The 20 Best Liquid Lipsticks for Long-Lasting, Smudge-Proof Color

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Liquid lipstick is a tricky formula to nail. The ultimate liquid lipstick is matte but not too matte, comfortable but long-wearing, and non-drying but transfer-proof. Many liquid lipstick formulas out there just aren't up for the challenge, which is why when you find the perfect liquid lipstick, you'll never want to try another formula.

To make things easier for you, I rounded up the best liquid lipstick formulas on the market right now. These are all precisely what you want out of a liquid lipstick. Keep reading to find the best formula for you, with picks for everyone, including drugstore, liquid lipsticks that don't budge or transfer, long-lasting formulas, formulas for dry lips, and luxury and designer picks.

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Katie Berohn
Associate Beauty Editor, Who What Wear

Katie Berohn is the New York City-based beauty editor at Who What Wear. She specializes in trend reporting, fragrance writing, and celebrity interviews, but also loves writing about all things beauty, from skincare to nails. Before working at Who What Wear, she worked at Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention as the beauty assistant. Prior to that, Katie graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her Master’s Degree at NYU’s Graduate Program of Magazine Journalism. Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life Magazine, Yoga Journal, the Hearst Women's Lifestyle Group, and Cosmopolitan, a digital editorial internship at New York Magazine’s The Cut, a social good fellowship at Mashable, and has freelanced for HelloGiggles. When she’s not obsessing over the latest perfume launch or continuing her endless search for the perfect shade of red lipstick (which she wears every day), Katie can be found in a hot yoga class, training for her next race, trying everything on the menu at New York’s newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends. If she's given the chance, Katie loves exploring how beauty intersects with politics, the climate, and culture.