Getting the perfect color and keeping it on smudge free can get tricky, but picking the right product is just as important as priming your lips and sealing the color with a touch of translucent power.

Layering color over a nude lip liner is also a good idea, but if you really want long lasting wear without any smudging or feathering, try one of the best smudge proof lipsticks. They’ll stay put and keep the perfect shade on your lips for longer.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick

Available in 35 shades, the Infallible Le Rouge lipstick delivers high-impact color, while also keeping your lips moisturizer and proving a long lasting wear with no smudging. This creamy lipstick in enriched with vitamin E and delivers on its promise of up to 10 hours of vivid color and shine, while also staying put whether you feel like eating or kissing.

Max Factor Max Wear Lip Color

While Max Factor’s Lipfinity is a great choice for long lasting lip color, the Max Wear Lip Color is one of the best smudge proof lipsticks. The double-ended tube delivers the shade of your choice, along with a shimmering gloss overcoat that also helps defend the color against smudging. Its only downside is that you’ll have to wait 2 minutes after the color base application in order to finish your look with the gloss.

LORAC Co-Stars 8 Hour Long-Wearing Lip Color & Ultra Glossy Top Coat

Another double product, combining color along with a clear glossy top coat, the LORAC Co-Stars 8 Hour Long-Wearing Lip Color has a special formula that’s both smudge proof and transfer proof. The non-drying color lasts up to 8 hours and you won’t find yourself needing touch ups very often.

No Smudge Lipstick

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

If you don’t want to take any risks and want you color to last no matter what, one of the best smudge proof lipsticks is this special lip tar. With almost 40 shades to pick from, the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar can help you achieve the perfect matte finish that really stays put. This paraben-free lip color is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Cargo Long Wear Lip Gloss

Clinically proven to last up to 6 hours, the Cargo Long Wear Lip Gloss stays put thanks to its hydrating formula, along with the flat velour coated wand. Whether you want to wear it on its own, for a wet, glossy look or create your own combination with a base with more pigment, this illuminating lip gloss won’t smudge.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Definitely one of the best smudge proof lipsticks, the LipSurgence lip stain from Tarte has a gorgeous matte finish with high-pigment concentration that’s pretty hard to smudge. With vitamins A and E that fight radical damage and coconut extract, the lip stain won’t dry your lips and it won’t budge all day.

Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color

Whether you’d like your color sheer or saturated, the Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color keeps it put for up to 8 hours. Layering this excellent tint can help you create the perfect look, either subtle or bold, and you don’t have to worry about smudging or dry lips throughout the day.

Smudge Proof Lip Products

It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Natural Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain

Benefit from an anti-aging conditioning balm and ultra-hydrating lip gloss with one of the best smudge proof lipsticks. Skirting the line between lipstick and lip stain, the It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush lip stain's hydrating formula includes shea butter, along with plum oil and aloe for keeping your lips protected from free radicals while also delivering color that stays put.

Susan Posnick Colorforever Long Lasting Lip Color/Conditioner

Another double sided product, the Susan Posnick Colorforever offers a combination of long lasting lip color along with a conditioner that also helps keep your lips plump. Once you finish color application and apply the conditioner, you can forget about smudging.

Urban Decay Lip Envy

If you’re looking for a semi-matte finish, that you can also layer gloss over, the Urban Decay Lip Envy is also a great choice among the best smudge proof lipsticks. Build for the perfect shade and enjoy its smudge resistant properties.