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Gransnetters recommend: lipsticks that last


We don't know about you, but we're not great fans of the 'used to be lipstick' look we end up sporting after our first cup of tea in the morning.

If you too have had enough of mysteriously disappearing lip colour then read on to find out about gransnetters' favourite long-lasting lipsticks. From lippies going for a song to investment makeup pieces, here are a few wonder products to add to your beauty bible.


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Budget picks

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You don't need to spend a fortune buying durable lipsticks as there are so many drugstore brands which now develop excellent stay-put formulas, putting to rest the drying and lying products of yesteryear. Head to your local Boots or Superdrug and you'll find everything from Max Factor to NYX to Rimmel, or, if you're not fussed about testing shades out in person, a few clicks on the web (we recommend Amazon and Cult Beauty) could get you a lippy-sized package on your doorstep a few days later. Whether you go for bright or neutral shades, always team your lippy with a clean, nourished base and healthy-looking brows - let your lipstick to do the talking. With a small budget, you really can still achieve lusciously lacquered lips with staying power.


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Lipstains Gold (Colorsport) 

Max Factor Lipfinity Longwear Lipstick

"I always go back to Colorsport because there is nothing else that I've tried that stays on so well or for so long. No dryness either."

"Stays on so well that when I wear it I have to use make-up remover to get it off!"

Buy: Amazon, £5.99

Buy: Superdrug, £10.99


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Maybelline Superstay 24hr Lipstick L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick

"Maybelline Superstay and Loreal Infallible lipstick really do last all day, even after eating. Not expensive either and lots of lovely colours."

"I was amazed at how long it stayed on during a family party. If you're someone who likes a bold colour, these are wonderful."

Buy: Superdrug, £9.99

Buy: Superdrug, £6.99



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L'Oréal Infallible 24HR Lip Colour Clinique Chubby Stick Colour Balm

"Loreal Infallible lipstick really [does] last all day, even after eating. Not expensive either and lots of lovely colours."

"It moisturises and gives a nice colourful shine to your lips which lasts for ages!"

Buy: Boots, £9.99

Buy: Tesco, £8.25


Luxury lipsticks

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If you're somebody who prefers to stick to tried-and-tested, high-end brands but you're still unsure of the best long-lasting lippies, you're in the right place. The same applies to those who are in desperate need of a luxury pick-me-up. Brands such as Mac, Charlotte Tilbury and Chanel are the go-tos when looking for a lipstick that doesn't see you popping off to the powder room every few hours to reapply. Most of these products are very versatile, giving you ultimate precision, silky smooth moisture and your desired veil of colour. Matte formulas definitely win in terms of staying put, expensive brands also do lip stains or glosses which stay put four hours, whatever you eat or drink. 


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Mac Pro Longwear Lipstick Bobbi Brown Art Stick

"Mac, Estée Lauder, Chanel - they all stay put. More expensive, but I've had mine for over a year."

"There are a beautiful selection of shades to choose from - all very long lasting, and very glamorous!"

Buy: John Lewis, £17.50

Buy: John Lewis, £22


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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips

"Expensive, yes, but I've concluded Chanel is the best lipstick so far!"

"A matte lipstick which goes on like a gloss and nourishes your lips."

Buy: Boots, £31

Buy: Charlotte Tilbury, £24


Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

"Makes your lips feel like silk and lasts into the evening."

"Love, love, love this lipstick as it really does what it says on the tin!"

Buy: Bobbi Brown, £24

Buy: Urban Decay, 16.50


Magic lipsticks


For those of you who find searching for the right shade of lipstick - and finding a long-lasting one - a trial, gransnetters are also waxing lyrical about 'magic' lipsticks... 

"Buy magic lipsticks, they really work. They are usually colours like white or green. Don't be alarmed, they go pink or apricot depending on what you buy and stay on even after a meal." rosesarered


Barry M Lip Paint Genie Lipstick Queen Frog Prince

"On the strength of the recommendation on this thread I bought the Barry M Magic Lipstick and am delighted with the result. The colour can be deepened by using several applications, and has lasted all day."

Don't be fooled by the bright green stick. This emerald beauty turns into a lovely rose hue upon contact with the lips and is indeed a very long-lasting product!

Buy: Superdrug, £4.99

Buy: John Lewis, £18.70

Prices accurate at time of publishing 



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