Monday, March 30, 2015

~Liquid Lipstick Mania~

Well, if any of you Makeup Maniacs have been out to Sephora, Ulta, or the drug store lately you definitely have noticed liquid lipsticks taking over the shelves.
I, for one, have definitely been gravitating towards these vials of molten goodness.  They look like lip glosses, but they are thicker and opaque.  They are usually marketed as long-lasting and highly pigmented.  Higher end brands, such as, Stila, Kat Von D, Too Faced, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics have launched liquid lipstick lines.  But they're not the only ones selling these concoctions.  Drug store brands like Cover Girl, Maybelline, and Revlon have also jumped on the liquid lipstick bandwagon.  I'm not sure what makes these lipsticks better than the old school bullet type, but I sure do like them.
Take Anastasia Beverly Hills for instance, I recently purchased three of her newly launched liquid lipsticks and I'm totally in love!  Love the way they go on so smoothly and how pigmented they are.  They last a long time, but are not drying.  I only apply them once after lunch then I'm good to go for the rest of the day!  Here is what they look like:
Pure Hollywood
But at $20 a pop, those Anastasia Beverly Hills lippies are definitely tough on the wallet.  Great drug alternatives come to you from L'Oreal!   I've actually tried two different kinds of liquid lipstick by this well-known brand.  The first is the Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in #517 Nude Allude ($9.99 @ CVS).  It applies just like a lip gloss with it's doe foot applicator except it's a lot thicker.  Once this bad boy dries to it's matte finish, it lasts long and looks beautiful!
Infallible Pro Matte "Nude Allude"
The other two liquid lipsticks by L'Oreal are part of the Colour Riche Extraordinaire line ($9.99 each at CVS).  These are a little more glossy and do not last as long, but they still pack a punch in the color department.
Colour Riche #103 "Blushing Harmony"
Colour Riche #502 "Plum Adagio"
Personally, I LOVE matte lippies and the Anastasia Beverly Hills ones are BEAUTIFUL!  But the L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss gives them a run for their money.
What are your favorite liquid lipsticks?
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