Long Lasting Lipsticks

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Rimmel
Rimmel
Tyler Joe
"What I loved most about this Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Airy Fairy was the nudey-pink hue," says Caitlin Kiernan, BTR's editorial director. "It's the perfect shade for a soft, natural look or to pair with a dark, smokey eye. I also loved the silky glide and hydrating feel. But the formula wasn't long wear on me. It lasted on my lips, tops, an hour."
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L'Oreal
L'Oreal
Tyler Joe
"Even with the teardrop-shaped felt tip, the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Eternally Nude was a little tricky to apply because the formula is so liquid-y," says Caitlin. "That said, once the color was in place, it dried down nicely. For hours after applying, it felt moisturizing and lasted through two meals (and a few glasses of wine). And at $10 – it's now my go-to!"
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Make Up For Ever
Make Up For Ever
Tyler Joe
"I literally had to scrub this Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge off of my lips to remove the color at the end of the day," says Christine Cannon, beauty editor and resident makeup artist at BTR. "It proves this product really delivers. I also really like is that it goes on like a gloss but dries down quickly to a matte. And forget about leaving lipstick marks all over your cups and silver wear— there was none of that."
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Revlon
Revlon
Tyler Joe
"At first I was skeptical that this Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in It Girl wasn’t going to last past a drink of water because it had a smooth but slick application," Christine said. "It stayed like that for almost 15 minutes before it dried down. Once the color set, it lasted through three cups of water, a (messy) chicken Caesar wrap and about four large coffees."
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Chanel
Chanel
Tyler Joe
"The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva felt luxe and velvety on my lips— it wasn’t drying at all," raved BTR's social media director Dianna Cohen. "It didn’t rub off too much when I drank beverages throughout the day. There was a significant amount of wear after I ate a turkey sandwich with gravy and cranberry sauce but the color faded to what looked like a subtle stain."
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Hourglass
Hourglass
Tyler Joe
"When I first applied Hourglass's Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Ballet, the formula was sticky and mysteriously got onto everything that I touched – my hair, my fingers and my cup," Dianna added. "That said, it managed to stay on at the same time. The formula is a bit dry – and that wasn't the easiest to live with - but the color really does stain your lips and lasts throughout the entire day."
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Kevyn Aucoin
Kevyn Aucoin
Tyler Joe
"The center of my lower lip always fades immediately so I’m the ultimate skeptic when it comes to 'long wear' lipstick," says Nicole Zito, our director of strategy. "Much to my surprise, Kevyn Aucoin's The Matte Lip Color in Persistence still looked fresh after hours of wear, multiple cups of water and even yogurt. You can now call me a believer!"
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Nicole Zito
Nicole Zito
Tyler Joe
"While Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Dekaden looked straight up purple in the tube I was pleasantly surprised by how sheer and flattering it looked on my lip," says Nicole. "The color and moisture lasted through drinking and eating for two hours – which is pretty long for gloss. By hour four, it had completely vanished."
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Nars
Nars
Tyler Joe
"I wore the NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate for a long night of holiday parties on the snowiest, slushiest night of December and the lipstick did not disappoint," said BTR's photo editor Trish Halpin. "I ate a cupcake, cookies, had several drinks (straight out of the bottle, no straws!) and the color barely came off."
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Bite Beauty
Bite Beauty
Tyler Joe
"Applying the Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Port was a little different than I was used to (a lip gloss wand with a powdery cream formula), so I really packed the color on. After a snack and several drinks (with straws), I noticed the color wearing away slightly at the center of my bottom lip, but overall it lasted until the end of the day without requiring a touch-up."

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