Liquid lipsticks are everywhere these days, but finding a great one that lasts all night without completely drying out your lips is easier said than done. The perfect liquid lippie will give you an even coat of intensely pigmented color and last for hours on end, while simultaneously moisturizing and nourishing your lips. We’ve done the work for you…keep reading for 10 incredible liquid lipsticks you need to add to your collection ASAP!
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick: Smashbox’s Always On line is simply perfect. These are incredible. They glide on with ease. They last flawlessly on your lips until you take them off. They are opaque on the first swipe. The tear-drop tip makes it nearly impossible to mess up application. On top of all of that, the range of colors is exquisite. The standout? Out Loud, a deep orange that is both one-of-a-kind and universally flattering. It’s the ideal fall/winter shade – so gorgeous. ($24)
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color: Revlon got it right with their first foray into liquid lipsticks. The gel-like formula glides onto lips so smoothly and evenly; the nude and pink shades are perfect for daytime wear. If you’re into sweet-smelling products, you’ll love the pleasant mango-vanilla scent. These are a bit under-the-radar, but they are, without a doubt, one of the best liquid lippies at the drugstore – definitely worth checking out. ($9.49)
NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick: If you’re looking for your perfect nude lippie, look no further than NYX’s Lip Lingerie line. The line is made up of a wide range of nude shades, from light beiges to dusty mauves to chocolate browns. The weightless lippies hug your lips for an ultra-smooth and matte finish. At $6.99, it’s also a pretty phenomenal deal. One thing to keep in mind: it’s best to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application, as these can be a bit drying. ($6.99)
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color: Vivid is right. Maybelline consistently releases some of the best lip products at the drugstore, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that their liquid lipsticks are fantastic. The mousse-like formula dries down to a velvety matte finish that subtly gives off the illusion of plumper lips. The bright shades in this line, like Orange Obsession and Rebel Road, are standouts, but every shade is a winner. ($7.99)
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip: At $6, ColourPop’s Ultra Satin Lips are probably the best bang for your buck you’ll find when it comes to liquid lipsticks. Ultra-moisturizing, saturated and long-lasting, these lippies are unlike anything else out there. They are so comfortable on the lips that you won’t believe you’re wearing a liquid lip. Like all CP products, the line has an endless color selection, with new colors being added very frequently. Without a doubt, the Ultra Satin Lip range is ColourPop’s best lipstick line yet. The mini-size kit, On a Whim, features five of the line’s nude shades, including best-sellers Magic Wand and Dopey – it would make a great gift for any beauty lover. ($6)
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick range is one of the first one to include ‘cult classic’ colors, like Lolita. The line has perfected those covetable dusty, modern nude shades, with shades like Bow N Arrow, Mother and Lolita II. KVD shades are intensely saturated, last forever and feel extremely lightweight on the lips. To avoid the look of cracking or dry lips after a few hours, make sure to swipe on a bit of lip balm before application. The doe-foot applicator makes it quick and easy to get your lips matte and glam. ($20)
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain: Sephora has just expanded their lip stain range to include forty colors, so there’s truly something from everyone. From nudes to reds to blues and greens, there’s a color for every mood and look. Sephora Collection doesn’t get enough praise – it’s a pretty phenomenal, extensive line of products, and the lip stains are arguably the brand’s best product. Extremely long-lasting, pigmented and comfortable on the lips, they’re everything you’d want a liquid lipstick to be. Plus, at $14, they veer on the more affordable side. The shade Always Red is truly the most flawless red you’ll ever find – it’s a must-try. ($14)
NARS Velvet Lip Glide: This liquid lip collection from NARS debuted a few months ago, and it’s honestly unlike anything else on the market. The unique formula has a semi-matte, velvety finish. It’s not quite as long-lasting as most matte liquid lips, but it is hydrating, opaque and just looks so lovely on the lips. The nudes in this collection – Stripped and Unlaced – are so flattering. They’re not patchy at all, and make lips look plump, full and moisturized. Currently, the range only has twelve colors, but they’ll surely expand in the upcoming months. ($26)
Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick: One of the ‘original’ liquid lipsticks, Too Faced’s Melted is a classic. It’s a unique hybrid product with the longevity and pigment of a true liquid lipstick, but the shine of a gloss. The spongey, precision-tip applicator makes application a breeze – no lip liner necessary! Melted Nude is one of those universally flattering nude shades that look gorgeous on just about everyone, while Melted Chihuahua is the ultimate dusty mauve for anyone seeking a true ‘90s lip. ($21)
Kylie Lip Kits: The brand that took the liquid lipstick obsession to the next level. When Kylie Jenner released her Kylie Lip Kits, it sparked a phenomenon. The coveted liquid lipstick and liner sets would get sold out in less than thirty seconds, creating an even crazier demand for the next release. One year later, the line is as beloved as ever, but it’s a little easier to get your hands on a kit. Head over to the Kylie Cosmetics site to get one (or two!) of your own. Some gorgeous new colors include Merry, a deep red, and Vixen, a sultry plum. ($29-30)
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