Liquid lipstick is the beauty breakthrough on everybody’s lips—both literally and figuratively. So why does it make such a great alternative to the classic bullet? First, it’s easy to use. Second, it comes in both matte and shiny coats. And of course, it packs a serious punch of color. Without further ado, here are 10 fabulous fluid formulas that put stars in our beauty-obsessed eyes.
1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, P429
This world-fave lip cream certainly lives up to the hype. For only a fraction of the price, you get a beautiful, flat matte finish that rivals that of high-end lipsticks. Just remember to prime your lips with balm beforehand.
Star Shades: Cannes (pictured), Amsterdam, Monte Carlo
2. Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick, P850
When a product promises long wear, it’s often bound to be drying. But this baby is infused with Vitamin E and other good-for-you ingredients that work to keep your lips soft and smoochable. It’s a win-win situation!
Star Shades: Santa Monica (pictured), Atlantic City, Mocha
3. Maybelline Vivid Matte, P299
Here’s something to write home about. Maybelline’s “cream-to-matte” liquid line just launched last month, and already it has turned the most discerning beauty bloggers into fluid formula fans. Look, even Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity is obsessed!
Star Shades: MAT6 (pictured), MAT11, MAT12
4. Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Liquid Lip Color, P299
WNW’s super creamy, super matte, super affordable tubes have already earned them bragging rights in the lipstick department. But their liquid lip color is one more thing to boast about. It’s formulated with ElastiSilk to ensure the color stays on all day with minimal flaking.
Star Shades: Rose to the Occasion (pictured), High-Pitched Wine, Cherry on Top
5. City Color Creamy Lip Stain, P270
It’s exactly what the name suggests! This creamy lip color slides on seamlessly, dries semi-matte, and delivers a color-rich pout. The nicest thing about it is that when it rubs off, it leaves a lovely, just-bitten stain behind.
Star Shades: Sweet Sangria (pictured), Blackberry Mojito, Flirtini
6. L’Oréal Paris L’ Extraordinaire Matte, P450
So many mattes are formulated with wax, which can crack and dry your lips. To counter this, L’Oréal Paris created their liquid matte lipstick with micro-oils that nourish and protect the skin on your kisser. Shari Macainag swatched the entire collection, right here.
Star Shades: V109 Jardin Pamplemousse (pictured), V108 Tuileries Rose, V105 Pigalle Scarlet
7. 3CE Lip Pigment, P725
This pretty pigment is a multi-tasker. It doesn’t just deposit tint on your lips—it can also be used to color in your cheeks and lids!
Star Shades: Mink Beige (pictured) and Electro Pink
8. Sleek Matte Me, P475
A single coat of this matte-tastic tint is enough to create a statement lip. Its creamy consistency glides on like a dream, and it dries to a powdery matte that won’t dehydrate your pucker.
Star Shades: Rioja Red (pictured) and Brink Pink
9. Pink Sugar Lip & Cheek Tint, P349
This is our favorite local formula, hands down. Pink Sugar’s liquid pigment is marketed as a dual-purpose product, but we would just save all its precious pigment for the lips! It’s rich, opaque, and smells like dessert. We dig it!
Star Shades: Queen Bee (pictured), Purple Pleasure, Code Red
10. DETAIL Matte in Detail Liquid Lipstick, on sale at P158
Now this is a shine-free lip paint if we ever did see one. Say hello to the hero product of new local brand DETAIL, a 12-color-strong liquid lipstick that we just swatched!
Star Shades: D5 Loth (pictured), D11 Alexandra, D12 Zenaida
Which liquid lipstick are YOU going to try?
Top photo: L’Oréal Paris L’Extraordinaire Matte in Pigalle Scarlet