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Long-lasting lipsticks for mums on the go

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Long-lasting lipsticks for mums on the go

Wearing lipstick may not seem like a priority now that you’re a mum, but trust us, it’s the easiest (and quickest) way to add instant glamour to your look, even in a hurry.

Here is our pick of the best long-lasting lip colours, so you won’t need to worry about reapplying throughout the day, making it the perfect mum-friendly, low maintenance make-up.

The best lipsticks to last all day

We all need a classic red lippy in our make up bag for some instant glam. This rich and iconic Ruby Woo shade from MAC is the ultimate bold red shade and gives you a zero shine, matte finish. When working with a bright colour, be sure to line your lips carefully before applying. 

One reviewer said: 'I love ruby woo. It's one of my favorite shades of red and it looks stunning. It lasts a long time too!! What I like to do is apply the lipstick first and then put the ruby woo lipglass over it to make it extra shiny!!!'

Available in 12 different shades of 'nude' to help you find one that perfectly matches your skin tone, this nude lipstick from L'Oreal is the perfect lippy for everyday wear. With an ultra-matte finish for an almost powdery look, it also works to moisturise your lips while you wear it. 

One reviewer says: 'I got it yesterday and I am obsessed. It’s very subtle and nude which I love. And it doesn’t smear as well. And it’s matte which is again my favourite.'

This highly pigmented colour is available in 10 different shades and promises up to 8 hours of wear while feeling really comfortable to wear on the lips. The formula is smooth and creamy and also has a slight shimmer for a subtle boost of sparkle every day.

One reviewer says: 'I just bought this lipstick and I am loving how easy it applies and looks amazing. I have an olive skin tone and it looks great. Definitely recommend it. It feels light, mousturing and has a good shine.'

This trio set includes a lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss to give you the ultimate lip look in three simple steps. Available in three different shades, each product can be worn by itself or be layered up throughout the day. 

One reviewer said: 'Loved it runs smoothly, clean cut, makes me look fab!'

There's no doubt you've heard of Charlotte Tilbury's best selling Pillow Talk lipstick. Now, the iconic lipstick comes in three different shades. This nudey pink shade is designed to enhance the natural colour of your lips while smoothing out the appearance of the lips. 

One reviewer said: 'Bought this along with the lipliner without trying it on first as it said it would suit all. Absolutely love it! It stayed on all day and didn’t dry my lips out.'

More of a tinted lip balm than a lipstick, this formula is designed to nourish your lips using natural-origin ingredients and is available in 10 different shades. It can be worn on its own or as a lip primer underneath your fave lippy. 

One reviewer says: 'An absolute staple in my bag. Love this product. It’s softly moisturising and adds a subtle hint of sheen and colour without feeling sticky. Lovely product.'

Don't let the budget price fool you. These brilliant little lip creams are not only super pigmented, they'll also last all day long. Available in 34 shades (yes, 34!), the formula is lightweight and creamy with a matte finish. 

One reviewer says: 'Love the formula of these, they are so lightweight as if you don’t have anything on your lips. Nice and hydrating and goes on nice and smooth and also lasts for a long time. My favourite shades are Rome and Budapest.'

Suffer with dry lips but still want to wear lippy? This hydrating oil-infused lipstick from YSL is perfect for drier lips and is available in 19 shades. With medium coverage and luminous shine, the formula nourishes your lips while you wear it and has a subtle mango scent which we love. 

This ultra matte liquid lipstick is designed to last for up to 12 hours and comes in 12 irresistible shades. With a precise arrow shaped applicator, you can create a defined lip line with ease for a real statement look. 

One reviewer said: 'So happy I bought this! I wasn’t overly sure what to expect as I don’t normally buy maybelline branded make up but I’m so happy with this lipstick. Last all day and the colours are lovely!'

This highly pigmented lipstick is designed to give you confidence every day. The formula is comfortable to wear all day long with a smooth and hydrating feel and matte finish. 

One reviewer says: 'I normally steer clear of matte lipsticks because of how dry they make my lips feel. But with all the hype around these lipsticks I thought I'd bite the bullet and I am so glad I did. The colour payoff on this is phenomenal and it gives a great matte finish, that doesn't dry your lips. The staying power of this lipstick is also something that should be celebrated as it didn't budge or transfer the whole day-even when I was eating burgers!'


  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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