Liquid lipsticks are having their moment in the sun right now, there is no denying that. Every, if not, most, makeup brands have already come out with their line of liquid lipsticks, while consumers like us, have a hard time picking and choosing the right one within our budget. Trust me when I say this though, you don’t need to spend a fortune on high-end liquid lipsticks to do you the job. Drug-store brands work just as fine and can guarantee you a long-lasting performance. I’ve gathered a list of my top drugstore brand liquid lipsticks under $10 that are perfect for the summer time.
1. Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
Price: Under $7 CAD
Wet n Wild never ceases to surprise me with their super enriched formulas. This liquid lipstick has to be my ultimate, ultimate, favourite. It is my go-to lipstick that is stocked in my purse at all times. This lipstick glides on every so smoothly, and has the perfect matte finish for the summer time! The best part about this lipstick is that it doesn’t budge. I’ve gone through long days, eating and drinking, never having to re-apply! This lightweight matte lipstick will not dry out your lips, it’s almost like wearing a lip balm. If you haven’t already tried this lipstick, what are you waiting for?
2. Rimmel London Provocalips 16 Hour Kiss Proof Lip Colour
Price: $7.98 CAD
This one is perfect for summer wedding season. Sometimes you can get a clash of wedding events within the same day, and wont have time to redo your makeup, let alone your lipstick. The name of this lipstick says it all. This one is budge proof, making it perfect for a low-maintenance girl, who can’t be bothered to keep a check if her makeup is staying put. This liquid lipstick is long-lasting, and doesn’t stain your cup or spoon, nor does it make its way to your teeth. It comes with a double-ended doe foot applicator, one end has the lipstick, the other has the topcoat. The lipstick itself is very sticky, once applied, you have to wait a few seconds till it dries or mattes up. Then you need to apply the moisturizing, non sticky top coat. This top coat does the magic! It locks the colour and moisture in, stops the lipstick from moving, adds some shine, and keeps the lips smooth.
A pro tip: This lipstick takes A LOT of effort to come off. Micellar water or regular makeup wipes wont cut it. I usually lather Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on my lips, wait a few minutes and then gently wipe it out. It does the trick!
3. Maybelline Superstay Matter Ink Lip Color
Price: $9.96 CAD
This lipstick is outstanding! It is extremely long wear, and last more than 10 hours for me, and it has the perfect flawless matte finish, and does not crack up the lips nor dry them out. It is super duper lightweight, the formula is very pigmented, and it feels very soft on lips. This is perfect for the long summer days when you have a busy schedule and can’t find the time to re-apply lipstick. The applicator is also very well designed to make it easy to shape and fill your lips. You can’t go wrong with this one, I guarantee it!
4. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
Price: $8.96 CAD
This 100% wax-free gel formula is a must have for the summer time. This lipstick is really moisturizing and leaves your lips very soft. It has a beautiful dry finish so it doesn’t stick your lips together when you are talking (believe it or not, I’ve used some liquid lipsticks that do that!) This line of liquid lipsticks from Revlon has 24 different shades to choose from, including some metallic lipsticks! Although matte would be a better option for the summer time, there is no harm done wearing the metallic ones. The formula is highly pigmented, so the colour is long-lasting. Oh and it also tastes and smells nice, so that’s a bonus 🙂