Last Updated: August 2, 2021

7 best lipsticks for long-lasting color.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 8 min read

No matter whether you’re going for a casual style or a look that screams spitfire socialite, one thing’s for sure when it comes to the lipstick you use — we all want our lip color to last as long as possible. We’ve all been there with a lipstick — it’s worn off easily and been left behind on our drinking cups, sadly leaving us having to reapply just after a short amount of time.


Now you can say goodbye to lipsticks of all kinds that just don’t live up to your long lasting expectations. Shop our list of the best long lasting lipsticks and find the best natural lipstick for you that won’t smear off as soon as you put it on. Get the most out of top lipsticks like this RMS Wild with Desire Lipstick that’s available in more than 10 shades on Grove.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Henné Organics Luxury Lip Tint

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A more natural, beautiful you starts with Henné Organics. This Henné Organics Luxury Lip Tint gives your lips a touch of color, while hydrating your lips, too. It's made with high-quality, organic ingredients like castor oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil. It’s non-GMO, gluten-free, BPA-free, and made in the USA by a women-owned business. This Henné …

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0.17 oz
$21
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2. Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick

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Made with a luxe blend of natural oils and waxes, this lipstick moisturizes and saturates your lips in rich, hydrating color, leaving a comfortable, semi-matte finish. Velvet Lipstick performs like a lipstick, but feels like a balm. Smooth over the lips and reapply as needed throughout the day.
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0.1 oz
$26
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3. PYT Beauty Friends With Benefits Lip Duo

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PYT Beauty Lip Duo

This lipstick and gloss - is a perfect hydrating combo for an everyday natural look.

*Packaging may vary during vendor packaging switchout. Same great product.


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Harsh chemical free
Silicone Free
Paraben, Sulfate and Phalate free
Made with nourishing She Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Grape Seed Oil, …
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0.2 oz
$18
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4. Vapour Beauty High Voltage Lipstick

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High-pigment lipstick with a modern point of view. Irresistible colors from sultry red to moody nude. Incredible color payoff with kissable comfort. Hydrating and long-lasting, in matte or satin finishes. Minimalist case with magnetic closure.
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0.14 oz
$35
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5. CLOVE + HALLOW Lip Creme

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Lipstick for lip balm lovers
We’ve gotta say yes a million times over to a formula with organic jojoba, castor and sunflower oils. This luxurious, creamy lipstick gives you all the color, and all the hydration in just one application. And when you describe a lipstick like you would a chocolate bar — rich and creamy — you know it’s good.
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1.5 oz
$23
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6. RMS Wild with Desire Lipstick

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Capture the perfect color for your lips with this curated collection by RMS. Each Wild with Desire Lipstick delivers rich pigments designed to stay on your lips. Infused with moisturizing RMS beauty oil, these lipsticks provide hydration and antioxidant protection. Enjoy soft, tantalizing lips in a range of brightly bold or softly subtle colors — …

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0.15 oz
$28
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7. CLOVE + HALLOW Lip Velvet

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Longwear color with moisture (really)

Not only is Lip Velvet vegan and cruelty free, it’s also long-lasting and hydrating. Find your shade and rest assured, it’ll last through the day (even the really long ones).
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1.5 oz
$19
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FAQs

What is lipstick made out of?

Great question because there is some concern about what lipstick is made out of, especially since it goes on so close to our mouths.


Interesting enough, most lipsticks are made out of three key ingredients — oil, wax, and pigment. You can always check the ingredients label on your lip color to make sure there aren’t any harmful ingredients like parabens, dyes, or lead. Plus, we recommend finding one of the best natural lipsticks so you know that it’s a healthy pick for you. Most natural lipsticks use healthy ingredients such as coco butter, jojoba oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, avocado oil, coconut oil, or shea butter.


Want to know which naturally derived lipsticks give you long-lasting color? Check out our list of the best lipsticks for long lasting color and shop everything form matte lipstick to lip cream and even shimmering lip balm.


How long does lipstick last?

Even long-lasting lipstick will only last about one year once it’s opened; however if you’re talking about unopened lipstick, it may last up to five years, but it really depends on what the lipstick is made out of.


You should never wear expired makeup, especially not lipstick. Lipstick goes on so close to your mouth, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, If you feel like your lipstick has lived its life, then it’s time to get a new one, even if you opt to buy an easy replacement of the same brand and shade. Old, expired lipstick isn’t going to look as vibrant as it once did — plus, it can also harbor nasty bacteria you really don't want on your lips. Not only is that plain gross, but it can also cause pimples and other irritating issues — yuck!


How do you remove lipstick?

Whether it’s the end of the work day or the end of an all-night social event, when you’re ready to take off your makeup, you want it off and you want it off now.


Lipstick can be one of the more annoying makeup items to remove, but there are many easy tricks you can use to get it off your lips after you’ve applied it. Here are some of our go-tos for getting it off:



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