Makeup Battle: Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks


Well hello there, Beauties!! We haven’t had a good battle here on the blog in a hot minute, so what time like the present to bring you the Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks? My thoughts exactly. Let’s get into it! 

Liquid lipstick and I have a tumultuous relationship to say the least. My lips are chronically dry, and always have been, so finding a liquid lipstick that doesn’t give me the crackly butthole lips is a trying experience to put it mildly. I’ve been through the trenches with liquid lipsticks, so I wanted to put some that I actually enjoy up against each other and see which is the ultimate victor in the Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks.

Let the battle begin!!!!

Our first contender is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade 370 Roseblood, $9.99. If you follow me on Instagram or have read some of my latest posts, you know that I love this lipstick. The color screams fall and winter vibes, and it’s one of the most long lasting liquid lipsticks I’ve ever worn. It dries down, but still transfers slightly when you drink or eat. It’s nothing crazy though. One con I would say I’ve found with this liquid lipstick is that it doesn’t do well with lip gloss on top. It gets super weird for me when I try to gloss it up.


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Our next contender is the Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick, $17. I picked up three of these on Cyber Monday when Ulta had them 50% off, and I instantly fell in love with them. These are probably the most comfortable liquid lipsticks I’ve ever worn. They don’t dry down to that hydration removing finish and don’t crumble like cookies throughout the day. The dark shades, which are typically pretty streaky in my experience, actually apply pretty evenly on the lips. Just like the L’Oreal lipstick, these aren’t completely transfer proof, but it doesn’t transfer as much as a traditional lipstick. The shade above, Havana Nights, is pretty much everything. Are you noticing a trend with my lip color choices yet? LOL

Up next we have the Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick, $24. They also have a Metallic Matte version (image on the left), which is the same price as the original matte formula. You guys, these are just fantastic. They wear beautifully without giving me the crusties or crackies. These dry down completely and don’t transfer, but feel amazing on the lips. I do find that the metallics can look a little more dry as the day goes on compared to the original mattes, but that’s been my typical experience with metallic lipsticks as a whole.


Our final competitor is the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick, $19. Now, these I like, but I wouldn’t necessarily call them my favorite if I’m putting them up against the other liquid lipsticks mentioned here. Unlike the others, these have a more thin consistency, so I find that the color can be a little streaky upon initial application. They also take forever to dry down, and you can’t really build them up as much as I would like. However, they are super comfortable on the lips like the other formulas we’ve discussed today, so I wouldn’t call these a bad product at all.

This battle was a difficult one for me to judge because I genuinely like all of these liquid lipsticks. I’m a bullet lipstick girl by nature, but these ones are all ones that I wear and recommend. But, this is a battle, so there has to be a victor, right?


Since I HAVE to pick a winner, I have to give it to the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks. As much as I love the L’Oreal and Ofra formulas, the Smashbox ones are just unbeatable for me. Also, these are the ones I’ve repurchased the most and have been loving the longest, so they are the winner of the Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks this time around.

What’s your favorite liquid lipstick formula? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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