19 Must-Have Liquid Lipsticks

Months ago, if you offered me a liquid lipstick, I'd give it a hard pass. I've tried a few before, and saw little advantage to applying lipstick from a lip gloss-like tube versus a traditional bullet. But some time between that time and today, I did a complete 180. Now, I wear liquid lipsticks almost exclusively.

So what happened? Part of this is due to the sheer fact that liquid lipsticks have popped up just about everywhere, from YouTube to Instagram. I also learned that their formulations have seriously improved, so I gave them another whirl and ended up loving the punch of opaque colour, which I quickly realised you can only get from the liquid stuff.

After months of trying dozens of different liquid lippies, I've found a few favourites. All of the products ahead are beautiful, easy to apply, and don't leave my lips feeling parched or looking crusty. Check them out, ahead.

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Burberry's new liquid lipstick is deeply pigmented and lasts for hours. The texture is light, yet matte, and the doe-foot applicator makes it a breeze to apply. So, it's basically perfect.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet, £26, available at Net-A-Porter.
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If you want liquid lipstick that will really, truly never move, Beauty Bakerie is the way to go. The indie brand's formula never clumps and never dries out your lips. But we also love the incredible colour range — there is an entire rainbow of pigments to tickle every fancy.

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in Yogurt Berries, £16, available at Cult Beauty.
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Huda Kattan's eponymous collection of makeup includes some of the most wearable liquid lipsticks we've ever tried. Unlike most formulas on the market, which can be thick and heavy, Kattan's are extremely light — they slide onto the lips easily and never feel crusty or dry (even after hours of wear).

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick, £18, available at Harrods.
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We know how hard it is to get your hands on Kat Von D's cult shade, Lolita, but know that the entire colour range is just as good. We especially love the universally-flattering Berlin — a deep rose hue that works in every season.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, £16, available at Debenhams.
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One major downfall of liquid lipsticks? They can feel super sticky going on. This version is as light as a balm, but delivers major shine.

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint, £15, available at Tarte.
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When it comes to applying liquid mattes, precision is everything. Thankfully, this lipstick’s trowel-shaped applicator makes colouring inside the lines a snap.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse, £19, available at Smashbox
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This metallic liquid lipstick offers a Klimt-like gilt with major staying power. Even better, it doesn’t suck the moisture out of our lips.

Milani Cosmetics
Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crèmes, £8, available at Beauty Bay.
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Don't sleep on H&M's beauty section, y'all — it's the real deal. The brand's liquid lipsticks are a staple in our makeup bags, and 100% live up to their velvet moniker.

H&M Velvet Lip Cream, £6.99, available at H&M.
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Dose of Colours is an indie company that deserves all of the mainstream attention. We have a particular affinity for the brand's liquid lipsticks. They go on velvety, dry matte without leaving your lips parched, and the colour payoff is major. We're partial to this chocolate-brown shade, which is a dead ringer for Kylie's True Brown K Lip Kit shade.

Dose of Colours Matte Liquid Lipstick in Chocolate Wasted, £15.95, available at Beauty Bay.
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Makeup artist Jeffree Star's lipsticks are so good they're constantly out of stock. The liquid lippies are matte, opaque, and comfortable on the lips. They come in a variety of bad-ass shades including deep reds, whites, blues, and greys. Our favourite? Androgyny, a beautiful plum-mauve.

Unfortunately, Androgyny is sold out, but it will be restocked in early June. Until then, a host of other lipsticks are available to satiate your liquid lipstick desires (including the shades I’m Nude, Prom Night, Blow Pony, Rich Blood, Gemini and Unicorn Blood which will be restocked this month).

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny, £16, available at Beauty Bay.
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These liquid lipsticks aren't matte (they've got a touch of luminosity) so they're super-comfortable and moisturising on the lips — and they don't get crusty or dry throughout the day like many other formulations.

NARS Lip Cover in Do Not Disturb, £21, available at John Lewis.
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Last year Revlon joined the liquid lipstick game and totally slayed. The brand's Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour is plush, hydrating, and applies easily and evenly.

Revlon Ultra HD Liquid Lipstick in Obsession, £6.99, available at Ulta.
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I have professed my love for these liquid lipsticks more than once so I won't bore you with the gushy details. I'll just say that if you're looking for a pigmented liquid lippie that feels weightless, these will not disappoint.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick in Praline, £15, available at Cult Beauty.
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Nyx's Lip Lingerie line is a nude-lover's dream. The collection includes a host of neutral shades of every persuasion — brown, tawny mauves, beiges, you name it.

Lip Lingerie in Beauty Mark, £6.50, available at Boots.
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Hate messing with a doe-foot applicator? Too Faced's satin-finish liquid lipstick is dispensed through a tip that makes precision and speed possible — plus the colours are rich and last for hours.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, £19, available at Sephora.
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When it comes to liquid lipstick, you can't go wrong with ColourPop. (Even Kylie Jenner loves them!) Although the brand has traditional matte liquid lipsticks, we're partial to the new Ultra Satin Lips which never make our lips feel parched. Plus, the lipsticks come in a slew of different shades including this gorgeous grey-lavender number.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Marshmallow, $6 (£5), available at ColourPop.
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Lip Bar's liquid lipsticks are seriously matte — like so matte they're almost powdery. But, despite their mega matte finish, they somehow manage to sit comfortably on my lips without flaking off or making them feel dry.

Lip Bar
Matte Liquid Lipstick in Drama Queen, $20 (£16), available at Ricky's NYC.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills' mousse-like liquid lipsticks apply like velvet and stay soft and comfortable even after hours of wear.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Tara, $16 (£13), available at Sephora.
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This liquid lipstick goes on a tad watery. But when it sets, you'll have a fierce lip that will last the whole day. It's also a great option for those seeking a particular Kylie Lip dupe.

Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint in Fame, $17 (£13.50), available at Coloured Raine.

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