11 Jun '16 - Updated with Gerard Cosmetics Everything Nice.

7 May '16 - Updated with Ofra Charmed.

1 May '16 - Updated with Revlon Seduction, NYX Stockholm, Antwerp, Cannes, Bourjois Beau Brun, Etude House BE102.

20 Mar '16 - Updated with Dose of Colors Bare With Me.

1 Mar '16 - Updated with Dose of Colors Stone, Truffle.

18 Feb '16 - Updated with Girlactik Bashful.

23 Jan '16 - Updated with Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Havana Nights, Atlantic City, Laguna Beach, Rio! City Color Creamy Lips in Triple Berry Spritzer.

14 Dec '15 - Updated with Sephora 13 Marvelous Mauve, 06 Pink Souffle!

9 Dec '15- Updated and replaced all lip swatches with new photos! Hence moving this post up to the top again! I took some time to retake all the photos in front of my window under sunlight. Realise I was able to capture the true colours of almost all of them! Quality of the photos are a lot nicer as well. **No filters on the photos, all I did was using Photoshop's Dodge Tool to brighten area around the lips to make my photos look less dull, did not touch the lip colour :) so what you see is what I got from my camera! I did add in one extra lippie - Sephora Cream Lip Stain 01 Always Red.

14 Nov '15- SO MUCH LOVE FOR MATTE LIPPIES! I got mine on Carousell and I will list the prices I got them for. Let's begin with the lip swatches!!



GERARD COSMETICS - EVERYTHING NICE (S$17.60)

This is terracotta burnt orange brown shade. The colour is very retro and reminds me of their 1995 Lipstick. Gerard Cosmetics do have a liquid lipstick also in the 1995 shade but I feel that it is darker than their original lipstick. Everything Nice is a closer match in my opinion. For Singapore shoppers, you can get this on Beautybay.com with free shipping for orders over S$30.









With Flash






OFRA x MANNYMUA - CHARMED (S$21)

A collaboration with Manny MUA. I only got Charmed as it seemed the most wearable one for me. It is a pink with a slight mauve undertone. Very suitable for everyday wear.










REVLON - SEDUCTION (S$19.90)

A peachy nude. Has a cute cupcake scent. This does not dry not to a complete matte finish and is not the typical long lasting liquid matte lipstick. It does have better staying power than regular lipsticks though and wears nicely through out the day.

This is now available at Watsons.





















NYX - STOCKHOLM (S$13)

A peachy nude. Has their signature vanilla cupcake scent. These has a mousse like texture like the Ofra ones but they are not long lasting like the rest.























NYX - ANTWERP (S$13)

A fuchsia pink shade.

















NYX - CANNES (S$13)

A nude pink shade. This is my favourite shade out of all 3 and it is very flattering on my skin tone. The perfect everyday shade.













BOURJOIS - BEAU BRUN (S$25)

A brown red with warm undertones. Darker than what I expected. This too has a mousse like texture and is highly pigmented. This is not too long lasting and remains tacky on the lips. This does comes off while eating, especially more oily food.

This is available at Watsons and Carousell (cheaper here).

























ETUDE HOUSE - BE102 (S$17.90)

A neutral pink suitable for everyday wear. This is quite glossy on the lips and remains tacky. But can be blot down to a satin finish. This does comes off while eating and it also tends to form the awkward white line on the inner rims of my lips - gross.











After blotting down to a satin finish











DOSE OF COLORS - BARE WITH ME (S$35)

Click here for more photos in a separate review post.

A peachy nude. It looks super flattering on my skin tone and despite the hype with Stone and Truffle, I think this has got to be my favourite shade.


















DOSE OF COLORS - STONE (S$35)

Click here for more photos in a separate review post.



A mauve pink - not too striking or dark like the rest of this type of shades I own e.g. Sephora 13 Marvelous Mauve.







DOSE OF COLORS - TRUFFLE (S$35)

A peachy brown nude - pairs well with pretty much any makeup look.








SEPHORA - 13 MARVELOUS MAUVE (S$24)

I got this off Carousell for 28 sgd. Considering how I can't find this in store, I don't mind paying slightly above retail $ for it. Time for swatches! I did a comparison of this with Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose here.




SEPHORA - 06 PINK SOUFFLE (S$24)

This is a very pink shade. Not so pleased with this purchase and this is a bit too Barbie pink for my liking and does not look quite flattering on me.


SEPHORA - 01 ALWAYS RED (S$24)

Sephora Singapore has very limited shades of their Cream Lip Stains. The only colour I was drawn to, was this red shade, I can't wait to wear this during the holidays!! I did test this out at home, eating and drinking. It does last through a meal very nicely :) I hope I can get my hands on more shades soon! And it smells like vanilla cupcakes.



ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS - DUSTY ROSE (S$35)

Check my full blog post on this liquid lipstick here. Extremely flattering mauve shade. I love how the name describes the actual shade so well.




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Another new shade by Kathleen! This time is a super dark and vampy red that looks almost black-brown under dim lighting. To be honest, I might wear this out at all unless I get to attend some costume party of sorts. But I really do love how this shade looks! So unique!















OFRA COSMETICS - ATLANTIC CITY (S$21)

This is the classic blue-toned red that makes your teeth look white. Can't wait to wear this out soon. Very flattering shade. Cooler tone than the Sephora Always Red.

















OFRA COSMETICS - LAGUNA BEACH (S$21)

This is definitely an everyday shade that goes well with pretty much any look. I still prefer Pasadena, but this will be another daily lipstick that I reach for when I can't decide on what to wear.











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OFRA COSMETICS - RIO (S$21)

This is a very nudey peach shade. Should look well as an everyday nude lip or with a super smokey eye.














OFRA COSMETICS - MIAMI FEVER BY KATHLEENLIGHTS (S$21)

I was really contemplating on this shade as orange is not something I will gravitate towards. But it is a limited edition shade made by Kathleen Lights!!! And she is my favourite YouTuber. She is amazing. Go watch her and subscribe. I can watch her videos for an entire day!

Miami Fever is a pumpkin orange with a hint of brown. Looks really good in photos and I guess I might be able to wear this out someday without feeling weird :)

**Note: I will be dedicating a post specially to this lippie as the colour is so unique! More photos coming your way! And flash pictures too.









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OFRA COSMETICS - BEL AIR (S$21)

I really want to get more Ofra liquid lipsticks as the formula is one of the best!!! Not drying at all. But most of their colours are too 'bold' for my taste and though they look pretty but I don't think I can pull them off. I was looking at Laguna Beach, Pasadena, Atlantic City (blue-toned red).

Bel Air is a peachy nude. Will look good with a very smokey eye.
















OFRA COSMETICS - PASADENA (S$21)

This is my recent favourite liquid lipstick as seen in my November Favourites. Very nice everyday shade that looks great with any look. This is my go-to lip colour when I have no idea what to wear. I have this in my bad constantly too. I think I might need a back up of this soon hehe


















THE BALM MEET MATT HUGHES - COMMITTED (S$20)

The Balm launched their versions of liquid lipsticks too! Their formula is closer to Ofra's - a moussey texture; not too liquid-ty and not drying at all. It has a minty scent and I quite enjoy it. Charming is a close dupe for the Colourpop's Bumble and  Girlactik's Allure. Loyal looks like a classic red lip. The one I got which is Committed is a MLBB nudey pink. Highly recommend these.

Official Photo














THE BALM MEET MATT HUGHES - CHARMING (S$20)

This is very similar to Colourpop Bumble and LA Girl Bazaar. I did lip swatches for Colourpop Ultra Mattes as well. See them here!

















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T to B
LA Girl Bazaar, Colourpop Bumble, TheBalm Charming


GIRLACTIK - BASHFUL (S$32)

This is a nice brown nude with a hint of peach for fair skin girls. This looks slightly more brown in person and compliments many different makeup looks.
























GIRLACTIK - STARLET (S$32)

This is a very good everyday pink. I snapped many photos for this as the colour is quite hard to get on camera. The formula for this is really good as well but the price point.... Makes me just want to get Ofra/TheBalm instead for the same or even better formula. But the colours that Girlactik has are very unique! Should check them out.






















Here's a picture of me in Starlet


LA GIRL - DREAMY (S$9~12)

This is very similar to Ofra's Bel Air just that Bel Air is more peachy and this is a nude with a hint of neutral pink. As you can tell, this looks quite dry and it is so thick and hard to apply once you start using it. The formula will start to thicken as more air gets into the product when you open and close it.

I advise just wiping off most of the product in the tube and use what is left on the applicator to apply. I tried it that way and it worked a lot better, as seen in the 2 shades after this.















LA GIRL - BAZAAR (S$9~12)

Love this! Applies really smooth, so much better than Dreamy. This is definitely one of the prettiest colour in this collection.















LA GIRL - OBSESS (S$9~12)

Very bright and orangey red. Similar to Colourpop's Succulent.







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GERARD COSMETICS - SERENITY (S$25)

Very lovely peachy pink everyday colour! I love the formula for this.









CITY COLOR - TRIPLE BERRY SPRITZER (S$8)

This is less matte than the rest. The formula is extremely creamy, basically just like a melted down bullet lipstick in tube. It transfers and does not work like the typical liquid lipstick. Which means, it does not dries my lips out. They have quite a few shades to choose from!


OVERVIEW

After trying all the brands, here's a short summary / comparison in terms of staying power and formula of each brand.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor


Formula : ★★★★☆
Lasting Power : ★★☆☆☆

Name of this product is rather misleading as it is not a matte lipstick and remains tacky through out the day. It feels comfortable on lips and does not dry it out, hence the lasting power of this will not be as strong as the full on matte ones. It has a creamy texture and has a nice candy cupcake scent.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Formula : ★★★★★
Lasting Power : ★★☆☆☆

Has a mousse like texture and smells like vanilla cupcakes. These SMLC are very easy to apply and feels almost weightless on the lips. I am able to put my lips together and not have any products peel off or crack off. However, these are not the long lasting type of product and will transfer.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet


Formula : ★★★★☆
Lasting Power : ★★★☆☆

Highly pigmented product and is thicker than the NYX ones or Ofra ones, despite have a similar texture. These do not dry down to a complete matte finish and gives a more satin look. Although this will not last well though a meal, but due to high pigmentation, the darker shades will stain the lips so it will not wear off too terribly.

Etude House Color In Liquid Lips

Formula : ★★★☆☆
Lasting Power : ★★☆☆☆

Extremely glossy product; at most can be blot down to a satin finish. I prefer to blend this out with my fingers after applying so it will not look so glossy as seen in the photos. This gives me the awkward butt hole lips - white inner rims on my lips, especially if I have been talking. However this does feel light weight on the lips if I blend it out and take away the shine.

Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick


Formula : ★★★★★
Lasting Power : ★★★★★

This too has a mousse like texture and dries down to a complete matte finish. The lasting power of this is extremely good and I had a full 5 course meal with Bare With Me on and it lasted so well that I couldn't tell much of a difference when I got back. Highly recommend this!

Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Formula : ★★★★★
Lasting Power : ★★★★☆

Extremely comfortable on the lips and not drying at all. This is very creamy and it does stain the lips and is kiss proof, but - I had Marvelous Mauve and it transfer slightly onto my chin while eating. I would recommend blotting your lips. Aside from this, it is a very long lasting liquid lipstick and wears very well through the day. The shade range is quite limited and I don't tend to reach for their colours for everyday wear.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Formula : ★★★★☆
Lasting Power : ★★★☆☆

This has a more liquid consistency when applying and dries to a complete matte finish. Takes awhile to totally dry down but when it does, it will not budge. However, I would NOT recommend wearing this if you are going to eat something oily as the oil will remove it. The shade I own in Dusty Rose do dry darker than when first applied.

Note: I have heard that their formula differs and certain shades wears better than others so do have that in mind in case the formula is inconsistent.

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Formula : ★★★★★
Lasting Power : ★★★★☆

This has got to be one of my favourite formulas. It has a slight creamy-mousey texture, similar to the Sephora ones. It does not highlight dry patches and it wears beautifully throughout the day. It will not be as matte as the Anastasia ones but it is soooooo comfortable on the lips and you can wear this to eat or drink and it will not fade awkwardly. It is not going to be cement on your lips and only a few shades do transfer slightly but not an issue for me at all.

The only shade that appears to be more matte than the rest that I own is Bel Air, but it still looks great on the lips.

The Balm Meet Matte Hughes

Formula : ★★★★★
Lasting Power : ★★★★★

This is another favourite. This also has a creamy-mousey texture and a minty scent. It goes on so smooth and dries to a matte finish. This is the liquid lipstick that I can wear out and eat a meal without it fading off on the insides of the lips. Very similar formula to Ofra but with better staying power and is transfer proof.

Girlactik Matte Lip Paint

Formula : ★★★★☆
Lasting Power : ★★★★☆

I do enjoy this liquid lipstick, but it is not my favourite despite it being raved by so many beauty gurus. I like that it is super matte and transfer proof after it dries and it is super creamy and smooth to apply. However, I do realise that this can be more drying than the rest and I had it 'crust' up along the inner rims of my lips after only 2 to 3 hours of wear. Do remember to exfoliate and hydrate your lips before application.

LA Girl Flat Finish Pigment Gloss

Formula : ★★★☆☆
Lasting Power : ★★★☆☆

I might have gotten a bad batch for the shade Dreamy as it is extremely thick and drying. I do prefer the formula on Bazaar, being thinner and smoother to apply. This will not give you a full matte finish - it will be tacky and I do NOT recommend pressing your lips together as it might take off the product and it is NOT transfer proof as well. Reapplying is also tricky with this one as it will look quite patchy.

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick

Formula : ★★★★★
Lasting Power : ★★★★★

Another one of my favourite everyday shades - Serenity. This liquid lipstick is up there with Ofra and The Balm. It lasts super well through out a meal and even though it dries matte, it is not drying and will not come off despite eating and drinking. I highly recommend trying this out.

City Color Creamy Lips

Formula : ★★★☆☆
Lasting Power : ★☆☆☆☆

This is definitely not the typical matte liquid lipstick as it is very creamy and wet. It will transfer and it suits someone who has very dry lips and don't mind reapplying this throughout the day.

Here you go! Love all these! Hope this little blogpost helped you guys one deciding the shades or brands to go for! Happy shopping girls and guys

xoxo

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    1. Thank you Zahra, glad that you enjoyed the post :)

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  2. All the colours suit you...maybe because of the flawless skin..i like marvelous mauve from sephora the most.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Karamelate :) marvelous mauve is one of my favourites too! The formula is amazing, you should give it a try.

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  3. Hey pretty, which brand you think has the best formula? Or can you make comparison table of these brand?

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    1. Sure dear, I'm working on it :) so far, for comfort and formula, I would recommend Ofra and Gerard Cosmetics Serenity.

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    2. Updated at the end of the post.

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  4. Which color is the main picture for this post?!?! That's the perfect red ice been searching for??!?! Please please respond!

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    1. Hi, it is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red :)

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  5. So pretty!!! Yours swatches is the best :*

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    1. Thank you Anna! Glad that you liked it, my lips has been through so much swatching all these haha xoxo

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  6. All the colours look pretty on you, bare with me from dose of colors suits yo the most :)

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    1. Thank you Phyu :) Bare With Me is my favourite go to nude out of this bunch!

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  7. Thanks for these gorgeous swatches! You take such beautiful photos.

    May I ask your foundation color/skin color? I'm pretty fair too so I'm hoping our skin color is similar. Its been hard for me to find a good nude, everyday liquid lipstick that isn't too dark and isn't too pale :)

    P.S Your skin is absolutely flawless!!!!

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    1. Thank you dear! You can check out my foundation posts for the exact shades I am in for each of them but for easy reference, I am some where in between NC15/20 for MAC and I use 117 (Y225) in MakeUpForEver. I noticed you like Korean Beauty products - I use shade 21 for all my cushions :)

      I suffer from break outs and scaring too. Makeup just does wonders! xoxo

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    2. Thanks so much for your detailed response! I'm a MAC NC 15, MUFE 117, and 21 in Korean cushions also! <3
      This is perfect-- I went ahead and purchased Dose of Colors' Bare With Me, it looks absolutely stunning on you :D

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    3. Means we are the exact same shade then! Haha I think you will love Bare With Me. It is my favourite nude liquid lipstick. I always reach for that when I know I need it to last :)

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  8. Wow these lippies really look good on you!✨ And we have the same preference �� really love these nudes �� i got instantly hooked on your blog �� x

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    1. Thank you Chandria! I just can't get enough of nudey shades. They are just the easiest to match with and so fuss free haha! xoxo

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  9. Hey, may I know where did you buy The Balm meet matt(e) hughes from?

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    1. Hi, I ordered mine from Caoursell. If you want to swatch them, you can try Sasa. It's more expensive there though.

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