I’ve been on a roll writing about lipstick lately! Recently, I wrote about wearing Lipstick With Braces. In that post, I talked a lot about liquid lipstick. Why? Because its one of my favorite types of lipstick! But is it all around better than normal lipstick?
Today, I’ll be going over the differences between the two and whether one reins over the other.
What is the difference between the two?
First of all, we really want to know what the difference even is, right? I’ll start by going over the basics of liquid lipsticks. One of the most well known qualities of liquid lipstick is that they normally dry down to a matte finish.
Because it has a matte finish, liquid lipstick tends to last forever. They also are pretty smudge-proof. This means no smearing all over your coffee cup in the morning. That’s a win!
Lastly, liquid lipsticks tend to be pigmented, so you don’t actually need to apply a lip liner underneath them. Just pop it on and go.
In contrast, traditional lipstick can come in all types of finishes. You can have creams, mattes, shimmers, metallics, or even a sheer lipstick. You just can’t get that with a liquid lipstick.
Tradtional lipsticks do sometimes require a lip liner, especially if you chose a bold shade. This keeps them from smearing around your mouth and to lock them into place.
Traditional lipsticks also don’t tend to last as long as liquid lipsticks, so you could be re-applying throughout the day.
Is liquid lipstick good for your lips?
I wouldn’t necessarily say that liquid lipstick is bad for your lips, but it isn’t going to do dry lips any favors.
By that, I mean, you’re gonna have to hydrate them. A lot.
Because liquid lipsticks are so drying, they can really cause my lips a lot more flakiness than I’d like.
A couple of tips to help combat this are:
* Use a chapstick of some kind whenever you aren’t wearing lipstick
I tend to wear chapstick pretty much whenever I don’t have lipstick on.
* Wear a lip mask to bed
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One of the best lip masks on the market right now. I don’t know anyone who’s tried this and hasn’t loved it! You can learn more about it in my upcoming review.
* Exfoliate your lips
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This one by Elf is my favorite because the packaging makes its so easy to use. It also does a great job of exfoliating and hydrating my lips.
Drink enough water throughout the day so your lips can stay hydated, too!
Liquid Lipstick Advantages
- Stays on for hours at a time
- Comes in a matte finish (bonus for me, maybe not for everyone)
- Doesn’t smear when eating or drinking
- You don’t have to worry about it creeping out around your mouth
- It doesn’t transfer to your teeth
Liquid Lipstick Disadvantages
- Can be difficult to apply because once you put them on, they’re hard to take off
Traditional Lipstick Advantages
- Easy to apply!
- Also a lot easier to remove
- Come in a variety of finishes
- Keeps lips hydrated
Trational Lipstick Disadvantages
- Can transfer around the mouth if not using lip liner
- Can get on your teeth
- They don’t last as long
Overall, I typically prefer liquid lipsticks just because they last longer and I don’t have to worry about them getting on my teeth or coming off when I eat. There are times I do enjoy a lipstick more, especially in the winter where my lips are just more dry in general,
Each product really has a space in my heart and a time and place I choose them. Today, though, I’d say liquid lipstick wins this round.
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