Traditional Lipsticks vs Liquid Lipsticks

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Liquid Lipsticks vs. Traditional Lipsticks

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Liquid lipsticks have become more and more popular over the last few years, and due to their endless benefits, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. It isn’t all roses though and there are still some aspects which make the traditional lipstick a favorable choice. Discover all of the ups and downs of liquid and traditional bullet lipsticks.

Why we love liquid lipsticks so much:

Highly pigmented

Liquid lipsticks have high pigmentation for an opaque look, meaning you can achieve the look you’re after in just one swipe. Alternatively, with a little bit of blotting, you can reduce the heaviness for a softer everyday look. If bold lips are your thing, you definitely need a liquid lipstick (or ten) in your collection.

No liner needed

Liquid lipsticks are perfect for creating precise and crisp lines, whereas traditional lipsticks need an additional lip-liner to achieve the same look. So if you’re after a well-defined lip shape and are tired of feathering lipsticks, a liquid lipstick might just be your best option.

They just don’t budge

Liquid lipsticks are known for their longevity. Once the product has set, it has set for the day. With some traditional lipsticks, you may have to touch up on an hourly basis, whereas once liquid lipsticks have dried down, they won’t smudge, transfer or fade. Say goodbye to lipstick-stained glasses and constant touch ups!

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Where traditional lipsticks come out top:

Liquid lipsticks are hard to apply

Applying liquid lipstick is a skill which requires a steady hand, and if you haven’t mastered the art then you may suffer with wonky lines and uneven coverage. You’ll definitely need a mirror at hand and a few more minutes on the clock. It is also more hassle to touch up. You’ll need to remove all the product and start again which isn’t exactly ideal for on-the-go ladies.

Liquid lipsticks can be drying

Most liquid lipsticks dry to a matte finish and are designed to last for a long time. This means they can be incredibly drying, especially if you compare them to a creamy bullet lipstick. Easily avoid drying by never applying liquid lipstick to already dry lips. You’ll always have the perfect moisture if you apply lip balm before and after application.

Traditional lipsticks are easier to remove

If you’ve got a bold and bright lip on, then it’s always going to require a little more work to remove it, but with liquid lipsticks, the job can sometimes feel impossible. Don’t even attempt to wash it with water-based solutions. Always choose an oil formula to tackle it and wipe it right off.

There you have it, the good, the bad and the ugly of traditional and liquid lipsticks. Now that you’ve decided which is best for you, have a browse through our collection to find the perfect shade.

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