When I put on lipstick, I ideally want it to do three things: Look intense, not move, and not require touchups every 20 minutes. That's where matte liquid lipsticks come in — and the best ones accomplish all those jobs without making your lips feel overly dry. Most of the best matte liquid lipsticks contain dimethicone — the same ingredient you’d find in mattifying primers — which prolongs their wear time, but their formulas are still relatively flexible and lightweight. Some liquid lipsticks have creamy, mousse-like consistencies, while others are infused with moisturizing ingredients to enhance their comfortable feel.
No matter the texture, that powdery, shine-free finish tends to intensify the pigmentation, so just a coat or two can look completely opaque. And these lipsticks are going absolutely nowhere, so you’ll need to break out an oil cleanser or micellar water when you’re ready to take it off.
Ready to live in a world without fear of your lipstick smudging, cracking, fading, or flaking? I’m right there with you. Find your new hero product in one of the best liquid lipsticks, up ahead.
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