Thursday, May 19, 2016

Yay's and Nay's of Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks


Liquid lipsticks are another 2016 hit in the beauty world that I couldn't not take part in, even if my bank account was begging me not to. As the name suggests, a liquid lipstick is a liquid formula for a supposedly hydrated "matte" finish of highly pigmented colour. There are A LOT of liquid lipsticks in the market, some high-end, some drugstore, some mid-range so it's difficult to really know what the best ones out there are. So I decided to put together a list of my Yays and Nays of drugstore liquid lipsticks because I'm still a student and can't afford high-end, to ensure that you spend your money on the liquid lipstick that really does tick all the boxes for 2016.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor  in 'Flirtation'

Pfsh, how can we have a liquid lipstick blog post without this product. Okay spoiler, it's my first product I talk about, but I would have to say, formula wise, this is my second-favourite of them all. Revlon, you have totally impressed me. This, although not the most pigmented (two coats is full coverage) it is very hydrating and I don't experience any crumble. At all guys. It's amaaahzzing! But the one thing I have to say, is it isn't matte. And this is probably why it doesn't crumble or dry. It's not exactly shiny or a lustre finish, but not completely matt either. I love the packaging of this product, so sleek and I seriously wish I picked up some other colours, I hear 'Devotion' is a good'n! Guys if you're looking for a hydrating drugstore liquid lipstick, this is for you!


Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème in 'Allure' and 'Cherish'

I picked these two up a while ago in a Milani Haul when I found out that us lovely people in the UK could finally get our hands on their products, squeel of delight! I have to say, packaging wise, love, they look so luxurious and just stunning! The applicator is a little flimsy, so its quite hard to get a precise line though. One of the problems that I found was when looking online (because you can only buy them online), the shades never really look the same as when they arrive, and I believe the UK switched up a few of the names, so google searching for swatches was hard. Regardless onto the product. One of the things I love the most about this product is the smell, ermagad it smells like cake. Yum. Secondly, the pigmentation. The pigmentation of these are out of this world, something that you can tell in the swatches below.

The formula, is completely matte but with a little warning, you do need to have hydrated lips for these. I found the brighter shade 'Cherish' to last a lot longer, and appear less crumbly than 'Allure', probably because of 'Allure' being more of a nude shade, and therefore crumbliness is more visible. The lasting time on this one is around 5 hours, but by then, unfortunately, I don't think you can just "touch up" but more like "wipe off and reapply" because otherwise you're applying wet product onto crumbly product, meh. I love the shades of these but as someone with dry lips, I only venture into these if I'm going out for a couple of hours, or if I've done the whole lip scrub and blistex combo beforehand!



Mua Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in 'Passion' and 'Zest'

Although very pretty to look at, I have to say these are the most dissapointed out of all the drugstore liquid lipsticks I own, such a shame! They were only £3, so I'm glad I didn't buy more but jeez louis do these crumble. I mean don't get me wrong, the pigmentation is intense, as is the longevity (they took an absolute age to wipe off my arm), but they work for about 2 hours before they start looking meh. The smell of these is quite odd, kind of like a 'chemically sweet lemon scent'....which I can't tell whether or not I like it...compared to the Milani one....not as great. I love the applicator of these, it's quite sturdy and therefore you can get a nice straight line but on the whole, I wouldn't recommend these, sorry Mua!





We all know I can't talk about makeup unless I bring in some sort of Makeup Revolution Product.  There weren't many shades of these that I particularly liked to be honest for Spring and Summer time as most of them were quite dark However this baby pink lip shade totally spoke to me. This unscented product is actually really really nice. I would say this is my third favourite out of my entire collection. It's creamy, well pigmented and matte, but isn't drying either. When it does start to crumble, it only crumbles from the inside-out, so therefore it doesn't look as noticeable. The applicator of these are really nice which gives you a precise application. I've worn this for a good 6 hours without having to reapply. One negative I would say is that if you have quite wrinkly lips, you will need to apply a couple more coats as the lighter bright shades do show them off!




And we come to of course this product which has featured so often in my blog posts I seriously can't go on anymore about it. But I will. This is my favourite of them all. Yup, saving best for last. Hydrating, totally matte, pigmented and they smell like cake. I am in total love with this product although mine is practically nearly run out (must repurchase). I would honestly recommend, to all those reading, when it comes to wanting a properly matte liquid lipstick/cream thing, this would be the one. I cannot praise NYX enough for creating such a well designed liquid lipstick. Although you don't get as much product in this tube as other ones, it's worth it - quality over quantity hey! 


Left to Right: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor 'Flirtation', Milani Amore Lip Creme 'Cherish', Milani Amore Lip Creme 'Allure', MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer 'Zest', MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer 'Passion', Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lacquer 'What I Believe' and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Ibiza'


I hope this post has helped you with your search for drugstore liquid lipsticks and has eliminated any of the Nays that are out there! Let me know what some of your favourite liquid lipstick formulas are (drugstore and high-end)! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! 
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28 comments

  1. I love your photos! I have wanted to try a NYX soft matte lip cream for a while and although I've heard mixed reviews about them, you have definitely persuaded me to make a purchase now!x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. Thank you Erin! The NYX ones really are great I couldn't recommend them highly enough xx

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  2. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is my favourite drugstore liquid lipstick formula too! I find it can be hard to find a good budget-friendly liquid lipstick, but these are really amazing!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. It's definitely hard, I haven't tried all of them, but from what I can tell NYX has it on point xx

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  3. NYX lip cremes are my absolute favourite!! :D

    www.milimanicure.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. oo the Revlon and Makeup Revolution ones sound really good, i'll definitely have to try some out!:) xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Let me know how you get on with them xx

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  5. Beautiful colours! I really want to give the Revlon ones a try!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  6. I really want to try the NXY matte lip creams! great post :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

    (I'm also doing a giveaway right now too!)

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  7. I love the NYX soft matte creams and the Revlon HD ones - i don't mind that they're not actually matte. I wasn't a huge fan of the Miliani ones. I found they crumbled on me. You need to try the NYX lip lingeries and the NYX suede ones, they are fantastic! And the Stila ones are great high end ones xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. Literally everyone is saying I need to try the other NYX liquid lipsticks, looks like I know what I'm spending my money on next! xx

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  8. Caroline, you are killing it with these lip product featured posts!! I'm a major lip addict and obvs I am so loving the LL trend! I do agree with the Revlon ones though, I swatched them in superdrug and they didn't seem matte, so I just let them behind lols ♥



    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you Trishna! They definitely aren't matte, but for those who don't actually like matte but don't want lipgloss it's kind of that perfect in-between xx

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  9. THANK YOU for this post darling, I'm always on the lookout for new lippies to try and honestly, this is such a fab & comprehensive guide! Believe it or not, I was taking some notes whilst reading this! :) x x I actually haven't tried most of these, but oh my goodness, I'm dying to try those NYX lip creams... I know that everyone raves about them anyway, but I have yet to get my hands on them... I love the fact that they smell like cake, haha! I'm a little worried that they might be drying though, most matte lippies are terribly drying on me. :( Still, I'd love to give these a shot! <3 Thanks for sharing, darling. Kisses. x x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you Kay! Aww glad it helped, it's definitely hard to find a good liquid lipstick that's a good price - The Revlon one is a great alternative of liquid lipstick if you hate overly matte :) xx

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  10. Oh my goodness, I adore liquid lipsticks! These all look so pigmented :) xx

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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    1. They are definitely very pigmented, took me forever to wash off the swatches from my arm! xx

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  11. Definitely a huge yes to NYX matte lip crams and also, you need to try NYX Suede Lip colour too, that is the best drugstore liquid lipsticks that I have tried.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Literally everyone has been saying the Suede ones are gorge! I promise I will go and check them out, cannot wait now for the hype to be true! xx

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  12. you always do the best swatch pictures!! I get so blog photography envious of you haha! xx

    meg / megsbeautycorner.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Aw thank you Megan! I do the photography on the tiny windowsill at university phaha it's the only place with a white background and natural light xx

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  13. THIS POST IS A GODSEND. The prettiest liquid lipsticks AND drugstore!?! Love. That last swatch turned me into the heart eyes emoji, Caroline.

    Raashi
    reflectionswithraa.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Aw thank you Raashi! I'm glad you liked them! Have to say my arm was a bit of a mess after the swatches though haha xx

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  14. I love a good liquid lipstick.
    Rita x
    http://dashofcurves.blogspot.com

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