I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks but as with everything there’s the good, the bad and the UGLY. Today I’m sharing 4 of the newer formula’s I’ve tried in mini-review form..
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II
I have a few of these now and can’t quite make up my mind about them.. if you like a drier formula that lasts, they’re great but you need to apply a very thin layer to get the optimum finish and I do find that they wear away from the centre of my lips in a not so attractive way.. but that’s the case with most matte products. Great shade selection and available in the UK now.. win!
NYX Lingerie in Teddy
I was so excited to try this as I’d heard great things but this is maybe my least favourite formula.. ever. It’s SO dry, INCREDIBLY dry and I need a heavy duty eye makeup remover to get it off at the end of the day. The colours are great, so many shades of ‘nude’ but I just cannot get along with lipstick that feels like cement. It’s a no from me.
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Electric Pink & Orange Shot
These fall in to that ‘modern matte’ category that for a long time I shunned because really.. it’s not matte at all but they definitely have their place. They’re as far removed from the NYX Lingerie as could be, very comfortable, never totally set/feel at all dry but they still have that bold, opaque colour that we love from a liquid lipstick. I still prefer a matte to be matte but I would buy more of these.
It used to be just base and mascara that I felt were completely subjective products that you can’t really rely on a review for but as the world of lipsticks expands they’re definitely falling in to that category. There are so many products calling themselves ‘matte liquid lipsticks’ these days that are COMPLETELY different that until you get it on your lips you really have no way of knowing the texture but I will continue to buy each and everyone.. I’m doing it for you, you understand.