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5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

I’ve finally fallen in love with liquid lipstick. For a long time, I couldn’t get on the bandwagon for this trend because I found liquid lipstick so drying. These days, I can’t get enough of these long-wearing lipsticks. They apply so nicely, and I love […]

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick: Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick: Review & Swatches

I’ve finally started to like liquid lipsticks; my initial experiences with liquid lipsticks, especially those that dry matte, were rather unfortunate. I once thought that liquid lipsticks were nothing more than a dry, crumbly mess, but I have come to like liquid lippies. While the […]

Liquid Lipsticks vs. Traditional Lipsticks

Liquid Lipsticks vs. Traditional Lipsticks

It seems like just yesterday there was only one type of lipstick on the market. Then suddenly, liquid lipsticks took the world by storm. Most every line has some type of liquid lipstick now, but I have yet to find one I really love. Sometimes, liquid lipsticks are perfect– but most days I prefer a good old fashioned lipstick.

Liquid lipsticks are perfect for an ultra- matte look. There are some brands that offer satin finishes, but this type of liquid lipstick will transfer. Liquid lipsticks that apply wet then dry on your lips are ultra matte, but they feel extremely dry on your lips. I don’t even have dry lips, and I feel like liquid lipsticks are sucking the life out of my lips. On the other hand, it’s really easy to over-line your lips and create the illusion of a bigger pout with liquid lipsticks. Because liquid lipsticks are so opaque, the natural lip line doesn’t show through as easily as with a traditional lipstick. Liquid lipsticks are really long-wearing, and they generally last through a cup of coffee or through cocktail hour. Occasionally, they will last through a meal, but I think that’s a stretch. Usually, the oil in the food takes the lipstick off. The best liquid lipsticks will last all day, but the worst crumble and fall off the lip. Sometimes it can be tricky to re-apply liquid lipsticks. As the liquid lipsticks start to fade, you will want to re-apply. When you apply multiple layers of liquid lip, the risk for crumbling (or worse, pilling) increases. You can take all of the lipstick off and re-do the lips altogether, but unless you happen to have makeup remover with you, this can be a time-consuming project (and you are risking the foundation around your mouth).

Chances are, if you are reading this, you have probably already tried a traditional lipstick. I prefer traditional lipsticks becuase they are much more moisturizing than liquid lipsticks. I always wear lip liner with traditional lipsticks, in a shade the same as the lipstick itself or slightly darker. Traditional lipsticks come in a variety of finishes: matte, satin, frosted, sheer . . . There’s no way to avoid your lipstick transferring onto your cup, or coming off when you eat, but traditional lipsticks wear off without crumbling. They are easier to re-apply, and they are much more comfortable.

Liquid Lipsticks vs. Traditional Lipsticks

Do you prefer liquid formulas or traditional lipsticks? What are your favorite lipsticks?