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15 Long-Lasting Lipsticks Perfect for Work
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AnnaMarie Houlis
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Does your lipstick last you from the time you apply it each morning to the time you get home after a long day at work? If it doesn't, you're wearing the wrong lipsticks.

Contrary to popular belief, there actually are tons of lipsticks out there that'll last you all day long — even through your seven cups of coffee (perhaps one too many) and your messy lunch you scarfed down during your quick 30-minute break.

Here are 15 lipsticks from which to choose — they'll each have you feeling and looking great (and professional!).

1. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink

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Maybelline is known for its impeccable makeup lines. And the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is know different. SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick will give you a flawless matte finish in a range of supersaturated shades that'll last you at least 16 hours. Plus, it features a unique arrow applicator for precise application.

2. MAC Matte Lipstick

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MAC is famous for its longlasting makeup that stays on and looks fresh all day long. This creamy rich lipstick formula is made in multiple colors from coral and nude to plum and chocolate brown. 

3. Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer

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Clinique's pop liquid matte lip color and primer is a lightweight liquid lipstick that boasts a lush pigment with a modern matte finish. You can wear it all day, and it even uses a moisturizing formula with a built-in primer. The Clinique philosphy: "No parabens. No phthalates. No fragrance. Just happy skin."

4. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips

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"Red lips are not only an iconic beauty statement — they are an everlasting trend," GOSH says of tits liquid matte lipstick. "Since women began wearing make-up, red lips have been one of the biggest, most resistant trends, the world has ever seen. Clara Bow, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift — no matter the decade or the type of woman, you’ll always see a pair of stunning, red lips."

This lipstick is waterproof so it'll last you all day long and have you looking as good as the iconic names above.

5. NARS Connor Tingly Audacious Lipstick

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This limited-edition lipstick is created by Los Angeles-based artist Connor Tingly. It's described as: "Inspired by originality. Provoked by authenticity." It "fuses the raw with the refined to create a uniquely unfiltered tribute to form." 

6. Zoeva Pure Matte Lips

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Zoeva has a long line of lipsticks. But we particularly love the Zoeva Pure Matte Lips, which is made up of a formulation enriched with vitamin E. It's also 100 percent free of animal-derived ingredients, fragrances, mineral oils, parabens and phthalates, which means that it's safe to use and environmentally friendly, as well.

7. Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip

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Tanya Burr's is a lip gloss that dries like a matte lipstick to last you from the morning board meeting to your commute home. 

8. Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

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Burberry's liquid lip velvet is a "light-as-air new Liquid Lip Velvet keeps lips supple and moisturized, while each of the 14 shades coats lips with a shot of saturated color in one glide."

The lipstick is an exclusive pre-launch for The Runway Edit, and it's available in shade Fawn Rose, which creates a perfectly nude velvet lip that's complementary to the matching clothing collection.

9. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick

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Infallible Le Rouge boasts a "revolutionary and innovative formula delivers bold, luscious color that lasts all day long." It offers up to 10 hours of hi-definition color and shine, and the hydrating Vitamin E keeps your lips moist and comfortable. 

10. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

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Bobbi Brown's Luxe Lip Color is the line's "boldest, most vibrant color ever." It boasts a sumptuous formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed. Now in 30 shades, with a sleek gold tube. It's luxury, redefined.

11. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Can't Relate Liquid Lipstick

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Jeffree Star's "Can't Relate" Lipstick is a liquid lipstick that colors on opaque and then dries completely matte and stays on for hours. It's 100 percent vegan & cruelty-free, as well.

12. Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

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Smashbox's Be Legendary Matte Lipstick comes from a collection of moisturizing cream lipsticks that last 10 hours for long wear. It's vitamin-rich and glide-on saturated color will stick in one swipe.

13. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Bombshell

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Huda Beauty's Liquid Matte Bombshell Lipstick is "an unrivaled take on the liquid lipstick." "The tried and true comfort-wear formula is infused with an exclusive complex to help maintain the lips' hydration," according to Huda Beauty. "The lightweight formula glides on a thin coat of color that intensifies as it sets to a matte, transfer-free finish with amazing staying power."

14. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

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Fenty Beauty's Stunna Lip Paint is a weightless, long-wear liquid lipstick that finishes with a soft matte look. It comes in all neutral skin tones.

"When life’s all about taking risks, wearing liquid lipstick shouldn’t be one of them," Fenta writes. "Enter Stunna Lip Paint: The love child of high-impact color and low-maintenance longwear — now in a range of head-turning shades that’s got everyone’s name on them. Each shade was hand-picked by Rihanna and created to look incredible on everyone."

15. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

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Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick makes for the ultimate power pout — and it comes in an impressive range of neutral and bold colors. The unique formula creates a creamy-matte, full-coverage lip color that stays in place for up to six hours of continuous wear. So it'll get you through the bulk of your workday with no problem.

"The texture is weightless on lips and comfortable; the color-rich formula will not bleed or transfer," Stila reads. "Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick softens the lips so they look and feel beautiful."

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AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.

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