The Perfect Lipstick for Every Type of Dinner Date

By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
The Perfect Lipstick for Every Type of Dinner Date

As lipstick lovers, there are few situations in which we’ll go without lip color. The beach has got nothin’ on our tinted lip balm and a blizzard still, in fact, lends itself to a long-lasting matte formula. Obviously, we’re passionate about lipstick, so at this point, we’ve tested many different formulas to figure out which ones work for different situations. A prime example is date night. Before you head out the door, there are a lot of factors to consider: Will you be eating super-greasy food? Will you be drinking ten glasses of champagne? Etc. Chances are, you’ll probably have to swap your favorite lipstick for one that’s actually going to stay on all night — but we think you’ll be grateful for lipstick that doesn’t smear all over your face. And who knows? It just may become your new favorite!

To break it down for you, we created a handy guide full of lipsticks that will keep your lips looking fab all night long. Ahead, find five long-lasting lipsticks that deserve a place in your lipstick collection sooner rather than later.

For Pizza and Other Greasy Foods

Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Meet the full-coverage matte that won’t budge, ever. Put on your favorite shade in the morning and you’ll still probably have to scrub it off your lips at the end of the day. For this very reason, it’s our go-to for lipstick-destructing foods — namely, all of the oily, greasy items we can’t help but love.


For the Ice Cream Date

L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick

Apply this matte colored ink and then wait a few moments for the formula to dry down and lock into your lips for long-lasting wear. Once it’s dry, the formula leaves a weightless feel and an intense, bold color that’ll last through a cup or a cone. Choose from a bright orange shade named I Achieve to a chocolatey-brown shade named I Stand.


For the Fancy Dinner

Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer

For a formula that’s a hybrid of a lip gloss and lip stain, try this luxe lippie. It’s available in more than 25 shades and will leave your lips with a high-shine finish that lasts through a three-course meal — yes, even through your Pasta Aglio e Olio.


For the Cocktail Date

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Apply this super-pigmented lippie right before you enter the cocktail lounge and then imbibe to your heart’s content. Bring on the Moscow mules, mojitos, tequila shots (maybe not in that order) — and prepare to have great lookin’ lips all the while. There are so many shades to choose from (40+) that you’ll covet more than one for every date night to come.


For the Popcorn-Binging Movie Night

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Behold, another liquid lipstick we’ve been in love with since the beginning of time. Opt for the true-red shade named Beso or a shimmering fuchsia shade named Lume Shimmer. Then, snack away during your movie and know that you don’t need to skimp on the butter.


Photo: Chaunte Vaughn, Props Styling: Katrina Rozeville 

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