Matte or shiny? These liquid lipsticks highlight those puckers without leaving them feeling dry or greasy.
#1 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Berlin, $13
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, $13, is a great lipstick for those who love matte lips, but hate how drying it gets. Its creamy texture glides on easily and is comfortable enough for all-day wear.
#2 LANEIGE Serum Drop Tint, $36
The LANEIGE Serum Drop Tint feels more like a lip care product than lip colour. This light-weight liquid lipstick contains oil serum and berry lip complex to keep lips moisturised.
#3 The Face Shop Ink Lipquid, $17.90
The Face Shop Ink Lipquid is a combination of lip gloss, lipstick and lip tint in one. Just a thin layer gives lips a gorgeous, pigmented shine that lasts.
#4 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II, $31
Who remembers the madness surrounding the Kat Von D counters when the brand first launched in Singapore? The crazy thing is, most people were scrambling for the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (specifically for the shades Lolita and Lolita II) and it’s not hard to see why – it really lasts! The matte texture might highlight lines on the lips so we highly recommend moisturising and scrubbing them before putting it on.
#5 NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Le Palace , $45
Unlike most matte lipsticks the NARS Velvet Lip Glide doesn’t dry immediately after application. It goes on creamy and transform into a velvety finish after about 20 to 30 minutes, making it one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks to wear because it doesn’t dry the lips out as quickly.
#6 Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick, $39
Stila was one of the first brands to release a range of liquid lipsticks. You only need a small dollop of the Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick to cover the entire lips, plus it doesn’t flake like some other matte liquid lipsticks do.
#7 Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Lipstick in Drop Dead Red, $33
With the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Lipstick in Drop Dead Red, we find that you can either apply just a thin layer for a brighter looking red, or just go ahead and apply a regular amount for a plum gothic pout.
#8 Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Liquid Rouge, $80
Matte lipsticks may be the popular finish now, but there’s nothing that draws attention to the pucker more than glossy, shiny lips. The Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Liquid Rouge is a luxurious liquid lip colours that melts into lips and wraps it in moisture, giving it a jewel-like shine.
#9 ETUDE HOUSE Color in Liquid Lips, $17.90
The ETUDE HOUSE Color in Liquid Lips is extremely versatile. If you’re going for a full vivid pout, apply as you would normally and let the pigments take over. But if you’re looking for a more toned down look, just dot on the inner part of the lips and blend outwards for a chic Korean ombre lip.
#10 innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge, $16
If you’re trying to ween yourself off drying lipsticks but still crave for some colour on your lips, the innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge is perfect for you. With moisturising ingredients and vivid pigments, you can have the best of both worlds – bold and moisturised lips.
#11 Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip In French Toast, US$20
The Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip is just about the longest-lasting liquid lipstick we’ve used. The colour doesn’t budge and only comes off with either the Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Remover or oil-based makeup removers.
#12 YSL Beaute Vernis À Lèvres in 401 Rouge Vinyle, $50
Delivering high-shine and vivid colours, the YSL Beaute Vernis À Lèvres doesn’t disappoint if you’re looking for lipsticks with a glossy finish. The specially designed applicator reaches into tight corners easily. Despite its liquid texture, it doesn’t feather even after four hours, and leaves behind a beautiful stain.
#13 Popstar Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Divine, US$18
Don’t dismiss this Hong Kong-based cosmetic brand just cause you can’t find it in stores. We gave its new Velvet Matte Lipstick a try and was surprised to find out how it glides on so easily, and dries to a comfortable matte finish that didn’t transfer. If you love to add a touch of gloss, the Popstar Cosmetics Diamond gives the Velvet Matte Lipstick a shine without causing the colour to smudge or run.
#14 Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Miss Conduct, $44
The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick promises an eight-hour wear without feathering. It’s infused with oils to hydrate lips so it doesn’t look dry and flaky like some matte lipsticks do after a few hours of wear.
#15 Zoeva Pure Velours Lips in Clear Message, $21
The Zoeva Pure Velours Lips comes in eight wearable shades . It glides on creamy and dries to a comfortable matte finish that lasts.
#16 NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, $40
The NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment feels more like ink and less like a liquid lipstick. With a texture that dries to a featherlight finish, and staying power that will last you well past lunch, it’s no wonder this lipstick is our go-to choice for comfortable, long-wearing lip colour.
#17 Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain, $51
The Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain will only be out on 15th November but we thought you should get a heads up on how awesome this lip colour it. Unlike its Vernis A Lerves rage which gives a glossy, high-shine finish, the Tatouage dries to a matte finish, but still leaves a flattering stain in case it comes off during lunch.