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Lipstick that doesn’t last – is there anything more frustrating? Whether you’re at work all day or out for the night, you want your lipstick to last the duration while feeling comfortable too, but you might be having trouble finding a lipstick that fits the bill. How do you find lipsticks that stay on all day?

Fortunately, there are ways to make your lipstick last longer, and even lipsticks that are designed to stay on for longer, but remain looking great! To learn out more about longwear lipstick – including how to make it last longer – and our own range of long-lasting matte lipstick, read on.

How to make lipstick last longer

There are things you can easily do at home to help make your lipstick last longer. Try prepping your skin by removing dry or flaky skin that might be lingering. Furthermore, you might decide to use lip liner – particularly to the outlines of your lips.

As a base, it can be effective to use a foundation or concealer on your lips first, setting with translucent powder once you’ve applied the lipstick to help it stay on and last longer. Be careful when applying lip balm throughout the day, particularly if you feel like your lips need hydrating. As many lip balms contain oil, they can break down your lipstick – if you do use it, don’t use too much of it, and ensure that you let it absorb for a couple of minutes before getting rid of any excess with a tissue.

Take a look at our best long-lasting matte lipstick, which we’ll discuss below. 

Our best long-wear lipstick

If you’re looking for the right long-lasting lipstick for you, why not check out our new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink lipstick range? As lipsticks that stay on for hours, they’re perfect if you’re out and about all day.

A semi-matte lipstick, it lasts all day, so you don’t have to sacrifice either comfort or glamour! In just a single stroke, you can look forward to plenty of intense colour, which gives you up to eight hours of wear with no transfer or fading. You’ll be able to rock a vibrant look all day, making this party season one to remember!

Our water in oil emulsion is four times thinner than a traditional lipstick, yet twice more pigmented. It’s comfortable on your lips too, almost feeling as if it’s not there thanks to its lightweight, comfortable feel. It’s specially designed for an easy application and to last you all day, so why not give it a try?

There are 14 different shades to suit all tastes – no matter whether you want something to last you all day in the office, all night with your friends, or simply for a romantic evening, you can find the right lipstick for you. Plus, it’s non-transferable, so it’s ideal if you’re wearing a mask all day! 


Our curved applicator makes precise application easy, giving you exactly the right amount of colour. Simply start by applying to the upper lip, going from your cupid’s bow to the corner of your lip, before repeating on the other side. Then, turn your attention to the lower lip, gliding from one corner to the other in a quick swipe – that’s all there is to it!

When it’s time to remove your lipstick, why not try our Eau Micellaire Douceur, a gentle formula fit for even sensitive skin types?

Available in 14 fabulous shades, you can browse our full selection of the new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink range right here.

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