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My Take On Liquid Lipstick

Sunday, December 04, 2016

My fellow sisters, if you don't know about liquid lipstick, where have you been? IT'S E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E NOW. Every company, every brand has came out with their own version of liquid lipstick. You know the ones that doesn't budge, has a great formula, lasts the whole day and has soooo many intriguing colors to choose from. It's fun! And I love fun. With that being said, there are few things I usually do when it comes to wearing liquid lipstick. I'm no expert but these are all based on my past experiences and lots of reading. After all, my love for lip products is really huge and here's my take on liquid lipstick. 

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
By little goes a long way I mean, you don't need much (really) because liquid lipstick is very pigmented - one or two stroke is enough. I usually will clean off the wand first on the inside of the tube before I put it on. Just because that way, I will have more control and it goes smoothly on my lips and not flaking! Besides, I will save more products and I can use it for quite a longer time than I thought. 

I TAKE MY TIME APPLYING IT 
You can't simply put it on in 5 seconds. When applying liquid lipstick, you absolutely need patience. A lot of it. Here's what I usually do, I will take my smaller mirror, take a deep breath and apply it slowly and smoothly. Just take your time! No need to rush the job, you will end up with a globby finish and most likely streaky and get it all over the teeth. Now that's not cute.

LIP BALM IS MY BEST FRIEND 
Some liquid lipstick formula can be so drying, you just have to accept the fact that they are not created equally. Some are hydrating,  some are not. Some protrudes the fine lines on my lips, some are not. Regardless,  I love them. Lip balm has always got my back! So I just run some lip balm on top of the liquid lipstick if my lips are feeling super dry and tight. My favorite lip balm is gotta be the ones from Lip Ice!

YOU CAN'T WEAR IT ALONE 
Why I said so? In my opinion, liquid lipstick doesn't look good with a naked face. Yknow what I mean? You have to pair it with at least a simple eye makeup look and winged liner. That's what I usually do. It really balances out the whole look with the matte statement on my lips. 

EXFOLIATE IS THE KEY 
When it comes to liquid lipstick application, a smooth, luscious and flake-free lips is what you need. You sure don't want to apply a liquid lipstick on top of a very dry and chapped lips, no? Now, just grab whatever lip scrub or lip exfoliator you have and gently scrub your lips, let's say at least 15 minutes before applying liquid lipstick. My all time favorite lip scrub is gotta be my homemade lip scrub! It's so easy to do, all you need is brown sugar and a little bit of raw honey. Au-naturale. It works wonders! My lips feels so smooth and it makes it easier for me to apply the liquid lipstick.

There you have it. That's my take in liquid lipstick and please bear in mind, I'm not an expert, I just love to share what works best for me and might as well works best for you too. 

Do you wear liquid lipstick? What is your favorite liquid lipstick? And do you have your own trick that works best for you?
30 comments on "My Take On Liquid Lipstick"
  1. Pernah try liquid lipstick but then I cant stand with it sebab my lips dry like sahara desert. I pakai kissproof pun tak berapa selesa, ni kan pula liquid lipstick.

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    1. i know gurl! it can be really drying. maybe you can try to use lip balm before applying the liquid lipstick but make sure to wipe them off or else they will look streaky and not cute hehe. i always do that!

      anyway, kissproof doesn't apply smoothly on my lips anymore. they're chunky, streaky ugh that's why i didn't use them anymore.

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  2. Great tips! I love liquid lipsticks, but I tend to have really dry lips, so exfoliating and moisturizing is a must for me!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. thanks Nicole! liquid lipstick is definitely my first pick now when I'm getting ready. I have the same problem as yours though, I have a dry and chapped lips. Now that's not cute, so exfoliate it is! :D

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  3. Hm but I usually wear with naked face.. Dayana jenis yang malas nak makeup. Letak bedak and lipstick je kalau keluar haha. But the lipstick must be matte. Tak suka yang moist punya hehe

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    1. ahaa that's okay Dayana. personal preferences :) Lenne fikir macam tu sebab ntah la, i think dia tak sesuai utk "low-maintainance" look hehe but it's okay kalau nak pakai liquid lipstick je. Lenne pun prefer matte finishes when it comes to lip products :)

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  4. All the points stated are ao true! Ni doubt. I prefer liquid lipstick now over the nirmal lipstick since it is long lasting. My fav liquid lipstick would be Shade Dough by Hanis Zalikha. It's really nice and doesn't make my lips dry at all 😊

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    1. Sorry, lots of typo there. Ugh, blame my fingers 😅

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    2. i have yet to try shade dough, best tak? nak try but MYR50+ for a tube? errr i kena fikir masak masak haha

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  5. i always apply lip balm before applying my liquid lipstick otherwise my lips will be really dry.

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    1. yup, that's right Zety! i'll make sure to wipe off the lip balm before applying the liquid lipstick otherwise it looks streaky and uneven T.T

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  6. Lenne i suka MAC matte lipstick sejak tu dah tak pakai liquid lipstick dah. but i nak Kat Von D Lolita! soon hehehe.
    PS: bila you nak pakai disqus semua orang dah pakai k :P

    http://www.erinazmir.com

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    1. oh yes KVD Lolita! they're gorgeous T.T lol erin :p

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  7. I like the way to sort the points ! I was like reading a magazine you know.
    I do agree with all of your points. Lip balm is so important and I don't like liquid lipstick that create small lines on my lips

    https://blurrr4evablurr.blogspot.in/

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    1. haha thanks Anys! lip balm is like a lifesaver for my lips and yes, i hate it when liquid lipstick does that to my lips too. hmph!

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  8. my fave liquid lipstick from colourpop shade bumble and donut ! uml.so nice.

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  9. Finger cross to this.. hopefully this would the last alternative for me to comment.. kalau tak boleh jugak, goodbye comment.. Q_Q
    I'm definitely in love with liquid lipstick but not from Elianto as they made my lips drier compared to others..

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    1. okay can I jump now? XD salam kenal from me.. :3

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    2. haha yay! dah boleh! 😃 how come? anyway, i have never tried liquid lipstick from Elianto. as a matter of fact, i tak tahu pun Elianto ada their own liquid lipstick haha. maybe i akan try that one :)

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  10. sekarang i pakai liquid lipstick je sbb nampak moisturizing and the one i am wearing everyday is by Kat Von D. i dont have to wear lip balm and it also stay lama je kat bibir.

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    1. me too! it's literally my first pick now. oh KVD, is it good? might wanna try them someday! :)

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  11. Mrs. A dah pernah cuba liquid lipstick tapi tak suka better stay yang biasa aje

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    1. i see. it's okay, Lenne pun faham jugak sebab liquid lipstick tend to dry the lips more than regular lipstick yg matte finish :)

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  12. BV suka lip tint sebab nampak natural je. dan sekarang femes lip cream matte kan. dah cuba jugak, memang kena pakai lip balm :D

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    1. ya, i remember BV pernah cakap BV suka lip tint kan hehe. Lenne pun suka! nak nampak BV pakai liquid lipstick pleaseee heheee

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  13. Exfoliating before I apply liquid lipstick is a total must have for me! Otherwise my lips flake really quickly XD Thanks for all the tips!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. you're so right! i hate it when my lips be flaking like crazy! anyway, no sweat :)

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  14. For me, personally, as I am a super duper lazy person ever alive on earth especially bila bab2 penjagaan wajah and such, I always apply lip balm sebelum tidur so that bangun pagi tu my lips is not hydrating like hell. Btw, my fav liquid lipstick is Donut from Colourpop and Brick from Dose Of Colours :)

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    1. oh totes! that works too! sometimes i like to rotate between my lip ice lip balm with vaseline.

      Donut and Brick is such a pretty color though :)

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