Monday, November 14th, 2011

Rant & Rave

This Week’s Topic: LIQUID LIPSTICK!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about liquid lipstick. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

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29 thoughts on “Rant & Rave: Liquid Lipstick

  1. I quite like the idea of liquid lipsticks such as OCC liptars, the only thing I don’t like is the fact that if you need to top them up during the day, it’s nearly impossible!

    • Italia

      Hayley, will you explain a little more? I am fascinated by what I’ve learned about the Liptars, but don’t exactly understand how they perform! Is it that it’s too dry to build? Or… it’s just a stain so you can only apply gloss or balm? Thank you!!

      • elizabeth

        occmakeup[dot]comis their site… its really something that is liquid you spread with an angle or lip brush … it is has really good pigmentaton (what you see in the tube is what you get nothing like a lip stain) and wearing and it can be drying so i prefer wearing this with a balm after 20 mins or so :) you can make your own colors as well … i love when i make custom made colors.. though it is quite expensive a little goes a long way… christine has swatches of occ liptars which you def have to see ..she also shows how to make custom colors which is very good for beginners like me .. i hope i helped

  2. Daphne

    I really love the gloss and the slick feeling of liquid lipsticks! The color also stays long after the gloss disappears! Love the opaque coverage of liquid lipsticks!

    I also find them to be not as sticky as regular lip glosses

  3. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    I have actually never tried one. But I don’t like opaque lipstick (just doesn’t look good on my thin lips), and I assume a sheer liquid lipstick would be very similar to a semi-opaque gloss minus the high shine and stickiness..? If that’s the case, I would be very interested in trying one.

  4. Love liptars which are definitely more lip Color then gloss.

    Face atelier new facade are also a very interesting liquid to powder style lip and check product I tried out recently as well.

    The drug store and mac pro long wear products I found very drying the only on i liked was Revlon Colorstay UItimate Liquid Lipstick as it seams to seal in your lips a big more not making them feel dry.

  5. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I haven’t tried any for a very long time. I recall that I liked the initial more shiny look but the few I tried years ago were so so drying, and once they dried, they dried into the wrinkles of the lips (if that makes any sense). The color stayed a while, but it definitely wasn’t the smooth look I was going for! Hopefully they’ve improved since then or I just chose bad brands :)

  6. Avatar of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    I’ve never tried them but have wanted too, like the OCC liptars for example. Thanks Ani_BEE for the Revlon opinion, I’ll have to try it out!

    • When they dry down the Revlon Colorstay UItimate Liquid Lipstick has a slightly tack texture to them but only when you press your lips together and doesn’t stick to anything else like hair.

  7. It’s a fun way to apply lipstick, but the ones I tried dried out my lips. :(

  8. Avatar of Christine christine

    I have the Mac ones in two colors but they simply don’t last more than a gloss. Beautiful colors.

  9. K

    The thing I hate is how sheer and deceptive they can be, like this: http://www.vampyvarnish.com/2011/10/revlon-colorstay-ultimate-liquid-lipstick-vigorous-violet-swatches-photos-review/

    I was hoping for more pigmentation, it looks a lot like a lipgloss i own in terms of sheerness.

    • I agree that there more of a luster/stain finish to it but pigmentation wise that are more opaque compare to most lipgloss as well. I use the shade Stellar Sunrise be I recommend going with the darker shades if you want them to be noticeable.

  10. I think it depends on the brand. Some of them are more like stains (Revlon) and others are much more like glosses. I can’t figure out what they’re supposed to be!

  11. Avatar of Marian Marian

    I love the look and feel of liquid lipsticks. It’s like having a lipstick and gloss in one product. The Chanel Rouge Allure Laques are especially beautiful…but…they feather on my 57 year old lips:(, so they’re a no go for me.

  12. Nouba makes the most phenomenal liquid lipsticks in the world!! This brand is so hard to find though. The colors are all rich beyond belief, and once the liquid sets it is as long wearing as it gets. I am crazy for these, but only these as far as liquid lipstick. So far no other brand has stood up like Nouba for me.

  13. Jackie

    I love how opaque they are and how little product you need.. I HATE HATE HATE how bad they feather!!! *OCC Liptars*

    • Avatar of Carmen Carmen

      the solution to any feathering is wearing a lipliner and a clear lip wax pencil to outline your lips. the lipliner has wax in it which acts as a barrier to stop the liquid from migrating. Paula Dorf makes the clear stick, but you can get cheaper ones by Sally Hansen and I’m sure other brands. They are like pencils but clear waxy. I’m 61 and use these with no problem and no feathering!

  14. Abby

    If all liquid lipsticks were like Chanel Rouge Allure Laques, I’d definitely love them more! Unfortunately, most of them seem to fall into the realm of lip gloss, or ultra-drying.

  15. Kazzy

    Indifferent. LOLOL

  16. muffingrl

    I love the smoothness of application, but the wear-times seem to suffer compared to traditional lipsticks. Also, it just isn’t as glamourous to put on your lipstick with a felt applicator as opposed to applying straight from a shiny black tube.

  17. Nina

    i like the korres liquid lipstick and the nyx soft matte lip creams. they can be a bit drying, so its impt to wear lipbalm before applying. :-)

  18. I find them drying, and they can do a lot of migrating into fine lines around the lips. I’ve tried clear lipliners with OCC Lip Tars, and found that they manage to make a big mess, and leave a line around the lips where the lip color resists and looks smeary. I find they’re best applied thinly, and the lips have to be in very good condition. I’ve found that mixing a bit of OCC’s clear Lip Tar into the color improves the performance and makes it more comfortable to wear.

  19. Jenni

    The only liquid lipsticks I’ve tried are the ones from Chanel, and I absolutely love them. They stay on longer and leave a beautiful stain once they do wear off. The texture is beautiful, not sticky, not slick and glossy. I’m very sad though since they seem to be discontinuing all of the Rouge Allure Laques and not just Dragon, I’m not sure if Chanel is really going to discontinue the whole line or not. I hope they don’t and the source I heard that from is wrong.

  20. Ariel

    I only have experience with the Chanel Rouge Allure Laques and they are truly incredible. I’m so sad to hear they’re being discontinued! They’re mostly very opaque and not too glossy and more than anything, hydrating.

    These are also nice because you don’t really need a brush or anything else to apply them on the go. I haven’t tried any of the OCC lip tars because I would hate to carry a brush around with me every time I wanted to re apply my lipstick. Also I’d worry about the brush getting gross in my bag.

  21. Avatar of Laura Laura H

    I never thought I was much of a liquid lipstick person until I tried NYX Soft Matter Lipcream, it can be quite drying but along as you apply lip balm before its alright. I also quite like Sephora brand Cream Lip Stain, the colour selection isn’t great but the texture is quite nice.

  22. M.

    I generally find them very drying, which is something I really don’t need.