The best liquid lipsticks for all-day wear

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Liquid lipsticks have been a hit ever since they first gained 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 your best lipstick.

Yes, we all love a classic bullet 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. You'll definitely be able to find your best nude lipstick in a liquid formula.

Our top tips for wearing liquid lipstick? First, prep your 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 to accentuate and define. Once complete, fill in your lips with your chosen liquid lipstick for the perfect pout.

Now you're 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 of the colour from transferring to your teeth. This is especially important if you've picked a bright, bold shade.

Browse our edit of the very best liquid lipsticks below for the very best buys – happy swatching!

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