Battle of the Liquid Lipstick

Liquid lipstick – generally is a liquefied lipstick that when applied starts off liquid-y and dries matte.

There are liquid lipsticks that are literally a lipstick that has a liquid consistency but wears and feels like a traditional lipstick formula. (i.e. OCC Lip Tars, Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro)

For my battle of the liquid lipsticks I will only be talking about the drying liquid lipsticks.

How many times can I say liquid lipstick?

Liquid lipsticks are my favorite type of lipsticks. I have been a huge liquid lipstick lover ever since I picked up a Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick like 4-5 years ago.

These are my opinions; I obviously haven’t tried all the liquid lipsticks out in the market but I’m working on it!


  • Long lasting
  • Opaque
  • Somewhat comfortable
  • Matte
  • Takes a while to fade
  • Just looks good!!!!


  • Drying
  • Somewhat uncomfortable (depending on formula)
  • Hard to take off (depending on formula)
  • Will begin to fade if you eat oily foods
  • Can emphasize chapped, crusty lips
  • Can settle into fine lines

Let the Battle Begin

My Top Picks:

  1. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks $20

    • Super, duper comfortable
    • Great shade range
    • One of the first liquid lipsticks on the market
    • My only gripe is that she changed the color and formula of Lolita and that was my holy grail color and now I can never have it again 😦 RIP
  2. Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Liquid Lipsticks $5
    • Easily accessible (drugstore)
    • Just newly released so there aren’t a lot of shades but the shades that are released are good
    • COMFORTABLE as hell
    • The doe foot applicator has a divot that hugs the lips and makes application easy
    • The divot also allows for the perfect amount of product to be used so you don’t have to double dip
    • One coat is fine
  3. Ofra Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks $20
    • Mousse consistency
    • Velvet look
    • Comfortable
    • Opaque
    • Great color range
  4. Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks $An Arm and A Leg
    • Only con, in my opinion, is the price; you pay around $40 for a lip kit
    • People say these are incredibly drying but they are comfortable on my lips
    • The colors are opaque
    • Do not need more than one coat (darker shades and metallics might need)
    • Will emphasize fine lines and chapped lips so make sure to scrub your lips down
    • A lot of people think it’s the same formula as Colourpop
  5. NYX Soft Matte Lipcream $6
    • One of the most comfortable liquid lipsticks in the market
    • Takes a hot minute to dry so there is leeway for fixing and playing around with product
    • Inexpensive
    • True to the name is that it is a soft matte, looks velvet-y and doesn’t settle into fine lines

Honorable Mentions: (these are alright; nothing to write home or gush about)

  1. Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks $18
  2. Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color $5
  3. NYX Liquid Suede Lipsticks $7

Don’t Spend Your Money on These:

  1. Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks $6
    • Super drying
    • Inconsistent formulations (depending on batch)
    • Applying a lip gloss on top will leave you with chunky bits and a gloopy mess
  2. NYX Lip Lingerie $7
    • Smells like chemicals and death
    • I feel like all the colors have a grey undertone
    • Drying
    • Uncomfortable
    • Forget about putting a lip gloss on top because it’ll just bunch up and get chunky
  3. Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Lip Color $3
    • Incredibly drying
    • Crumbly (you’ll end up eating the crumbs)
    • Long lasting but uncomfortable
    • Same lip gloss thing
  4. Any LA Splash Liquid Lipstick $14
    • It’s a good formula but the smell is soooooo off putting
    • Smells like all the chemicals in the world combined together put into a lipstick
    • I thought I could deal with the smell but I had to throw these lipsticks away because every time I would talk I could just taste the smell

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