Lindsey, Content Director
L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Radiate
As a way to force myself to test as many of the lipsticks that cross my desk as possible, I keep a giant stash near my front door at home and randomly grab one on my way out the door. Sometimes things go terribly wrong and I look an extra from an ’80s movie. Other times, however, I find a new holy grail product. Such was the case with this L’Oréal Paris lipstick. The coral-orange hue made my fair skin pop, and when my husband kissed me good-bye before work, none of it transferred onto him — a win for both of us.
Marisa, Associate Beauty Editor
Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Voyager
I’ve been raving about Maybelline SuperStay Matte Lipstick ever since it first came onto the scene. It stays on my lips through it all: eating, drinking, and sometimes even showering — which is nearly alarming. And, to my boyfriend’s benefit, this lipstick doesn’t transfer onto his lips like so many of my other formulas do. From kissing to devouring a slice of pizza at midnight, trust me when I say that this formula won’t let you down.
Tembe, Associate Beauty Editor
Lime Crime Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Red Velvet
Lime Crime Velvet is my go-to. Not only is the color *the* perfect red, but it lasts for hours and hours — trust me on this one.
Alanna, Associate Beauty Editor
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993
This lipstick is one of my all-time kiss-proof faves, not only because of its subtle shade, but also because of its velvety, lightweight texture that keeps my lips feeling plumped and soft for any occasion. It smoothes over any natural lip texture or dryness, keeping lips hydrated and pillowy. Plus, it is super easy to re-apply if needed.
Jessica, Assistant Beauty Editor
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes
I’ve sworn by NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams since I was in high school — they’re just that good. Their ability to stay in place through thick and thin, and every last kiss, amazes me every time I wear them. Once I apply it in the morning, that lipstick doesn’t come off until I remove it at night. That’s the kind of support I need!
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