I spend way too much money on makeup — I really do, especially on lipstick lately. I find a color I think is fabulous, but the formula sucks.
So that got me thinking, surely someone out there has done some research into this very subject.
I can’t be the only one out there looking for the best long-wearing liquid lipstick. Turns out I was right. Beauty insider on YouTube recently did just that!
So what are the results? I’m not exactly a perfectly scientific test since they didn’t test the lipsticks with the same foods, but overall it’s a great guide.
Their test was based on four criteria: how long-lasting it was, is it transfer-proof, dryness, and comfort.
#1 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
The lipstick didn’t pass the transfer test. After eating it just slid off.
#2: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick
The lowest price of the four lipsticks tested. Stayed on after eating.
#3: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
The good news is that this lipstick is super pigmented, so you don’t have to use a lot of it, but it got on her teeth almost immediately after putting it on. After eating, it stayed on pretty well. The formula was creamy, and it lasted a long time. This was the reviewer’s overall pick!
#4: Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain
This is the most expensive one out of the four. It didn’t hold up well at all.
#5: NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment – American Woman
Very drying. Pigmentation is good, though.