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20 Liquid Lipsticks That Won’t Let You Down

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Rosdiana Ciaravolo

One makeup product that every beauty lover’s collection should have is a handy dandy liquid lipstick. The finishes vary, from satin to glossy to matte, but we really want a formula that stays put through our lunch meals, coffee runs, dinner convos, and even kissing (NYE is coming up!). However, nailing down the right formula is no easy feat. Matte versions can be super drying, glossy finishes can leave behind evidence, and satin lipsticks can smudge and fade throughout the day. Word of advice? Look for formulas with skin-loving ingredients.

“One of the most important things to look for in a liquid lipstick is one that contains ingredients that are hydrating, to ensure it isn’t too drying,” celebrity makeup artist Lilly Keys tells ELLE.com. “Liquid lipstick is usually dry by nature to create that lasting stain and matte finish, so you’d want it to be as comfortable as possible.”

  • 1

    Best Overall

    LiquiLUST™: Legendary Wear Metallic Lipstick Star Wars™ Edition Pat McGrath Labs

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  • 2

    Best Glossy Finish

    Vice Lip Bond Glossy Liquid Lipstick Solo Player Urban Decay

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  • 3

    Best Shade Range

    Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick SEPHORA COLLECTION

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    Best Hydrating Formula

    Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

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    Best Multipurpose

    Benefit Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Stain and Tint Benefit Cosmetics

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To avoid lipsticks that crack and settle into lip lines, or ones that wipe off on other peoples’ clothes or skin during a hug, we rounded up the 20 best long-lasting, comfortable lipsticks you can feel confident in.

1

Best Overall

Pat McGrath Labs

LiquiLUST™: Legendary Wear Metallic Lipstick Star Wars™ Edition

2

Best Glossy Finish

Urban Decay

Vice Lip Bond Glossy Liquid Lipstick Solo Player

3

Best Shade Range

SEPHORA COLLECTION

Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick

4

Best Hydrating Formula

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick

5

Best Multipurpose

Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Stain and Tint

6

Best Full-Coverage Finish

Yves Saint Laurent

Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick

7

Best Long-Lasting

GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI

I’m Still Here Longwear Clean Matte Liquid Lipstick [variation_tag_finish:Matte]

8

Best Budget-Friendly Option

NYX Professional Makeup

Lip Lingerie XXL Long-Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick

9

Best Lightweight Feel

NARS

Air Matte Lip Color

10

Best Muted Tones

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Liquid Lipstick

11

Best Splurge

Kilian

Le Rouge Parfum

12

Best Cult-Favorite

Stila

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

13

Best Plumping Lipstick

Too Faced

Lip Injection Power Plumping Cream Liquid Lipstick

14

Best Drugstore Option

REVLON

Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

15

Best For Deeper Skin Tones

Pound Cake

Cake Batter

16

Best For Nourishment

KJAER WEIS

Matte, Naturally Liquid Lipstick

17

Celeb Approved

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna

Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

18

Best Soft Finish

HUDA BEAUTY

Liquid Matte Ultra-Comfort Transfer-pProof Lipstick

19

Best Water-Infused Formula

Catrice Cosmetics

Ultimate Stay Waterfresh Lip Tint

20

Best Pigment

The Lip Bar

Nonstop Liquid Matte

21

What type of lipstick finish is best overall and why?

Keys suggests looking for a formula that you feel most comfortable in. “Regular lipstick formulations feel more creamy and glossy. However, if you’re looking for a long-lasting gorgeous stain on your lips that won’t budge, you’re going to want a matte finish when it comes to liquid lipstick,” she says.

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Why trust ELLE Beauty?

Nerisha Penrose is the Beauty Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Since joining ELLE.com in 2017, she has interviewed countless skincare professionals and has personally tested the latest and greatest products across makeup, skincare, and hair care.

Beauty Commerce Editor Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music).

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