As you can tell by the title and also by the picture above, today’s post is going to be on liquid lipsticks. I am huge fan of the concept and almost every brand is coming out with these kind of lipsticks because let’s face it..they really are amazing.
Recently, there has been a major buzz around Kylie Jenner’s lip kits and fortunately, I managed to get my hands on two of the colours. They literally look both in the packaging and on the lips like they have been sent from lipstick heaven but man are they expensive!
Fear not guys because NYX Cosmetics has come up with some liquid lipsticks as well and they are definitely more affordable and accessible. But can a drugstore brand product compare to THE ONE that thousands of people are struggling to get their hands on?
Looking at the packaging, they are pretty similar: glass bottles, black lids, nice writing, Kylie killing it with the ‘dripping’ theme.
However, the applicators are slightly different. After her first releases of the lip kit, Kylie changed the floc of her applicators (the fluffy part of the wand) so it feels softer on the lips and can hold more product. Let me tell you that this floc does feel incredibly soft and it also holds a lot more product, maybe too much product as the glass bottle does not have a stopper.
NYX went for a longer and skinnier applicator which I think is great as it allows you to really shape your lips for a cleaner look. The bottle does have a stopper meaning that you get the right amount of product on your wand.
For the swatches above I did one swipe with all the lipsticks and as you can probably tell they are all pretty opaque and highly pigmented. The formulas are a tiny bit different though.
Kylie nailed it with the formula of her lipsticks. At first I thought the liquid was way too ‘liquidy’ but one thin coat covered the lips so well and it dried matte almost instantly. When I first wore Candy K I panicked a bit because I couldn’t feel anything on my lips and I thought the lipstick had wiped off. False alarm. One big cheesy pizza later, the lipstick was still there without calling for a touch up. I guess it’s long-lasting too? Removing it (especially Mary Jo K) is a bit of a struggle but the good part is your lips won’t feel dry and won’t get flaky at all!
The Lingerie liquid lipsticks have more of a mousse-like consistency and it takes a bit longer for them to dry matte on the lips. I noticed that all the colours that I own from this range tend to change when they completely dry on my lips. The formula is a bit sticky and you can definitely feel like you are wearing lipstick especially when you put your lips together. However, the lipstick is not tacky or annoying to wear and it did not dry my lips. Somehow I always end up eating pizza when I wear these kind of lipsticks and I must say that NYX also passed the test. The product is super long-lasting and taking off the Lingerie was even more painful than removing the Kylie lip kits.
|Candy K and Push-Up looking almost identical|
If you do get the chance to try some Kylie Cosmetics products, you won’t regret it…but don’t sell your soul to Satan for a lipstick when there are so many affordable options out there on the market.
What do you think of the liquid lipsticks trend? Have you tried or planning on trying any of them?