Heyyyyyyy my lovelies, I hope you all are having a great day. I have tried a couple of different brands for liquid lipsticks, and I will be honest with you, I’m getting tired of crap liquid lipsticks. I mean, there are some liquid lipsticks that receive soo much hype, they get the right beauty influencers behind them, sell that the liquid lipstick is the bomb.com and you spend your money buying them and they are just rubbish! On the other hand though, I have tried some liquid lipsticks with amazing formulas. Formulas that leave your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated and they are still matte. These are the brands I reach for regularly because no-one has time for dry, cracking lips, especially in this cold weather.
So this two part series will share my thoughts on the different liquid lipsticks on the market right now. This part 1 will look at the ‘good’ of the liquid lipsticks. Part 2 will look at the ‘aight’ and the ‘bad’ of liquid lipsticks.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks
The shades that I have: Sad Girl, Vintage, Rio, Potion, Soft Lilac
This is one of the best formulas of liquid lipsticks out there. Anastasia Beverly Hills got it right with this formula! Hands down. The liquid lipsticks are super comfortable on your lips and they are long lasting. They last on your lips all day and dry down to a matte finish. These liquid lipsticks don’t have a particular smell, which means that they don’t smell like harsh chemicals and they don’t smell like vanilla cupcakes.
I love the range of colours available. As a woman of colour, I am able to find shades that suit my skin tone. One thing I have to say though is that there is not enough swatches online about how the shades look on different skintones, so buying these colours online for me took me ages. ABH is now available in the UK on their UK website which is great: www.anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk, so no more shipping from the US. Hallelujah!
Price – £20.
Dose of Colours
Shades that I have: Purple Rain, Berry Me 2 (couldn’t find this lipstick)
These liquid lipsticks smell divine. They smell like the most vanilla-ry, buttery cakes out there. Yummmmmy! The texture and consistency matches the smell. It feels lovely and velvety on your lips and dries down matte. I love the shades. They are unique and are extremely pigmented which is great. They are not easy to get hold of in the UK though *sigh*, Beautybay.com used to sell them but for some reason they don’t sell them anymore due to ‘product restrictions’, when they used to sell them before. There are few UK sites that sell them such as here.
Price – £18
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
Shades that I have: High Drama, Red Jade
I have always said MAC were late to the liquid lipstick party because I expected them to release liquid lipsticks sooner. When they finally came out with their liquid lipsticks I was kinda disappointed with the colours they released, because I felt like I had the colours in my collection already. However, these two shades High Drama and Red Jade (I got this in my Secret Santa) stood out for me. I do love the bold colours available more than the nudes, if I am honest though.
Now, MAC’s formula for these liquid lipsticks are amazing. They are pigmented and are creamy on the lips. I love the fact that they are matte yet comfortable, not as comfortable as ABH and Dose of Colours, but still quite comfortable. They are long lasting, that’s one thing I love. You can go a full day without having to reapply, even through eating, drinking and socialising.
Price – £17.50
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick
I feel like I have been sleeping on Jouer liquid lipsticks. I mean, where have I been?! These lipsticks are great. They are creamy and light on your lips so they are really comfortable. They do not dry out your lips or flake during the day. These lipsticks have great staying power, so last for the whole day. I love the shades available though, especially with their lipstick topper. It looks amazing. You can get them in the UK now which is great from here. I need more colours for sure!
Price – £15.00
Stay tuned for Part 2 where I am talking about the ‘aights’ and the ‘ugly’ of liquid lipsticks.