We've run the tests, these liquid lipsticks will take you from AM to PM without a buDge.
smooth, VELVETY and long-lasting.
You can eat, drink and mouth-off without ever having to worry about re-applying your lipstick.
These life-proof liquid lippies glide on like gloss but dry up into a matte finish. Highly-pigmented with a long lasting wear.
Sauce Beauty Editor & Make-up Artist Jemima Kean shares her top picks :
JEFFREE STAR'S VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICKS | RRP $39.95
Hands down my favourite. This product is oddly nourishing and will not budge all night. There has been a bit of drama of late regarding Jeffree, but as long as his products are still banging, I’ll keep buying.
MAC RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR | RRP $50
This liquid lippy is already a cult classic! I loved the fire-truck red Fashion Legacy used at the Miss Crabb Fashion Week Show this year. This shade looks amazing on any skin tone.
MELLOW COSMETICS LIQUID LIP PAINT | RRP $20.95
The home-grown New Zealand brand Mellow Cosmetics have such a great colour range for all skin tones and can boast a vegan rep, which is becoming more and more important these days.
DOSE OF COLORS MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK | RRP $18USD
Dose of Colours are an Indie brand with a great reputation for being not only cruelty-free, but also having great customer service and beautiful products to boot!
COLOUR POP ULTRA MATTE LIPS | RRP $6USD
This range has been a cult sensation from day one; with great colour pay off and a super reasonable price point, it is a no-brainer. They also ship directly to New Zealand, so no need to fluff around trying to find stockists.
KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK | RRP $40
Her colour range is incredible (28 shades) with so many wearable shades to choose from! They are also paraben-free, so no nasties for those delicate lips.
Not ready to give up on your current lipstick collection?
You can transform your current lipstick into a matte velvety one with this topcoat.
SMASHBOX INSTAMATTE | RRP $48
This product is a topcoat for any lippy that (as the name would suggest…) turns it instantly matte. It gets me all kinds of excited thinking about the versatility this product brings to my current collection of lippies.
THE ULTIMATE MOODBOARD FOR OUR 90S LIP INSPIRATION :
1. Models Christy Turlington & Naomi Campbell, photographed by Stephanie Sednaoui, 1991. 2. Aliyah 3. Brandy & Monica. 4. Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista & Naomi Campbell, 1990. 5. Yasmeen Ghauri backstage at Dior 6.Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Shalom Harlow, Kirsten Owen, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. 7. Cindy Crawford. 8. Vogue Italia, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1997.
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