The formula has exploded in popularity for it’s rich, opaque pigment, longwear and smooth application. Here’s what your favorite brands are throwing into the liquid lipstick game.
Stunna Lip Paint by Fenty beauty
A weightless, 12hr liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish – born in one head-turning red shade that looks incredible on all skin tones.
When life’s all about taking risks, wearing red lipstick shouldn’t be one of them. Enter Stunna Lip Paint: The love child of high-impact color and low-maintenance longwear in one head-turning red that’s got everyone’s name on it. It is, hands down, the perfect shade of red, hand-picked by Rihanna and obsessively tested to make sure it looks incredible on everyone.
Equal parts class and sass, Stunna Lip Paint goes from zero to 100 in one stroke of its lip-defining precision wand, making it easier than ever to dress your entire pout in show-stopping, soft matte pigment. Its serious 12-hour hold is so weightless, if it weren’t for the non-stop compliments, you’d forget you were even wearing it. And if that weren’t enough – Stunna Lip Paint won’t feather, staying kissably smooth. In other words, it behaves so you don’t have to.
Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free.
Rimmel London Provocalips 16 Hr Kiss Proof Lip Colour in Play With Fire
This is incredibly long-lasting, but it’s almost too much, I struggled to get it off with a makeup removing oil. On the plus side, if you need a lip colour that will hold up through literally anything, this is for you. The formula is pigmented and the shade range is dreamy. I’d definitely recommend topping the lip colour with the balm on the opposite end, as otherwise your pout will feel dryer than the Sahara.
There are 11 pretty shades (mostly pinks and reds) to pick from.
Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet
There are 14 shades in a range of rose hues, nudes and deeper statement colours.
Kylie cosmetics Matt Liquid Lipstick in Candy K
This is a little on the watery side but it dries down in a matter of seconds, meaning it’s quick to apply. I found it a tiny bit drying on the lips, but nothing a good balm couldn’t fix. The shade is a pretty nude which makes it good for day-to-day.
There’s currently 21shades available to buy on Kylie’s website. Why the formula isn’t a 10/10, the shades are all beautiful.
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lipstick Duo
These super-pigmented, squeezable liquid lipsticks deliver semi-matte, full-coverage colour that’s creamy, moisturising and lightweight. You’ll love the long-wearing formula of these Art Stick Liquid Lip colours from Bobbi Brown, perfect for completing your make-up look and keeping you looking your best.
Available in 16 shades: Honey Bare, Naked Pink, Perfect Nude, Pink Heather, English Rose, Vintage Pink, Azalea, Lily, Boysenberry, Plum Noir, Cherry, Rich Red, Uber Red, Hot Tangerine, Pink Punch, and Papaya.
Rouge Dior Liquid
Rouge Dior has yet again been reinvented with the first liquid lipstick formula by Dior with multiple effects and surprising colour impact. Coverage, 12h* long wear and comfort: a true gem available in 3 vibrant finishes – matte, metal and satin.
“The idea was to create a Rouge Dior liquid lipstick in astonishing matte, satin and metal finishes, and develop a range of shades to suit any skin tone,” explains Peter Philips.
A range of shades featuring 4 must-haves:
– The iconic 999 Matte is transformed into a liquid formula that reveals an even more passionate side of the Dior woman.
– The nude trend is exemplified by 614 Jungle Matte, like an ode to Mitzah Bricard, who was Christian Dior’s muse and inspired the “Jungle” print.
– 979 Poison Metal worn by Natalie Portman arms the Dior woman with an even more captivating weapon of seduction.
– The delicateness of Miss Dior pink is incarnated in 162 Miss Satin to give women a resplendent smile.
Constantly driving creativity one step further, Peter Philips delivers a collection of 4 extreme shades with unexpected colours, ranging from an utterly mysterious black to a holographic silver.
MAC Cosmetics – ‘Retro Matte’ liquid lipstick
For those who prefer timeless glamour to all out flash, matte reigns supreme. MAC introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of ‘Retro Matte’ liquid lip gloss.
Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing, a splash of colour in a liquid suede finish that is impossible to forget.
Yves Saint Laurent TATOUAGE COUTURE
YSL’s new liquid matte lip stain: Tatouage Couture. A revolutionary formula for ultra-matte, high impact color with a lightweight, naked-lip feel.
Tattoo YSL’s Tatouage Couture on your lips for a luscious ultra-matte look. As the formula glides onto your lips you will feel practically nothing as it is quick-drying and transfer-free. Indulge your lips in perfect nudes, polished pinks, and to-die-for plums. The spatula-like applicator gives the precision of a liner with the control of a brush for perfectly defined lips with every application.
The ink-like formula gives your lips 8 hours of wear leaving them looking gorgeous all day without having to reapply.
Lancome MATTE SHAKER LIQUID LIPSTICK
Finally, a matte liquid lipstick that wears comfortably without drying out your lips! A water-in-oil emulsion that’s formulated with a patented Ultra Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel without sacrificing intense color payoff. And it has Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear.
Its unique cushion sponge allows for maximum absorption of the formula to deliver a precise, soft application onto the lips, and buildable color that dries without smudging or transfer.
Just shake to soak the applicator with formula, apply the cushion directly onto lips to build the saturated color… then wait for it to dry down to a lightweight, comfort matte finish.
Canel ROUGE ALLURE INKMATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR
ROUGE ALLURE INK. A matte liquid lip colour. An intense and luminous ink. With its fine and dense pigments, it instantly and weightlessly fuses with the lips for a long-lasting result (8 hrs*). The daring allure that never goes unnoticed.
A second-skin texture thanks to a fine, melt-away formula composed of a unique wax (ensuring softness, suppleness and a velvety feel), jojoba oil (delivering comfort, hydration and protection) and active ingredients (sappan wood, matcha green tea, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E derivative).