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  • Brittany Pledger

My Favorite Liquid Lipsticks

I mean, why not just get straight to the point.. I have tried A LOT of liquid lipsticks.. like an embarrassing amount. Some have been good, some have been; well, not so good.

I'm very picky about my liquid lipsticks. My lips can't feel dried out. I already have very dry lips, probably from living off coffee tbh, but because of that I can't with lipsticks that dry you out. They can't feel sticky. I'm ok with that sticky feeling on initial application, but once they dry down I don't want my lips sticking together. They don't have to be 100% transfer proof, but I want it to be close. I talk all day every day in the salon, so I can't have lipstick on my teeth. I also find its hard to get liquid lipstick off some of my mugs, so I try to avoid that when possible. Is that it? I think it is. See, I told you, picky.

Now that we have went over my must haves (have nots?) let me tell you about my best fraaans.


Now that I am typing this I realized I forgot my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE in all the photos!!! I can not believe I did that. I'll edit later with new photos, so forgive me. Anyway- my absolute top favorite, ride or die, can't live without is Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks. This formula absolutely can't be beat. The colors are amazing, the wear is from when you put it on, to when you remove it at night. Its a tiny bit sticky when you first apply, but it dries down to the most perfect velvety matte. The doe foot applicator on these is the best. The prices is not bad at all, but its very obvious that they are high quality.

My favorite shades are: Mannequin (the perfect nude), Celebrity Skin, Deceased


This may be a drug store product, but the Super Stay Matte Ink by Maybelline gives luxury brands a run for their money. This formula is the perfect balance between matte, but still feeling like there is a little moisture on your lips. It's totally transfer proof, and honestly a little hard to remove. I did notice the other day that they have a remover, so I will add that to my list. Overall though, I love the formula and there are TONS of shades.The applicator is so nice too, its a doe foot, but they call it an "arrow" because the end is pointed. It makes for a very clean application. If you're in the need of an affordable lip color, this is it.

My favorite shades are: Seductress, Amazonian, Loyalist, and Dreamer


I became a Younique presenter to get a discount on this and Epic mascara. The Splash liquid lipstick formula is SO good! It goes on so creamy, it doesn't feel like any liquid lipstick I've ever tried. You can put it on and rub your lips together like a traditional lipstick. Because of that it takes a little longer to dry, but it feels so nice. One of my favorite ways to wear these are to layer them. I like to wear Stellar on my entire lip, with a little pop of Sublime in the center. The creamy consistency blends so well!

My favorite shades are: Sublime, Stellar, and Subtle (The perfect pinky mauvey nude)


This one snuck up on me. I was on Instagram one day watching stories, and saw this color on a friend of mine. You know, one of the few people you follow that you actually know in real life. So, I immediately messaged her to find out what it was. I have only tried two shades in this formula, but I have loved both. The formula is a little different from all the others I've tried. It dries down to the normal (not sticky) matte, but I swear it has to have silicone in the formula somewhere. I guess I could look at the ingredients and actually find out, but it feels like silky smooth when it goes on. This one is also pretty transfer proof. It does wear off throughout the day though, unlike the others.. but for $7 I can reapply.

My favorite shades are: Cashmere Silk and Baby Doll


This is the lip color I'm wearing in the photo. I will admit that I don't love the formula of this one, but I LOVE the color! I wear the shade Cool Girl. It is the perfect brown-nude. I really don't have much to say about this one other than great color and long lasting!

I hope this helps you navigate liquid lipstick world, and maybe find a new favorite! I would love to do more posts like this one, let me know what products you would like to hear about!



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