I've noticed that 9 times out 10 I'm reaching for liquid lipsticks over anything else. With winter rolling in nothing says winter like a good matte lip. And you just can't beat the matte-ness of liquid lipsticks. I normally suffer from really dry chapped lips but with a good scrub and lip balm I've really been enjoying Liquid Lipsticks despite the cold weather. So today I have a round of current favourites that are perfect for everyday wear...
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick | £16 | POST
The shade Lolitia 11 has been one of my favourites since I got it! The shade is a lovely warm terracotta nude. The formula is really nice. It's definitely on the liquidy side, but the doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply. It dries down matte really quickly. This actually the most comfortable on the lips out of the bunch. The only down side to this is it isn't as long wearing as some. It lasts around 4 hours before the colour starts to wear, but it's easy to re apply without flaking or bunching up.
Lime Crime Velevtines | £15
This is a new addition to the liquid lipstick family and I've been reaching for it a lot! I have the shade Riot, which is a lovely deep Rose colour, thats not too Pink nor to Red. It's a simply beautiful shade. It's more than a nude shade but not too bold. The formula is again, very liquid-y but easy to apply. They don't dry as quick as some liquid lipsticks and remain a little bit tacky for quite a while. But it's very long lasting, this stays pretty much in tact all day!
Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick | £11.50 | POST
I think 'hydra' is a bit of an over statement. But these aren't drying at all. The formula is actually pretty spot on! They dry quick, are really long wearing (around 6 hours) and really comfortable. I have two shades, Serenity and Everything Nice. Everything nice is a beautiful Brown nude colour, it's actually quite a bold colour on me, but I really like it. It finishes off any look well. Serenity is more of a Pink nude, definitely more of a nude on me. Both are perfect for everyday wear.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme | £5.50
It took me a while to get on board with these. I do really like the formula. They are definitely more of a cream, with a mousse like texture and dry down matte without being drying at all! But I just couldn't find a shade that suited me well, most of them pull really Orange on me and I tend to like something more Brown toned. Until I discovered the shade Abu Dhabi. It's the perfect Brown toned nude, it's a perfect nude on me. It's as long wearing as some of the other formulas here, but it's perfect for on the go - it's so easy to apply and touch up.
NYX Lip Lingerie | £6.50 | POST
These get a bit of bad press for being drying. But I actually don't find them drying at all! I have a few shades but my most worn is Ruffle Trim. It's a beautiful Rosey, dusky colour. The formula is not as creamy as Soft Matte creams but not as watery as some liquid lipsticks. It's really easy to apply and so long lasting. It's actually one of my favourite formulas.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick | £16 | POST
The formula of these has to be my favourite out of all that I've tried to date. It's liquid-y, dries quick, it's so matte - but not the matte that sinks into all the lines or bleeds on the lips, it just looks perfect. I don't find this drying at all either, it's actually really comfortable to wear. And the wear time is the best, easily all day! The applicator is spot on too, it's really easy to draw a crisp line round the lips. I have two shades Androgyny and Leo. Androgyny is a stunning dusky Purple colour that is something a bit different to your everyday shades. Leo is a neutral Brown. It's actually quite a bold colour on me but I really like it. I really can't recommend these enough, which really pains me because I don't like Jeffree Star but in the quest for the perfect Liquid Lipstick here I am.
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Lip | $6 | POST
I couldn't do this post and not include Calypso. This is probably my most worn shade at the moment out of the lot! It's the perfect nude colour, not too Pink, not Brown. I've heard lots of people with different skin tones rave about this too, so it's pretty universal. Although it might be too light for very dark toned people. The formula is probably the least matte of the lot, as the name suggests it's a satin finish. But I'd say it's matte like most matte lipsticks claim to be, if that makes sense. But this means it's not drying at all! The wear time isn't the best either, if I apply it in the morning it's usually gone by lunch time. But in terms of formula and comfort it makes up for it. I'm not a huge fan of the applicator either it's kind of just a fluffy thing, that makes it difficult to get a crisp line. But I just use a lip brush if I have the time. All the bad points aside this is an amazing liquid lipstick and I find myself reaching for it a lot!
So there is a little round up of my current favourite everyday, liquid lipsticks!
Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?
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