I’m back at it again with another lippie post! This one is all about my favorite finish- matte! I have a decent collection of liquid lipsticks and have encountered the good and the down right bad, and to save you all from the trouble of testing out these products for yourself, I am going to share my findings. And as a disclaimer, just because I don’t like a product doesn’t mean that it is bad, it just did not work the way that it should have!
LORAC Liquid Lipstick
This is a fairly new lipstick that I have added into my collection, and I must say that I am really impressed with it. I have the shade Mulberry, which I must say, is the perfect berry fall shade! I won’t say too much more about this product right now because I raved about it in my Fall Favorites post, which I will link here.
Like the LORAC lipstick, I only have one shade of this, which is in Queen B, but I really love this product’s formula. It’s long lasting and does not smudge. I knew that I would love this product because I am a big fan of their OG melted lipsticks, so a matte formula could only be better, right? I am definitely planning on getting more from this line in the near future.
I discovered these towards the end of the summer and have accumulated five of them so far. These stay true to their name in the fact that they give a soft finish and are not drying. Having said that, they are more likely to move and transfer, but their formula is amazing and, I mean, they’re drugstore so they are well worth the money!
I think I have an obsession with NYX’s lipstick lines because they are killing it! I first discovered the Suede line in the late spring thanks to my ipsy bag- click here if you are interested in it! Both my mother and I received these products- I got Pink Lust and my mom got Kitten Heels. After I tried out mine, I knew that I needed more from this line, so I went out and purchased Soft-Spoken. After all this time, I will say that I am still obsessed with them, and need to buy more seasonal colors!
O.M.G. if you want all day wear, look no further. This is another recent purchase and I am hooked! Now, I know what you all must be thinking-because I thought it too- and that is how good can this product possibly be? It’s under $5…Well, this product kicks the butt of all of my high-end one’s put together. The lasting power on this is ridiculous. I tested it on the back of my hand and it dried within 5 minutes and lasted through several hand washing’s as well as doing dishes, and the real kicker is that it had to scrub the back of my hand with makeup remover, and there was STILL remnants of it there! I got the only one with no micro-glitter in it, so that is the only downside of this line, at least for me, because I usually stay away from products with glitter in them- so to Wet n’ Wild, if you ever see this, PLEASE make more without glitter in them!
At first I was not on board with the whole Kylie Cosmetics ban wagon, but once I saw the shade Leo, I knew that I must take the plunge at least this once; and I’m glad I did. This shade is the perfect deep burgundy color, perfect for the fall and winter season. The one thing that I will say about this product is that it is a little tricky in application. I tried using it without the lipliner- but with a clear primer lipliner instead and it was disastrous. Once I started playing around with it though, I found that lining my lips with the liner, either just on the outer portions to get the shape or filling in completely, and then applying the liquid lipstick to the center portion of your lips worked out the best and gave the best results!
I am OBSESSED with the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks! I have the shades Outlaw, which is a brick-red, and Bow n’ Arrow, which is a warm toned nude. Theses lipsticks last through literally everything- except hot soup, which I learned the hard way- and have little to no transfer! I would purchase these over everything else!
Okay, I’ll start by saying that I love this brand and an assortment of their products. The issue that I have with this line is that they do not dry matte, which is extremely frustrating when it is clearly advertised in big bold letter on the packaging. I bought these with a deal from CVS because I saw matte and was like, yes please, more makeup to play with. I think that I was so excited it opened them in my car while in the parking lot and tested them on the back of my hand. I immediately knew what was going to happen because I could tell from the formula that they were not going to dry, like, at all. As a point of reference, it takes about 7 minutes for me to drive home from my local CVS, and I had my hand sticking out the window the entire time, but they did not dry at all. I then went online and found a mixture of reviews, some having the same issues that I did, and others saying that they were great, so I don’t know if there was a whole batch of duds, and I just happened to get two of those, or what. I will still use them as a glossy liquid lipstick, because they are good for that, but they are not even close to being matte, which lands them in my misses category.
Rimmel London Matte Lip Velvet
Here’s another brand that I usually have no problems with, but man, this product was not good. I got this product probably over a year ago, tried it once and put it in the back of my lipstick drawer. When compiling my lists for this post I did a dry test on the back of my hand, and this product did not dry at all. Now, I wouldn’t mind that because I could use it as a glossy lipstick, like I will with the Revlon ones, but the formula of this product is just awful as well. It is thin and streaky and the shade looks nothing like it does in the tube, so three strikes and this product is out.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and that it helped any of you deciding to get a product or not! Leave in the comments below your favorite liquid lipsticks!