The Liquid Lipstick Edit
Nowadays, I hardly reach for regular lipstick and am almost always wearing a liquid lipstick or a Nudestix lip pencil. The liquid lipstick trend has blown up in the past couple of years, but few companies truly nail it. Listed below, 5 of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas at all different price ranges.
BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCHE LIQUIFIED LIPSTICK
New to the liquid lipstick game, the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick formula is definitely a must-have. They go on like an ultra-pigmented gloss with opaque color payoff, and manage to still be long-wearing and moisturizing. They taste like orange candy and are made with food grade ingredients, so they're good enough to eat. Bite Beauty's take on the liquid lipstick is a game-changer for those with dry lips that crave moisture and creamy color.
MARC JACOBS LIQUID LIP CREME
FAVORITE SHADE: HOT COCOA 460
The Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Creme is definitely my high-end favorite. I have never tried a liquid lipstick like this. It goes on so unbelievably creamy and feels so soft and almost not there on the lips. It doesn't dry down matte like a lot of liquid lipsticks so it doesn't suck the moisture from your lips. It's not transfer-proof, but has a satin finish that stays soft so you can easily touch up throughout the day seamlessly.
COLOURPOP ULTRA SATIN LIP
FAVORITE SHADE: FRICK N' FRACK
These definitely win in the bang-for-your-buck category. I used to be obsessed with the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip until I discovered the Ultra Satin Lip. These give the look of a matte lip, but don't dry down completely. This means that your lips maintain their slip, but won't be transfer-resistant. I definitely prefer this formula and find that it doesn't dry my lips out.
HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID MATTE LIPSTICK
The Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks have my favorite formula for real matte liquid lips. They dry down completely matte and are transfer-proof, but don't dry your lips out and even offer a bit of conditioning (nothing major, but very good for a liquid matte formula). They have an amazing shade range and layer very well.
REVLON ULTRA HD MATTE LIP COLOR
FAVORITE COLOR: ADDICTION
The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color is a gel/cream hybrid liquid lipstick that manages to look matte, but not dry down at all. These go on like a cream and remain a gel on your lips throughout the entire wear so they're not transfer-resistant. The shades go on very opaque and are very moisturizing. The formula is very forgiving if you want a matte look but don't want it to settle into the creases of your lips or dry them out.