I’ve definitely tried my fair share of liquid lipsticks (most recently, the NARS Lip Covers), and I love the look of matte liquid lipsticks in general. It’s interesting to me how each brand handles them a little differently.
I first got into them when Colourpop exploded onto the scene with their “Ultra Matte” liquid lipsticks last summer (here are some of my favorites from Colourpop, by the way), but I’ve slowly but surely moved to some more forgiving formulas from other brands.
Here’s a quick roundup of my current faves…
Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Centerfold ($21)
I just love it when a product lives up to its name! Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Centerfold feels super comfortable and lightweight, and the applicator makes it a breeze to neatly apply. The formula doesn’t dry down to 100% matte, but it still stays put through moderate eating and snacking.
The best part, though, is that my lips don’t feel dry at all after wearing this one all day long. If you’re looking for a long-lasting formula that feels good on your lips, definitely check it out. You can find it at Sephora for $21.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II ($20)
The original Kat Von D Lolita was wildly popular and sold out right away, but when KVD made more, the color was different, which led to Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II.
I bought a set last fall that had mini sizes of the original Lolita, as well as Lolita II, and I prefer the sequel because the warm terra-cotta tones make it so easy to wear.
The formula dries all the way down to 100% matte, and it’s more resistant to transferring than Buxom Centerfold. But it’s still pretty comfortable on the lips (available now at Sephora for $20).
Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Swinger ($21)
Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Swinger has just a tad more pink than MAC Stylist’s Tip, if you’re familiar with that color, but I think that difference makes it very unique. I can’t get over how much it brightens my face!
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks ($24)
I feel like Stila products never really get their due, despite them being consistently good. The Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks are great because they have a formula that’s like a mix between the Buxom and KVD formulas. They still dry down to 100% matte, but they have a slightly mousse-y finish. They also have a really strong cupcake scent, which I love because…cupcakes (but I know that the scent may not work for everyone).
I grabbed one of the super cute gift sets with mini sizes of a few shades that were available at Sephora, but the full-size versions are available now for $24 each.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red ($14)
Lastly, Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red — the mother of all liquid lipsticks, IMO — is one of my favorite liquid lipstick EVER because the formula just does not budge. It will seriously last all day, but you feel like you have nothing on your lips! I’m slowly convincing all of my friends to try it out because it is just sooo good. The formula reminds me of Stila’s liquid lipsticks, with the main differences being the Sephora Collection’s lack of a noticeable scent and a slightly thinner formula.
Oh, and the Sephora Lip Stains are also cheaper at $14 versus $24.
Oops! I almost forgot to mention — here are the deets on the rest of the makeup I’m wearing:
Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation in 8 (review + swatches here) // Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown // Maybelline Great Lash in Clear // Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Campanule // NARS Dual-Intensity blush in Sexual Content (can you tell that this is one of my favorites?).
What are your favorite liquid lipsticks at the moment? Inquiring minds want to know!