LIQUID LIPSTICK REVIEW

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Liquid Lipstick Review

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Liquid Lipstick swatches light & dark skin

It feels as though liquid lipsticks are everywhere I look these days! Almost every major makeup brand has their own version so it can be daunting to know which liquid lipstick to buy. I have steadily developed a collection of them over the past year and chose 7 lipsticks to review today. I’ve also given these lipsticks star ratings – but this is just my opinion on what has or hasn’t worked for me. Everyone’s lips are different and we all have different preferences. So don’t be put off trying a lipstick just because I haven’t rated it highly. I recommend trying on a lipstick when you’re next at a makeup counter and wearing it for a few hours before deciding on whether you’re going to buy it or not.

Oh, and don’t forget two very important steps before applying liquid lipsticks: 1. Exfoliate your lips first, and 2. Then apply a lip balm and blot with a tissue before putting on the lipstick. Liquid lipsticks can have a thin formula which means that any cracks on your lips or dry patches will not be forgiven; so take a few minutes to apply a lip scrub or use a dry old toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. Matte lipsticks are very drying hence the need for a lip balm – it makes a huge difference to how comfortable your lips feel whilst you wear the lipstick.

I haven’t forgotten about my light skinned girls who read this blog which is why I included the photo above. I realise that it can be difficult to determine how a colour will look on you if you see it worn by someone of a different skin tone, so I asked a lovely friend to loan me her forearm for a few minutes so that I could swatch the lipsticks on her skin; it was so interesting to see how the colours looked on our different skin tones!  So hopefully, whatever your skin tone is you should get a rough idea of how the lipsticks will look on you. But I still recommend trying on a lipstick (if possible) before you buy it.

Keep on scrolling down to read my review on 7 liquid lipsticks. N.B. click on the lipstick headings, which are in gold text, if you wish to view the full colour range or buy them.

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Liquid Lipstick Review

 



Huda beauty Liquid Matte – ‘Flirt’ 

£18



Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Flirt

The Pros: This lipstick has great pigmentation, so only one application was needed to completely blot out the natural colour of my lips. It felt very light on my lips and wasn’t drying at all. I really like this nude colour, but to make it look a bit more natural I will apply a brown lip liner on the perimeter of my lips next time.

The Cons: Unfortunately, this lipstick sank into the fine lines on my lips so I did have to apply several coats to minimise this. I have very wrinkly lips so this may not be a problem for you if your lips are plumper than mine.

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Star rating:

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The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Taipei Orchid 

£6.00



The Body Shop Matte liquid Lip Taipei Orchid

Hmmmm…. I feel as though this lipstick is wearing me as opposed to me wearing it! I used MAC Lip pencil in ‘Soar’ to calm it down a bit, but boy is this lipstick shade bright!! Just a quick makeup tip: to rock a bright coloured lipstick on darker skin tones you need to use a darker coloured lip liner on the perimeter of the lips and blend it into the lipstick, otherwise the lipstick will look stamped on.

The Pros:  At £6.00 this lipstick is very affordable. The colour selection of this range of lipsticks is also very good, so check out The Body Shop’s website for more options.

The Cons: I needed a minimum of two layers to get a decent colour in my lips, but it still looked quite patchy. I didn’t like the applicator because it made the lipstick look streaky. I was also disappointed because this lipstick was not very long wearing; even with a lip liner it barely lasted 4 hours. Lastly, it also settled into the fine lines of my lips as it dried, “sigh,” it was just not a good look.

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Star rating:

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Sleek Matte Me – Velvet Slipper  

£4.99



Sleek Matte Me - Velvet Slipper

The Pros: This lipstick is a bargain at £4.99! With one application I had a nice semi-opaque colour but I needed two layers to get full opacity. I loved the applicator – very easy to work with – and the formula of this lipstick is also great; it felt as though it moved flexibly with my lips as they moved. Oh, and it didn’t settle into the fine lines on my lips which was awesome! I found this lipstick very comfortable to wear, and I loved the velvety matte finish. It lasted at least 6-7 hours, but after I ate it did begin to wear in my inner lip area.

The Cons: There’s nothing negative that I can say about this lipstick. But, Sleek MakeUp can you make it last for at least 14 hours??

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Star rating:

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LA Splash Studio Shine Lip Lustre – Venus 

£9.95



LA Splash Studio Shine Lip Lustre Venus

The Pros: The formula of this lipstick is a bit thicker than average which I really like! I only needed one application to get a nice opaque colour. This lipstick really does not budge and does not transfer unless you eat something oily, and even then it only tends to wear at the inner portion of my lips. It’s non-drying, comfortable to wear and it’s one lipstick that I know that I can wear all day and still look great. The colour I’m wearing is called Venus, which is a deep purple shade with a slightly metallic finish. I’m quite sad that I’ve almost finished this tube of lipstick. Oh well, that just gives me a license to go shopping!!

The Cons: You need to use undiluted oil on a cotton pad to remove this lipstick otherwise you will be rubbing your lips for a loooong time. I recommend soaking a pad with coconut or olive oil, pressing it on your lips for 30 seconds, and then gently wiping it off.

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Star rating:

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – High Drama 

£17.50



MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - High Drama

The Pros: I love, LOVE this colour! I was captivated from the instant I first applied it to my lips. This lipstick gives a sophisticated suede-like finish, it’s ultra-comfortable to wear, and with a lip liner underneath it can last a minimum of 8 hours. I only needed one swipe to get full opacity and the applicator is great to work with. I like that this formula of lipstick is very forgiving, so a makeup novice can feel confident applying it. Furthermore, it dries pretty quickly which is a bonus when you’re in a rush.

The Cons: After eating and drinking this lipstick did begin to crumble a little bit which was a tad annoying. But I just applied another layer and I was good to go.

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Star rating:

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Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip – Mon Cheri 

£16.00



Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip - Mon Cheri

The Pros: I must say that Mon Cheri is truly a traffic stopping red! I felt sassy and ready to take on the world when I put it on. I looooove this colour! It took me 2 coats to get an opaque colour, and once this lipstick was applied it literally did not budge unless I ate something oily. So feel free to kiss others with abandon. Plus, it didn’t settle into the fine lines on my lips – Yasss!

The Cons: It began to look a bit patchy as I applied more layers, so I think I need to practice applying it thinly and quickly. After eating something oily it did start to wear off a bit which was a tad annoying.

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Star rating:

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick – Jet Set 

£6.50



NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick - Jet Set

The Pros: For a drugstore lipstick the quality of this is excellent! With one application my lips were completely covered but slightly grey, however, after the second coat I had a vibrant blue colour that I loved! I once wore this lipstick for at least 12 hours without touching up! By the way, if you’re scared of wearing an unusual lipstick colour like blue, then start with a drugstore brand because if you end up hating it you won’t have wasted lots of money.

The Cons: This lipstick is slightly drying so make sure you apply a lip balm beforehand. It also takes a couple of minutes to dry so be patient. Unfortunately, the colour does transfer a bit onto cups and cutlery, so after a day of wearing this lipstick it looked as though a giant smurf had been eating in my home.

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So, I’ve discovered that there are great liquid lipsticks that you can buy on any budget. My drugstore winner was the Sleek Matte Me and on the more expensive end, I loved  the MAC Retro Matte Lipcolour. I encourage you to pick up a liquid lipstick when next you’re out makeup shopping and keep on trying different ones until you find the perfect lipstick for you.





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