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Liquid Lipsticks Part 2

Here we go again. If you missed the first installment catch up here.

This post is all about: Sleek 'Fandango Purple', RK by Kiss 'Rosy', Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Vamp' and Stila 'Como'.

L - R: 'Fandango Purple', 'Rosy', 'Vamp' and 'Como'.
Initial swatches 
Swatches after 10 minutes

'Fandango Purple'

For a full overview of the Sleek Matte Me formula read this post. This formula is the thinnest of those mentioned here. As a result it dries the quickest but also takes more coats to reach full opacity. The price is pretty close to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams featured in part one and each tube contains six grams of product.


Kiss' offering to the liquid lipstick market was well received because they came in at a Beauty Supply Store price. 
Their spiel: "Hybrid of lipstick and lipgloss - which has high definition and full coverage.
  • Just one coat creates brilliant, luscious color
  • Provides the full coverage of color and shine
  • Matte texture glides smoothly on your lips
  • Non-sticky and comfortable feel
  • Flat applicator applies color evenly
  • Long lasting and stays in place for hours of continuous wear".

The packaging indicates the colour and each tube is sealed with a perforated plastic strip and a sticker with the ingredients on it. You get nine grams of product for $12BDS (#1 Beauty Supply).


The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks (ABH) have to be the most hyped up of the lot since this whole craze started. "This ultra-saturated liquid formula delivers an intense shot of matte pigment in one easy swipe. A single application gives you smear-resistant coverage that stays put for hours".

Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Kaolin, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Isobutyl-Methacrylate/Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Polyester/Dimethicone/Ipdi Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclomethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May contain: (+/-) Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Contains Carmine as a color additive.

Available from House of Glam for $60BDS (or $20USD online); 3.2 grams of product in each tube. Seems like as the price increases you pay more for packaging than product.


Liquid lipsticks are nothing new to the Stila brand. 'Patina' is a cult favourite and it stays out of stock. 'Como' is from the new Summer line. The packaging in this range also got a facelift.

"Our Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick delivers intense moisture and long-lasting color that stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear.

Stila’s Summer Collection features five new, bold shades, inspired by the colors of the sunset: Rosa, Como, Bella, Venezia and Amalfi.

Bleed-proof and transfer-proof
Keeps lips soft and hydrated.
Doe-foot wand allows for perfect application.
Weightless color wears comfortably

Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor/Aroma, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadiote, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamic Aldehyde, Linalool, Mica. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). Contains Carmine as a color additive.


Three grams of product for $22USD* i.e the most expensive for the least amount of product.

*Price before tax.


The Sleek and ABH come with a standard doe foot wand. RK by Kiss sports a flat rounded paddle shaped one whereas the Stila looks like a paddle with a slight angle at the tip. Each applies their respective product sufficiently; though it is advisable to remove the excess from the wands when outlining the edge of your lips. Especially with the darker shades.

Major differences

Besides the massive price jump to the ABH and Stila the differences are:

Scent - the ABH smells the most chemical-ly. Stila has in some fake cherry scent. Sleek and RK by Kiss are slightly scented too but nothing obtrusive.

Shelf life - ABH recommends that you toss after six months. Sleek gives you three years and both RK by Kiss and Stila say a year. So yuh bess get a colour yuh gine wear nuff if you buy one from ABH.

Formula - RK by Kiss has that mousse like texture like the Soft Matte Lip Creams. And like those, they are the most comfortable on the lips which also means they are not smudge/smear proof. The most annoying thing about this formula is the ease with which it got on my teeth. It's something I noticed throughout the day. On the other had it was also the most opaque. I'm sure that was partly due to the dark colour but it only took one 'dip' into the tube to reach complete opacity on my lips.

As mentioned earlier the Matte Me formula is thin and dries very quickly but multiple layers are required for complete opacity.

For their price you'd think the Stila and ABH would be head and shoulders above the rest but they weren't. ABH liquid lipsticks take a while to set and even then they are not transfer proof, so I dunno what "smear resistant coverage" they're talking about. 'Vamp' is a very pigmented shade though so plenty of colour is left behind. 'Como' takes a few layers to build up but it also sets quickly. "Keeps lips soft and hydrated", when Stila? When? Lighter shades in these sort of products show every bit of lines in your lips so be mindful when choosing your colours.

Longevity - Sleek, Stila, ABH and RK by Kiss... in that order. 'Vamp' transferred a lot less when I applied foundation to my lips first. Funny enough the Sleek and Stila also look worse for wear as the day goes on. Most liquid liquids that go super matte on your lips also tend to flake/crumble off during the day. Don't bother to re-apply or put a gloss over it. The latter would only make it erode more quickly.

'Rosy' before

'Rosy after'

'Como' Before
'Como' After (applied a M.A.C lipglass a couple hours in cause the flakies were REAL)

'Vamp' before

'Vamp' after (re applied once)

As per usual, check my keek videos for first impressions and wear tests.

Would I Repurchase?

I just looooooooooooove those dark colours man.

I wouldn't repurchase any of these. The Matte Me formula makes my lips peel, the RK by Kiss gets all over my teeth, although I know my Two Faced Lip Insurance would fix that, and the ABH and Stila costs too much for what they are. 

I still want 'Patina' though *sob*

Part 3 will feature: L. A. Girl, Kat Von D, Sephora Collection and L.A. Splash

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