5 Affordable Liquid Lipsticks


You may be thinking that there are more than 5 liquid lipsticks in the picture. But I decided to talk about the liquid lipstick lines rather than shades. Because from some of the lines I just couldn't pick one shade and I wanted to write about the formula more than my favourite shade.  I have heard that affordable liquid lipsticks can be very hit and miss. I've tried a few that are, quite frankly, not worth the money. So here are the cream of the crop...

NYX Lip Liquid Suede | £6.50

NYX have the liquid formula down! There is a formula for everyone. The Suede formula is great. They're definitely more of a liquid than a cream. They offer intense colour, comfortable wear as well as being infused with Avocado and Vitamin E for added lip loving care. I love these. I have the shades 04 Softly Spoken and 07 Sandstorm. Softly Spoken is a beautiful, dusty Rose colour with Brown undertones. And Sandstorm is a mid toned Brown nude. Both of these look amazing on lips, although they are slightly harder to apply than the other Liquid lipsticks in the edit. Once these have dried, they aren't overly drying. And the lasting power is crazy good. I applied them in the morning, without touching up they were still visable at 4 o'clock!

NYX Lip Lingeries | £6.50

A few weeks ago there wasn't a time when i could scroll through my instagram feed without seeing a few of these. So when they lauched in Boots they flew off the shelves. And for good reason! The formula is thicker than the Suede ones and I prefer the applicator. This also drys down really quick and stays around all day. I've heard some people say these are drying but I found them very comfortable on the lips. I have 3 shades Exotic, Beauty Mark and Push Up. Exotic is my favourite, its a beautiful, warm Red colour, but its doesn't look over the top. Beauty Mark is a strong Brown colour and Push Up is a lovely nude colour. 

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip | $6

I'm so impressed by this offering from ColourPop and pretty gutted I didn't get more shades. This is also definitely a runny liquid lipstick that dries completely matte. Its very matte. Its actually really comfortable and not drying too. Its doesn't crack or flake, and for $5 I'm amazed at how good this is for the price. I have the shade Beeper which is a Rosey Brown colour. It lasts a good 6 hours. To see how I got colour Pop the UK see this post. 

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick | £9.50

These are the most pricey of bunch but well worth it. Again, this isn't drying at all. In fact i'd say this the most comfortable of the bunch because once its dried i don't really notice it on the lips and its there for the rest if the day without flacking or moving. The shade Serenity is a lovely Pink nude.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams | £5.50

These are definitely creams. The formula is almost mousse like but it drys down matte. They also smell so yummy! They aren't drying at all! The staying power isn't as good as the others I've mentioned here but Its not bad by any means! It lasts a good few hours. Because the formula is more cream like it makes them really easy to apply. Unlike the others where you need a steady hand and mirror this can be chucked on! I have two shades Athens, which is a sort of Peachy nude colour and Zurich which is a Pink nude. 

I can't recommend all these liquid lipsticks enough! If I had to pick one it's NYX Liquid Suedes. The formula shade range, staying power and feel are 10 out of 10! 

Have you tried any of these? Whats you favourite liquid lipstick? 

Until next time... 


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