The best liquid lipsticks for all-day wear

By Rebecca Fearn.

Liquid lipsticks have been a hit ever since they rose to prominence in the beauty industry several years ago. With their long-lasting formulas, range of finishes and never-ending selection of statement shades, they’re a great, modern way to wear lipstick. Yes, we all love a classic lipstick, but a liquid formula often provides day-to-night wear which never fades. They’re usually incredibly highly pigmented too, making them perfect for making a statement whatever the occasion. Liquid lipsticks look lovely in the office in subtle, nudey-pink hues, while vibrant reds and oranges will brighten up a LBD at a party.

There are so many options nowadays when it comes to liquid lipsticks. From new high-shine vinyl formulas from Buxom and demi-matte options from Huda Beauty to old classics from brands such as Stila and Kat Von D, we’re all about these wearable, luxurious liquid lipsticks.

Our top tips for wearing liquid lipstick? First, prep the lips by blotting any excess or oil, then apply a sheer balm to ensure a nourished base. Next, use a lip liner in the closest shade to your chosen liquid lipstick, and delicately line the lips before filling in all over. Now you are ready to apply your chosen colour. Start with the bottom lip and ensure all edges are reached, before working on your upper lip. Check in the mirror to make sure there are no smudges or colour outside the lip-lined edges, and finish by sucking your thumb in a quick ‘popping’ motion to stop any colour going on teeth. This is especially important if you’ve picked a bright, bold shade.

Browse our edit of the very best liquid lipsticks below and then check out our favourite matte and sheer classic lipstick formulas. Not sure which shade is best for you? Read our guide on how to find the right lipstick colour for your skin tone.

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