These Liquid Lipsticks Will Stay Put During Your Steamiest Make-Out Sessions
Here are our top 10 picks.
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If you're like me, you don't want to have to reapply your makeup throughout the day, especially if you're trying to make a statement with a bold lip or metallic eye. I'm a walk-out-the-door-and-don't-look-at-a-mirror-until-I-take-my-makeup-off kind of girl, so I need my makeup to last all day. Lipsticks are undoubtedly one of the most fun makeup products out there, but unfortunately, many of them wear off throughout the day. That's where liquid lipsticks come in.
Unlike other formulas, liquid lipsticks glide on like glosses, grip to the lips, and are dry matte, giving them their long-wear staying power. Plus, they're a lot more pigmented than other types of formulas, so most of the time you only need one swipe of color to get a strong payoff. However, the downside is that a lot of them tend to dry out the lips since they're meant to stay on for hours. Not our faves, though. Here are the 10 best liquid lipsticks on the market that will keep your lips bold all day without drying them out—yes, really.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink
This is the drugstore hero that we will sing praises about over and over again. Just one layer gives off an insane amount of pigment, and you truly don’t need to reapply all day. Plus, it has a pointy applicator tip that makes creating the perfect Cupid’s bow easy. Thankfully, it has 40 shades to choose from so that we can find the best one for every mood and event.
Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Matte Lipstick
If you like makeup that makes you feel fancy and look boss, consider this designer lipstick. Its non-sticky formula feels like a cream but dries matte and looks velvety.
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Bold, loud, and proud is the name of the game at KVD Vegan Beauty. Its products are super long-lasting, vegan, and totally badass. This liquid lipstick comes in 29 shades that range from neutral pinks to neon turquoise.
Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick
If you're looking for a clean beauty option, look no further than this budget-friendly pick. Created by Jessica Alba, this shine-to-matte lipstick is PETA-certified (cruelty-free!) and feels flexible, not crunchy, on the lips.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint
Rihanna can do no wrong, and her Fenty lipsticks live up to her reputation. Apart from having some of the coolest packaging ever, the long-wear pigment is no joke and each shade is formulated to look good on every skin tone.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color
Available in 16 shades, this drugstore goodie won't let you down. Its gel-like formula is wax-free to prevent any sticky or goopy effects, so you'll have a very smooth and sleek experience. Plus, each lipstick has a subtle scent of creamy mango and vanilla—yum!
Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain
There's a special place in our hearts for this YSL liquid lipstick—hear us out. It goes on like any other liquid lipstick, but it dries like a lip stain to give you that natural-looking bitten effect. It won't dry out your lips, won't feather throughout the day, and will look plush and perfect for up to eight hours.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
It feels like every makeup fan has tried this liquid lipstick at some point in their lives and has loved it—it's the tried-and-true OG. Available in 15 shades (that you can try on virtually on Ulta's site, FYI), these creamy lipsticks have a super long-wear effect and have nourishing ingredients, like vitamin E and avocado oil, infused in them to keep your lips hydrated.
ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip
Like the Stila liquid lipstick, this ColourPop one is familiar to beauty fanatics. Its under-$10 price-point, highly pigmented shades, and long-lasting formula have given it cult status, and we're here to say that we think it's well deserved. Choose one (or more!) of 12 shades that range from a nearly black plum to a girly fresh coral.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment
This formula is so lightweight, you'll forget you're wearing anything at all until you look in the mirror. It's available in 17 shades, but if you're unsure which one looks best on your skin tone, Sephora.com has divided them up into categories (nude, pink, red, and berry) and lists which shade looks best on each skin tone. Honestly, shopping online for a lipstick couldn't be easier.