Matte lips are the lipstick finish of the moment, but if you hate handling finicky liquid lipsticks, then here are the matte lipsticks you need to look out for.
#1 M.A.C Lipstick in Russian Red, $31
Oldie but goldie, the M.A.C Russian Red is basically the go-to blue tone red lipsticks that will flatter those with cool tone skin.
#2 Dior Rouge Dior in 999, $49
A signature Rouge Dior colour, this matte version flatters most skin tone and leaves behind 16 hours of long-wearing comfort.
#3 Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 58 Rouge Vie, $49
Think matte lipsticks are drying? The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet contains emollient shea butter and jojoba oil to moisturise lips while giving it a smooth, velvety finish.
#4 Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 203 Rouge Rock, $50
You can’t really talk about matte lipsticks without mentioning the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture. This signature matte lipstick is infused with jojoba oil and glides on to give 6 hours of intense colour without dehydrating lips.
#5 Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Vino, $37
We tested this when it first arrived in stores and were really surprised by the staying power! Plus, all seven shades in came in look really flattering on Asian skin.
#6 Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick in Stark Naked, $29
With 100 shades, we’re basically spoilt for choice when it comes to colour and finish, but we love the Vice lipsticks most for its Comfort Matte finish. As its name suggests, it leaves a velvety finish without emphasizing lines on the lips and are really comfortable to wear.
#7 Burberry Lip Velvet in 437 Oxblood, $45
The soft matte texture of the Lip Velvet is perfect for those who want to attempt matte finishes, without the fear of drying lips out. This one glides on like a dream, filling in lip lines and leaving it hydrated.
#8 NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Pop Life, $38
The instance you put it on, you’ll notice the highly-pigmented colours and gorgeous velvety finish. This one doesn’t dry out lips and is enriched with hydrating ingredients to keep lips moisturised.
#9 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipstick in M401 Matte Hot Red, $35
Boasting a full 8-hour wear and 25 per cent more pigments than its predecessor, the Artist Rouge Lipstick gives lips an ultra-intense lip colour without drying out your lips.
#10 Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Revealed, $34
The Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint has a full range of nude shades that suits most skin tones, but it’s really the hydrating ingredients that’s the star of the show. Mango seed butter, cupaucu butter and murumuru butter leave lips hydrated and protected.
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