Yesterday I told you about Laura Mercier Stickgloss, which is packaged like lipstick but wears like a gloss. These liquid lipsticks are the opposite: On your lips, they have the opaque finish of a lipstick, but they go on like lip gloss — without all the gooey-ness. Welcome to Part I of my two-part series on liquid lipsticks. I think you'll find that they're silky smooth and last much longer than glosses.
Liquid Lipstick by Bloom ($22) has a creamy texture with lots of shine. This moisturizing lip color has a cool twisty feature that releases just a enough color to coat your lips. The lipstick is scented with vanilla and orange and is available in six shades: Jasmine (tangerine), Daisy (champagne), Lily (taupe), Rose (shimmery plum), Blossom (shimmer pink), and Iris (bronze).
For two more liquid lipsticks,
The shiny and smooth Playboy Beauty Liquid Lipstick ($16) has richer pigment than a gloss and a smoother finish than a traditional lipstick. It's available in six sexy shades with cute cocktail-inspired names: Red Manhattan (sheer red), Bikini Martini (light pink), A Little Bubbly (light peach), Amaretto Tease (taupe-plum), Grenadine Dream (violet), and Shot Girl (nude).
The Liquid Lipstick by Kevyn Aucoin Beauty ($27) is an update of the brand's pigment-rich lipstick. This liquid version has all the benefits of full coverage but with more shine. It is formulated with jojoba oil, shea butter, and aloe vera and comes in five gorgeous shades: Aquarouge (deep red), Aurelia (dusty pink), Dollphine (brownish pink), Ondine (cherry red), or Reyna (peach).