Liquid Lipstick Comparison

I don't know about you, but I really get tired of reapplying lipstick throughout the day or looking down to see lipstick on my straw or whatever food I am eating. Because of this, I decided to choose four different liquid lipsticks and compare them side by side based on price, formula, and wear time. I wanted to see if you really get what you pay for, here are my results. 


Product: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Price: $21 at (Hint Hint: Ulta has it 50% off on 03/30)

Shade: It's Happening!

Wear time: 1 hr 53 min

Pros: Highly pigmented, silky texture, beautiful color selection, decent applicator, little to no transfer immediately after application

Cons: Price, drying, begins to peel about two hours after application, difficult to remove, can stain area around the mouth after removal

Rating: 6/10

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Product: Elf Liquid Matte Lipstick

Price: $5 at

Shade: Wine Tour

Wear time: 1 hr 53 min

Pros: Price, dries quickly, silky texture, very nice applicator, zero transfer, comparable to Too Faced at a lower price point (save yourself the $16 extra dollars!)

Cons: Drying, begins to peel within a couple of hours, difficult to remove, can stain area around the mouth after removal

Rating: 6.5/10

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Product: NYX Lip Lingerie

Price: $6.99 at

Shade: French Maid

Wear time: 2 hr 50 min

Pros: Great for those who prefer nude shades, creamy texture, not sticky, was not drying compared to others, easier to remove, does not stain, price

Cons: Cheap applicator, less pigmented, a small amount of transfer after application

Rating: 7/10 



Product: Lipsense (lipstick and glossy gloss)

Price: $25 lipstick/$20 gloss through your local distributor

Shade: Kiss For A Cause/Glossy Gloss

Wear time: Undetermined (I applied mine at 3:30 pm yesterday, it is now 8:43 am and the color is still in full swing)

Pros: WEAR TIME!, zero color transfer on tissue test (some gloss came off), color selection, very pigmented, comparable to the quality of Christian Louboutin Loubilaque ($85) but lasts much longer

Cons: must apply gloss often to prevent peeling, application burns for first few uses (you get used to it), somewhat of a perfume scent, tastes horrible if you accidentally get some in your mouth, price

Rating: 8.5/10 (the pros outweigh the cons, considering how often you need to reapply other lipsticks, you probably actually save money using Lipsense)

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As you can see, you do not always get what you pay for. Lipsense was the clear winner for my experiment, but if the price point is not in your budget, both Elf and NYX liquid lipsticks are decent substitutes. I do not recommend wasting your money on Too Faced because in my opinion, the more affordable brands are better quality. Ironically though, the Too Faced is what I have been using every day, and my own experiment just changed my mind. What is your favorite liquid lipstick and what do you love about it? Let us know!