I like to think of myself as a bit of a liquid lipstick connoisseur these days! I find myself reaching for them almost as much as regular lipstick formulas. Obviously this post is based on my personal opinion but it might help if I talk about what I look for in liquid lipsticks to see if you might feel similarly about these products. For me, comfort is my key concern and I can't deal with drying formulas! I don't like formulas that flake or don't last on me either. Bearing that in mind, these are the hits and misses out of the products I've tried...
Huda Beauty Liquid Mattes | £18 each
This is probably the 'truest' matte finish liquid lipstick formula to make it into the favourites portion of this post. The consistency of this is very fluid but the colour is still completely opaque. It's incredibly long-wearing, though when it does begin to fade, it can give that 'lip liner' effect. However given that I get a good 5 hours of near-perfect wear out of this, I think that can be forgiven. I don't have any problems with the formula when I re-apply it either; it layers up without looking uneven or peeling. It doesn't have a creamy feel on the lips but isn't drying and doesn't leave me wanting to lick my lips or cling to any little patches of dry skin.
The shade I have (hopefully this is the first of many!) is Trendsetter. It's a warm terracotta-brown nude that's pretty much perfect for my skin tone.
Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks | £11.50 each
These are actually very similar to the Huda Beauty formula, in being very matte in finish and having a more watery consistency. Though, I'd actually say they're even more comfortable. The longevity of these is pretty good, though I usually want to touch-up around the 4-hour mark. It doesn't flake or go uneven when I re-apply the product and it doesn't start to feel dry after wearing it all day. Overall; definitely one of my all-time favourites formula-wise and some of my most-worn shades.
The shades I have here are Everything Nice (a very warm caramel-toned nude with almost muted peach undertones) and 1995 (a brown nude with plummy undertones).
Dose of Colours Matte Lipsticks | £15.95 each
I absolutely love this formula; it's a little thicker than the ones I've talked about so far but feels really nice and creamy on the lips. It doesn't cling to any imperfections on my lips and applies so easily with the slightly curved doe foot applicator. I'd say this isn't as long-wearing as some of the others in this post but I can forgive it because it's no more fuss to wear than a regular lipstick.
I have the shade Truffle, which is a slightly cool-toned medium brown with a little hint of pink in it.
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips | $6 each
These are just amazing; although not *quite* fully matte, they give that opaque liquid lip look whilst feeling like a normal lipstick. They definitely have most comfortable formula to wear out of all of the products in this post. They don't flake, they wear surprisingly well despite not being true mattes and (besides the darker shades) don't transfer too much. For $6 you really can't go wrong with these and like all ColourPop products they come in a wide variety of shades.
I have so many of these that I've just picked a few of my favourite shades for this post: Echo Park (a medium brown-peach nude), Calypso (a more plum-mauve nude) and Frick N Frack (a warm berry-rose colour).
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks | £16 each
I was really in two minds as to whether include these or not. You may have noticed that after raving about these liquid lipsticks before Jeffree Star's true colours came to light, I haven't mentioned them on my blog since, and that was a conscious choice. I am going to be honest here and say they are amongst the best liquid lipsticks I've tried in terms of formula and I'm sure if you're reading this then you're a grown adult who can make their own choices. Personally, I choose to no longer support him with my money but I appreciate people have their own moral and ethical codes so I'm not about to tell you what to do. That aside, these liquid lipsticks are very opaque and comfortable to wear. I find the longevity to be extremely good and there is minimal transfer.
I have the shades Celebrity Skin (a light-medium cool-toned brown nude), Gemini (a rusty red-brown nude) and Rose Matter (an almost neon strawberry pink).
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks | $17 each
To say that these were a disappointment would be a gross understatement! Don't get me wrong, I knew the hype machine was in full gear and these would probably be just average liquid lipsticks, but when I saw some unique shades that actually called to me; curiosity got the better of me. I've actually sold these now, which is why they aren't photographed but I've inserted the swatches from my original post before. These are incredibly drying and just make my lips look wrinkly and show every single imperfection. They also flake RIDICULOUSLY! Like, I can't eat and drink like a normal human being whilst wearing one of these, and what's the point in that?
I picked up two shades (one individually and one as part of a Lip Kit): Exposed (a sandy mid-toned brown nude) and Dirty Peach (a medium, vibrant peach colour with nude undertones).
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips | $6 each
It's kind of hard to sum up my thoughts on these because I actually find the formula quite inconsistent; I actually wonder if they've recently reformulated these because they do seem to have gotten better with the newer releases. However overall I do find these really drying. Though they don't flake and will last hours and hours, I just can't get over how uncomfortable I find them to wear. The newer shade I've tried is much better in this respect but it's still far from a favourite. Perhaps I'm being unfair. They are only $6 each, I hear you cry, however if ColourPop can create something as amazing as the Ultra Satin Lips for the same price then I'll drag them for how drying this formula is!
Here I have the shade Screenshot (a dirty peach colour) and Bumble (a strawberry tone).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks | £20 each
These have been so talked-about on YouTube that I confidently purchased 2 at $20 each whilst in New York. However I was incredibly disappointed. The colour range isn't great; I would have appreciated more variety in the nudes, which are all very light and brown-toned. I also really don't like the formula. Though they're very pigmented and opaque, they just feel soooo dry. I honestly feel like when I wear these they're sucking every last drop of moisture out of my poor lips. The wear-time is ok but when they fade it's very patchy and uneven. Not what I want, especially with quite bold shades like these!
I have Soft Lilac (a pinky-mauve lilac) and Kathryn (a deep red berry shade with pink undertones).
LA Splash Lip Couture Waterproof Matte Lipstick | £9.95 each
I'd actually heard quite positive things about these liquid lipsticks so was really disappointed with how much they didn't work for me! Things started off well; a nice colour selection, a completely matte and opacity opaque finish on application...however a sandwich sent things into a downward spiral! This is another reeeeeally flaky formula that basically peels off if you eat or drink, making it un-wearable for me.
Here I have Ghoulish* (a light lilac-toned greyish nude) and I have another shade I couldn't find for this post called Latte Confession - check that out here.
NYX Lip Lingeries | £6.50 each
These are more of a disappointment to me because I love the colour range and I find the Soft Matte and Liquid Suede formulas by NYX to be very comfortable to wear, so these looked like they'd be the best of both worlds. However, they weren't! These aren't completely useless; I do sometimes wear them when my lips are very smooth and with a good dose of lip balm on underneath, but I do find them to be really drying. It's especially surprising given that the texture is quite creamy when first applied, but they set down to a really dry (but at least very long-lasting and non-flaky) finish.
I have Bedtime Flirt (a pinky-brown nude) and Ruffle Trim (a warm nude with terracotta undertones).
Are you a lover of liquid lipsticks? Which brands do your favourite and least-favourite formulas?
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I'm really curious as to what Jeffree Star has done? I feel totally out of the loop, wasn't he racist and also named some of his products controversial stuff? Please update me!! Also, I loved this post as I love liquid lipsticks so so much and it's great to know what are the best ones!ReplyDelete
Beckie xo // The Pale Tails
I did do a bit of a post on it but I'd recommend watching Stephanie Nicole's video for a succinct summary of his shadiness! xxDelete
Thanks for this, Jasmine! I bought a Colorpop bundle of 2 mattes and an ultra satin and wore one of the mattes for like 5mins before my lips felt drier than the desert! Still got hope for the satin xReplyDelete
Nyx Lip Lingeries have such a great range of nudes, I think it's a shame they didn't use the same formula or something similar to the Suedes. Would love to try Gerard Cosmetics and their always on offer too! I've just received some Colourpop for the first time. I'm not finding the mattes (although fairly new formulas) that bad! Great post! :) xxReplyDelete
I know right - that would've been the perfect combination! xxDelete
i loovvee colourpop ultra satin! so comfy to wear. i also found kat von d's formula as one of the best. i can't help but agree with the LA splash liquid lipstick. i have the same latte confession and it's so pretty. they are incredibly drying but at least they are transfer-proof. surprisingly they stayed so hard and don't flake on me! thus why i always opted for it to use whenever i have eating spree but wanting to look decent.ReplyDelete
I honestly just love Colourpop so much the price point is amazing !ReplyDelete
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
Just like yours my favourite are the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips and Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte, I have one Jeffree Star liquid lipstick and I agree that is amazing, but don't feel comfortable supporting him so not sure if I will get more shades.ReplyDelete
I have two Colourpop Ultra Matte lipsticks and I don't find them super drying so maybe the formula did improve. NYX Lyngeries didn't work for me either. x
Mummy's Beauty Corner
Yeah I'll enjoy the JS liquid lips that I have but won't be repurchasing, getting any more shades or promoting them on my blog. And yeah I've noticed the newer ColourPop Ultra Matte releases aren't as dry so who knows! xxDelete
Loved this post, Jasmine! I definitely want to pick up a couple in the bands you said you love, the Colour Pop Ultra Satin lips sound insanely good for the price. Jeffree Star has to be my favourite formula but I'm in two minds about whether I want to support him or his business anymore, such a shame as he has some amazing colours. I actually quite like the Anastasia formula, the biggest issue with it for me is that you can't layer them properly and how flaky they can go. I'm also really eager to try the Kat Von D ones. xReplyDelete
Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk
I've been lusting after some Jefferry Star ones, you've helped me make my decision!! xxReplyDelete
Blog:: Hannah Rose
Definitely need to try the Huda Beauty ones for the matte finish and the ColourPop Ultra Satin ones for the little less matte finish, if you don't mind having something more on the satin side of things, I would recommend the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets!ReplyDelete
I didn't find those to be matte enough for me :( maybe I need to give them a second chance though xxDelete
I totally agree with you on NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick and ColourPop ultra matte. They feel sticky when I press my lips together. Also I think they show how bad my lips are when they are actually not..like creases everywhere and at the end hard to remove.ReplyDelete
Loved your review Jasmine :*
Saniya | Insta : @saniyamapari | https://acasualbrunette.wordpress.com/
I'm tempted to try the Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks! xReplyDelete
Their are some such nice shades in there, will be for sure trying them out :)ReplyDelete
Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk
The Gerard lipsticks look and sound sooo lovely! Love the packaging on those too. I'm glad you also don't like the NYX liquid lingeries. I really don't like them at all and much prefer the soft matte lip creams xReplyDelete
Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk
I really want to try the Dose of Colours one but Beauty Bay don't ship them to Ireland for some reason! I felt the same as you about the ABH liquid lipsticks but when I bought Allison, it felt & looked different. I personally am not the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks but I like to have a few. Do you like the Kat Von D version? xxReplyDelete
They have a great shade range, though they are a tad drying and definitely not as long-lasting as the name suggests! xxDelete
Thanks for sharing Jasmine, it was great to hear about so many brands in one place. I used to love the NYX Lingerie ones but I've really gone off them now as they are way to drying. Please try the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid lip colour they are INCREDIBLE. I'm sure you will love them! They are my favourite liquid lip ever, they go on so smooth and are not drying at all :) xxReplyDelete
Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle
It's funny you should mention those as I was swatching them this weekend! xxDelete
This was really interesting as I've tried a lot of liquid lipsticks, just not a lot of the US ones that you've mentioned here. I'm definitely going to be calling on this post in the future when I want to expand my collection!ReplyDelete
Kirstie | Behind The Scent
The NYX soft matte lip creams are one of my favourites I love them!ReplyDelete
Lauren Ashleigh xx
Sooo many gorgeous swatches here that i haven't seen before, i want so many new liquid lips now! (not that i need anymore)ReplyDelete
Courtney | Lashes and Luxe
I agree about the ColourPop Ultra Satins...one of my fave formulas and yes, I think they may have tweaked the Ultra Mattes as I don't find them quite so drying anymore. I need to get my hands on some of the Gerard Cosmetics ones for sure. I really don't get the ABH hype as the formula isn't that impressive and it's so pricey...would rather spend that money elsewhere. xxxReplyDelete
Sal | UmmBaby Beauty
I totally agree - so many people say they're their favourites but I just don't get it! xxDelete
I generally don't like liquid lipsticks but I make an exception for the Ultra Satin Lips, they're so good! Echo Park is really pretty, Calypso is one of my favorites along with Magic Wand :)ReplyDelete
Beauty From Katie
I love the Gerard Cosmetics hydra matte formula! I have ridiculously dry lips but I can actually wear these and they feel comfortable and I don't want to constantly apply lip balm!ReplyDelete
Danielle's Beauty Blog
I've actually never tried a liquid lipstick, but this post is a great starting point for me! I'm tempted to try out a few from Colourpop - the shades are so lovely and they won't break the bank ;) Thanks for the post, Jasmine :)ReplyDelete
Sara | www.saraspoke.com
I completely agree that the ColourPop Ultra Mattes are ridiculously drying. I can't stand having them on my lips for very long. I've heard some good things about Gerard Cosmetics but have never tried them out. I'll have to do so!ReplyDelete
xx Dany | The Queens Empire
Yeah they're just not worth the fuss for me! xxDelete
I pretty much agree with all of these I have tried. The LA Splash ones are so rubbish! The Ultra satin matte lips I have, I don't find overly drying though, but I don't love the formula of the them over all. I need to the Huda Beauty ones because I love the JS and GC one xxReplyDelete
I am glad that you said that about the Jeffree Star products. I have his liquid lipsticks, and I do like them and I will use them until I run out, because the product is good, but I wouldn't purchase anything else from his brand.ReplyDelete
That's exactly how I feel about the matter! xxDelete
My mind has been made up: I simply MUST try the ColourPop Ultra Satins! I greatly dislike the NYX Lingerie formula: it gets so gummy after it sets. No bueno. All the other ones are eh, I'll pass. I like my Wet n Wild Catsuit Mattes. :) I may try JS Cosmetics one day, but that is in the distant future for this college student. Great compilation!ReplyDelete
Cailee || https://barcelonistab.blogspot.com/
I swear LA Splash has changed their formula because the first batch that I received from them was amazing but the second one flaked off like crazy! Dose of Colour is in my list to try, so many people rave about them.ReplyDelete
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
Totally agree with your comments on Jeffree Star, I feel exactly the same. I love the formula, but really don't like him as a person! Really shocked you haven't tried Kat Von D ones? I LOVE them (Especially Double Dare and Lolita II) Next on my wishlist is the Gerard ones you mentioned, and the Jouer! They are meant to be incredible :)ReplyDelete
Erin || MakeErinOver
I have a good few of the Kat Von D ones :) I love the shades but I'm just focussing on formula in this post, and I don't find them good enough to be in my 'best' or bad enough to be in my 'worst' xxDelete
That's so strange that you don't like the ABH ones.. They are my preferred liquid lipstick! You are definitely right about the CP ones though! The satin finish is my favourite too!! Great post!!ReplyDelete
Mel xx || Loads of Lifestyle
I would totally agree with you on colourpop bumble. Even though I absolutely adore that shade. But it bleeds like crazy. I thought I got a bad batch. But nope I have been hearing a lot of people complain about that one. And I need that does of color truffle lipstick. It's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Saman || Beautydetour
I keep buying the Ultra Mattes for some reason despite the formula haha I guess it's because the shades are so nice! xxDelete
I'm a huge lover of liquid lipsticks but funnily enough, I haven't tried any of the ones you've mentioned! I do like the look of the Huda Beauty & Gerard Cosmetics ones though! My favourites are the NYX Soft Mattes and Stila Stay All Day :) xxReplyDelete
Laura | Blush and Bronze
NYX Suede's and Coloupop UM and Ultra Satin's are my favourite right now, their formula for me is what I like and it's no worry lip product. I want to get my hands on HUDA lipsticks though but I have to see how much S&H is because my Sephora don't carry them in store. These swatches were amazing too!ReplyDelete
Katie | https://ktmcgworld.blogspot.ca
I have one of the ABH Liquid Lipsticks in the color Asthon. I really like how it looks but I have to say, it's sooo drying. It definitely lasts ages but my lips will most likely be a little chapped the next day. Have you tried the Zoeva ones? They are the best, not drying at all and long wearing as well. They feel like a cream! xReplyDelete
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Ooh I haven't yet, they'll have to go on my list...xxDelete
The colourpop matte I have tried were pretty great, lumiere 2 and clueless. I also love the hydra matte! Girlactik is another really drying flaky wrinkly formula!ReplyDelete
I love liquid lipsticks, but least I know now not to waste my money on Kylie's!ReplyDelete
Such a shame the Jeffree Star ones are so good, that's always the way! I really want to try the Gerard Cosmetics ones as I've heard a couple people say it's the best formula! Fab post Jasmine!ReplyDelete
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Yeah I love it! xxDelete
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I have only tried the NYX ones and feel so out of the loop having not heared about more then half of this. Thanks for making me wanna open my wallet yett again :)ReplyDelete
Allie | RainyAllie
The only liquid lipsticks I've tried from all these are the NYX Lingerie, and I actually really like them! Although I do have to agree with you, they do start off quite creamy but get very dry very quickly. It hasn't affect me though, as I use the Rêve de Miel lip balm by Nuxe every time I wear lipstick - maybe try to add a layer of thick lip balm before wearing the Lingerie lipsticks, it might help with the finish :)ReplyDelete
Also, the Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks seem like the best to me, and the shades are super pretty!
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I do indeed do that when I wear them but with so many amazing formulas out there I don't really reach for them! xxDelete
I love NYX, but I find the Lingerie range a lot better than Soft Matte. The SMLCs just rub off so quickly for me and I find it really hard to get an even layer when I'm applying them!ReplyDelete
Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk
hmm i dont see much difference between the gerard and lasplash on me, both last as long as each other and feel the same.ReplyDelete
it's interesting how you wont support Jeffree Star (for good reasons) but support Gerard when the owner did some pretty nasty cyberbullying of a customer.
Well I never said anyone needed to follow my personal feelings on the matter, nor did I judge anyone else's morals. As far as I'm aware the founder was overheard calling someone ugly or something along those lines? Whilst unprofessional I don't really class that in the same league as Jeffree's catalogue gross behaviour over years and years and total lack of remorse. However if there's something I should be aware of please enlighten me.Delete
basically, the owner of Gerard and MannyMUa were on snapchat and posted this video of them 'watching hate videos' and mentions this youtuber called KarinaKaboom, and just before the vid cuts off, the owner says ' she is the ugliest person ive ever seen' . now snapchat is one thing..but to then upload it and then straight after the vid cuts to manny talking about all the hatemail the owner has got..very hypocritical.Delete
Basically it boils down to ..it's very hard to find genuine youtube reviews of gerard cosmetics and they are all paid for by the company and the dodgy issue is any person who was to receive the items to showcase in their vids (i cant say review for obvious reasons) had to sign a contract before receiving any items that they would ONLY give a good review...any negative..or generally honest reviews would breach of contract. So most sponsored vids you see of their products, you cant get an honest idea of them because they have to say they are good. Only the ones whove bought the products themselves are the ones you can trust, which comes to the point of Karina. she gave an honest review of one of Gerard's products, which was negative because she didnt like one of the items and another which she had an allergic reaction too.. because of that, the owner and this mua publically tried to shame her and make their army of fans harass the girl (which they did, much how Jeffree's fans do to anyone who says anything negative about him)
if you go on youtube and search - gerard cosmetics bullying scandal you'll find the Karinakaboom video and a couple of other youtubers talk about it.
I wasn't accusing you btw, sorry it came across that way. i was just curious as you made a point about Jeffree Star's attitude, but didnt mention anything about Jen the owner and Gerard cosmetics.
i have a couple of Gerard lipsticks and as i said, they are ok, better than some really cheap liquid lipsticks, but not amazing and not better than lasplash ones, but that's on my lips and everyone is different :) and i totally agree on the Kylie lipsticks...they are awful! again sold on just hype alone and probably sponsored videos.
i'd recommend trying the MakeupMonsters range and Blackmoon cosmetics. ive bought from both of them and been impressed.
That's pretty tacky of them! Trying to force positive reviews out of influencers sadly isn't that uncommon - personally I'd rather buy something myself and write about it on my own terms if they're going to be like that, though I have noticed US laws on sponsorship in YouTube videos seem much more lax than in the UK.Delete
In all honesty I wouldn't have even known who Jen Gerard was, whereas Jeffree Star is very famous and very visible as the face of his brand so I can't disassociate the two and I believe his behaviour to be BEYOND vile (racism, glamourising drugs and guns, destroying bags that could feed a family for 6 months etc. etc. etc.) and he's done these things over and over again over years with no remorse. It takes a lot for me to completely disregard a product based on the conduct of the brand it belongs to but for me he 100% crosses that line.
Very similar Jeffree Star experience. Bought gemini, doll parts, and weirdo before I learned about his extremely racist comments. Even though they're the best formula of their kind (the non-viscous type), I find myself subconsciously avoiding them. Atleast now I actually just prefer a slightly more moussey lip like the sephora collection ones. Have you tried those? They have some amazing new colours.ReplyDelete
Yeah I do have 1 or 2 of those actually - need to get more use out of them xxDelete
ColourPop Ultra Satins has to be my fav... So many great options and so affordable <3ReplyDelete
I found this so helpful, liquid lipsticks can be so hit and miss. I'm desperate to get my hands on some of the colourpop satin ones! xxReplyDelete
Urgh, I totally agree with the Lip Lingeries. The shades are so nice it's a shame, because they looked awful on me. They even look really dry in your swatches! I sold mine after a few tries. xxReplyDelete
Cally | xcallyloves.blogspot.co.uk
Yeah I feel like they even *look* dry! xxDelete
I really didn't get on with the nyx lingerie's either, found them way too drying!ReplyDelete
Lucy | Forever September
OMG I totally agree with the colour pop ultra matte. I have so many and I'm so disappointed, becuase I love their color range and the price of course. You should try, if you haven't, Kat von D everlasting liquid lipstick. They're fully matte and their formula is very comfortable to wear. You can build them up too without striking or peeling.ReplyDelete
I do like the Kat Von D but to me they do verge on being too drying :( xxDelete
really want to try the gerrard cosmetics ones they look pretty good xxReplyDelete
I really want to try a Dose of Colors liquid lipstick! I literally see them everywhere on social media. The formula sounds like it would be perfect for my lips! I agree with you on the Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks.. I dread them! They're extremely drying on me. Such a shame especially with the price being so high.ReplyDelete
Nicole | The Glam Surge
I have heard so many good things about the Jeffery Star liquid lipsticks and I soooo want to get my hands on them!ReplyDelete
I love lipsticks! I'm not so into this liquid ones but it was interesting to read your review though. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
xo Nora / https://dreamerachiever.com
Can't wait to try the colourpop ones 😍 That brand almost never disappoints me - and if you say they are good it can't go wrongReplyDelete
One of my first thoughts when reading this post was that there are SO many liquid lipstick formulas out there it's almost impossible to try them all! It was awesome hearing your thoughts on these ones, because I've only tried a few. One of the ones I've avoided are the ABH ones, mostly because I've heard a lot of feedback similar to yours. One of my current faves that no one seems to talk about is the Ciate Liquid Velvet. It's super pigmented and long wearing but completely comfortable!ReplyDelete
Ooh I'll check those out! xxDelete
Great post! Thanks for sharing the formulas you think are the best and worst! Really want to try out the colourpop and Huda.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comments! I hope this post was helpful xxReplyDelete