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What You Need to Know about the Liquid Lipstick Trend

Ashley Souza

Posted on March 27 2015

The liquid lipstick trend is taking over the beauty industry as it is quickly becoming the go-to product for lip color. Although they have been around for quite a while, it has only been a recent must have product for your makeup bag. Companies have improved old formulas that often left lips feeling dry and uncomfortable or sticky and messy, to an amazing product that not only adds shine, but leaves lips soft with an incredible staying power.

Liquid lipsticks can go by a lot of different names like long wear lipstick, lip cream, or lip lacquer. It is usually applied with a wand or squeeze tube. You will find that some liquid lipsticks will come in one tube with a color in one end and gloss on the other. For these tubes you want to apply the lipstick color first, wait a few minutes for the color to dry as it stains the lips, and then apply the gloss for shine and help sealing the color for the day.

As an in-between of regular lipstick and gloss, it’s the perfect balance of both. It adds shine like glass, without the stickiness and it has all the pigment of a lipstick tube without the fading or bleeding. It’s also an easy application as it doesn't require lip liner, although you can add a lip liner if you want a fuller looking lips. It also tends to feel lighter on the lips, and typically have with more conditioners in them to your lips feeling moisturized all day. And unlike tube lipstick, it won’t melt so it makes a perfect item for carrying around in the summer.

While liquid lipstick usually comes with high shine, it is possible to find matte finishes like Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick or Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks, both which goes on like a gloss but dries down to a matte finish.

As more companies are releasing their own liquid lipsticks it is becoming easier to find them in every price range. If you are looking to try a liquid lipstick with a budget friendly price try Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipcolor, they have a variety of shades to choose from and the color will last all day.

While tube lipsticks tend to offer more variety in color, liquid lipsticks do come in a wide range of colors that makes it easy to find the perfect shade for you. Choose a lighter shades for a day time look and leave the darker shades for a dramatic night time look.

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