How long do lip products typically wear for you? Is that long enough?

Traditional lipsticks are often three to four hours with a few long-wearing formulas (usually matte or deeper hues, like a red) get closer to six hours. Lipglosses are two to four hours (the tackier, the longer the wear). I don’t mind reapplying if it means my lips are more comfortable during wear!

— Christine


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Lily Kelley Avatar

I usually wear satin and cream lipsticks(MAC Amplified) and they stay on a few hours. I do not mind reapplying for they feel good on my lips. Lip gloss normally an hour to two.

Ana Maria Avatar

It highly depends on the formula. I am constantly sipping water through the day and any “regular” lipstick formula fades in a couple of hours. I hate retouching, so I was always a fan of mate formulas (comfortable mates like the MAC formula), which last at least 5 hours and a non-greasy meal; and that good for me.

Nancy T Avatar

So much depends on what I do or don’t do while wearing it. If I eat something that can be placed in my mouth without touching my lips much, if at all (grapes, granola/energy bar, pieces of smaller candy), then lipstick can get 3-5 hours before I will have to touch-up.
Gloss can be trickier, though! Some formulas last almost as long as the above mentioned lipstick category, especially MAC Lipglass or Fenty Gloss Bomb formulas. Many others don’t fare as well.

Jess Avatar

I am into matte, stain-like lippies only lately because I am constantly sipping on my water bottle and hate having to scrub off lipstick marks. So mine last until I eat/use a napkin or wash my face!

Deborah S. Avatar

I am a terrible lip worrier and nothing lasts more than an hour or two on me, including the long wearing liquid lipsticks. I am not even aware that I am doing it most of the time so from my perspective, I would prefer to wear something comfortable since I will have to reapply anyway. I don’t like a formula that is too slippey as with my upper lip vertical lines it just travels up them and looks horrible. I like a mostly matte formula but comfortable. I like Chanel, Dior, Hermes and YSL formula’s a lot. I am not a huge gloss wearer but when I do, I prefer something that is a bit heavier and I don’t even mind if it is a bit sticky. I like the Clinique gloss formula and I put Black Honey over almost everything in the fall/winter.

Laurie Avatar

I feel like all lipsticks and glosses last like ten minutes no matter the formula! The wear is such an issue that I barely wear a lip other than balm

Mariella Avatar

NOT LONG ENOUGH!!!! I don’t like matte or liquid lipsticks so won’t resort to those just to get longer wear (with one or 2 exceptions). If I use Elizabeth Arden Lip Fix and don’t eat or drink, I can get maybe 4 hours of wear time (but the not eating/drinking thing is unrealistic). One of the things I loved so much about MAC Craving was its wear time – it lasted really well but sadly, none of the other Amplified Cream formula lippies I have wear nearly as well. Clarins used to have a wonderful long-wearing formula that wasn’t drying or uncomfortable to wear but, hey-ho and guess what….it was discontinued in a really short time!

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