Traditional Lipsticks vs Liquid Lipsticks

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

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.

Kaye Cox

Meet Kaye Cox: Our Everyday Woman of Courage

Liquid Courage Cosmetics is excited to spotlight model extraordinaire Ms. Kaye Cox as this weeks Everyday Woman of Courage. We met Kaye Cox at a Liquid Courage Cosmetics photoshoot last year and she stole our heart with her infectious smile, personality, and passion to her craft.
As a reminder, the purpose of Everyday Woman of Courage is to celebrate our customers and share their courageous stories. These women are mothers, wives, entrepreneurs, glass ceiling shatterers, pioneers, inventors, visionaries, and dreamers. Women like you. 
Meet Kaye Cox
Age:  28
Occupation: Model
Kaye Cox says, “Courage is a fearless characteristic that I feel all women are born with. I know I Was born with it! Lol. With the many types of situations we come across in our lives, most women handle them with poise and grace. As if it’s just a natural thing. “
What has been the most courageous thing you’ve done this year? “Embrace my ability to be great and take my destiny into my own hands because my goal is success and happiness. The only way to be happy in life, is to do what you’re passionate about, the way you want to do it, without having to answer to anyone. I might be scared along the way because I don’t know what’s coming ….. But that’s the fun part! "</p