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26 Gorgeous Liquid Lipsticks People Actually Can't Live Without

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1. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick easily passes the kiss test, meal test, wineglass test...all of them! It's a model student.

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Lolita is probably the most popular shade due to its everyday-wear versatility, but L.U.V., Outlaw, Berlin, and Bauhau5 seem to follow close behind in popularity.

Promising review: "I’m not a dainty eater — or a dainty anything, let’s be real — but this is the only lipstick where I'll end a meal and emerge with my mouth looking irritatingly perfect. It won’t end up on your friend’s nicest cocktail glass, smudge off when you kiss your significant other, or bleed if you’re sweating after being unexpectedly called on in a big meeting. It’s like house paint for your face, but it goes on much smoother and won’t kill you like toxic paint in your piehole likely would." —Caryle Wisel for Racked

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in 44 shades).

2. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip is a wallet whisperer at just 6 bucks a pop — and a game-changer in terms of pigmentation and staying power.

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Promising review (for the shade Creeper): "It's craaaazzyyy how many compliments I receive whenever I wear this lipstick especially at work. Great formula, lasts all day, and it looks amazing on my brown skin. Definitely WOC-friendly." —Dee

Get it from ColourPop for $6 (currently available in 50 shades).

Runner-up: Ultra Satin Lip

3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick will turn you into a speedy lipstick-applying machine because that baby 👏 STAYS 👏 PUT 👏 as soon as it's on.

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Promising review: "I've been using this liquid lipstick for almost two years and it is by far the best lipstick I've ever used and I've tried them all (Sephora, Kat Von D, Urban Decay, NYX, Revlon, NARS, Tarte, etc). After it dries, it lasts all day. It won't stain your drinking glass and it's kissable without staining or smearing. If you eat something greasy or oily or a sandwich you may need to touch up your inner lips, but that's no big deal at all." —Noemi W.

Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in 10 shades). More shades (26 in total) available at Sephora.

4. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain is a no-brainer dupe for a lot of high-end lippies and comes in 41 shades, so there's no excuse *not* to try it out.

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Promising review (for Always Red): “I prefer lip stains over lipsticks because they last much longer, and this Sephora one is no exception. The color is super rich and vibrant and it is easy to apply. I personally think that this lip stain works better than most expensive ones! For a mere $14, you can get extremely good coverage that lasts all day. The day I took this picture, I didn’t reapply the stain at all, so you can see how well it actually works.” —Jessica Lima

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Get it from Sephora for $14 (available in 41 shades).

5. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor smells pretty on par with cupcakes and feels almost invisible on your lips.

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Promising review: "This line of lip colors is by far my favorite in light of the price and consistency. I generally tire of any given lip product after a week or so, but this one has stayed put in my routine. It's more like a stain and you don't really feel it while it's on, but at the same time it also isn't drying." —E. E. Malinovsky

Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in XX shades).

Runner-up: ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick

6. Smashbox Always On Matte doesn't crumble under pressure (or your taco lunch) and keeps your teeth looking lovely and untarnished.

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Promising review: "I started wearing Invsialign two months ago and haven't been able to wear any lip colors because they always transfer onto the aligners/braces, making my teeth look yucky. These live up to the hype. The formula settles in comfortably on my lips without feelings of dryness or stickiness. The applicator tip makes it really easy to line the lips before filling them in. And most importantly, there's no transfer of color from my lips to the aligners! I can finally wear lipsticks again and have a confident smile without worrying having red teeth! I got four different colors: In Demand, Babe Alert, Big Spender, and Bawse. They're all gorgeous." —chipsajoy

Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in 20 shades).

Runner-up: Be Legendary Liquid Lip

7. Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème also smells like dessert (it's the best formula trend out there) and doesn't leave an incriminating trail of lipstick prints throughout the day.

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Promising review: "This lip product is amazing. It's lightweight (I barely feel it on my lips), non-drying, so pigmented, incredibly flattering on my skin tone, and it only takes one application. I'm African-American and usually I have to play around with lipsticks, adding a lip liner or another color to the center, but this works for me on its own. Will buy all the colors in this range." —Jasmine

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in 17 shades).

8. Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro holds the coveted title of Allure's Best of Beauty winner due to its incredible wearability on all skin tones and intense aversion toward feathering, smudging, and traveling.

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Promising review: "By far this is the best liquid lipstick I've tried! I practically own at least one liquid lipstick from all the brands inside Sephora. I fell in love with the formula because it does not dry completely, which is awesome because it won't emphasize the dryness on your lips. I also love them because they feel very velvety and are so pigmented. Definitely worth the money. People immediately think that because they are matte they have to be drying, but I disagree. They're all matte yet super comfortable." —selena0214

Get it from Sephora for $38 (available in 18 shades).

Runner-up: Lip Magnet

9. NYX Lip Lingerie is a godsend for beauties on a budget who don't want to sacrifice quality in exchange for a cheap lippie.

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Promising review: "It's very comparable to the high end $40–$70 products out there. Color is great and stayed on well for 12+ hours, even after applying a gloss over it." —Monique Mackay

Get it from Amazon for $6.70+ (available in 24 shades) or Target for $6.99 (available in 20 shades).

Runner-up: Soft Matte Lip Cream

10. Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick stays within the lines thanks for its helpful applicator and is a sure bet for anyone who wants to flaunt their color all day long.

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Promising review: "Wow! Why didn't I buy these sooner? I have both Chocolate Wasted and Cork, and out of all my liquid lippies, these are probably the best and most comfortable! Goes on smooth, dries completely matte, doesn't streak, and stays put even while eating (as long as it's not something extremely greasy). I don't know what they put in this stuff but other companies need to use it!" —yuwannano

Get it from Dose of Colors for $18 (available in 23 shades).

11. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid is lightweight, bold, and affordable, so you'll be able to buy one for every day of the week.

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Promising review: "I ordered Nude Thrill on a whim and decided it was good for an everyday lip color. It wasn't until last night when I was taking off my makeup that I realized I had gone through dinner and several drinks and it had barely come off. It definitely goes on matte, which I love, but I hadn't expected it to last so long once applied." —AD22

Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in 20 shades).

12. Hourglass Opaque Rouge can be worn as a lip stain or built up over layers for richer color that claims to last for up to 14 hours.

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Promising review: "Beautiful color with excellent coverage that dries to a matte finish. I'm able to build layers to create a bigger top lip without it looking fake; that's nearly impossible with other lipsticks. This is the only lipstick I wear going on five years now." —storybookwitch

Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in nine shades) or $10 (travel size in the shade Icon).

13. Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip stays on so damn well that the line sells a complimentary Lip Whip Remover.

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Promising review: "I bought I Like to Chai Chai, which is a nude shade and and my current go-to. Like it's been said over and over, they do not move. You definitely need something oil-based to remove it. I can apply in the morning, and by evening, even after a whole day of eating, drinking, etc., it wouldn't have moved. It's not drying or flaky. Well worth a try!" —AllieB71

Get it from Beauty Bakerie for $20 (available in 43 matte and metallic shades).

14. The Bobbi Brown Art Stick is a cute squeezy lip paint tube that gives your pout a hydrating burst of color.

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Promising review: "I was a little skeptical because I don't usually like 'liquid lipsticks,' but this one has really surprised me. Note: This does not dry down matte. I like the way this feels and it hasn't chapped my lips, which is what usually happens with these types of formulas. I do find that it is long-wearing — not all-day but eight-hour wear. That doesn't bother me though because I like putting on fresh lippies. A little goes a long way with this formula." —katielev123

Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in 16 shades).

15. Wet 'n Wild Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick looks gorgeous on all skin tones and doesn't dry out your lips.

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Promising review: "I absolutely love Berry Recognize! It goes on smooth and has a beautiful matte finish. Stays put for hours and through eating and drinking as long as you don't eat anything oily. It dries smoothly and not cakey or in patches." —Candace

Get it from Amazon for $4.68+ (available in 13 shades).

16. Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint delivers in just about every shade imaginable (in mattes and metallics!), so you'll be deviating from your usual reds and pinks in no time.

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Promising review (for Cherry Blossom): "I love this shade. It works for every skin tone. It is so easy to wear; there's no need for a liner and it lasts all day. It's classic and glam, yet cool. I get stopped everywhere by strangers who love it." —Amina

Get it from Coloured Raine for $17 (available in 54 shades).

17. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte gives you intense color payoff that is transfer-free while still feeling comfortable and moisturizing.

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Promising review: "As a girl with pouty lips, I always get those harsh lines. But not with this lippie! If you're curious, I own Trendsetter, Venus, and Bombshell. They are so comfy and long-lasting. They do NOT feel like the Sahara Desert on your lips. They are comfortable and look flawless once they set. All other lippies for me are kinda bleh now." —VioletEdyn

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in 19 shades).

18. Ofra Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick might make you feel a bit of wanderlust with names like Monaco, Bordeaux, and Emerald City.

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Promising review: "They're so smooth, creamy, and weightless. The best thing about Ofra lipsticks is you seriously forget you even have them on until you look in the mirror and you're like, "HEY, my lipstick is still on!" —Nanda

Get it from Ofra Cosmetics for $19.90 or Ulta for $17.

19. Too Faced Melted Matte leaves your lips smooth and kissable without revealing any of those dreaded dry cracks.

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Promising review: "I was on the hunt for a unique mauvey-purplish lipstick and I found it with Melted Matte in the shade Queen B. It's a beautiful colour and extremely comfortable. Towards the end of the day it does start to fade a little bit, but it fades really nicely so you don't feel the need to touch it up that much. It's a beautiful formula and you don't even feel like you're wearing anything on your lips!" —TheMayaW

Get it from Sephora for $21 (available in 23 shades).

20. Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet applies so much like butta you won't even notice you're wearing it.

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Until your friends go, "OMG, I need your lipstick. What is it?"

Promising review: "I've tried several liquid lipsticks from various brands, but this Burberry liquid lip velvet is the best! I now have the colors Fawn Rose, Fawn, and Oxblood. Fawn is like an MLBB on me and I like to pair Fawn Rose and Oxblood for an ombre effect. The formula is great: very lightweight, very pigmented, non-drying, and has great staying power." —acraitus

Get it from Burberry or Sephora for $34 (available in 14 shades).

21. Missha Matt Painting Rouge has got you covered for your summertime brights and will last through many poolside cocktails.

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Promising review: "The color you see is exactly you get, which is helpful since these lipsticks aren't available in stores around me. I have the Fall in You shade and it's quickly become one of my favorite reds. It lasts through a typical workday and I am confident wearing it through meals, which I can usually only say for my ColourPop Ultra Mattes." —Sarah Han

Get it from Amazon for $10.45 (available in 10 shades) or Missha for $12 (available in six shades).

22. NARS Velvet Lip Glide goes on like a smooth gloss but has the staying power of a normal liquid lipstick.

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Promising review: "I have really tricky lips that don't take color very well without everything going awry. My lips aren't my favorite feature and I always prefer to draw attention to my eyes. However, this shade (Bound) is the unicorn. I don't know how in the world this slightly cool lip color looks perfect on my slightly warm skin tone, but it's just great. I also don't do well with mattes, but this is the best matte I've tried." —aardvarkdanger

Get it from Sephora for $26 (available in 12 shades).

23. Anastasia BH Liquid Lipstick comes in crazy-saturated colors ranging from everyday shades to show-stoppingly bold pops of color.

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Promising review: "I bought the shimmery deep red shade called Sad Girl and I am HEAD OVER HEELS! The color is absolutely flawless and I wear it probably more than I should! I so recommend! Anastasia is such an amazing brand all around!" —beautyqueenbaby

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in 30 shades). More colors available at Anastasia BH (36 in total).

24. YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain has a high-shine formula and a diamond applicator that follows the lines and curves of your lips without breaking a sweat.

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Promising review: "I love using lip glosses and lip stains and this product is the combination of both. It feels so moisturizing and the color payoff is amazing. My favorite colors are 403 and 411. FYI, I have very dry lips and this formula is perfect for dry lips." —talia92

Get it from Sephora for $36 (available in 15 shades).

25. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème leaves your lips super plump and hydrated (thanks, Brazilian cupuaçu butter and collagen) for a long-lasting satin sheen.

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Promising review: "I love this liquid lipstick! It definitely does transfer because it is a cream formula, but overall I love it. I have it in the shade Slow Burn and it seriously stays on beautifully. The formula is super comfortable and when it wears away, it doesn't look or feel weird and actually wears out nicely!" —danxoxo98

Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in six shades).

26. Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte comes in a handful of flattering neutral shades that are formulated with beeswax and avocado oil for comfortable all-day wear.

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Promising review: "Literally applied this at 7 p.m., went out all night, and woke up with a perfect matte lip at 1:30 p.m. the next day. That's all you need to know." —Shauna1234

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in six shades).

Runner-up: Aqua Rouge

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The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.