Let’s face it, liquid lipsticks have certainly climbed up the ranks to become one of the most sought-after products ever since its creation a few years ago. And now that we’re constantly looking for makeup that stays put and doesn’t stain our masks, matte liquid lipsticks are definitely your best bet.
We love them for how they make the matte lip look effortless yet still remaining comfortable all day. But if you think the best liquid lipsticks in town are the most expensive, think again.
Ahead, check out our comprehensive guide where we recommend 16 of the best-reviewed in the beauty community, and organise them according to the trait and price you may be looking out for.
- ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip
- NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
- Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour
- Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick
- M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour
- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
- Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
- Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
- KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
- Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick
- Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème
- BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor
- Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro
- Burberry Beauty Liquid Lip Velvet
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip
Also another one of the more affordable brands out there, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip is loved by many for its price tag and colour selection.
Coming in every colour you could possibly imagine, these liquid lipsticks now sport different formulas to suit your preferences, including matte, satin, metallic, and glossy.
Local beauty reviewer Fiona Seah once revealed that “application is a breeze” and that the entire line “gives you more bang for your buck.” Sounds like a winner to us!
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip retails for approx. S$10.76 (US$8) on the official ColourPop website.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
This matte lip product is definitely different from your typical liquid lipstick formulas – it has a thin, mousey texture that goes on light on your lips, leaving it super comfortable to wear all day long. Although the pigmentation needs a few layers to build up, the formula gives you the choice to have sheer lip colour for a more natural look.
A few of us at Daily Vanity reviewed this line, and it should tell you something when we actually own not one, but a few shades of the Soft Matte Lip Cream! From our personal experience, the shade range is fantastic while the colours go on smoothly and have great lasting power.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream retails for S$12.99 on Asos.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour
This is another liquid lipstick that you can find in the drugstore for a great price, while still performing just as great as other high-end products.
The lightweight formula leaves your lips feeling moisturised and velvety all day, without the colour budging. And for anyone who loves a sweet scent, the Revlon lippie is lightly perfumed with a creamy mango-vanilla scent.
Reviewers on BeautyHeaven have said that this formula is “creamy and non-drying whilst being a perfect matte”. Others also love it for the “lightweight” and “moisturising” texture of the liquid lipstick.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour retails for S$21.90 at Watsons.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick
With almost every colour you can imagine, Jeffree Star’s liquid lipstick collection leaves a bold, full-coverage colour that dries completely matte. These have also been raved about by many YouTubers and influencers across the globe – a quick search is enough to show you how well-loved this range is.
Reviewers on MakeupAlley mostly praised how the range is “non-drying, non-streaky, long-lasting” and is “well worth the money”. If you want to get a really good lippie that very few people in Singapore would own, this is definitely a line you need to check out. Plus, with such an impressive selection of colours, you’ll definitely find one that works for you.
M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour
M.A.C is a brand that always nails its lip products, and the Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colours are no exception. One of the best parts about this line of lipsticks is the colour selection, which comes with everything from beautiful nudes to vibrant pinks and purples.
A reviewer on MakeupAlley said, “It lasts for hours without touching up, which is the upside to the dry texture. I can apply this before work and not give it a second thought until lunchtime.”
M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour retails for S$39 at Sephora.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Collection’s liquid lipstick isn’t just one of the most underrated lip products on the market but is also much more affordable than others. The range has 23 shades in all, which means you can probably find any colour you desire.
Not only is the Cream Lip Stain inexpensive, but it also has beauty junkies worldwide raving about the quality. MakeupAlley users have praised its non-drying formula which dries down completely matte and budge-proof.
One reviewer said, “I love this product!! I think it’s one of the best liquid lipsticks formulas I’ve ever tried. It’s not too drying and it can be removed easily ”
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain retails for S$20 at Sephora.
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick
You can’t really have a list of liquid lipsticks without including the queen herself – Kylie Jenner. Her line of liquid lipsticks continues to be one of the most talked-about in the beauty scene.
The great thing about the Kylie Cosmetics collection is that new shades are always rolled out every season, which means there is a great variety of shades to choose from. The lippies are also very pigmented – one swipe is more than enough – and are known for their longevity.
There has been widespread debate about whether the Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks are identical to the Colourpop Ultra Matte range or not, but local beauty reviewer Fiona Seah shut down the comparison once and for all in her in-depth review. After trying both ranges. she confidently said, “I feel more comfortable wearing Kylie Mattes.”
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick retails for approx. S$22.86 (US$17) on the official Kylie Cosmetics website.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is another OG liquid lipstick that is talked about constantly in the beauty community. Being one of the first few brands that sold liquid lipsticks, the brand has a variety of stunning colours to choose from.
These liquid lipsticks are also formulated with vitamin E and avocado oil to keep your lips from drying out. The range has garnered stellar reviews on MakeupAlley, with users saying that the liquid lipsticks were “super comfortable to wear all day” and that they would “definitely be buying other colours”.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick retails for S$34 at Sephora.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
The Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick by Smashbox is one of the most pigmented lipsticks on the market. The applicator is angled at the tip for an easy, precise application and the formula glides on smoothly but dries completely matte while staying very comfortable on the lips.
It has a smashingly good overall score on MakeupAlley, and users have raved that it “glides on very easily and dries extremely fast down to a matte finish, but doesn’t feel cakey or too dry like some matte lipsticks”.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick retails for S$38 at Sephora.
KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is a favourite for many, not only because it is smooth and comfortable to wear, but there are also 30 incredibly different shades to choose from.
So whether you’re looking for a nude lip or a goth-looking matte black, KVD Beauty has you covered. Another plus is that the formula is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
It’s gotten a great overall score on Temptalia, with the editor rating it an A- and an average of 4.4 out of 5 points for user reviews. Many praised it for its intense pigmentation that is unlike any other liquid lipstick, and one even called it “literally the perfect liquid lipstick formula.”
KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick retails for S$29 at Sephora.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick
YouTuber and beauty expert, Huda Kattan’s liquid lipstick line is not only one of the most comfortable liquid lipsticks in the market, but also focused on different nude shades for the perfect MLBB look.
These lipsticks are great for everyday wear and even has a nice sweet scent, perfect for those with a sweet tooth. One user spoke highly of the product on MakeupAlley, writing: “You can layer it up (not that you’ll need to as it lasts so long and is very pigmented) and it doesn’t look crusty!”
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick retails for S$32 on Sephora.
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème
Jouer is yet another underrated brand when it comes to liquid lipsticks. Jouer has one of the best collections of nude shades out there today and you’ll certainly find one that works for you. Their lip cremes focus more on the different tones of nudes so it’s great for someone who wants to try a subtle liquid lipstick that sits nicely on the lips.
Reading the reviews on MakeupAlley, it sounds like this is the liquid lipstick that everyone has been waiting for. A user gushes about it, “They glide effortlessly onto the lips, are transfer-proof, and do not emphasize lines on the lips. They are highly pigmented and simply stunning on the lips.”
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème retails for approx. S$25.55 (US$19) on Beautylish.
BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor
BareMinerals is a brand that focuses on enhancing natural beauty so it’s no surprise they have a beautiful collection of nude liquid lipsticks.
These lip products glide on incredibly smoothly and feel like nothing on your lips. They are formulated with primer-infused ingredients to keep the colour from transferring and bleeding, while also infused with plant-based waxes to give moisture back into your lips.
If you didn’t know, BareMinerals is known for their down-to-earth products and this line is no different, as seen in a description by a user on MakeupAlley: “I normally hate liquid lipstick because it’s so drying, but this formula is AMAZING. It’s not drying or sticky, and it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing anything.”
BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor retails for S$25.95 on Cosmetics Now.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro
The Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro is a favourite for many even with its higher price tag because it’s simply that good.
It’s said to be not only long-lasting, but the formula helps keep the lips hydrated and comfortable all day. The velvet gel in the product helps the lips look more plump and radiant, but still resulting in a soft, matte look.
This range achieved excellent reviews on Temptalia, with the editor rating it an A and user reviews averaging 4.7 out of 5 points. A reviewer wrote: “It’s highly pigmented and you get an opaque even coverage even with the tiniest amount of product. It lasts a long time and it stayed glossy for four hours!”
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro retail for S$55 at all Giorgio Armani counters and online at TANGS.
Burberry Beauty Liquid Lip Velvet
Although this liquid lip collection from Burberry doesn’t have a huge range in shades, the formula marries rich pigmentation for a velvety matte finish that can last up to eight hours. These lippies use a whipped texture with a burst of saturation for a statement-making lip look.
A reviewer on Influenster said that when she swatched it in the store, she walked around and “forgot she had it on” because it was such a comfortable formula. She also said that this was the liquid lipstick that changed her mind about liquid lipsticks, writing, “The pigment is perfect, and does not streak when applying. I love, love, love these lipsticks.”
Burberry Beauty Liquid Lip Velvet retails for S$48 at Sephora.