liquid lipsticks

liquid lipstick swatches

When it comes to lipstick I like the formula to be long lasting and matte, this is why liquid lipsticks are one of my favourite beauty products out there. As you can see from the picture above, I’ve tried out quite a few brands (and this isn’t even all of them, just the ones I wanted to mention). So from your budget buys to your more high end I’m going to give you the scoop on each and what I love / don’t love about them.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream RRP $12.95AUD (Shade – Zurich) – These aren’t technically liquid lipsticks but I still wanted to feature them anyway, they are a good starting point if your a bit scared to try the other long lasting liquid lipstick formulas. These are soft & creamy and dry down to be matte. They definitely aren’t long lasting and likely won’t make it past your first cup of coffee in the morning. The colour range is great ranging from nudes to vampy dark purples. Unfortunately the Target Australia stands i’ve seen them at here are always lacking and are never restocked so buying online is probably your best bet. I’m looking forward to trying the new NYX Lip Lingerie range if we ever get it here.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet RRP $24.00AUD (Shade – Pink Pong) – These are one of my favourite drugstore liquid lipstick options. The formula is quite watery and you do need to layer it up but the colour packs a punch (even the nude shade, which I also own) and they are super long lasting. You do need to be a little bit accurate with application because once these dry they are a bit of a pain to get off the skin. I’ve mentioned and swatched this shade before in another post here.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick RRP $29.00AUD (Shade – Androgyny) – I’m loving the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks right now and particularly this shade Androgyny. I find they go on really pigmented and aren’t overly drying on the lips. I’ve heard a few people mention they find the applicator a bit hard to work with but I haven’t had too much issue and just take my time applying it. The range has some pretty cool colours and is worth checking out if you’re after something a little different. I have Doll Parts on my wishlist next which I’ve heard is actually quite a good dupe for Posie in the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit.

Australis Velourlips RRP $10.49AUD (Shade – Mi-A-Mee) – I’m pretty sure these were the first matte liquid lipsticks that were made by an Australian company. The shade range is ever growing and they have some pretty cool colours (I would love to see a mauvey brown though). They aren’t my favourite formula of the liquid lipsticks I own but because they are pretty affordable it’s a good way to try out this type of lipstick to see if it suits you. I still really like these and will continue to pick up shades that interest me (especially on sale…Wooo!).

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Colour RRP $18.00USD (Shade – Trinket) –  I’m sorry to do this but this was a limited edition shade that they sold at IMATS LA and one of the things I couldn’t pass up, its a stunning mauvey brown (my typical shade of late) with golden glitter throughout. Yes the glitter transfers on your face but the shade is so beautiful that you really don’t care. I had to mention this because this formula is absolutely amazing, so pigmented, matte but it feels really nice on the lips. Plus it smells like creamsicle which is just everything! I do hope they come out with more shades because you know I’ll be stocking up. I’ll pop up a lip swatch of this at some point just to show how stunning it is.

Lime Crime Velvetines RRP $31AUD (Shade – Utopia) – Even though i’m no longer supporting this brand (just google Lime Crime and tonnes of information about dodgy business practices etc will come up) I did want to mention them here since they were the first liquid lipsticks I really got into. I still love the shade Utopia but I have found a really good dupe in the Australis Velourlips shade Shang-Hi. Now that I’ve tried many other brands as well I’m glad i’ve found better then Lime Crime. However they are still around if you want to try their products.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick RRP $6.00USD (Shade – Succulent)  – I frickin LOVE Colourpop, when these got released I’m pretty sure I was daily stalking youtube for swatch videos while compiling a list of what shades to get. Once you order Colourpop it becomes a slight additiction… I constantly have a wishlist for their products! There have been mixed reviews on the matte liquid lipsticks, personally I like the formula but I may have gotten lucky with the shades I own. I find them pigmented and super matte. They are slightly drying but that’s to be expected with this type of lipstick. I’m actually wearing Trap as i’m writing this and it’s been going strong since 7.30am this morning. They have such a large range of colours and more being released all the time. Also, if you want to try and dupe the Kylie Lip Kit’s they have some similar shades, it’s also rumoured her lipsticks were made by Colourpop. Ooooo controversy! If you are ordering from them try and split your order with a friend, that’s what I do since we’re both Colourpop addicts 🙂

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick RRP $30AUD (Shade – Lolita) – I picked up my first Kat Von D liquid lipstick at IMATS LA in January, it’s love. When I bought Lolita I was tossing up between that or Lolita II, you should have seen my order sheet I crossed it out about 3 times before I settled on Lolita. The shade is stunning and right up my alley (apparently it’s always sold out here). Again the formula is great on these they are pigmented, smooth, matte but creamy and last a loooong time. When you apply them they suggest not rubbing your lips together and letting each layer dry completely before adding anymore to get the best application. I’m loving the Kat Von D brand overall at the moment and am keen to add more to my collection.

Do you have a favourite liquid lipstick? One I need to try out? I’m a tad obsessed 🙂


These are a couple of my more understated shades from my collection, kind of leaning towards that “Kylie Jenner” style nude lip that’s on trend. I find that these shades suit me more with a kind of mauvey tone to them.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural is my first lipstick from this range, I love the formula! It’s super creamy, pigmented and because it’s matte it lasts well on my lips. Then we have Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nudist. This isn’t really a nude at all but more of a mauvey pink shade, I love the formula of these and previously reviewed the hot pink Pink Pong as well. While they are a liquid lipstick they aren’t drying on my lips in the slightest and adding layers simply builds the colour up to something more intense. These are definitely one of my favourite lip releases this year.


The current trend in lips seem to be liquid formulas that turn matte and are longlasting. Last year we saw the Rimmel Apocolips release which was one of my favourite lip releases of the year and since then we’ve had everything from high end to drugstore brands bringing out similar versions.

Some of the new ones i’ve tried recently are the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong ($24.00AUD) & Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lip Colour in Icon & Miss Monroe ($7.99AUD).

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong – Such a perfect bright pink, I think a matte bright pink lip is one of the easiest ways to jazz up a look. Even wearing the simplest of makeup a bright pink matte lip is always going to make you look “done”. This one by Bourjois is my current shade for that. The formula on this lipstick is a bit thinner then the versions from Savvy by DB, but it’s easily fixed. Do one coat.. wait til it’s dried and then add another. This baby will stay on your lips well into a coffee and a meal. In terms of dryness, I do recommend doing a bit of lip prep prior to application – a good balm will do the trick. These come in quite a few “on trend” colours so I’m keen to possibly add another to my stash.

Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lipcolour in Icon & Miss Monroe – Gotta love Priceline (hah! see what I did there?). The in-house brands of Savvy by DB & Models Prefer really bring it in terms of trend items, and for such a good price. I first saw these on Angie‘s instagram (she also did a review on these which you should check out here). When I saw Miss Monroe on her I knew it had to be mine. When I went instore and swatched I also fell head over heels for Icon, a purple pink shade (totally in my list of favourite ever type of lipstick shades). These are a little thicker then the Bourjois offering but they are also a little kinder to the lips. I’ve only so far worn Miss Monroe out and let me tell you… this sucker don’t budge, I literally had to soak 3 cotton pads with makeup remover to get this off my lips and this is after wearing it all day after I did this swatch photo & through dinner and a movie that night. It does however seem to disappear from the middle of my bottom lip so I have to constantly check that and do a sneaky re-apply. That’s what front facing iPhone cameras were made for right?.

Here are the shades on my face, in the order of the swatches above.

Have you tried any of these? Which Bourjois should I pick up next? It’s going to happen next time Priceline have a sale… I’m sure of it 🙂


Hooray I have finally uploaded a new YouTube video! Here are my current favourites. See below the video for all details of the products mentioned –



The Beauty Pod -$12.50AUD @ Melli Cosmetics

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (Gel) – $32AUD

Face of Australia Translucent Face Powder – $11.95AUD – International readers can purchase from Fashion Addict

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine – Rivage – $50AUD or $36AUD on Strawberrynet

Mac Hibiscus Cremesheen Lipstick (Surf Baby Collection) – $41AUD at Mac Stores or Mac Cosmetics

Jack Black Lip Balm – $7AUD on Strawberrynet at time of posting this was sold out, keep checking! it will get restocked.

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream – 50ml $34AUD or 125ml $64AUD at Kiehls counters or the new website! There is currently free shipping June and if you quote the code lipglossblog you will receive a free lip gloss with any purchase!

Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream – $58AUD from Benefit Counters nationally

NYX Eyeshadow in Taupe – You can purchase NYX shadows from Crush Cosmetics for $7.95AUD but this colour isn’t available. Alternatively I also buy NYX from Cherry Culture for $5.50USD but they are often on sale and this colour plus many more are available.

MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch & Sketch – $33AUD from Mac counters or Mac Cosmetics Website

Benefit Bella Bamba – $51AUD from Benefit Counters

Illamasqua Nail Polish in Boosh – $34AUD from Illamasqua counters

Nubar Nail Polish in 2010 – I don’t know of any Australian retailers, I purchased mine on Ebay

Marc Jacobs Blush – I’ve had this for ages and couldn’t find any information on prices, try all perfume counters 🙂

Modiva Professional 25mm Curling Tong – $89.95AUD for a $30 discount enter the code lovevulcanella at the checkout. Purchase from the Modiva website

L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray 400ml – $9.95AUD from Priceline

Seven Wonders Moroccan Treatment Oil – $32.95AUD from various Chemists and Health Stores or Online Here


Please note some of the products mentioned were provided for review, please read my disclosure policy for more information.