As ladies, we are always looking for the best lip products, as best liquid lipsticks or lip-glosses especially now that we have had a taste of the incredibly popular Kylie Jenner Lip Kit. The Kardashian stepsister is doing incredibly well in that department, ranking pretty high in the best of 2016 matte lip glosses category, with products that we simply must have. And yet, we seem to keep running out of the lip kits as more and more people fight amongst themselves to own this piece of cosmetic. And why not? Kylie Jenner’s lips have become the major part of her public image. Liquid lipsticks are better than the tubes these days anyhow, for even when matte, they glide on beautifully and the finish is impeccable. When speaking about the alternatives to the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in the liquid lipsticks department, we have put together a list of must-have pieces that could easily bring so much more fun to your cosmetics bag in 2016. Here are 15 of the best matte liquid lipsticks for 2016 that you simply must try out when seeking to bring out the best of your lip contour this year.
1. M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
Available in 15 different hues, ranging from reds to pinks to nudes and purples, this tube is one of the best matte liquid lipsticks in stores and online. With a more affordable pricing and a rich color palette, it no wonder as one of the top alternatives to the Kylie Lip Kit we have been raving about for months now. It is made in the United States and is for those who prefer a timeless glamour to their pouts, the matte reigning supreme. The finish is liquid suede and you are not likely to forget the feel of it on your lips. Buy your favorite color of this MAC matte lipstick on Nordstrom!
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss
Rated 5 stars by fans, who have tried it out, the highly pigmented and ultra-smooth lip gloss sells through Sephora at a decent price – $16 USD. It comes in 34 different shades that offer quite the variety from plums to peaches and cool desert sands. Striking pinks make a large chunk of the collection, as well as the brownish earth hues. You can wear this alone or with a lipstick to create a custom look that is all you.
3. Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint
Invigorating ingredients make this incredibly pigmented tube of some of the best matte liquid lipsticks quite covetable. Available at Ulta, there are 12 colors to choose from, the concentrated mineral pigments delivering a rich and smooth texture, a product that nourishes and softens as it glides on beautifully. Even the paint brush wand is ergonomically slanted for a better application, the softness of it smoothing out the look. From minimalist to boldly dramatic, it’s a look you cannot quite ignore.
4. Stila “Stay All Day” Liquid Lipstick
One of the best liquid lipsticks in town, this beautifully packaged product screams style and sophistication, with 10 lovely pigments, all on the lighter side to show off on those lips. It is a creamy matte that we are seeing here, the coverage is full and the moisture is just the right amount to ensure those kisses are never dry. The color lasts quite long and is enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil in order to nourish and soften the lips applied on. You can get one or more colors for you at Nordstrom!
5. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
With 9 different hues to choose from and a rather lovely packaging choice, this liquid lipstick is certainly among the best for this year, though one of the priciest on this list – it comes in at $28 USD but is fuller than most tubes and offers a paraben-free and generally, sulfate, phthalate, fragrance, GMO, tricoslan and synthetic dye free product. In essence, we are looking at a nearly natural liquid lipstick that is richly pigmented, glides on silky smooth and treats the lips with skin conditioning emollients, fruit extracts and vitamins. Available at Nordstrom, it may be more expensive, but worth every penny for its lack of harmful ingredients.
6. NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream
With a truly large range of color options, this soft lip cream comes in a matte finish, somehow straddling the line between a lipstick and a lip gloss, with a silky smooth formula that exudes a sensual glow when done up. It makes for a very polished professional look, great to be worn by a lady matured and in the work force, a woman who shows off confidence but is still very much the kissable lover. Available for purchase at Ulta, you can use this truly affordable $5.99 USD product, a fan favorite online, on its own or with a lip liner for added dramatic effect.
7. Lancome “L’Absolu Rouge Velours” Liquid Matte Lipstick
One of the most expensive items on this list but the packaging alone worth the price, this piece is one of the best in liquid lipsticks out there, particularly in the matte category. The rose emblem appears on the packaging, the colors are rosy themselves, appearing in only 5 shades, while the finish is velvety soft and smooth. It has intense color, a combination of soothing oils, waxes velvety gel and matte pigments, as well as a long-lasting comfortable finish. The brush can be used to line and fill in the color. You can buy one at Nordstrom.
8. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
There are glosses sticks and stains. Here, we are looking at a creamy lip stain that goes for an affordable $14 USD at Sephora, is quite loved by many and provides long lasting beautiful wear. It is high coverage, with avocado oil that transforms the pigments into something soft and smooth, with the creamy texture adding a silky lightweight touch to the stained lips. There are both matte and satin finishes to the 15 shades, the intense colors ranging from a blackberry sorbet to a polished purple.
9. Yves Saint Laurent “Baby Doll” Kiss & Blush
It’s adorable really and one of the most expensive matte liquid lipsticks on this list, if not the most expensive. Available at Nordstrom, this Yves Saint Laurent designer lip-gloss is gorgeous, coming in 12 colors and focused on dusty hues. It is for the flirtatious ladies out there who very much enjoy perfect lips and even more perfect cheeks. The colors are blendable, and it is air-whipped mousse we are looking at, the soft matte finish lovely and the exclusive applicator featuring lips for a kiss. The colors are buildable and you are in charge of what the final pout looks like.
10. Maybelline ColorSensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick
A very affordable liquid lipstick, this $7.99 USD piece comes in nudes, pinks, reds and purples, available in 10 different hues at Drugstore.com. The colors are vivid, the pure pigments giving high impact color and the smooth glide to the brush ensuring you have a soft finish at the end. It is all about the medium matte coverage here and perfect for all ages.
11. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Loved by many and available in a tube that is as covetable as the liquid lipstick inside, these 28 hues are just perfect to choose from, definitely among the best of its kind. Available at Sephora, it is not too expensive and one can enjoy grabbing a few to play around with. It is full coverage and long wearing, with a smooth matte finish and high pigment coloring. It is creamy and glides on like a gloss only to dry up like lipstick. There is vitamin E and sunflower seeds it has been enriched with for a lovelier and more comfortable look.
12. Giorgio Armani “Lip Maestro” Lip Stain
Armani products are by far some of the best and the matte lip stains are too perfect to ignore. It might come only in 13 hues, but there is nothing better than having a sexy tube of this product, the first matte lacquer by Giorgio Armani. It is a combination of a velvet finish with the intensity and flawless nature of lip lacquer, luminous and textures, with a strong hold, great hydration and a comfortable feel on the lips. Get it at Nordstrom!
13. Estee Lauder Lip Potion
Darker colors and finishes are what the Estee Lauder liquid lipstick is all about, with 16 intriguing hues to choose from and a plump, sexy finish to it that screams nightclub lips. It is a hybrid plump with major moisture and a saturation of high intensity colors, the creamy formula full of avocado, jojoba and sunflower oils. It is bold and beautiful, with color that lasts up to 8 hours and includes a satin-matte finish to it. The dual sided applicator adds to the beauty of this Made in Italy product you can get at Saks Fifth Avenue.
14. Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour
With a good amount of product in the clear tube, this 10-shade beauty goes for sale at Saks Fifth Avenue and is really worth the pay. The creamy coat of the demi-matte coloring appears with every stroke and is quite intense, allowing you to feel like an artist with a brush, painting on your lips for a masterpiece of perfection. It stays on long and offers full coverage, looking pretty awesome on that pout of yours.
15. Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Lip Color
The most expensive piece on this list is from Guerlain and includes a product that is simply all luxury. There are only 5 shades here, gorgeous and perfectly pigmented, liquid and creamy, with a velvety touch to it. It is the perfect combination of the best matte liquid lipsticks and lip-glosses for this year in general, the silky glide turning matte as it dries. It keeps the lips soft and moisturized, is not sticky and keeps that pout flawless for hours on end. The mirror addition is certainly something to look forward to. Sophistication at its very best! Buy one for you here!
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