Gone are the days when you have to withstand a dry, heavy feeling just to wear a matte lip. Lightweight, barely-there liquid lipsticks are all the rage now, and they perform like interesting hybrids of a lip tint and a matte lipstick bullet. The goal? To have a fully-colored pout sans that lipstick-y feel. You might even forget you're wearing anything on your lips in the first place. Give the products below a try to see what we mean:
1. Colourette Colourtint Matte
Though it may be a tint by name, this multi-use product has pigmentation like your average liquid lipstick. Don't be fooled by its extremely watery texture either, because a few dots of this can cover your entire lip with a vibrant hue instantly.
COLOURETTE Colourtint in Lucy (Matte), P299, SM Megamall
2. Happy Skin Lip Mallow Mousse
If matte, cushiony lips are your jam, Happy Skin's Lip Mallow Mousse will tick all the boxes for you—SPF included. The doe foot applicator on this allows for a smooth, even application that avoids that sticky feel. It "wraps the lips in a weightless cloud of smooth color," as the brand aptly describes it.
HAPPY SKIN Lip Mallow Mousse in Naked, P549, The SM Store
3. Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte Lip Tint
This "tint" is basically the tame version of Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Lipsticks. It can give you that same matte finish but with a plush touch, and though it fades a little quicker, it's a small price to pay for the comfy finish and ease in reapplication.
MAYBELLINE Sensational Liquid Matte Lip Tint Nudes in Bare Temptation, P229, Watsons
4. Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip
The words "glossy liquid lipstick" might immediately put off some, but this formula deserves a fair shot if you prefer a slight sheen over a flat matte. To paint you a picture, the Crushed Liquid Lip is like an extra pigmented, non-sticky lip gloss with a light, lip balm-like feel—or in short, everything you'll love in a shiny pout.
BOBBI BROWN Crushed Liquid Lip in Give A Fig, P1450, SM Megamall
5. Sunnies Face Lip Dip
The Lip Dip is known for its balmy, moussey texture that's unlike anything else in your makeup collection. It's one of the most malleable liquid formulas out there, perfect for those who can't stand a stiff matte lip color or want something that can easily substitute as blush.
SUNNIES FACE Lip Dip in Terracotta, P345, Glorietta 2