Your Guide to the Best Liquid Lipstick Brands

by Ivy Boyd

Your Guide to the Best Liquid Lipstick Brands
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You can’t pull up Instagram without seeing an ultra mattte or metallic liquid lipstick on every beauty guru. The formula has exploded in popularity for it’s rich, opaque pigment, longwear and smooth application. Here’s what your favorite brands are throwing into the liquid lipstick game.



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Anastasia Beverly Hills


When Anastasia released her liquid lipstick line, people rejoiced, Kim K herself being one. The liquid lipstick comes in a whopping 30 shades so you should have no trouble finding your fave. Stumped on a shade? Try the mid-tone Catnip.

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bareMinerals Matte Liquid Lipcolor


bareMinerals hears your request for the perfect nude with their GenNude collection. If you don’t like feeling of lipstick, these are thin and lighweight on. Also, let me just say straight up that these Matte Liquid Lipcolors smell like brownies baking, and that’s pretty much all you need to know. *Drops mic*

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


I love and admire Kat Von D and her liquid lipstick line gives me the same feels. I recently picked up Lolita II and Project Chimps, a shade that donates 20% of the proceeds to chimps used for biomedical research. Kat Von D’s formula is smooth, long wearing and pretty comfortable, though a smudge dry at times.

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Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip


Beauty Bakerie’s Lip Whip shade names are as delicious as the shades themselves. These long wearing, cruelty-free formulas come in matte and metallic finishes with carousel-like packaging. Their mint green Apple Pear Smoothie is a truly unique shade not found in other lines.

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Jouer Long-wear Lip Creme


Jouer’s Long-wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks have a super-light formula that feels weightless and comes in tons of flattering shades. There are both matte and metallic finishes in everything from nude to violet. Jouer is a cruelty-free line that offers many paraben- and gluten-free options.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lippies

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lippies


Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lippies come in a vast shade range, in a variety of finishes, all at an amazing price point of $6.00. Trap is the quintessential taupe and Privacy Please is a muted violet.

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LORAC Pro Liquid Lipstick


LORAC is jumping on the liquid lip train with their new Pro Liquid Lipsticks. Available in 10 shades, these glide on like a gloss and dry down to a matte finish. If you want to try these, you’ll have to head to Kohl’s, as they’re exclusive to the store. Dusty Rose looks like my shade du jour.

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Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme


Milani brings liquid lips to the drugstore, in both metallic and matte formulas. They have beautiful nudes and pink but a great selection of vampy wines and purples too. YouTuber Jeffree Star chose the Milani version over Colourpop in terms of wear and application.

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick


If you want a navy blue liquid lipstick for less than lunch, NYX has you covered with their shade Jet Set. Their Liquid Suede Cream lipsticks are waterproof and leave a velvet-finish.

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

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Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick


Ofra has long been in beauty schools but has recently come to the forefront due to collaborations with beauty bloggers like Kathleen Lights and MannyMUA. Their formula is one of my favorites in terms of wear and comfortable feel on the lips.

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Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paints


Tarte’s mousse-like Creamy Matte Lip Paints come in mostly pinks and reds but offer fun wild card shades like true black and vivid violet. Their names will have you dying. Manbun, Yaassss and Hangry, just to name a few.

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Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick


Indie brand Dose of Colors was one of the first to make a truly opaque purple liquid lipstick. Their Purple Rain Matte Liquid Lipstick is where it’s at in a formula that is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and paraben-free.

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Stila Stay All Day Lipstick


Stila’s Stay All Day Lipstick is what I’d describe as “creepily long lasting.” They have gorgeous rich reds like Beso and Tesoro, as well as girly pinks and nudes. They haven’t ventured into avant garde shades yet, but you’re sure to find a classic shade that works for you and wears for 6 hours.

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Lord and Berry TIMELESS Kissproof Lipstick


I like the formula, color range and wear time of this; but holy crap, is it dry! The Lord and Berry TIMELESS m Lipsticks last so long, likely because they suck every drop of moisture from your lips! For $25.00, I think you can find a more comfortable formula, as much as I do like the long wear time.