Its been a while since I last wrote a beauty post that wasn’t about skincare! That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy testing out makeup though, believe me. I tend to prefer writing lifestyle content as you can tell but I think it’ll be fun to share more beauty content. Let me know what kinds of beauty posts you would like! I’m thinking less tutorials but more reviews or comparisons between high end and low end dupes. I love a good drugstore find so you can definitely expect me to share affordable finds! This post is going to be a comparison between several liquid lipsticks that I have tried recently. I’ll go through the pros and cons the liquid lipsticks then sum up my thoughts on what you should spend your money on.
Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
Pros: This is widely available at drugstores and you can even get it on Amazon. I like the doe foot applicator because it has a dip in the center which holds product. I feel like the dip allows for the product to be smoothed over your lips without any excess. Obviously, the best pro here is the price. So cheap you can buy all the colors you want!
Cons: Not all of the colors seem to be formulated the same so you may get a color that is inconsistent with another. I read reviews and some people said certain colors are less opaque than others. Personally I find the formula quite drying and it’s uncomfortable for extended wear. The color sits on your lips so it will transfer onto anything and come off after you eat.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick
$24 here | Shades: Eclair & Flambe
Pros: The packaging is extremely luxurious and this applicator is very precise. The applicator is on the smaller side and angled so it’s perfect to line your lips, then you can use the flatter side to fill in the rest of your lips. The formula has Manoi butter in it so this is actually the most nourishing formula I’ve come across. It’s very comfortable on your lips and the colors are opaque in just one coat. I think the smell is very pleasant – it’s slightly citrusy.
Cons: The moisturizing formula means it’s not matte and is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a liquified lipstick. I prefer a matte formula that is safe from transferring so if that’s what you’re looking for, this is not the product for you. The finish is more like a gloss despite the opaque color. Unfortunately this isn’t long lasting so it’s only good for a few hours where you won’t be eating. It does transfer onto drinkware but would be fine with a straw.
$56 from a LipSense distributor. I get mine through Kenzie, you can DM her on Instagram here! (She is offering 10% off if you mention that I referred you!) | Shade: Bella
Pros: The most exciting part about LipSense is that it is known to stay on your lips for like, ever. (A real scientific unit of measurement.) I have watched a few YouTube reviews where people leave LipSense on for 18 hours and sure enough, it does stay on for that long. It doesn’t look perfect of course, but this stuff is pretty much waterproof, kiss-proof, anything proof. As someone who has perpetually dry lips and is lazy with lip color, this is amazing because I can layer gloss or balm over the top and leave it be all day. There are also so many color options, lip gloss finishes, etc.
Cons: You can’t just buy this from a drugstore because it is only sold through independent distributors. I also find the product a bit unpleasant to apply at first because the lip color has a slight burning sensation. It’s also not very comfortable after a few hours but luckily the gloss helps moisturize and soothe your lips. And for you lazy girls out there, there are definitely a few more steps with LipSense however it totally pays off for the longevity of the color.
As you can tell, I have some strong opinions about these products. None of them are perfect but that’s okay! I still like them all but for different reasons. But just to make this a little more interesting, I decided to rank all of the products from my most favorite to least favorite. These are ranked on my overall impression after testing all the products.
#1: LipSense is my favorite factoring in all of the pros vs. cons. The longevity of the color makes this really worth it. You end up using less product because it doesn’t have to be reapplied often. Although I wish it were more moisturizing, glosses or balms can be layered over it.
#2: The Wet N Wild option is what I’d recommend next. If you’re completely new to liquid lipsticks or don’t wear them often, this could be bumped up to #1 for you. Since it’s so cheap and easy to get your hands on, I have to say it’s an appealing option. This would be perfect for someone who only wants lip color for a brief period. If you take photos for a blog for instance, this is a great option.
#3: Bite Beauty is quite pricey however if you really value products that are more natural and cruelty free, this is a good option. I do think the product is nice however it’s not long wearing nor is it the right matte finish that I want. Most people like to wear liquid lipsticks for the longevity and because of this glossier finish, it was actually the worst in terms of longevity.
Lastly I wanted to show you guys some swatches of the products on my arm. I thought this would be the truest reflection of their colors. My lips are pretty pigmented naturally so it’s easier for me to show the color on my arm. The picture on the right is when I swiped over each swatch with a finger. As you can see, the LipSense looks untouched. The Wet N Wild lipstick dries matte so it budges less than the Bite lipsticks. Those are the most opaque, however they definitely slide around.
Have you tried any of these liquid lipsticks? There are so many on the market now that I’m sure there are tons of gems I have yet to discover! I am eyeing Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks next because I love her products and have heard great things. Let me know if you have any recommendations for holy grail liquid lipsticks!
Disclosure: I received the LipSense and Bite Beauty products for review consideration however I’m not obligated to write about them. As always, this post contains 100% my own opinions.