Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks

It seems like every company is coming out with their own version of liquid lipsticks. While there are many, many different brands and formu...

It seems like every company is coming out with their own version of liquid lipsticks. While there are many, many different brands and formulas, I have 4 different brands I'd like to compare today; Kat Von D, Jeffree Star, Colourpop and Nyx.

We'll start with the brand that's newest to me, Jeffree Star.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid lipsticks are my most recent liquid lipstick purchase. 
Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick Comparison

  • The shade range is awesome, ranging literally from white to black, with pretty much every color in between. 
  • The formula is very thin, yet somehow soft and glides on easily.
  • The colors apply opaquely and evenly, as long as you don't apply too much at once.
  • They take a little longer to dry down, around 10-15 minutes on me.
  • Even dry, they're somehow soft and almost hydrating. They definitely don't dry my lips out.
  • The applicator is very flexible, which makes application super easy.
  • These last around 8 hours unless I eat. After eating, you'll need a touch up.
  • Retails for $18 each.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are one of the more popular brands.
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick Comparison

  • The shade range is good, pinks, purples, nudes, reds, even blue and black.
  • The formula is mousse-y and a little thicker than Jeffree Star and Colourpop.
  • These are best applied in thin layers. Some are opaque in one layer, some need two.
  • These dry down in about 2 minutes.
  • These can be slightly drying.
  • The applicator is a stiff, doe foot applicator. Application is easy.
  • These last around 9 hours, needing touch ups after eating or drinking hot drinks.
  • Retails for $20 each.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips are super inexpensive and very popular.
Colourpop Matte Lipstick Comparison

  • Colourpop has a huge range of shades, the biggest of all of these companies.
  • The formula is very thin and watery in texture.
  • Best applied in a thin layer. Most shades are opaque in one layer, some need two. One in particular, Buds, is pretty impossible to work with. It stays streaky no matter what.
  • These dry extremely quickly, in under two minutes.
  • These tend to be drying, definitely moisturize and exfoliate before applying.
  • These also have a stiff doe foot applicator, application on these is easy as well.
  • These last around 6 hours. Some of the lighter colors flake off. They need touched up after eating or drinking hot beverages.
  • Retails for $6 each.
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream is a little different from the rest and have been around for a long time.
liquid lipstick comparison

  • The color range is pretty good, ranging from light to dark.
  • The formula is thicker and mousse-y.
  • Some shades are opaque, some are streaky and hard to work with, such as Transylvania and Cairo. Adding multiple layers is difficult because of the formula.
  • The majority of these do not dry. There are a few shades that dry down completely and stay put for around 6 hours, but most do not dry and will transfer. Even the ones that dry will wipe right off with a napkin.
  • These have a doe foot applicator, because of the thicker formula, it's more difficult to get a crisp line.
  • The ones that dry last up to 6 hours, the others will last around 4. All come off with food and drink and can be wiped off easily.
  • Retails for $6 each.
As you can tell, they're all different. It's difficult to choose a favorite, as I love them each for different reasons. I recommend trying them for yourself. If you're someone who wants a matte liquid lip but don't want it to be dry, definitely check out Nyx, they'd be perfect for you.

You can find the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks at Beautylish, which is where I recommend buying them from. They shipped the same day I ordered them and arrived just a few days later.
You can grab the Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks from Sephora.
Colourpop Ultra Matte lips are available only at
The Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream can be found at Ulta, usually on a buy one, get one 50% sale.

I want to try some other liquid lipsticks, so I'll probably be reviewing more in the future. 

Thanks for reading!

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  1. I really want to try the jeffree star ones! x

    Zoe Mountford x

    1. They're seriously amazing, I love them!

  2. I've been interested in trying but haven't pulled the plug, especially on the Kat Von D just because they can be pricey and messy. I didn't think to apply in layers though - thanks for the tip!

    1. No problem! I hope you love whichever brand you decide to try!

  3. I've been wanting to try Jeffree Star, but I totally agree about NYX!! Great post!
    Lauren-lee Grace Beauty & Fashion

    1. Thank you! Try them out, for sure!

  4. I really need to try the Jeffree Star ones! I love the KVD ones though, but you're right, they are kinda drying.

    1. Definitely try out the Jeffree Star ones, they aren't as drying at Kat Von D. I love them all, though!

  5. Your collection is insane, I want to get my hands on every single brand especially Jeffree Star but I am also lusting after the Dose of Colours one too! xx

    1. Thank you, I'm obsessed. Haha. I want to try the Dose of Color lipsticks, too!

  6. Great review! I gave to step up my makeup game because I had no idea liquid lipstick excited before reading your post!

  7. What a fun post! I need to try the Jeffree Star lippies!

    1. Thank you! You do need to try them, they're amazing!

  8. Jeffree Star seems to be the most popular kid on the block nowadays since they aren't quite as matte as the ColourPop.

    1. He really is, haha. Those liquid lipsticks are seriously amazing, though!

  9. Awesome, I JUST heard about the Jeffrey Star liquid lipsticks and was curious. I have one NYX and I've liked it, a nudeish color and it applied well. For me, it seems that nothing stays on my lips long. Great review!

    1. Definitely try the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks! I bet the'll stay put!

  10. Kat Von D is my favourite brand of make up ever.

  11. Wow that was very detailed thank you. I am always on the hunt for the perfect lipstick and I see a few on here I'm going to need to try.

  12. I love the NYX liquid lipsticks for those days when I don't want something too drying. It gives you a very matte look, but is still somewhat moisturizing. I haven't tried the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, but I am constantly hearing fantastic things about them. Great round up! :-)


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