The new matte liquid lipstick trend seems to be here to stay, at least for the next few seasons. Many of the beauty world’s top brands are bringing us a beautiful array of colors to adorn our lips will. While many are transfer resistant, there are a few that are moisturizing formulas with a matte finish. Both are fantastic and great for both day and night. The following are my top ten faves for all budgets.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20) – Leading the pack with color payoff and staying power, KVD’s liquid lippes are coveted by makeup lovers everywhere. With wildly creative names, and daring colors, these transfer resistant matte finish lippes are absolutely amazing. She recently released 16 new shades, making the current total 28. There’s most certainly a color for everyone.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain ($14) – The always underrated brand within one of the biggest makeup havens around. Sephora Collection makes amazing cosmetics at a more affordable price point than the brands represented within its walls. Their lip stains are no exception. 15 colors with rich, deep, color pay off, great wear, and a matte finish. It’s also nourishing, with avocado oil, so the wear is not drying.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($24) – This liquid lipstick is highly-pigmented, weightless on the lips, and delivers long-lasting coverage. There are both matte and shimmer shades, all of which are enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil. This lippie hydrates, softens, and delivers amazing color to your lips. Definitely worth the buy.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks ($20) – With 20 colors to choose from, a transfer resistant staying power, and high voltage color pay off in one stroke. ABH’s liquid lippes are rivalling KVD for the best liquid lipstick on the market. Some of the colors, mainly the pastels and neons, require double layers, the richer colors are perfect. Pure Hollywood and American Doll are cult faves as well as Potion and Heathers.
Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint ($16.50) – This small company has a reputation for cruelty free, long lasting colors, and amazing formulas when it comes to your lip needs. The liquid lip paints are super matte and completely transfer resistant and comes in 17 bold colors. This company has been gaining popularity, thanks in part to YouTube beauty bloggers.
ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lip ($6) – Currently one of the most popular liquid lippies out, these ultra matte, affordable lipsticks sold out in a matter of hours upon their debut. Recently, restocked, and 8 new colors added, these lippies are hit and miss in terms of formula. The pastels and neons are patchy, but the deeper hues are perfection! For a more affordable alternative to the ABH lippies, these are a great option.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($9) – These 8 highly saturated colors, contain a liquid-to-matte formula and dry to a soft, velvety finish for fuller-looking lips. This limited edition lippie gives opaque color in one stroke with a non-sticky feel for perfect pillowy soft lips.
DOSE of Colors Matte Lipstick ($18) – With a rich, high pigment formula, beautiful packaging, and ease of application, DOSE of Colors has become one of the leading independent cosmetic companies on a mission to give our lips color shock! These matte lipsticks are available in 6 colors and also come as a value pack. Check back often, as these lippies are selling out fast!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6) – NYX is a leader in affordable cosmetics with great quality. Their latest release of 22 matte lip creams is no exception. These soft, velvety lipsticks have a high color pay off, are very moisturizing , and give long wear. They are not transfer resistant, so be careful with those kisses. Some of the more difficult colors to get your hands on are Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Transylvania.
SheaMoisture Lip Stain ($11) – Sold exclusively at Target, this cosmetic line is geared toward WOC and contains amazing colors to complement brown skin. Formerly a hair and body company, SheaMoisture has ventured into cosmetics, and so far it’s a hit! Currently, their lip stains come in 5 colors and is a conditioning, vitamin enriched formula that stays on for hours, and gives lips a healthy, smooth feel. A perfect everyday lippie.
So there you have it! A list of great liquid lipsticks in all price ranges. Depending on your desired finish, and staying power, you will find great value in all of these. Don’t forget to test as many colors as you can before deciding. The options can be overwhelming. Check out YouTube for swatch videos and reviews. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up with my latest video uploads! Until next time, ladies. Ciao! xoxo