The best longwear lipsticks that won’t melt off on hot summer days

Ah, summer—the season of sunshine, watermelon, patios, and beach days. Even though some of the sweetest things in life happen during summer, the season is not exactly known for being the most glamorous time of year. From thigh chafing, to sunburns, to sweat stains and frizzy hair, our beauty routines can take quite a hit when the temperature rises.

One of the most annoying aspects of summer beauty is that dreaded feeling of makeup, well, melting right off. Thanks to sweat and humidity, it can be hard to keep your flawlessly beat face in place. Luckily, we discovered long ago that the easiest way to look put-together during summer is by finding a legit long-wear lipstick in a bright, summery shade. Easier said than done, right? Nope! We’ve done it for you.

Below are 13 lipsticks in fun, summery shades, that won’t budge—no matter how much sweat or how many Aperol Spritzes are involved.

1Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Strawberry”

Anastasia Beverly Hills

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A bright, summery red that will.not.move.

2Lise Watier Rouge Intense Suprême in Maya

Lise Watier

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Super hydrating. Super pigmented.

3Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in “Purpsicle”

Fenty Beauty

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You can’t argue with that name: this was made for warm summer days.

4 Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in “Controlla”


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One of our favorite pinks ever.

5CHANEL Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in “Fuchsia”


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What says summer more than a hot pink matte lip?

6bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipstick in “VIP”


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Seriously transfer-proof.

7 L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in “I Don’t”

L'Oreal Paris

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Yes, you need a classic red lip in the summer, too.

8 NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Seoul”

NYX Cosmetics

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The cult fave liquid lipstick also happens to be super affordable.

9Sigma Beauty Crème de Couture Liquid Lipstick in “Peach-tini”

Sigma Beauty

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Love this bright coral shade.

10Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in “Fiore”

Stila Cosmetics

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The name doesn’t lie: this lippie really will stay all day.

11Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint

Chateau Labiotte

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The cute lip stains aren’t as pigmented as some of the others on this list, but still pack a punch.

12 Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in “Orange Fizz”

Bite Beauty

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The new lipstick-lip stain hybrid literally doesn’t even budge in the shower—trust us.

13Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 05

Rimmel London

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A classic choice, in a drool-worthy shade.