How important is wear time in a lipstick for you?

I’m the kind of person who forgets they’re wearing makeup if I’m not testing it, so there’s a good chance that I’d forget to reapply even if it wore off. I don’t want something so long-wearing that it dries my lips out, so I’d say some longevity but I don’t need iron-like wear!

— Christine
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I care more that it fades away nicely and I prefer tinted balms or sheer color bc it’s more flattering and comfortable imo. I don’t mind reapplying😉

I love longevity.
I hate leaving a lip-print on a glass.
Saying that, there are very few long wear that wear evenly (do I have some embarrassing photos…) and don’t dry your lips.
The ones that are pretty good don’t seem to come in shades I love.
I’ve become used to hydrating balms and glosses in 2020/2021 while not travelling and working strictly out of home. Here lip-prints are only for me to see.
For the most part though I’m not wearing any lip products anyway–and comfort has become my existence.

Same. I want something that sticks without drying my lips out and doesn’t evaporate with normal wear. However, I recognize that I wipe my lips off when I eat and drink lots of water throughout the day so my wear time will always be shorter than someone who pays more attention.

It’s pretty important to me (pre-mask time, anyway) but not at the expense of comfort so I don’t want a dry, matte type lipstick or one of the long wear liquid ones that feel dreadful on my lips. The best formula for me (discontinued, OF COURSE) that combined long wear, a creamy look and comfort too was Clarins Rouge Prodige. What a shame that it was such a short-lived line.

I don’t like to re-apply lipstick and I drink a lot of water during the day in small sips, so for me longevity is quite important. But beyond longevity itself, I like formulas that stain the lips and fade well; I hate when the lipstick rubs off in the middle, while it’s full on color around the exterior.
But I’m also not a fan of those liquid lipsticks that stay put no matter what. Luckily I found a long lasting matte but comfortable lipstick in the Matte MAC formula… although not all shades are a hit.

Not super important! I don’t mind touching up and since my lips tend to be dry, it’s usually the balmier formulas that end up in my purse.

Going to echo the comments here. I will forsake longevity for comfort ever single time. I am not interested in lip products which dry out and damage my lips.

Pre-pandemic? 3-4 hours works just fine for me.
But with masks? I go for either a good dry-down lipstick or a gloss like Fenty Gloss Bomb because that formula is good at staying put.

Pretty important. I don’t mind leaving my “mark” on things, but I only wear Besame lipsticks now because they’re opaque and long lasting. I put them on at the beginning of the day and they’re still on when I remove my makeup at the end. But I also blot and reapply 3x, minimum, and then reapply after eating.
I just can’t stand something that feels too thin and slippery and transfers to my teeth. I need something with more substance!

Wear time in a lipstick is reasonably important to me – if the brand promises long wear time, it is usually a matte lipstick that is drying on my lips and I don’t want that.
At the same time, I don’t want to be reapplying my lipstick every 5 minutes either. I find the Lux Lipstick range by CP has a pretty good wear time without dehydrating my lips.

Color first and then longevity/no transfer are all that count for me. I can care for/repair my lips with a night time or stay at home routine. There is no way to compensate for an unplanned naked lip moment.

I want it all Lol.. comfort ..gradual fading , non drying …I guess I’am more concerned with a flattering finish and a lot of the long wear formulas have a drying look and feel.
I really don’t like when it transfers everywhere though.

Not that important. I don’t want something that disappears immediately or conversely is so drying it makes my lips look shriveled. There’s a lot of wiggle room between those two ends so as long as I like the color and finish I’ll reapply as wanted, or maybe put something else on instead.

If my lipstick fades nicely that’s fine, I don’t mind reapplying my lipstick throughout the day though. I usually have to reapply after I eat.

It’s not really that important. I can always keep the lipstick in my pocket and touch it up.

Not super important, but I expect at least a couple hours. I expect and don’t mind touching up during the day and reapplying after drinking and eating. I just don’t want a product that disappears after 30 minutes from normal amounts of talking.

I usually reapply it so it is not important at all. As a teacher that has to speak for 2 to 3h without interruptions every day, a longwear lipstick is an unicorn.

For me, the way it fades is more important. I’ve had some cake in my mouth and it is not good to interrupt a class to clean the lipstick.

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