What better excuse to buy more lipstick than fall? With all the apple cider, pumpkin spiced lattes and hot cocoa you’ll be sipping, you’ll need a liquid lipstick to keep your lip color in place throughout all of those warm beverages.
How to use liquid lipstick properly?
Never used liquid lipstick before? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Since liquid lipsticks are meant to stay on for hours, you’ll want to do a little prep beforehand to make sure your lips don’t get totally dried out.
Gently exfoliate with a washcloth or sugar scrub so that you don’t get any dry flakes that will come off or that you’ll be tempted to bite. Then, moisturize your lips with your most hydrating lip balm. Be sure to let it sink in before you put on your liquid lipstick, else the lipstick may transfer.
Next, shake the tube. It’s always a good idea to shake it up a bit just in case some of the pigment has settled.
Then, if you want, use a lip liner in a similar shade before applying your liquid lipstick. The pencil format of a lip liner is a lot easier to maneuver than the doe-foot applicator of most liquid lipsticks, and it can even make your liquid lipsticks even more long lasting.
For better control, use your first swipe of liquid lipstick to cover the biggest areas of your lips. Then, when you have less product on the applicator, you’ll be able to outline your lips with more control and precision.
If you make a mistake, clean up with makeup remover or a bit of concealer. To remove entirely, use a makeup wipe or an oil-based makeup remover or cleanser. You can even use straight-up oil to remove tough-to-budge liquid lipsticks. Jojoba oil is gentle yet will do the trick.
Now that you know the ins and outs of liquid lipstick application, check out these diverse shades!
1. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
No fall lipstick list would be complete without including a classic red lip. Channel your inner Hollywood bombshell with this vibrant true red. Pair it with a leopard print cardigan or a faux-fur coat and you’ll be giving a cool vintage feel to fall.
Stila’s liquid lipstick formula will last you during a meal, a night out, or a long day of work without touch-ups. At around $24 a pop, these lightweight lipsticks are worth every penny.
You can buy Stila lipstick at Sephora, Ulta, or Stila’s online store.
2. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet
As it turns out, Sephora’s very own house brand makes an amazing liquid lipstick. The line comes in 14 colors, including an electric pink and a true purple, but this beautiful berry color is perfect for autumn. At $14 each, the price can’t be beaten for such a decent liquid lipstick.
3. ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Love Bug
ColourPop Cosmetics offers a couple different liquid lipstick formulas to choose from, ranging from matte to glossy to metallic.
The Ultra Satin lipsticks are a great option for anyone who hates drying lipsticks. You may have to reapply slightly more often, but the lipstick won’t crumble or settle into your lines.
If you don’t mind lipstick that isn’t 100% transfer proof, look into this formula. It won’t break the bank either – all ColourPop liquid lipsticks are $6 and can be purchased on their website.
This unique terracotta color is on trend for fall. Pair it with gold eyeshadow or a thick black cat eye and prepare to turn heads. The lipstick costs $6 and can be purchased from ColourPop website. You can also buy the lip liner in the corresponding shade.
4. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Tulle
Unlike the Ultra Satins, the Ultra Mattes are not going to transfer onto your food or drink. In turn, they may be slightly dryer, so be sure to moisturize well before applying.
This unique color is a dark mauve and it is one of ColourPop’s best-selling shades. The gorgeous mixture of pink and brown makes it almost to a burgundy shade. If you have a deeper skin tone, it could be a beautiful nude. This lipstick also costs $6 and is available on the ColourPop website.
5. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita and Lolita II
After many requests, Kat Von D finally released her coveted liquid lipstick in both “Lolita” shades and they’ve been extremely popular ever since. They both fall somewhere along the nude spectrum.
Lolita (the original) is a soft, earthy pink, and Lolita II is described as a “terracotta nude.”
These lipsticks dry quickly so you won’t have to worry about it smudging everywhere. You can even layer them without them getting overly tacky! They retail for $20 each and are sold exclusively at Sephora.
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Trust Issues
Go really bold this fall with this deep, wine-colored liquid lipstick. It’s the ultimate vampy lip. This matte lipstick is super pigmented and comes with an easy-to-apply applicator. The formula is creamy and lightweight. Dramatic on lighter skin tones, gorgeous on darker skin tones. Buy it at Sephora, Ulta, or on the ABH website for $20.
7. ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in Maneater
After a whole list of mostly mattes, change things up a bit with some metallic shimmer. ColourPop is constantly expanding its products, and now you can choose from 11 different shades with this metallic formula. It costs $6 on ColourPop website.