The 5 best vegan liquid lipsticks
Molly Waring-Moore • September 18, 2018
Our top 5 vegan and cruelty-free liquid lipsticks to up your makeup game
We've put together a range of brands at different price points that we think outperform other brands and offer great value for money.
Nyx Vegan Liquid Lipsticks - £7
A great budget-friendly option with a huge shade range. It's important to note that it's the Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and not their other ranges that are vegan.
The pigmentation is good, but the first swipe can be a little streaky. Two swipes always does it. The consistency is slightly moussey, but not too thick.
It does take a little while to fully dry down and they sometimes stay a little tacky – especially if you've had to use two swipes. There's usually a ‘there’s something on my lips’ feeling but it’s not uncomfortable.
The wear time is good but they don’t hold up very well against food.
For the price, these are a great option, or even for colours that you won’t wear that often.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Vegan Liquid Lipsticks - £16
There have been a lot of mixed reviews about these lipsticks, and of course Jeffree Star. Regardless of your opinion on Jeffree, these lipsticks are great quality.
From our experience, they haven't been streaky - but it is important to shake them up if they've been sitting on your dresser for a while.
The shade range is beautiful and there are different finishes, including glitter. They're long lasting but you need to get the technique down so that you don't overload the lips.
Usually, one swipe is enough (unless you're using one of the lighter pastel shades) so the more you add, the less likely it is to dry fully and will feel uncomfortable throughout the day.
Kat Von D Vegan Liquid Lipsticks - £17
Another controversial brand owner but an amazing makeup line. Kat Von D's lipsticks and liners are gorgeous and so are her liquid lipsticks.
The formula is lightweight and long-lasting and one swipe is enough. The shade range is amazing and a great option if you like vampy colours.
Because she has a line of lipliners - you'll find one to match to perfect your pout.
Tarte Tartiest Vegan Lip Paint - £17
Tarte is a great brand for vegan products who clearly label if they're suitable.
The formula of their lip paints is very thin but super pigmented. One swipe is enough.
They dry very quickly and feel like you're wearing nothing at all. There's no transfer and your lips feel super smooth when you're wearing it.
It generally won't sink into the lines of your lips, which is what can make them look so dry. It's flexible on the lips and won't crack or separate.
Barry M Vegan Liquid Lipsticks - £5
These are an amazing find! They're super affordable and great quality. The shade range isn't as wide as the other brands but they have matching lip liners and all of the on-trend colours.
They don't last all day but wear out naturally and evenly so you're not left with crumbly lips, dodgy outlines and patches. They just reduce in pigment. But they're easy to build back up again.
They're a liquidy formula like Tarte and one swipe is enough.
The formula is very comfortable and doesn't feel like you're wearing anything at all.