10 of the best matte lipsticks by shade

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10 of the best matte lipsticks by shade

We have seen the matte lips trend boom in the beauty world, and the look doesn’t seem to be dating anytime soon.

Whether you’re drawn to a matte lip after spotting your fave celebrity rocking it on the red carpet, or because of the long-lasting finish, the countless options on the shelves can be a tad overwhelming.

So to help you narrow it down, we have put together 10 of the best matte lip options for you, sorted by shade.


RED – Rimmel London Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet in Burning Lava

Applying like a cream, this lip velvet dries into a weightless, matte finish that you can barely detect you’re even wearing. Burning Lava is a gorgeous, highly pigmented classic red that stays true to its colour all day long. 

RED – Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red

Red Carpet Red was created to give your look that true Hollywood glam wow-factor, and it certainly lives up to its brief. The Matte Revolution lipsticks have been designed with a long-lasting, buildable yet hydrating formula, that leaves the lips with a soft, cashmere finish. (charlottetilbury.com/au/, $48).

NUDE – NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm

This Soft Matte Lip Cream is exactly as the name suggests, a soft lip cream that dries to a wearable matte finish, and this shade is the perfect entry into nude lipsticks. The mid-pinky undertones make it not too nude that your lips will look completely bare, but the slightly orange hue still leans more on the nude side. 

NUDE – Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Candy K

The infamous Lip Kits that started a worldwide frenzy seem to have mixed reviews in the beauty community. But after trialling four of the shades, Candy K was definitely a winner in our eyes. The warm pinky nude is flattering on pale and darker skin tones alike, and even a night out drinking and eating is no match for this ultra long-lasting formula. (Kyliecosmetics.com, $29 USD).

PINK – Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Pink Pong

Pink Pong has been one of our favourite pink matte lipsticks for years! It’s the ideal hot pink shade that makes it seem as though you’ve put a lot of effort into your look, when you really got ready in two minutes. The Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick formula doesn’t settle into any fine lines or dry patches, and is comfortable enough to wear all day and night long!

PINK – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick range has a wide selection of shades from yellow to tiffany blue, but one of our favourite, more wearable shades is Doll Parts. The soft, cool-toned pink goes on opaque in one swipe and dries completely matte. (jeffreestarcosmetics.com, $18 USD). 

PLUM – Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in 107

With such a rich, dark purple colour payoff, it’s no wonder 107 is one of the most popular shades in the Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick range. The formula combines a triple blend of lightweight emollients designed to help the lipstick glide on to the lips with an ultra-smooth finish.

PLUM – Chi Chi Creamy Matte Liquid Lipstick in Drama Queen

The vibrant colour pigment of the Chi Chi Creamy Matte Liquid Lipstick in Drama Queen is one of our top picks. If you are looking for a vampy shade to create the ultimate statement lip, look no further than this dark plum hue.

BROWN – M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Antique Velvet

Antique Velvet is an intense brown lipstick with warm mahogany undertones. The lipstick applies smoothly and effortlessly on to the lips, with opaque coverage. If the ultra-matte finish isn’t your cup of tea, this lipstick is ideal for you, as it is more of a satin-matte hybrid. 

BROWN – ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips in Limbo

This deep, chocolate brown is definitely the way to go if you’re looking for a statement lip! The ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips formula is thin and lightweight, with a super intense, bold finish. It’s even kiss-proof! (Colourpop.com, $6 USD). 

What do you think of the matte lipstick trend? What is your favourite matte shade?

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