Since the beginning of the year we have been seeing a surge of liquid lipsticks flooding our beauty timelines. Although they seem to be the newest craze some people just don’t know how to use them. If you are new to makeup they can be a bit intimidating at first. These particular lipsticks are known for their matte finish and longevity. Being so, lip care is important when wearing these on a regular basis. There are also different textures of liquid lipsticks that provide a subtle versatility when finding which one works best for you.
First let’s discuss lip care. Liquid lipsticks can be extremely drying on the lips due to their extended wear. I tend to prep my lips at night for the next day. Bite Beauty Agave Mask is a thicker consistency which keeps my lips moisturized while I sleep. This is an important step to me because it helps to lift any dead skin off of my lips and I am able to wipe it away with a hot towel in the morning. This creates a smooth base for any lipstick I want to place on top. I always recommend a lip balm with a thicker consistency because it will hold onto the lips longer. When I use something thin it’s gone by the time I wake up and my lips aren’t as soft as I would like them to be.
One brand of liquid lipstick that is great for someone with drier lips is Anastasia Beverly Hills. Liquid lipsticks tend to have a very thin feel to them, almost like water on the lips. Anastasia’s formula feels fluffy once applied to the lips, this is why this brand tends to not dry them out as much. The texture is very soft and great for drier lips. Although the line is fairly new, the color range is decent and is continuing to grow. These retail for $20 which is on the higher end as far as pricing is concerned. Compared to other brands, this brand did come off while eating and drinking. After about 4-5 hours I did have to retouch and for the price I shouldn’t have to do that.
The next brand that I tried was the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. These can be found at your local Sephora and retail for $20 as well but is well worth it. With the recently released new shades, the color range is improving. The reason I prefer this brand is due to the longevity. This has a thin water like texture and dries quickly on the lips. I’m able to eat and drink and this does not transfer at all. I’ve been out with this product on for about 8 hours and I never had to retouch. These tend to sell out fast when in stock so it took a while for me to get the colors I wanted. That was the only negative about this product. When it sells out it seems to take quite some time for it to return to the shelves.
A cheaper alternative for those of you who don’t want to spend a lot on a first-time purchase is ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip. The color range is amazing and the best thing is the price. They retail for only $6!! These are slightly over drying to me but that was something I could deal with. I love the fact that they created colors for everyone. You will definitely find a color that you feel great about with this line and they also show swatches of their products on multiple skin tones so you can get a better feel of what will work for you.
These are just a few starter brands that will help you find what’s right for you. With the growing popularity I’m sure more brands will start to have their own version of liquid lipsticks which will provide even more variety. I love a matte lip so these are by far my favorite formula of lipstick. Once you learn which formula works for you these will become a staple in your makeup kit. As I always say have fun!