Long-lasting lipsticks that won’t dry out your lips


It’s a common belief that when you use a long-lasting lip colour, you’re basically sacrificing the softness and suppleness of your lips.

So what’s a gal to do when she wants her colour to last for hours and hours, but doesn’t feel like walking around with lips as dry as the Sahara?

Well, thankfully, the idea that a long-lasting lipstick has to be drying is a complete and utter misconception. There are plenty of options out there to keep your lips kissably soft (and popping with colour) all night long.  

I took the question to our members, and here are a few of the non-drying, super long-lasting lipsticks they swear by:

Rimmel London Provaclips

Revlon ColourBurst Balm Stain

essence Longlasting Lipstick

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipstick

Lancôme Rouge in Love

Yves Saint Laurent Kiss and Blush

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 2-Step Longwear Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy

And some of them provided handy tips for getting an extra hit of hydration and even longer wear out of your lip colour:


“I think a lot of lipsticks can be long-lasting if they’re layered properly.” – mooloo

bh tip: To layer your lipstick, apply one coat of your lipstick, then dab with a tissue, making sure to press the colour into your lips. Apply another layer and dab again. Repeat one more time for good measure and you’re good to go!


“I tend to go for a stain such as Benetintor OCC Lip Tar with a bit of 8 Hour Cream over the top to stop my lips from getting dry.” – mooloo


“The key to lips not drying out is to use NYX Lip Primer. This product makes your lips more hydrated – the product stays on longer and is less likely to bleed.” – Pink Hornet

What’s your favourite long-lasting lipstick that isn’t drying? Do you have any tips for making your lipstick last longer?

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