Ask anyone obsessed with beauty which celebrity has it going on in the lips department and one name stands out above the rest: Kylie Jenner. The youngest sister in the Kardashian/Jenner family has made a killing in the beauty business thanks to her most prominent facial feature — and her ability to predict exactly what her fans want most from a lipstick before even they have a chance to figure it out.
You may have never considered a matte liquid lipstick before hearing about Kylie’s brand — and now it’s a staple in your makeup kit. Prior to revealing her incredible metallic collection, there’s a good chance you couldn’t have pictured yourself rocking bronze lips, but now you know the error of your ways. And nudes? There’s no such thing as plain old nude in Kylie’s world — every shade from Brown Sugar to Ginger makes the cut.
But there’s just one problem: Kylie’s lip shades sell out fast. Why sit at your laptop frustrated when you can choose of these amazing Kylie Jenner lipstick dupes? These five lipsticks are highly rated and, according to loyal fans, just as good as Ms. K’s.
1) ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip
Online lip quiz to figure out the best shade for your skin tone and style? Check. Ultra matte liquid lipsticks that cost less than $10 each (and way less than Kylie’s lipsticks)? Check. There’s so much to love about ColourPop’s hydrating formula that it’s difficult to choose just one thing, but its gorgeous selection of hues — which range from a bold, vampy red to light taupe — keep fans coming back for more.
2) NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Boasting some of the most popular and celebrated nude lip shades amongst reviewers (including a stand-out color called London), NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a stellar choice for anyone on a budget. Reviewers say the shades are vivid and long lasting.
3) Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick
“Bold” is the first word that comes to mind when describing this liquid lipstick collection, founded by uber popular makeup artist and beauty vlogger Jeffree Star. These vegan shades can be found in colors like vivid purple, neon pastel pink, and moss green — with a few brilliant peachy pinks and rich mauves thrown in for good measure. Fans of this lipstick rave about how light and airy it feels on the lips, but how decadent and opaque it actually appears.
4) Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
A modern-day classic, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick comes in more than 40 shades and is highly pigmented, creamy, and matte. Each lipstick is infused with moisturizing vitamin E and sunflower seed to counteract the drying effects of most matte lip products. As with all of Kat Von D’s cosmetics, these lipsticks are vegan and have never been tested on animals and reviewers say the formula dries quickly but never feels dry on your lips.
5) BH Liquid Lipstick Long Wearing Matte Lipstick
Made with vitamin E, this matte lipstick goes on wet and dries quickly for a smudge-proof finish. Reviewers say this budget-friendly lipstick choice has a buildable formula that allows you to decide whether you want a light layer of barely-there color or a deeper, richer shade. Your color choices are safe, but solid and range from light nude to princess pink and purple.