Sunday, June 19, 2016

Beauty ¦ Top 5 liquid lipsticks

So before we get started happy 700 posts to me! I cannot actually believe that I have written 700 posts, considering when I started I had no idea I'd even stick to it. So without going into a crazy ramble lets get on with todays post and here's to 700 more posts! I am a self confessed liquid lipstick addict, I just cant seem to stop buying them so today I thought I would share my top 5 liquid lipstick brands.

Dose of colours Matte liquid lipsticks £14.50

Since taking the photos for this post I've actually picked up two more shades of these as I absolutely love the formula. The shade in the photos above is Kiss of fire which is a stunning pinky red shade but since then I have also picked up Bare with me which is a stunning light peachy nude and Truffle which is a medium pinky brown nude. The formula of these is so comfortable, they feel incredibly velvety on the lips and wear so well. I find that it doesn't matter how dry my lips are these still look incredible and don't cling to any of the dry patches. I also really love the packaging, it is slightly weighted and feels very high end. Overall I think I would have to say these are definitely in my top 2 liquid lipsticks. Wear time wise I get about 6 hours out of Kiss of fire and around 7-8 hours out of Truffle and Bare with me as they tend to fade incredibly evenly into my natural lip colour.

Sleek Matte me lip creams £4.99

These are really lovely super budget lip creams, out of all 5 they are the most budget option. These lip creams have a very thin consistency which means they feel incredibly lightweight on the lips. This being said this does mean that the lighter shade out of the two I have can end up being a little patchy. My favourite is definitely Birthday suit which is a beautiful browny pink nude whilst Petal is a much lighter baby pink shade. Wear time on these is around the 6 hour mark however they do tend to separate when you eat oily foods.

Left to Right - Dose of colours Kiss of fire, Sleek Birthday suit and Petal, Bourjois Hot pepper, Pink pong and Nudist, Nyx Soft spoken, Gerard cosmetics Serenity, Ecstasy and Iced mocha
Bourjois Rouge edition velvets £8.99

These are the most mousey and the least matte out of my top 5, I would describe the finish of these as more of a semi matte than a true matte. These once on the lips never actually dry down completely meaning that they aren't quite as long lasting as other liquid lipsticks. Once these have worn away the brighter shades do leave behind a nice even stain. One thing I will say about these is that I find they are a little bit inconsistent, Hot pepper which is the red shade just isn't as pigmented as the other two. Pink pong which is the bright pink and Nudist which is a pinky nude are much more saturated in pigment and go onto the lip much more evenly.

NYX Liquid suede lipsticks £6.50

I really wasn't a fan of the NYX soft matte lip creams, they weren't anywhere near what I was expecting and I found that it flaked off my lips in a really strange way. These are what I expected the SMLC to be. They dry down completely matte but still feel super comfortable on the lips. The shade I have is soft spoken and I absolutely love it, it's a dark browny nude shade and it looks so gorgeous on basically everyone I've got to use it. If you want a matte liquid lipstick I would definitely recommend these over the Soft matte lip creams however if you are looking for something a little softer you might like the SMLC's.

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra matte lip creams £9.50

These are my other favourite out of the five. Again these are so comfortable to wear (Can you sense a theme) they feel incredibly light weight on the lips and unlike other liquid lipsticks they feel like you have nothing on your lips. I absolutely love that the shade range of these is so varied and I actually have another 3 shades in my basket on beauty bay just waiting for me to crack and purchase them. Currently I have the shades Serenity which is a beautiful pinky peach shade, Ecstasy which is a gorgeous medium lilac shade and Iced mocha which is a browny purple shade.

So that's it for today's post, if you have any shade recommendations for the brands I have mentioned or any other brands you think I would enjoy let me know in the comments!


  1. All of the shades you own are so beautiful!! I love the colour second from the left!! The purple shade! Ah I wish I could pull that off! <3 Lovely post

    Amelia |

  2. I love liquid lipsticks! Definitely need to try the Sleek ones out though:)

    Emily xo

  3. The shades are gorgeous i especially love the Bourjois ones, they are my favourite liquid lipsticks. I find the Sleek ones really uncomfortable on the lips but they are long lasting!


  4. I really love the Dose of Colours formula - I have Truffle too but want to try more of their shades! Gerard Cosmetics' formula is so good too! I will have to check out Serenity next :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  5. This post is lovely! Ive been really searching for liquid lipsticks this month and this post has been so useful! :)
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  6. I love the nyx lip suedes. I wasn't a fan of the lip creams either. They're just okay to me.

    Jenny Loves Beauty ♥

  7. Lovely post!

    I haven't tried any DOC lipsticks but love the look of them! 💜 I agree with you about the sleek matte me lipsticks! I have one of the lightest shades and I have to apply and reapply it to stop it being patchy!

    Lovely blogpost!
    Lots of love,
    Francesca 💜

  8. Great picks! The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets might be my favourite liquid lipsticks- love the texture and shade selection! I think I have to try the Dose and Sleek versions next! :)


  9. I really need to try more liquid lipsticks, the sleek ones look lovely and all of the colours are so nice x

  10. Lovely post Cole and Happy 700th post :) I love DoC Truffle and Gerard Cosmetics Everything Nice. I will try GC Serenity next. Nyx Soft Spoken is one of my favourites from Drugstore.

    Ash |

  11. I've heard so many great things about the NYX liquid lippies!!


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