While I obviously haven’t been blogging much I have been buying the hell out of some cosmetics.
One of the trendy products these days (aside from contour kits and highlighters) are liquid lipsticks. I have many liquid lipsticks from Kat Von D Beauty that I adore but I still love trying different brands and shades and comparing them to each other.
I figure since I have so many I might as well write a little post about the differences and similarities so you can know before you buy.
Anastasia Beverly Hills: One of the hottest brands at the moment with a pretty extensive line of liquid lipsticks. The formula is fairly thick (though light) but very rich in color drying to a great matte finish. I have found that the formula is not really long-wear so you do have to check on it throughout the day and reapply. I have the shade Vintage and it’s really beautiful. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics: Launched only a year ago Jeffree Star has built a pretty great cosmetics brand even if the line is essentially only velour liquid lipstick at the moment. The colors are beautiful and really unique (like Dirty Money and Drug Lord) and the packaging is fantastic. This is the lightest formula I have come across, it’s very smooth to apply with a liquid consistency rather than a whipped feeling like Anastasia Beverly Hills. Definitely be careful when applying because the smoothness makes it easy to get carried away. The formula is long-wear so long as you go easy on the greasy foods. I have the shades Unicorn Blood, Hoe Hoe Hoe and Posh Spice.
Kat Von D Beauty: My go-to daily lipstick and still probably my favorite (tied with Jeffree Star). A great long wear formula that doesn’t get cakey or peel off like drugstore brands and is silky smooth to apply. I have 9 shades (Lolita, Bauhau5, Backstage Bambi, A Go-Go, Outlaw, Lovesick, Exorcism, Berlin, Susperia) which is insane but my absolute favorite is Lovesick which is a lovely mauve.
Colourpop: If you would rather spend 1/3 of the price you can go for a shade in the Colourpop collection. The formula has a chemical smell when applied but the colors are endless and they dry great. Not a long-wear line but a great budget collection with superb packaging. I like their Lippie Stix more but they aren’t a liquid matte formula. I have Donut and Bad Habit.
theBalm Cosmetics: Another whimsical brand (that’s kind of a Benefit knockoff) is theBalm. They make a line of liquid matte lipsticks called Meet Matt(e) Hughes. The formula has a pretty strong chemical smell which is off-putting but the color is nice. It is supposed to be long lasting but I have found that it isn’t as long-wear as advertised. I have the color Committed which I like but probably wouldn’t spend $17 on.