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Long-wear lipstick is a dream. That is, at least, until it dries out your lips. Color that won't smudge is fab. Color that makes your pucker look dry and chapped, not so much. What you need is a lipstick that'll still stay put but will also hydrate your lips. You might not feel as moisturized as you do with gloss, but long-lasting lipstick that doesn't make your lips feel dry as the Sahara is possible.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color
"Allure" magazine loves Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color. It's formulated to be a long-wear lipstick so you won't have to worry about your color fading. It's also enriched with shea butter to keep your lips soft and supple. The product comes in tons of shades, so you've got free range to pick your favorite.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge lipstick, another favorite of "Allure," goes on creamy, making application a breeze. And once the lipstick is dry, it's not going anywhere for a good six hours at least, so you're free to eat, drink, kiss or whatever and not worry about having to reapply. And, enriched with vitamin E oil, the lipstick won't make your lips feel dry in the least.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact
If your lips are extra prone to dryness and you need a little extra boost of moisture, try L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact in Crimson. "Allure" loves this one, too, and the lipstick comes in gorgeous, high-shine colors that set and don't budge and adds a conditioning top coat that keeps lips nice and soft.
Revlon ColorStay Lipcolor
Revlon ColorStay Lipcolor uses something called SoftFlex technology that keeps your lipstick put for hours on end. It also glides on smoothly and feels conditioning and creamy on lips so you won't have to worry about feeling overly arid. Coming in a wide range of colors and with a price tag of only $9.99 at the time of publication, it's no wonder "Allure" magazine staffers call the product one of the top seven long-wearing lip colors.