The Perfect Long-Lasting Lipstick for Every Type of Dinner Date

December 10, 2020
By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
The Perfect Lipstick for Every Type of Dinner Date

We’re pretty passionate about lipstick, and at this point, we’ve tested many different formulas to figure out which ones work for different situations. Lip colors for the beach? We have a few. Smudge-proof options to wear under a face mask? We got you covered. And lipsticks for date night? That’s what we’re delving into here. We created a handy guide of long-lasting lipsticks that will stay in place, whether your evening will revolve around movie popcorn or several cocktails.          

For a Pizza Date: Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Meet the full-coverage matte lippies 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 night. For this very reason, it’s our go-to for lipstick-destructing foods, like the oily, greasy items we can’t help but love.

For a Fancy Dinner: The Lip Bar Vegan Matte Liquid Lipstick

This is another instance when a smudge-proof matte lipstick, like this formula from The Lip Bar, should be your pick. If you’re having a delicious three-course meal, you’ll want to focus on every bite of the delicious food, instead of worrying about whether your lipstick is still looking flawless. 

For a Popcorn-Bingeing Movie Night: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Original Satin Lipstick

We love popcorn, but the salty snack can actually dry out your lips. Keep them hydrated no matter how much popcorn you consume with a nourishing lipstick like Colour Riche. The creamy pigment also won’t bleed or smear as you chow down. 

For a Cocktail Date: NYX Professional Makeup Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Color

One of our favorite things about semi-sheer lip colors is that they fade well. That way if you forget to reapply in between martinis or Moscow mules, it won’t be noticeable. Filler Instinct gives lips a natural flush and a plumped finish that’s perfect for date night.

For a Home-Cooked Meal: IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Solid Serum Lip Gloss

For a casual date night, we love a tinted gloss or balm that gives us a natural hint of color, yet is low-maintenance to wear. The Pillow Lips Solid Serum fits the bill and contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid to keep lips smooth and thoroughly kissable. 

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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