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Best of the Best
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox
Always On Liquid Lipstick
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Bottom Line

An eight-hour liquid lipstick formulated to feel non-drying and comes in a range of nudes, bolds, and metallics.

Pros

It's lightweight and contains a primer oil complex to prevent drying. Doesn't flake or look cracked and feels comfortable all day. Goes on easily in one coat using its pointed applicator.

Cons

Reviewers had differing takes on whether it could last through a meal.

Best Bang for the Buck
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nude Liquid Lipstick
Maybelline
SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nude Liquid Lipstick
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Bottom Line

A low-price matte lipstick that can compete with designer brands.

Pros

Delivers highly-pigmented color for up to 16 hours at less than half the cost of competitors. Features an arrow applicator for better control and precise application. Available in a variety of shades.

Cons

Reviewers said shades didn't always match the color of the swatches online, and it doesn't always last through meals.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
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Longest Lasting
Bottom Line

The perfect liquid lip to throw on in the morning and not have to worry about touching up throughout the day.

Pros

Available in a wide range of colors — from nude to turquoise. Formula is creamy and applies smooth and even. Highly pigmented colors appear vibrant after just 1 swipe. A little product goes a long way. Matte finish lasts all day without drying or cracking.

Cons

Continued use may dry out your lips; be sure to stay moisturized.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Liquid Lipstick
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Rockstar Colors
Bottom Line

Worth considering for the wide selection of colors and high pigmentation but not the most comfortable long-wearing lipstick on our list.

Pros

Highly pigmented matte liquid lipstick in a range of interesting colors. Plenty of nudes that flatter every skin tone and classic reds and pinks as well. Free of phthalates, parabens, and sulfates.

Cons

Quite drying. Flakes off the lips after several hours of wear.

Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint
Tarte Cosmetics
Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint
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Bottom Line

A lightweight, mousse-like liquid lipstick with a slanted applicator at a budget-friendly price.

Pros

Creamy and lightweight. Saturated formula with velvety texture. Won't look dried out on your lips. Covers the lips in one coat.

Cons

Can become patchy throughout the day.

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