All right, so you’re officially on the liquid-lipstick train. Congrats, and welcome — we’ve all been waiting for you. But, as you’ve probably already experienced in your newfound love, not all liquid lipsticks are created equal. Or, quite frankly, even slightly on the same playing field. Whether they leave your lips looking like a dehydrated, cracked disaster or they flake off the center of your lips by noon, liquid lipsticks are tricky. That is, until we got here.
Because rather than leave you in a sticky, angry mess, we rounded up our absolute favorite (no, really; these guys are great) drugstore liquid lipsticks that do what they’re supposed to do — nothing more, nothing less. Well, maybe a little bit more, because they make you look like a zillion bucks. Scroll down to see our favorites, then get swiping.
1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, $6 at NYX
2. Rimmel London Provocalips 16-Hour Kiss-Proof Lip Colour
Rimmel London Provocalips 16-Hour Kiss-Proof Lip Colour, $7 at Ulta
3. Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème
Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème, $8 at Walgreens
4. Maybelline Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick
Maybelline Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, $6 at Ulta
5. CoverGirl Outlast Lip Color
CoverGirl Outlast Lip Color, $8 at Target