I Blind-Tested Long-Wear Lipsticks: Which Ones Went the Distance?


Free People

We went on a mission to find a kiss-proof colour that wouldn’t fade as soon as a drink touches your lips. Be it in a neutral nude, trending brown, pillowy pink or killer red, we wanted a long-wear lipstick that would keep up with our stamina this party season.

Then we got to thinking. Without realising it, we all hold pre-judged ideas when it comes to beauty brands—even if we haven’t tried them before (or it’s been years since we did). We are all guilty of thinking that only a high price point must mean high quality, that a budget brand should be dismissed or that we should stick to our faithful makeup lines instead of shopping around.

We decided to up the ante and blind test our long-wear lipsticks for you, dear readers.