Everything You Need to Know About Liquid Lipstick—And Our Favorite Drugstore Buys
Liquid lipstick offers the intense color of a lipstick with the smooth application of a gloss. They’re known for their long-lasting color that stays put until you’re ready for it to come off—and no sooner. If you haven’t ventured into the world of liquid lipstick quite yet, we’ve rounded up our favorite budget-conscious drugstore options so you can try it for yourself without spending a pretty penny.
If you’re ready to hop on the liquid lipstick train, there are a few things you should know before your first application. First, you’ll want to start with moisturized lips, but make sure your lip balm has time to fully soak in before you apply the liquid lipstick. When applying, use just one even coat. These highly pigmented formulas are made to give you all the color you need in just one swipe. Overdoing it on application can cause caking and unwanted dryness. Use a gentle, oil-based makeup remover when you’re ready to take it off.
Maybelline New York Superstay 24
BUY IT: from $6.89; amazon.com
Apply the liquid lipstick, let it dry for two minutes, then use the balm to add a hit of moisture. This 2-in-1 combo will allow your color to last for up to 24 hours.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
BUY IT: $6.50; ulta.com
Combining the best aspects of a lipstick and lip-gloss, this creamy formula goes on smooth and leaves you with a matte finish that's full of color.
Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick
BUY IT: from $2.10; walmart.com
Plump, smooth, and add beautiful color in just one swipe.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color
BUY IT: $9.49; ulta.com
The arrow-shaped applicator allows you to apply this pigmented formula precisely and evenly without getting any excess color on your skin.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Moisturizing Lipstick
BUY IT: $9.99; ulta.com
You won't be able to feel this lightweight formula but, don't worry, it'll still deliver all-day color. The mango and vanilla scent is a sweet bonus.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick
BUY IT: $7.97; amazon.com
The sculpting applicator allows you to shape your lips with a matte finish that will last up to 16 hours.