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Given the Kylie Lip Kit craze it seems that the matte liquid lipstick trend is well and truly here to stay. Now we’re seeing almost everyday brand from the pharmacy and department store releasing their own take on the long-lasting lipstick and I can’t say that I’m complaining.


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Hourglass Opaque Rouges – shade above is Riviera
This is an old favourite and the first liquid lipstick I ever bought. These one swipe wonders offer a great colour range of bold colours with a few nudes thrown into the mix as well. Proper lip care and preparation is 100% required as the formulation is quite dry and can look a little flakey throughout the day. They also don’t touch up that well as the formulation is quite dry they can ball up if you apply over the product over the top. Although I sound very negative I do love this formulation for all day no-budge wear and you cannot go past the brightness of Riviera.


L’STAJ Liquid Lipstick – shade above is Lady Seductive
L’STAJ is a liquid lipstick only brand with a very small micro-collection. The way these feel on the lips is dreamy – you can’t actually feel them once they’ve applied and even at the 8 hour mark they feel quite comfortable. Unlike some other formulations these don’t flake off either instead the wear throughout the day is more of a fade which is perfect if you’re on the go. The applicator is great however I find that too much product is dispensed every time you pull it out of the tube so be careful and always wipe away excess product before applying to avoid a disaster!


Model Rock Cosmetic Liquid Lipstick – shade above is Major Betsy
I’ve done a full swatch and review on these bad boys where I raved about the relatively newly released offerings. The range is quite heavily outweighed with that trendy nude/brown colour with the addition of a few classic reds however I like the combination. The formulation is extremely light-weight, very comparable to the L’STAJ, and long-lasting without flaking off. These are probably my pick from today’s line up BUT I do hope to see more of a vast colour range in the future.


Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – shade above is Posh Spice
Another range I have done a full review on it the ecliptic range from Jeffree Star. The applicator is incredible because it allows enough product to pool in the centre for your whole lips meaning you don’t have to double dip and it’s intense within one swipe. It’s not something I would recommend layering as this formula does ball up when applied over and over. If you’re daring with trying different, unique shade it’s a range to look into because there are some cray colours available.


Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours – shade above is Addiction
These are a relatively new release to the Australian mark and it’s an interesting product. When applied they take a long time to set up on the lips which can be annoying however it means that they’re uber comfortable for longer and you don’t get that ‘oh my god I need a lip balm feeling’. I’m still testing these out (full review coming soon) however on initial report they’re a good affordable option if you don’t mind having a semi-matte lip for the first hour.



What are your favourite liquid lipstick formulations?


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    I personally didn’t get on well with the Hourglass Opaque Rouges. No matter how I applied it, it would start to crumble off around the edges after about an hour and there was no way to patch it up (it would just crumble more). When I brought it back to Sephora, I was told this was a common problem with specific shades.

    I haven’t tried many liquid lipsticks yet, but I quite like the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks. I have the shade Pure Hollywood and I’m eager to try more shades. I’ve also heard great things about the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. They also have a great shade range and are vegan. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    Great list! I need to get my hands on JS and Colourpop. I am so behind in these internet only brands, an old codger like me likes to swatch at the store haha :)

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    It’s such a shame the Hourglass Opaque Rouge formula isn’t the best out there because Riviera is such an awesome colour. I have it too in the full size and also a mini of Icon which is a blood-red shade. I just wish they formula was better when it comes to reapplying because it doesn’t really go on all that evenly. But oh welll, I still wear them both from time to time anyway when I know I probably won’t need to reapply them.

    Jessica – littlehenrylee.net

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      If they reapplied better I would wear it all the time but it’s annoying that you can’t just swipe over the top. Icon is beautiful shade! I can see that suiting you :)

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    I have quickly become OBSESSED with the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick that I picked up recently – Devotion is such a stunning colour and the formula is amongst my favourite for liquid lips. I also really love the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains, the shade range is beautiful and the formula is incredible, especially considering the price point!

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    I’ve literally (as in just today) tried Dose liquid lips and I’m obsessed already. Definitely check them out if you haven’t already! I’m keen to try out the Revlon ones as they look stunning! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    Great post!!! I really really want to try Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks and have just ordered two shades from the website recently! I want to the new Revlon HD Matte Lip Colours as well. I swatched them on my hand and the shades are gorgeous!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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