Lipsticks That Work From 9 to 5

We put six long-lasting lipsticks to the test

We tested long-lasting options in this season’s vibrant shades to see which won’t require constant touch-ups.

  Contender Results
Estee Lauder
in Impassioned, $30
The company says this lipstick, part of its “sculpting line,” defines lip shape and lasts for six hours.

in Classic LC334, $8.50
Vitamin E, castor seed oil, candelilla wax, and beeswax are used to promote the “proven long-wear formula.”

in La Malicieuse, $35
A new, matte-finish is engineered to glide on without drying out and offers a more intense, pigmented pucker.

Giorgio Armani
in Rouge Ecstasy, $34
The Italian brand introduced “CC”—color and care—options that it says merge bold hues with a moisturizing lip-balm feel.

in Miss Magenta, $8.95
This one includes argan oil, said to soften and condition lips so the bright dye doesn’t irritate skin or flake off.

Christian Dior
in Trafalgar 844, $34
Dior says extract of rock samphire plant smooths lips and creates “optimum conditions” for even color.

Our rules: 1 One photo per hour until lipstick faded. 2 No reapplying permitted. 3 Testers ate and drank as they normally would at the office.

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