you don't have to spend a ton of cash to get a quality product with lots of variety for all skin tones.

To buy: $8,

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick


If you're in the mood to treat yourself to a luxury lipstick, look no further than Gucci's Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte. With only one stroke, this product offers vibrant color, and a smooth, velvety finish that won't ever leave your lips feeling dry. It also doesn't transfer, but isn't a pain to take off at the end of the day.

To buy: $42,

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color


There's not much to say when it comes to Fenty Beauty products. Most of us already know if something's coming from Rihanna — it's going to be good. But while the line initially only offered Uncensored, a universal red, it's now expanded into a family of seven beautiful, long-wear colors, giving you plenty of shades to choose from.

To buy: $25,

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick


Charlotte Tilbury's cult-favorite lipstick is a dream come true for lipstick lovers who crave a nude lip that will actually last. Unlike many other matte products, Tilbury's formula includes hydrating ingredients like safflower oil, along with papaya fruit extract — a natural exfoliant, which overtime sloughs off dry, dead skin to give you the smoothest lips of your life with regular use. It also offers an ultra-weightless finish that will have you forgetting it's even on, all while giving you full-day coverage that won't transfer.

To buy: $34,

NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream


This lip cream from NYX is truly a godsend. At only $7, this vibrant lipstick goes on as easily as a gloss, offers divinely vibrant color, and will won't budge as soon as it dries. The airy, mousse-textured formula also gives you a weightless finish as an added perk.

To buy: $7;

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick


While Anastasia may be known for its brow products, it's time to get to into what they offer in the lip department — if you haven't already. While this line will give you a matte finish, you can always layer your favorite lip gloss from the brand on top to create a shinier look.

To buy: $18,