Love/Hate Liquid Lipsticks


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.



  1. Hannah
    7 November, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I couldn’t agree more that liquid lipsticks are totally subjective. I love the colours of the Kat von d ones but they are SO drying and wear off so awful for me that I just can’t see the appeal. My personal favourites are the NYX liquid suede, which I find extremely comfortable but not as super matte, the Stila stay all day and the balm meet matte Hughes. Again though, I’ve seen people say they hate these ones but they are definitely my top 3!

  2. Lucy Thomas
    7 November, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Have you tried the matt liquid lipsticks in Primark?? A bargain at only £2 each but the colours are very matt … I have the dark purple and the light pink.
    The pink makes me look like I have no lips but I think could be a great base for a bold coloured lipstick.
    Definitely worth a look … would love to know other peoples opinions of them.

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