You were born to stand out—and our bold, confidence-inspiring lip colors can help. Give your lips the love they deserve with Lime Crime’s creamy, long-wear liquid lipstick. Our smudge-resistant formulas glide on easily and leave your pout with long-lasting, opaque color that dries to a velvety matte finish.
For bold, bright, and never-boring shades, reach for our Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipsticks. The richly-pigmented, vanilla-scented formulas pack a serious punch, giving your lips an even wash of attitude-packed color. Find your new favorite red in New Americana, or let your inner goth out to play with our inky Black Velvet. For a more subtle, yet equally impactful look, try our Plushies Soft Liquid Lipstick, which features 14 earthy neutral shades to enhance your natural pout.
Whether you rock your color alone, or pair it with a full face for a fierce finished look, we’ve got the liquid lipstick for your beauty needs. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Lime Crime’s best liquid lipsticks.
What Is Liquid Lipstick?
If you’ve never used liquid lipstick before, allow us to introduce you to your new lip makeup staple. Our liquid lipsticks glide effortlessly onto your lips like the ease of a lip gloss, but with the high-intensity color of a saturated, long-lasting lipstick. The formulas offer all-day wear (even through meals—and the occasional kiss) and are available in 44 look-at-me shades, from pale nudes to rich burgundies and everything in between.
Is Liquid Lipstick The Same as Lip Gloss?
While liquid lipstick and lip gloss are both liquids for your lips, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Lip gloss, as you know, is shiny and glossy. It applies super easily and doesn’t dry out, which helps ensure that the vinyl-like finish stays slick and shiny. Lip gloss may be clear, lightly tinted, or packed with pigment and often includes shimmer to enhance that luscious wet finish.
Liquid lipsticks, on the other hand, are thick and creamy. Our matte liquid lipstick colors are packed with high-intensity, ultra-saturated pigment. Our formulas (which smell like delectable French vanilla) dry shortly after application, so you can go about your normal daily activities like eating, sipping coffee, and blowing kisses without worrying about your color fading, feathering, or transferring. This allows you to apply your chosen hue in the morning, without having to whip out your mirror for touch-ups throughout the day. In fact, our liquid lipsticks are so smudge-proof, we recommend using a waterproof makeup remover or cleansing oil to get your color off.
Is Liquid Lipstick Better Than Regular Lipstick?
Neither is better than the other—they’re just different. The best lip makeup formula for you is the one that suits your needs best.
In some cases, it isn’t a matter of choosing between regular lipstick or something of the liquid variety, it’s about finding the right liquid lipstick. If a super matte formula isn’t your style, you can still enjoy the benefits of liquid lipsticks. Our Plushies formula offers a soft-matte finish that’s non-opaque and designed to enhance your natural lip color. Like all of our liquid lipsticks, it’s highly-pigmented and long-lasting. Swipe on Marmalade for a peachy pout or Sorbet for a soft take on red lipstick.
For bright looks that won’t budge, however, there’s no beating our Velvetines matte liquid lipsticks. These Lime Crime fan faves are available in 30 ultra-pigmented shades. Give your pout a pop of long-lasting color with True Love, a fierce fuschia with serious attitude. Or, channel your grungy side with Buffy, a dusty, warm taupe right out of your favorite ‘90s flick. For a seriously head-turning look, try Scandal, a deep plum that’s simultaneously sophisticated and sultry.
Which Lipstick Is Best For Dry Lips?
All of our creamy, color-packed formulas will leave your lips feeling soft, not dried out. If you’re dealing with dryness, though, you can pamper your pout with our lip care essentials.
Our coconut oil-infused lip scrub will help buff away dry, dead skin to give your lips a luxuriously smooth, polished feel. Apply it with your fingers and lightly massage the scrub onto your lips, then wipe it off with a wet cloth.
Next, layer on our hydrating lip oil, which contains nourishing avocado oil and vitamins A, D, and E. Leave it on overnight and reapply to bare lips, as needed, to give dry lips the boot. Make sure to remove any lingering oil before applying your liquid lipstick—it needs a nice, dry base so it stays put.
Should I Use a Lip Primer Before Liquid Lipstick?
If you’re wearing liquid lipstick, we recommend prepping your pout with a lightweight lip primer. Our rose and violet-scented formula smooths your lips with a translucent pink veil that pairs well with all of our lip colors. The non-drying formula helps provide a base for your hue to attach to for long-lasting, intense color without smudging, flaking, or fading.
How Long Does Liquid Lipstick Last?
The better you prep your pout, the longer your liquid lipstick will last. Our long-wear formulas are designed to hold up through coffee breaks and kisses, but layering yours on top of lip primer is the best way to ensure it stays put all day. For a bold, smudge-proof look, you can also line your lips with one of our velvety matte lip liners before applying your liquid lipstick. This will help ensure your edges are sharp and precise for Insta-ready lips (no filter needed).
What Is The Best Liquid Lipstick?
Only you can answer this question. If you know what shade you’re looking for, shop by lip color to see all the lipsticks, glosses, and liners we offer in that hue. Otherwise, snap a selfie (or simply turn on your computer’s camera) and play around with our virtual try-on feature to find your best liquid lipstick shade—it’s almost as addicting as our in-your-face colors (almost).
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