7 Great Liquid Lipsticks
Liquid lipsticks are enjoying a renaissance this season thanks to advances in chemistry labs. Scientists have developed far better formulas that are lighter, brighter and longer-lasting than in previous years. Expertise in skincare has been transferred to makeup making matte textures non-drying and much more comfortable. I think the most interesting development in liquid lipsticks is in many cases the water in the formulas evaporates after application leaving pigment and nourishing oils. This is a much thinner film on lips but with the colour payout of traditional lipsticks. Here are seven liquid lipsticks worth checking out.
Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet (in Bright Plum)
What’s special about this new liquid lipstick is the whipped texture. It offers a cushion-soft sensation with a light-as-air feeling. The 14 matte shades range from nude to almost black with long wear.
Sneak Peek: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Notorious Red Carpet Collection (in Maharajah)
Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani will unveil six new matte liquid lipsticks next month as an ode to Hollywood Glamour. This formula is more radiant than traditional matte formulas but more sophisticated than classic lip gloss. You’ll notice a velvety sensation on lips with four hours of moisturization and 8 hours of colour.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick Hybrid High Impact Glossy Colour (in Trompe L’oeil)
What is seriously cool about this formula is that the water is used to transfer the colour onto lips. It then evaporates leaving a feather light film of colour that feels weightless. Long-wearing lip stain pigments are encapsulated in spheres of gloss. There is no wax in this product which is traditionally used in lipsticks.
Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour (in Tender Beige)
If you find your lip colour disappears regardless of what you do, this is the formula for you. It does not move. Not at all! Apply the liquid lipstick which boasts a combination of innovative polymers for adherence and even colour. The gel-oil formula ensures a smudge-free result. Once the liquid lipstick has dried, apply the clear gloss top coat to seal in the colour and added shine.
MAC Retro Liquid Matte Lipstick (in Young Attitude)
Fashion-forward hues is what makes MAC stand out from the competition. The sheer volume of colour choice ensures that there is a shade that works for every skin tone. This formula is long-wearing (up to 8 hours) and leaves a polished, matte finish. Added points for the retro-inspired packaging.
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip Potion (in Lethal Red)
This volumizing formula contains an oil-elixir blend of avocado, jojoba and sunflower oils for ultra comfort. The satin-matte finish is highly pigmented and promises bold colour.
YSL Vinyl Lip Cream (in Rose Happening)
High-impact vinyl shine is the star attraction of this liquid lip colour. The diamond-shaped applicator is designed for perfect lip contouring and easy application in just one stroke. Colour will last up to 10 hours with no feathering or bleeding. What is interesting about YSL lip products is much of the inspiration for new textures and formulas comes from the confectionary industry. Gummy Bears, Skittles, and jelly candy technology is studied to develop new textures and finishes.
All of the above liquid lipsticks are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com
IrisJanuary 25, 2017 at 10:16 am
Other than the MAC Retro in Young Attitude, the matte shades are yummy. Crushed beetles anyone?
Laura SorvilloJanuary 25, 2017 at 9:27 am
Love my liquid lipsticks. YSL is wonderful and it seems everyone is loving the Chanel Rouge.
Maria DkJanuary 25, 2017 at 9:23 am
All of them are gorgeous!!!
Kiki VelikiJanuary 25, 2017 at 9:18 am
Perfect all of them!!!love Chanel Rouge!!
Kiki VelikiJanuary 25, 2017 at 9:15 am
Perfect all of them!!!
Trisha PedrosJanuary 25, 2017 at 9:11 am
I like the Chanel Rouge it looks amazing and so worth trying! Thank you for sharing, Dave!! Have a great day!
Francia MalaveJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:57 am
very nice package!!
Chanel Rouge look great!!
SandyJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:52 am
The packaging in Dior is amazing. Plus that color is on my want list.
SweetieKJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:40 am
I love lauders,ysl,dior and chanels gloss thankyou for sharing beautiful glosses hot this season.
Emily MittonJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:34 am
I love the playful use of colour!! And new application wands!! So fab! @MittonEmily
Anamika PalJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:28 am
I love how Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Notorious Red Carpet Collection (in Maharajah) looks like.
Cannot wait to try them on. *_*
HazelJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:22 am
Hi Dave, I would like to try Dior Addict Fluid Stick Hybrid High Impact Glossy Colour . The design of Dior is unique and beautiful.
Elizabeth FriesenJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:13 am
So many innovative ideas went into making these great lip colours! And so much fabulous red calling my name!!! ♥
Rita L.January 25, 2017 at 7:51 am
Love smooth liquid lipsticks!
Violetta LacosteJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:50 am
I am fan of all lipstick . But, my favorite is Dior Addict Lipstick. I go to try it !
Thanks for this article.
Depy MarcoyanniJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:46 am
I love them.Yes to all !!! @MarcoyanniDepy
Kathleen GeregJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:28 am
Love the matte look! @kgereg
Litty BabuJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:23 am
Fabulous.. I wish I could try them
Litty BabuJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:22 am
Cindy DwornikJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:18 am
I realy want to try them look fabulous
JulieLynne McCannJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:17 am
Soooooo beautiful, love spring collections so much Christmas ????
Vanessa ChristianeJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:15 am
Wow, they all look fabulous, but that Beautiful Deep Dark Red from Dior look like – so awesome!
Gioula PapathanasiouJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:13 am
LouisaJanuary 25, 2017 at 7:09 am
I can’t wait to try them. Yes to all
RosemaryJanuary 24, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Yes to all! Chanel Rouge looks fab!