Liquid lipsticks are all the rage now as more makeup-wearers want higher colour intensity and rich opaque textures for a standout poutLiquid lippies offer exceptional colour payoff because they are more “paint-like” than a regular tube of swivel-up lipstick and they literally transform lips instantly. And most recently a slew of matte liquid lippie formulas have hit the makeup market. It’s like the makeup brands were all saying “Matte liquid lipstick? Long-lasting AND non-drying? Challenge accepted!”

With so many different liquid lippie offerings out there, it's easy to feel lost when picking one to buy. 

So, we did all the legwork for you by road-testing these 9 latest liquid lipsticks formulas (both matte and shiny finishes), so take this as your liquid lipstick guide before you head out to buy yourself a tube (or two) of lip colour heaven.

 

 

SOFT-SHINE: CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE INK, $49.
Texture: Liquid-y.
Application: Glides on like a dream with full, even coverage.
Colour payoff: Beautifully vibrant.
Finish: Slightly glazed but the shine is gone and becomes a soft semi-matte finish when blotted with tissue.
Wear: Feels pillow-y soft and smooth on the lips.
Transfer: Once you blot with tissue, colour sets well and there’s minimal transfer when drinking. Leaves a soft tint on lips for up to 6 hours without touch-ups.

 

SUPER SHINY: ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR ENVY LIQUID LIP POTION, $48.
Texture: Serum-like.
Application: Slightly goop-y, requires several swipes to get the colour on evenly.
Colour payoff: Super vivid and bright. Very eye-catching and almost fluorescent.
Finish: Super high shine.
Wear: Comfortable and creamy on the lips.
Transfer: Yes, this lacquer finish comes at the expense of transfer-resistance. Do not eat or drink if you want to preserve the lacquered, shiny finish.

 

SOFT-SHINE: MAMONDE HIGHLIGHT LIP TINT, $18.
Texture: Like a light cream.
Application: Spreads on like souffle. Required a couple of dips to get enough colour to cover lips.
Colour payoff: Beautifully vibrant.
Finish: A soft, natural shine.
Wear: Lips feel nourished and soft.
Transfer: Yes, a fair amount of transfer when drinking, however the colour tints the lips and lasts almost a full day.

 

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VERY SHINY: YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTE VENIS A LEVRES, $50
Texture: Liquid-y.
Application: Glosses lips effortlessly but you need to dip the applicator back into the tube several times to get enough colour.

Colour payoff: Equal parts shine and colour.
Finish: Patent-like shine, in classic YSL style.
Wear: Feels slightly gooey but lips feel comfortable and moisturised.
Transfer: Yes, colour transfers on contact, when eating and drinking.

 

SUPER MATTE: NARS POWER MATTE LIP PIGMENT, $40.
Texture: Liquid-y.
Application: Very smooth glide. One dip is enough to cover lips.
Colour payoff: Super vivid.
Finish: Matte.
Wear: Very long-lasting and comfortable. The colour hugs the lips and requires a heavy-duty oil-base lip makeup remover to get off.
Transfer: None after the colour sets on lips, which takes about a minute.

 

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SOFT MATTE: BURBERRY LIQUID LIP VELVET, $46.
Texture: A lightweight cream.
Application: Glides on smoothly like frosting.
Colour payoff: Slightly muted, with a velvety softness to the hues.
Finish: Matte
Wear: Long-lasting and very comfortable. Like its name suggests, it makes lips feel velvety smooth.
Transfer: Minimal after the colour sets on, but avoid eating greasy food.

 

INTENSE MATTE: DIOR ROUGE DIOR LIQUID ROCK MATTE, $50.
Texture: Liquid-y and serum-like.
Application: Smoothes onto lips easily and comfortably.
Colour payoff: Rich and intense.
Finish: Matte
Wear: Long-lasting but don’t apply multiple layers to avoid flaking. Requires oil-based makeup remover to take off.
Transfer: Next to nothing after the colour sets on lips, but avoid eating oily foods.

 

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SUPER MATTE: URBAN DECAY VICE LIQUID LIPSTICK, $30.
Texture: A fluid-cream
Application: Very smooth glide.

Colour payoff: Super vivid and intense.
Finish: Matte.
Wear: Comfortable, lip-hugging colour that requires oil-based makeup remover to take off. Avoid layering on thick coats to prevent colour flaking.
Transfer: None after the colour sets on lips, which takes about a minute.

 

SOFT MATTE: KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK, $31.
Texture: A lightweight liquid-y cream
Application: Smoothes over lips easily.
Colour payoff: Vibrant and true-to-shade
Finish: Matte.
Wear: Very long-lasting with a velvety softness.
Transfer: Minimal after the colour sets on lips. Some stains on cups when drinking.

 
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