Liquid Lipsticks | 2016 Editor's Favorites

Top 10 of 2016: Liquid Lipsticks

These are my favorite liquid lipsticks that I reviewed in the last year! My personal preference is for the kind that don’t fully dry down to a flat, matte finish, as I find them more forgiving and comfortable to wear, so my best of list certainly reflects that preference. If you like more of a flat, matte finish, my favorite formula is Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Matte, and I find that ColourPop’s Ultra Satin formula (included below) has a nearly transfer-proof finish (especially after an hour or two of wear), so that could be an option as well!

What were your favorites?

ColourPop Dopey Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dusty mauve." It's a muted, medium mauve with neutral-to-cool...

ColourPop Dopey Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dusty mauve." It's a muted, medium mauve with neutral-to-cool...

ColourPop Panda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep pink violet." It's a bold, medium-dark purple-berry with...

ColourPop Panda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep pink violet." It's a bold, medium-dark purple-berry with...

ColourPop Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep charcoal grey." It's a rich, medium-dark...

ColourPop Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep charcoal grey." It's a rich, medium-dark...

ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The product...

ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The product...

OCC Shoegazer Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented...

OCC Shoegazer Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented...

ColourPop Cheap Thrills Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dusty lilac." It's a muted, medium-dark mauvey...

ColourPop Cheap Thrills Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dusty lilac." It's a muted, medium-dark mauvey...

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with grayer, more neutral undertones and a lightly...

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with grayer, more neutral undertones and a lightly...

Makeup Geek Socialite Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a smoky, medium-dark mauve with warmer undertones and a lightly glossy finish. The...

Makeup Geek Socialite Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a smoky, medium-dark mauve with warmer undertones and a lightly glossy finish. The...

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Nothing like the Colourpop Ultra Satin’s, really. They are fantastic! Faves are: Barracuda, Brooklyn, Wink, Bijou, Panda and that lone Ultra Matte that is just as comfy, Cheap Thrills.
But having been given 2 Ofra liquid lipsticks, I can definitely attest to the high quality of those as well. Plus, Ciaté, too!

I agree, Nancy! I love them for long-wear + more of a matte finish without the harshness of a lot of traditional liquid lipsticks!

I love the selection. Colourpop Ultra Satins is way better than the Ultra Mattes. I love Dopey, Femme, and Point Zero. My other picks for 2016 liquid lipsticks are Too Faced Melted and Metallic, Buxom Wildly Whipped, theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes, and NYX Lip Lingerie.

Next year, I’m considering the Kat Von D Everlast and the NYX Liquid Suede.

Yes to cp. the satins are far more comfy, but for me, the mattes (I have only darks) always get all the compliments. Got only one kvd this year: chimps, and it’s fab color. First abh..mentioned this already…which turned out to be a way too close to deeply rooted. It looked pinky mauve in the tube. Are the abh not that true to tube, folks? Not hella impressed. Ciate is more comfortable. Liquids really do hold the line on feathering, but you need significant balming before app…esp us older women….shrink wrap is not a good look. You guys were right: Femme is quite fine for my greige period. Dk if I dare go as far as petit four. Best name all year: Shoegazer.

Great reviews! I added a few lipsticks to my list. I noticed there are no lip stains in the Best of 2016. Is that because there was nothing special this year? I’m looking to buy a couple.

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