25 Liquid Lipsticks That Will Last All DayDecember 28, 2022
Liquid lipsticks have come a long way. While we once had them pegged as tricky to apply and drying on our skin, they’ve gotten some major upgrades in the past few years. Liquid lippies are now our go-to for getting a smooth, matte finish and color that lasts all day long. Plus, many liquid lipsticks are now so lightweight and comfortable, they feel like nothing on the lips. Whether you’re searching for an affordable drugstore option or a high-end splurge in the perfect shade, we’re sharing our favorite liquid lipsticks, ahead. Spoiler alert: You’ll want them all.
What Is Liquid Lipstick?
Liquid lipstick is pretty self-explanatory — it’s lipstick, but instead of being held in a traditional tube form, it’s a liquid that you can paint onto your lips. Like regular lipstick, liquid lipsticks come in a variety of finishes, from matte to glossy. Unlike regular lipstick, however, many liquid lipsticks offer long-wearing benefits that help them stay on even after you eat or drink.
How to Apply Liquid Lipstick
A lot of liquid lipsticks come with a doe-foot applicator with a pointed tip. We recommend using the pointed tip to line your lips first, then filling in your lips with color.
The Best Liquid Lipsticks
This liquid lippie has earned a permanent spot in our makeup bags thanks to the totally budge-proof formula that feels completely weightless. The best part is that it’s available in 46 gorgeous shades so you can find a color to go with every mood.
A cross between a lip stain and a liquid lipstick, this non-drying formula is infused with rose extract to keep lips super soft. The patented petal-shaped brush holds the perfect amount of product to ensure a smooth application that still packs a bold punch of pigment in a single swipe.
All the shine and pigment makes this the perfect lipstick. It’s comfortable and smudge-proof, too, and the 16-hour wear formula doesn’t feel sticky on the lips.
This drugstore option offers up to 16 hours of wear that is completely kiss-, drink- and food-proof. The pro-sculpt applicator helps to shape, define and add dimension to the lips so you have a full-coverage matte finish with every wear.
This drugstore lippie provides latex-like shine and pigment that stays put for 16 hours. Shake the tube up well before swiping on for the most vibrant, budge-proof results.
Many matte liquid lipsticks tend to make lips feel dry, but this long-lasting option feels soft and comfortable, even after 16 hours. The lightweight, flexible formula molds to your lips so the color doesn’t bleed, crack or fade.
Luxury at its finest, this liquid lipstick is worthy of the splurge. The highly pigmented stain seamlessly glides onto lips with just one stroke leaving a rich, creamy color that lasts from morning to night.
Get the whisper-light feel of a stain with the pigmentation and lasting power of a lipstick in this matte formula. The precision applicator lets you carve out your lip shape with ease, no lip liner necessary.
For a creamy, light-as-air finish, our editors love this soft matte lip cream from NYX Professional Makeup. Available in 24 high-voltage shades, it feels as comfortable as a cream lipstick with the staying power of a liquid formula.
Get velvety soft matte lips with a swipe of this luxury liquid lipstick. It stays put for eight hours and feels comfortably plush on the lips. And if you love a red lip, you’ll really appreciate the extensive range of reds this lippie line has to offer.
On one end of this dual-ended lip product, you’ll find an intensely pigmented liquid lip, available in 30 shades. On the other is a clear gloss that locks in color and shine for up to 16 hours.
With the shiny finish of a lip gloss and the lightweight feel and all-day lasting power of a stain, this is one of our favorite versatile lippies.
This highly saturated liquid lip delivers bold color and pigmentation in a single swipe, no lip liner needed. If you prefer a softer, stained look, just dab a little product in the center of your lips and blend with a balm or gloss.
For lips as soft and silky as rose petals, swipe on this French girl-inspired liquid lipstick. It comes in just two shades: a vivacious pinky-red and a sophisticated blue-based crimson.
Super lightweight and long-lasting, this liquid lipstick is an essential to keep in your bag. The matte finish dries smoothly with no flaking all day, and in shades of red signature to the brand’s celebrity founder, it’s the perfect ’00s throwback.
Available in matte and metallic finishes, this non-drying liquid lipstick feels buttery soft and remains transfer-proof for up to 12 hours.
Looking for a clean liquid lipstick? This one is certified organic and made with nourishing ingredients like sunflower, jojoba and castor seed oils for a lip you can feel good about reapplying.
This liquid lipstick isn’t budging until you take it off with makeup remover. Experiment with the Scandal, a vampy berry hue, or go bright with True Love, a neon pink shade that practically glows.
Get kiss-proof, transfer-proof color and 16-hour wear with these liquid lipsticks. One stroke of the doe-foot applicator gives lips a bold streak of color.
This liquid lipstick comes in three finishes: matte, metallic and sheer, which is our go-to for a blotted lip look. No matter which finish you choose, the formula stays on comfortably for up to 12 hours.
Shake up this liquid lipstick, swipe it on and watch it transform into a high-shine, glossy lip that’s locked in all day long. Flexible polymers give the formula a lightweight feel while marine algae extract nourishes lips.
This liquid lipstick may have an ultra-matte finish, but it won’t leave your lips feeling dry or cracked. The long-wearing formula contains a hydrating blend of vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids.
You can apply a few dots of this lip cream and blend it out for a subtle stained effect, or apply it all over your lips over for a bold pop of color. Either way, the heart-shaped tube makes it an adorable addition to your makeup bag.
Go bold with the vegan, cruelty-free liquid lipstick. The matte formula comes in a wide variety of risk-taking shades, from forest green to fluorescent pink.
Neutral lip lovers, this line is for you. These creamy matte lips span from warm taupes and pinky nudes to rich shades of tan and mahogany.
How Long Does Liquid Lipstick Last?
Each liquid lipstick has its own claims when it comes to wear time, but most formulas will last you a minimum of eight hours, making them a great option for special occasions and work days alike.
How to Remove Liquid Lipstick
To fully remove liquid lipstick, saturate a cotton round in makeup remover or micellar water, such as the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1, and wipe the product off your lips. If the formula is especially long-wearing or you’re rocking a bold color, you may need to repeat the process several times with a fresh cotton round.