Readers! Liquid-to-matte lipsticks! These have been all the rage for sometime now (thank-you, Kylie Jenner) and I am so excited to share my top favorite hues with you. I wanted to keep the look sharp and sophisticated, so I opted for a clean face with just a touch of blush, mascara and a slicked back pony. Before applying these lipsticks be sure to moisturize your lips with a hydrating balm and apply a nude lip liner to prevent feathering.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Abused
For a darker, grungier look I picked up Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipstick in Abused. Star is an incredibly talented makeup artist with experience to boot. His formula is packed with pigment and applies smoothly. Bottomline? This navy shade is irresistible. It's deliciously daring and makes me feel like a rock star. It does run on the chalkier side and left my lips feeling a bit parched. To maximize wear, be sure to allow it to dry completely, especially on the inner corners of your mouth.
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Wicked and Utopia
Everything about Lime Crime, from its website to its packaging to the makeup itself, makes me feel like a blissed out eleven-year-old. This brand makes makeup dreams come true, folks. Between psychedelic glitter pots and an extensive selection of liquid lipsticks, founder Doe Deere has me hooked! I picked up two of the Velvetine shades, Wicked and Utopia. Wicked is a beautifully rich and vampy red with serious depth and a covetable matte finish. This hue made me feel like Snow White (if she was a hint edgier and probably more tan). Utopia is a striking raspberry-pink, which I will capture in a few weeks. Overall I prefer the Velvetine formula; it applies fluidly and doesn't leave my lips feeling too dry. Plus, it smells like tutti-fruitti jelly beans.
I am on the hunt for a few extra shades, any recommendations?