Liquid lipsticks are arguably one of the best beauty innovations as of late. Long-lasting and ultra-pigmented in an endless variety of shades, they’re perfect for every occasion and require very little maintenance. While some of my favorite liquid lipsticks are a little pricier (such as Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Too Faced Melted Lipsticks), I’ve recently discovered NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and Liquid Suede and they’ve quickly become an obsession. At $6 or $7 a pop, these drugstore liquid lipsticks can’t be beat in price or availability (ahem, Kylie Lip Kits) – and their creamy texture makes them super easy to apply. They dry to a satin-matte finish with full, even coverage with just one layer. I love NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague and Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels.

my favorite drugstore liquid lipsticks

I find the Soft Matte Lip Cream the easiest to apply with its creamy mousse texture and near-perfect applicator. The formula dries matte, but I find it to be somewhat transferable and lasts maybe a few hours before I have to reapply. The shade Prague, which is kind of a mauvey-purple, is honestly the prettiest I’ve ever seen and I think it would look good on any and every skin tone. I love pairing it with chambray and pearl studs for a cute but casual work look.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in PragueNYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Prague Swatch

NYX Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels goes on a little creamier but definitely dries more like a liquid lipstick – this stuff takes some serious elbow grease to remove. I think this shade is super fun for spring/summer, but takes some getting used to as it shows up as more of a bright orange/red against my skin tone (kind of like NARS Heat Wave).

NYX Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels

NYX Liquid Suede Kitten Heels Swatch

Questions? Comments? Let me know what you think! And tell me your favorite drugstore liquid lipsticks in the comments below 🙂

xo Erin