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It’s become the norm to expect cracked, wrinkly lips after a day of going out and about with liquid lipstick. Although the drying formula has an intense staying power, many brands have been refining their formulas to create non-drying liquid lipsticks that does not require your lips to suffer. Treat yourself to these incredible formulas that are truly the best.

How do I keep liquid lipstick from drying out my lips?

Apart from choosing non-drying formulas, you can also give your lips the proper care that it needs to ensure a non-flaky application. The most important thing is to regularly use a moisturising lip balm without overdoing it – apply once in the morning and allow it to sink into your lips before you apply your lip product, and apply once more at night once you’ve wiped off your makeup. Regular exfoliation will also help stave off dead skin and dry flakes. And finally, remember to give your lips a break every now and then!

Best for dry lips

Avocado oil and sunflower seed oil are just some of the ingredients in this moisturising, long-wearing matte liquid lipstick that makes it one of the best non-drying formulas on the market. The bold colours come in a lightweight finish that nourishes and protects the lips, making this liquid lipstick a must-have.

Best drugstore matte liquid lipstick
L'oreal Paris
2. L'oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick
Best budget liquid lipstick

Get comfortable matte lips with this oil-in-water formula that delivers a soft matte finish without drying out the lips. The lightweight formula gives a ‘barely there’ sensation to your lips, while ensuring a vibrant colour payoff.

Best drugstore liquid lipstick
Revlon
3. Revlon Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte Lip Color
Best drugstore liquid lipstick

While the matte formula keeps your lips on point, the creamy formula allows it to glide smoothly and sit comfortably for up to 8 hours without feeling dry. This non-smudging, mousse-like texture will give you a hydrating, gorgeous matte but soft lips.

Best true and neutral red liquid lipstick
Stila
4. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Beso
Best long lasting liquid lipstick

Full coverage, richly pigmented, long-lasting, weightless, these are some of the most commonly-used terms when reviewing Stila’s liquid lip. The creamy matte formula is famous for its staying power. Also, its relatively non-drying formula is enriched with avocado oil and vitamin E.

Kat Von D Beauty
5. Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Underage Red)
Best matte liquid lipstick

Even though this formula applies creamy and smoothly on the lips, it dries down into a true matte finish that is pigmented and weightless on your lips. Choose from over 40 shades of long-wearing colours, ensuring that there’s a shade for every occasion.

Rose red lipstick
Fenty Beauty
6. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
Best red liquid lipstick

True to name, you’ll be turning heads when you walk down the road with this red lip on. The intense, non-fading pigmentation is matched with a weightless, long-wearing formula that ensure that your lips stay stunning without any additional effort.

Best overall matte liquid lipstick
Huda Beauty
7. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick
Best for dark skin

Don’t let the soft and comfortable-wearing texture fool you; this liquid lipstick packs an incredibly pigmented punch when it comes to colour payoff. Choose from a variety of colours that will even suit your deeper skin tone. It will dry down into a matte finish, but the lightweight formula also has coffee seed extract and olive fruit oil to help nourish your lips.

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