12 Everything-Proof Lipsticks That’ll Actually Last Through Dinner

by Alexis Puebla

12 Everything-Proof Lipsticks That’ll Actually Last Through Dinner
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Amid all the turkey nibbling and pumpkin pie consumption, our festive face of makeup can take a real smudge hit on Thanksgiving Day. In honor of the holiday, we’re preparing you with these 12 lipsticks that will stay put during dinner, dessert, and your post-meal nap. From that iconic MAC Lipstick to a Tarte Lip Stain—we’ve got the 411 on long-lasting lip color.


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Covergirl Outlast Lip Color


The Covergirl Outlast Lip Color really will outlast any of your Thanksgiving Day adventures: the turkey gravy that you snuck an extra scoop of, the whip cream on your pumpkin pie, or your stolen kiss with your boo after the football game is finally over. The lip stain is accompanied by a clear lip balm that sets the color in place and gives it a dewy shine. With a wide variety of colors, the opportunities are endless for your holiday look, while the 24-hour long-lasting color will eliminate your constant trips to the bathroom mirror to reapply, and instead give you all the time in the world for pumpkin pie seconds… and thirds.

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Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick


Smashbox’s Matte Liquid Lipstick is specially formulated to bring a comfortable feel onto your lips, as many matte-style sticks can dry them out, resulting in a long day of applying your go-to chapstick over the stained color for an unfortunate mess. We know the struggle. This liquid lipstick is an eight-hour lasting color that won’t smudge, budge, or feather. The wide variety of bright and bold shades makes this lipstick standout for sure, but the built-in primer oil complex put in place to condition the lips is truly what sold us. That, and the plum shade called “Girl Gang.” You can wear a bright purple lipstick to Thanksgiving Dinner, right?

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream


A MORE Editor’s Favorite, this Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX is a lightweight and ultra-creamy lipstick that goes on smooth with a matte finish that gives your lips a bold but natural finish. There are tons of sumptuous colors to choose from—with a rich amber bronze color called “Rome” that will rival that of the leaves rustling outside, to the deep, brick rose color called “Copenhagen” that will definitely keep your Pinot Noir stained lips in check.

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


With 42 creamy and boldly radiant shades, at least a few of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick are a must-have for your makeup bag. The color-rich formula will glide effortlessly across your lips to provide a lightweight glossy feel, but then it dries matte, offering a long-lasting color that won’t be intimidated by a three-course meal. And just in case you’ll be skipping the turkey come Thanksgiving due to your vegetarian lifestyle, rest easy knowing your makeup is too. The Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is 100 percent free of animal-derived ingredients and none of the Kat Von D Beauty products are tested on animals, ever. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

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Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint


The long-wearing liquid lipstick from Tarte is a full-coverage lip paint that dries so fast, the color won’t transfer to your coffee cup—even if you do take an instant sip. Though it has a matte finish, it won’t dry out your lips, crack, or feather, and the unique applicator wand makes it easy to line the lips with a bold finish. With 26 shades to choose from, you’ll quickly want to restock your lipstick collection, starting with the deep nude color titled “Bestie” but not before you grab the mauve berry color appropriately named “Delish.” Wearing a shade so delicious to your Thanksgiving dinner will undoubtedly bring upon good omens to your upcoming meal, right? Right.

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black|Up Matte Liquid Lip Color


A dramatic lipstick that is both bold and elegant, this liquid lip color by one of our favorite makeup brands, black|Up, was made for the perils of your Thanksgiving dinner. The nine shades are vibrant and diverse, ranging from a dusty nude color to a seductive maroon, and even a blazing orange. The gel texture of the lip color makes for a slippery and smooth application, while the creamy texture guarantees a comfortable wear all day long.

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Maybelline SuperStay Lip Color


The SuperStay Lip Color by Maybelline is infused with Micro-Flex technology for no flaking, caking, or drying that will always look and feel freshly applied. The double-sided stick has one side of liquid lipstick that will apply smoothly over clean, bare lips while the other side provides an ultra-conditioning balm that will seal in moisture. This lipstick is a go-to on busy days because the color is long-lasting and the accompanying lip balm will lock in the color all day.

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick


This Liquid Matte Lipstick by Huda Beauty is a long lasting, color-transferring, and comfortable-wear lipstick that ranks right at the top of our list. The lipstick is infused with antioxidants for an exclusive complex that will maintain your lips’ hydration while providing an intensifying matte formula that has amazing staying powder. Green bean casserole, you have met your long-lasting lipstick match.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick


The makeup brand Anastasia Beverly Hills has achieved a cult following for a reason—these products are the real deal. A busy woman on the go’s favorite companion, the Liquid Lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills is a long-lasting color that won’t smudge during your Thanksgiving meal. You’ll only need a small amount of this matte lip color to get a ton of pigment, and a lot of the makeup brand lovers gush about the dream-worthy result of mixing the different colors. The mauve rose paired with the pale orange is known to flatter WOC, while one user loved to pair the neutral beige called “Stripped” with a bit of the “St. Tropez” gloss to give a subtle metallic finish.

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Maybelline Color Sensational Liquid Lip Color


Quench your lips’ undying thirst for a pop of color with this Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color by Maybelline. The creamy liquid base will give your pout a hydrated feel that will provide a soft and cushiony wear all day long. We are obsessed with this Possessed Plum color and just know it will be the standout at your Thanksgiving table spread with all eyes on you. Well, right after we stop drooling over the big bowl of garlic mashed potatoes, of course.

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil


All the talk about these lipsticks has us wondering if a lip pencil could bring just as much long-lasting coverage as these coveted lip sticks and stains, and lucky NARS has us covered. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is a smooth and creamy dream come true for your color-longing pout, and the crayon-like texture is a moisturizing pigment that provides a velvety finish. Bringing the impact of an intense lipstick but the improvisation of a crayon-like pencil, this NARS lip pencil is the best thing you’ll invest in this season.

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MAC Lipstick Matte


Last but certainly never least, the MAC Matte Lipstick is the OG long lasting-lipstick that has proven to be a beauty lover’s favorite over time. The iconic lipstick that made MAC famous has a creamy formula that will provide a rich color in a no-shine matte style finish. We literally love every single color this lipstick has to offer, but we can’t help but think that the deep-tone beige called “Velvet Teddy” would be a big hit at Thanksgiving this year, complementing our cozy sweater and non-restrictive leggings so fabulously. Is it time to eat, yet?