Stop press. I have succumbed to something liquid on my lips.
After living my fist makeup years (ok, way more than just my first years) smearing my lips with clear lipgloss (oh, the freaking 90s), I completely went off it and never looked back. I am a lipstick girl through and through.
In recent years, I started adding a tiny bit of high performing gloss to my lipstick, for that added volume trick.
However, liquid lipsticks started coming into the market a fir while ago and now they have hit the big time, flooding the high street. I must confess that scepticism got the best of me and I wasn’t that keen on Kylie, Jeffree, Kat Von D, YSL, just to name a few. So much I hadn’t tried anything until….
I was at The Apartment over LFW and Collection had a fab area. Amongst other goodies to pick up, were they yet to be launched (and now on the shelves) Velvet Kiss lipsticks.
I picked one – because you know, I can’t resist, but didn’t get more than one because, you know, it’s a liquid lipstick. No good. Right? RIGHT?
Wrong. Very wrong. On another visit, I may have picked up a couple more.
And since then, more brands waltzed into my life and I cannot get enough. The brands on the market now deliver, for a very affordable price, superb quality.
The pigmentation is ace, the finish is fantastic and durability great. All that on top of the ease of application. I find liquid lipsticks are the perfect everyday lip colour.
It is easy and quick to apply, there is no huge precision and multiple steps as it is with lipstick and it does deliver in a similar way.
High street budget brands do not disappoint: Collection Velvet Kiss (£) and MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer (£3) are fantastic tiny investments that offer a great return.
There is a colour and finish for everyone. Hello, blue ❤
Lord & Berry Timeless Kissproof lipstick is a little bit more on the expensive side at £15 but pays off in creaminess and colour.
I will be reviewing them all soon, as I think they deserve a good go!
My heart will always belong to lipsticks, but I can confidently say I found a tiny little corner in it for liquid lipsticks.
Are you a fan? What’s your favourite brand?