I’m a sucker for a great stay put lipstick, especially ones that don’t break the bank. I’ve tried a few dozen high end, drugstore and independent brands over the years and I can tell you that price doesn’t always equal performance.
The trick with finding a good kiss proof lipstick is to search for ones that don’t dry out your lips, aren’t had to remove at night but don’t rub off during the day and aren’t too expensive.
Once you have found a brand or brands you love, remember to stay away from oily foods while wearing – or be ready to reapply. Even the best kiss proof lipstick formulas will slide right off when they come in contact with oil.
And, avoid sleeping in your lipstick – no matter how tempting it might be. You want to give your lips time to breathe between applications.
With that in mind, here are three of my favorite affordable kiss proof lipstick brands that actually stay put.
GRLPWR – The Beauty Crop – $14.95
I’ve been a fan of The Beauty Crop GRLPWR lipstick line for a while now. Available in 10 shades of reds, pinks and peaches, the vegan and cruelty-free brand is a highly pigmented kiss proof lipstick brand that lasts for hours.
My favorite shade – Imma Bawse
Rimmel London – Stay Matte Liquid Lips – $5.49
Available in 14 shades the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lips packs a lot of kiss proof lipstick power in a .21 oz tube. The formula feels light and doesn’t leave your lips feeling like sandpaper at the end of the day.
My favorite shade – Plum This Show
Nicka K – 24 Hour Lip Color – $3.99
Nicka K lip color and primer may be the most affordable kiss proof lipstick on the market. I discovered this on in a beauty supply store in mid-town Manhattan and have tried – and loved – nearly all 14 shades. The color lasts as well as more expensive brands and
My favorite shade – ND12 (Wine)