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How To 18 December 2021

Smooch Proof: Lipsticks to Last the Test of Time

Long live lipsticks, 5 fab brands making the longest lasting lippies to see you through Christmas and the New Year.

The summer silly season means our glam needs not only be festive but needs to perform and stay put. Please don’t be deterred from creating something fun due to the heat and numerous events to attend, we have you! Just like a primer helping to keep you looking dewy throughout the day, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to lipsticks that will stay on no matter what you throw at them. Here are the 5 brands making lipsticks that will not budge, no matter how much pavlova, glasses of bubbles or kisses you’ll be handing out this party season.

Words By Brittany Lyons


When it comes to cosmetics that have been formulated to last entire runway shows, harsh lights and long days, M.A.C Cosmetics are second to none.

This professional level brand has been bringing us beauty junkies the best of the best when it comes to top performing makeup since the 1980’s,

When it comes to lip products, this powerhouse is absolutely known for creating lipsticks, lip stains and liquid lipsticks that will not budge throughout the day.

For a classic lipstick that gives a velvety matte finish, the cult Matte Lipstick by MAC is a personal favourite.

Whilst you may be thinking that a matte finish isn’t necessarily something that screams summer, we’re here to proclaim that this delightful formulation is just as hydrating as it is matte.

It glides onto the lips seamlessly and hold like nothing else.

This full coverage, long lasting lipstick is available in over 30 of your favourite MAC shades, and so is the perfect place to start when looking for your perfect shade that will be with you all day.

M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick, $30, M.A.C Cosmetics


For those drug-store-dupe prone shoppers, Maybelline New York are a brilliant brand to dip your toes into the lippy pond.

From the outfit who has brought us some of the best mascaras, concealers, and eyeshadows for a fraction of the cost that some of the professional-level brands ask, Maybelline offer some of the best liquid and creamy lipsticks on the market.

When it comes to longevity, the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is a powerhouse in hold.

It’s liquid consistency and plush brush applicator make it a dream to put on, and once it is on, it will not move!

Available at retailers like Adore Beauty in a generous offering of shades, there is a deep red or summer nude for every beauty junkie out there.

For something a little less tattoo like on the hold, we are big fans of the SuperStay Ink Longwear Crayon.

A little creamier in consistency and available in hues that are subdued in comparison to the liquid.

There is something truly for all chez Maybelline for the holiday season!

Maybelline Color Sensational Made for All Lipstick 373 Mauve for Me, $16, ASOS


Here at Monde, we are big fans of everything Hourglass do.

From their super pigmented shadows to hyaluronic acid infused base products, this totally vegan and cruelty free brand can do no wrong in our eyes (or lips).

When it comes to long lasting lip products, we are absolutely spoilt for choice shopping with Hourglass.

For a formula that will see you through all day long, the Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick is one of the best.

Bringing the best of traditional beauty and technology all into one, this product possesses an intensely pigmented and long wear liquid formulation that not only feels light on your lips but will leave them hydrated and full of colour.

Infused with conditioning antioxidants and vitamins, you know your lips are in great hands when sporting a lick of Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick.

With each lip product available in shades to suit, support and hero skins and preferences of all colours, each product in Hourglass’ lip range is inclusive, generous and hydrating!

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick 3g, $40, Selfridges


We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, Rhianna has struck gold with her Fenty Beauty range.

Revolutionary, luminous and totally inclusive, these products are the perfect mix of fun and fabulous.

For the lip, Fenty have developed a star when it comes to super stay, long lasting lipsticks.

The Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid is a weightless and nourishing liquid lip that has a soft matte finish.

“I wanted a lipstick that wouldn’t budge—even as you eat, even as you make out. It’s a long-lasting formula, which is one of my favourite things about it. It really lasts all day and is there no matter what you do!” -Rhianna

It wouldn’t be a Fenty product if it weren’t available in a plethora of fun and funky shades and we’re pleased to inform you that the Stunna Lip Paint is exactly that.

Enjoy a shade library of muted and eclectic colours that will fit any brief.

Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick, $35, Sephora

Armani Beauty

For those with a penchant for luxury, Armani Beauty have a generous range of products that not only look but feel totally bougie.

From their cult status Luminous Silk foundation to delectable fragrance, the House of Armani does cosmetic products like no one else.

For the lip, Lip Maestro Freeze lipstick is almost second to none when it comes to the high-end performance lipstick game.

Formulated to mimic a classic bullet lipstick’s texture without the transferring feel, this ultra-densely pigmented product promises to last until you decide to take it off.

It’s hydrating gel formulation makes the application with the soft fluffy wand super simple. For an option to further mattify the finish, gently dab your lips with your finger following application.

Reigning true to the Armani brand, shades in elegant and vivid reds, pinks and soft nudes are all available in each iteration of their lip offering.

For something that screams Armani, you cannot go wrong with the seductive 420 deep red.

Armani Beauty Ecstasy Mirror Lip Lacquer, $62, Sephora