The Battle Of The Liquid Lipsticks!

Liquid lipsticks have been all the rage recently, with brands popping them out here there and everywhere it's hard choosing what ones to buy! I know the struggle! 
I love a matte lip, so the matte liquid lipsticks are something I was very easily attracted too! I have tried a lot of them, from popular high end ones to even more popular drugstore ones! 
Obviously I haven't tried every single one on the market and there are so many more that i'd love to try, but for todays post, I thought I would review some of the popular liquid lipsticks that I have tried and let you know whether they're worth the money!

 I have chosen 8 different liquid lipsticks to review, 4 higher end and 4 drugstore! I tried to keep all the colours as similar as possible or at least in the same colour family! So, less of the rambling and onto the fun part! and of course, the swatches of all colours are near the end of the post!

Starting with the higher end liquid lipsticks, I can safely say youtube made me buy a few of these! Some i'm glad I bought them, others not so much! 

Now I know Jeffree Star is so controversial, a lot of people hate him & some people adore him. Personally I'm not a fan but I can't deny that his liquid lipstick formula is insane! They dry so quickly, they're very matte and I love the applicator that you get with it too, it makes it so easy to apply the product! Also, they are SO long lasting, eat, drink, kiss, dance the night away and your lipstick will still be in perfect condition!! I will 100% be buying more of these lipsticks!
Rating: 10/10

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Back in vogue (£17.50)
I got this last year when I was in Amsterdam when the first few shades of the Retro Mattes collection first came out! Now the colour is a lot more orangey than I normally like, but it was my favourite out of the options at the time. The formula is good, it takes a little while to dry and I do find it a little drying on my lips. Other than that they do last all day, which is a plus and they are so pigmented!
This is also my favourite ever applicator for a liquid lipstick, i just love it. I don't even know why, the shape of it makes it so easy to apply and it is more of a harder sponge so it doesn't bend and cause smudges! I definitely want to try some of their new shades!
Rating: 8/10

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit - Candy K ($29/£23)
I only recently caved in and ordered from Kylie Cosmetics, you can see my full review on the brand here! After seeing so many mixed reviews about the lip kits, I didn't know what to think! But suprisingly, I was impressed. The lip kits are very long lasting and I definitely didn't find them as drying as others stated they were. The only thing that will put me off ordering from Kylie Cosmetics again is the shipping and custom fees. The lip kit is $29 which is around £23 which is reasonable for the brand you're paying for, but after the shipping and custom fees I definitely do not think the price is worth it! You can get ones just as good for a fraction of the price, which means it probably will be a while before I order from Kylie Cosmetics again!
Rating: 6/10

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Lolita 1 (£17)
This is definitely the product that youtube made me buy and this is also the product I am most disappointed in! A lot of people absolutely rave about the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks but honestly, I hate it! The formula is so watery, it takes forever to dry and they apply so streaky. It takes at least a couple of coats to get an even finish, and then you've applied so much product that your lips feel horribly dry. The shade of Lolita 1 is also a lot darker than I expected! The only good thing I can say for this is that they are very pigmented and the packaging is so pretty! I do want to try another Kat Von D liquid lipstick in the hope I just got a bad batch, but I can't justify spending another £17 on one!
Rating: 3/10

Onto the drugstore liquid lipsticks, honestly I prefer these to most of the ones listed above!

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit - Reign (£6)
Okay, I absolutely love the shade of this lipstick. It's the perfect nude and I get so many compliments on it! I done a full review on all of the Retro Matte Lip Kits I bought which you can read here!
The formula for these lip kits is very matte, they dry very quickly and are not drying on the lips at all! The shades are very pigmented and do last a while, the colour does fade throughout the day but you can still clearly see there is some product on your lips. The only problem I had with these lip kits is that I found them slightly sticky. This doesn't bother me much, but sometimes it can feel a little weird! But for the price, you really can't complain!
Rating: 7/10

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet - Don't pink of it (£8.99)
If you have been following my blog for a while, you'll have seen me rave about these liquid lipsticks a few times! Most recently in my 2016 favourites! I love these liquid lipsticks. The formula is insane, they dry so quickly, you get an even coverage in one layer and they last all day! They are so pigmented and so affordable, what's not to love?!
Rating: 9/10

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm (£5.50)
Ready for a really unpopular opinion? I hate these. After hearing them raved about from everyone and their mother, I was so excited to try them! The formula isn't my favourite, it takes forever to dry, my lips feel very dry with it on and they are so streaky. It takes more than one coat to get an even coverage! They're basically the cheaper version of the Kat Von D liquid lipstick, which since they're only £5.50 i'm not too bothered by the price!
Rating: 2/10

NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick - Soft Spoken (£6.50)
I have absolutely no idea why these liquid lipsticks aren't more popular than the soft mattes. They are 100 times better! The formula is amazing, they dry so quickly, you get an even coverage in one layer and they don't make your lips feel like sand paper! I love this product! It is also an exact dupe for Kat Von D - Lolita 1, look at the swatches below!
Rating: 8/10

(Left to Right)
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - NYX Liquid Suede - Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit - NYX Soft Matte - Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte - MAC Retro Matte - Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet.

Overall, in comparing them all it does show that most of the time you are just paying for the brand rather than the quality.
Don't get me wrong some of the higher end products definitely are worth the money, for example the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick and there are probably many more out there that I haven't tried yet that are too! But there are also cheaper alternatives that are just as good, like the NYX liquid suede lipstick!

I loved writing this post and I hope that it was helpful to you in one way or another!
Have you tried any of these liquid lipsticks? are your opinions different from mine?
What is your favourite liquid lipstick? Let me know in the comments!
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  1. Ahh this post was so helpful! There are so many raved about brands out there that I never know which to choose from <3

    Morgan //

  2. Loved this post!! I agree, the MAC ones do have the best applicator, it creates such a nice smooth line!

    Terri x

  3. I've yet to meet a liquid lipstick that I really like, I've really just given up on them.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

  4. Great post! You did a great review on these products in my opinion. I have tried the Jeffree Star one before! I have the liquid lipstick in a different color - it's like a dark brown, I LOVE it. I'm not a big lipstick person but that is def. a good brand. The rest of your lipsticks mentioned I have not tried, been hesitant to try the Kylie Liquid Lipsticks - I feel they aren't worth the hype

  5. Great post! You did a great review on these products in my opinion. I have tried the Jeffree Star one before! I have the liquid lipstick in a different color - it's like a dark brown, I LOVE it. I'm not a big lipstick person but that is def. a good brand. The rest of your lipsticks mentioned I have not tried, been hesitant to try the Kylie Liquid Lipsticks - I feel they aren't worth the hype

  6. I have only tried the Nyx liquid lipstick and I really love them! ALthough you need to have really hydrated lips! I have heard so much about the Mac and Kylie one. I really like Makeup Revolution but didn't get to try it though! xx Corinne

  7. Love this post! I'm obsessed with liquid lipsticks so it's great to read about a range involving high-end and more affordable brands. The Bourjois velvet lippies are also a big favourite of mine!

  8. Oh loved this post, I really wanna try Jeffree Star products, I just don't know how much I like him that much!
    Kylie cosmetics is my fav tho, I can't beat it!!
    I really want to try NYX Suede tho, on my wish list!! Xox

  9. Omg I feel so tempted to try out the Jefree Star cosmetics and his liquid lipsticks! I do like the NYX soft matte lip creams but I hate that they can be so patchy on my lips and there's barely ever any product left like they run out so quick and I know the product itself is small but I had higher expectations since people rave about these so much! Love this post though! I like to see what people's opinions are so I can determine whether I should get that product or not. Also, I'm obsessed with your blog girl, it's soooo sleek and classy! I love it! x

    sami |

  10. I haven't tried any of these but I will be trying the NYX liquid suede! My current brand is very drying.

    Jenna Von x

  11. I love Jeffree Star formulas! I never really knew much about him but I love the cosmetics! Totally agree about the nyx ones, I really don't like them ��

  12. This is amazing! I can't get enough of liquid lipsticks and you've given me a reason to go and buy some more!! Love it, Lau xxxx

  13. I love all these colours!! I'm yet to try any of the Kylie liquid lipsticks but I'm really curious about them!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  14. Ahh love this, so helpful, I've never tried liquid lipstick but you've inspired me!

  15. I absolutely love this post! Thank you so much for sharing. I really want to try the Jeffree Star lipsticks, the formula sounds amazing especially for my dry lips and I'm defiantly going to try at some point. I love the NYX lippies, I find them a little drying but the pigmentation is incredible isn't it? Great post lovely xo

    Elle -

  16. I loved this comparison of all the liquid lipsticks you've used! I am a huge fan of the Kylie Jenner Liquid Lipsticks and the NYX Lingerie ones! I have yet to try out the Jefree Stars ones, even though I've only heard amazing things about them. I just have so many lippie products right now, I really don't need more right now! I can't believe that we've been friends for a while, and I have yet to check out your blog. I can see we have loads in common! Followed you on bloglovin'xxx

    Melina |

  17. I love liquid lipsticks! I'm so sad that the Kat Von D formula is so watery though, I've been desperate to try them out! Love NYX liquid suede lipsticks though - they're so gorgeous! xo

  18. These colours are amazing and to be honest they're maybe the only colour of lipstick I would wear, I'm just not that confident to go into a store and find a lipstick but there's one here that definitely caught my eye :) thank you for sharing this

  19. I have never tried any of these brands in liquid lipstick but i have tried the L.A. Girl matte lipstick you should give that one a try also

  20. I havent tried any of these. I am personally in love with Burberry :) x
    Lola Mia //

  21. Love this post! I've been wanting to try some of these for awhile so it's really helped. I'll definitely be trying the Nyx liquid suedes rather than the soft matte lip creams that's for sure!

    Ellie x

  22. Love your blog and this post! I'm obsessed with pinky nude lips. Makeup is my favorite, of course hahaha!

    Sarah, xoxo //

  23. This post was so helpful! I'm addicted to liquid lipsticks!! I've tried the Sleek ones too (& they are so long lasting!!) i'll give NYX liquid suede and Jeffree Star a try ☺️