If you’re an avid makeup wearer, odds are you have a few liquid lipsticks in your collection. The unique formula does what regular lipsticks can’t, as it lasts forever, doesn’t transfer, and won’t disappear when you eat or drink. By now you’ve probably tried Anastasia Beverly Hills or Kat Von D or you own at least one Kylie Lip Kit, but there are a ton of liquid lipsticks we can guarantee you haven’t tested. There are under-the-radar lipsticks in your drugstore or all over your Instagram feed with unique colors, new formulas, and cute packaging. We’ve rounded up as many lesser known lipsticks as we could, so keep reading to see what brands you’ve been missing.
1/ Milani Adore Matte Lip Cream
– What it is: Milani Adore Matte Lip Cream in Sweetheart ($9)
– Why you need it: Surprise! You can get a great quality and affordable liquid lipstick right in your drugstore. Milani’s pigmented lip cremes come in 33 pretty shades and promise 16 hours of nonsticky, nontransferable wear.
2/ Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
– What it is: Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Goth Topic ($5)
– Why you need it: Yep, another drugstore brand, and this one is even cheaper! If the price tag doesn’t convince you to grab one, the multiple five-star reviews on the site will. The opaque colors glide on smoothly and dry to a perfectly matte (and comfortable) finish.
3/ LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture
– What it is: LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture in Ghoulish ($14)
– Why you need it: These matte and waterproof lipsticks will not budge (but actually). The brand suggests picking up a bottle of its Vanishing Potion makeup remover to help ease the removal of these unique, long-wear colors.
4/ Colored Raine Matte Lip Paint
– What it is: Colored Raine Matte Lip Paint in Cherry Blossom ($17 )
– Why you need it: This under-the-radar brand has a great selection of long-wear colors from nudes to metallic bold blues and pinks. Singer Rihanna is also a fan of the brand. If you caught her 2016 MTV VMA performance and couldn’t take your eyes off her lipstick, then you need to grab her exact color: Cherry Blossom.
5/ Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick
– What it is: Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Nikkietutorials Spell ($20)
– Why you need it: This brand is a YouTube beauty guru favorite, and it even just launched a collaboration with NikkieTutorials. The wide selection of lipsticks are long-wearing, nonfeathering, and infused with vitamin E, so your lips won’t dry out.
6/ Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip
– What it is: Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in Salted Caramel Mocha ($20)
– Why you need it: With names like Salted Caramel Mocha and Milkshake and packaging that looks like an ice cream swirl, you’re going to want to buy (or eat) all of these long-lasting lipsticks. The brand shows swatches of its lipsticks on multiple skin tones, and its “Baking Tips” aren’t just adorable, but they’re superhelpful for getting the most out of your product.
7/ Caked Lip Fondant
– What it is: Caked Lip Fondant in QT ($16)
– Why you need it: Of course a brand called Caked has cake scented liquid lipsticks or “Lip Fondants.” The lip fondant comes in 12 colors, and there are plenty of examples on how to wear it, including YouTube videos and pictures of real women rocking the cute colors.
8/ Winky Lux Double Matte Whip Liquid Lipstick in Lolli
– What it is: Winky Lux Double Matte Whip Liquid Lipstick in Lolli ($13)
– Why you need it: There’s only a small selection of colors, but these double matte lipsticks are worth checking out. They’re infused with avocado and vanilla oils, so not only do they look good (the colors and packaging are sweet) but they smell fantastic, too.
9/ Gerard Cosmetics Hyrdra Matte liquid Lipstick
– What it is: Gerard Cosmetics Hyrdra Matte liquid Lipsticks in 1995 ($20)
– Why you need it: Another beauty guru favorite, which, if you haven’t already guessed by the name, promises not to dry out your lips with their hydrating matte formula. Gerard cosmetics offers nearly 30 shades ranging from everyday nudes like their bestseller “1995” to rich plums like “Knight Rider.”