5 of the Best Liquid Lipsticks

5 of the Best Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have become our favourite way to wear lip colour. With their incredible staying power and opaque formulas, these are the future of lipstick. We’ve pulled together 5 of the best available, whatever budget you’re working to.

What you need to know

What is so special about liquid lipsticks? Well, they have all the pigment of a lipstick, with the formula of a gloss. You usually only need one coat to get a wash of gorgeous opaque colour, and once set, they will last for absolutely hours.

We’ve put our liquid lipsticks through eating, drinking and maybe even a little bit of kissing, without them budging an inch! Perfect when you’re on the go and don’t want to risk smudges or the need for touch ups.

Getting the best results

To get the best results from your liquid lipsticks, prep your lips with a lip scrub before applying a bit of wax-based lip balm.

If your lipsticks tend to feather, then apply a lip liner first to keep your lip colour crisp.

Then just use the doe applicator to apply your lip colour! Do your bottom lip first, press your lips together and then neaten up your cupid’s bow. To be extra precise, use a lip brush to apply on the top lip.

Taking them off

Removing liquid lipsticks can be a little tricky. If you need to tidy up the edges. then try a cotton bud dipped in cold cream.

To clean it off at the end of the day, use a cleansing oil or a makeup wipe on the lips before your usual cleansing routine can usually do the trick.

5 of the Best

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    The Original: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

    One of the first liquid lipsticks to appear on the scene was Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. They have stayed one of the very best on the market, with bold colour and hydration.

    Enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil, these stay in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear and dry down to a soft matte finish.

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    The High-Street Favourite: Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick

    We love it when we discover brilliant and affordable makeup. The Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipsticks have hoardes of fans declaring their love for them.

    Containing nourishing oils, these give a soft, velvety feel on the lips, without drying. With a range of gorgeous wearable shades, this is the ideal liquid lipstick for anyone looking to try out the trend for themselves.

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  3. theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick
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    The Cult Brand: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick

    With their fun packaging and cute names, theBalm’s products have been the brand to try ever since they first got started in the US, and now we can finally get our hands on them in the rest of the world!

    Thanks to their delicious Vanilla and Mint fragrance and matte, non-sticky finish, the Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipsticks have become a firm favourite.

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  4. Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipstick Envy
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    The Maverick: Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipstick

    One of the the fun things about liquid lipsticks is the ability to wear a bold, bright colour all day long and the Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipsticks allow you to do exactly that.

    As well as the usual pinks and nudes, Ciaté have some amazing shades- Envy is a gorgeous teal, Chatterbox is a purple toned bright pink and Voodoo a deep brown red and Head Over Heels is a hot pink. Not for the shy or retiring, these make an incredible makeup statement!

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  5. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion
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    The Luxe Choice: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion

    Everyone loves a luxurious lipstick and with the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potions you get all the joy of gorgeous packaging with the new liquid lipstick formula.

    The moisture-rich formula leaves a beautiful sheen that won’t budge for up to 8 hours of opaque colour. They also have a clever dual-sided applicator; one side is rounded to follow the curves of your lips and the other holds extra product to build up your colour in one sweep.

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If you haven’t found your favourite in this list, then browse our full range of lipsticks on Lookfantastic today.



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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid