7 Liquid Matte Lipsticks You Need to Try
OK, let’s be honest: There’s nothing particularly new about the idea of a long-lasting, non-shiny lipstick finish. However, that doesn’t stop us from swatching and trying new formulas every chance we get. Lucky for us, there has been a new crop of high-end department store brands to drugstore finds, we’ve rounded up the best liquid matte lipsticks to try now.
One of our favorite liquid-to-matte lipsticks on the scene is Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, a line that boasts 20 bold, drastically different shades ranging from a delicate nude and vibrant red to a rich plum. The lipstick gets major points for its intense pigment, but it’s the smooth application and creamy texture that make it a must-try for matte lipstick newbies.
If you're looking for a truly full-coverage matte lippie, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick will get the job done and smell amazing while doing it. With just one swipe, the pigment will hug your lips and give you the exact matte lip result you're after.
NYX Professional Makeup never fails when it comes to lippies, and its take on liquid matte lipstick is no exception. With Soft Matte Lip Cream, the brand delivers a lightweight lipstick that is velvety smooth and smells just as sweet as it looks. There’s also more than 30 shades to choose from, so whether you want to stick with traditional pinks or experiment with purple and blue shades, there’s sure to be a liquid matte lipstick for you in the collection.
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick comes in 40 shades (yes, you read that right) in four finishes — full-on matte, metallic matte, comfort matte and glitter matte. The coverage is flawless, and it wears like a dream. The hardest part is choosing which one to buy first.
We could go on and on about our love for the super versatile YSL Engravable Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain. There are 28 shades to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with any of these signature colors that offer a lightweight feel and super pigmented results.
Lancôme Matte Shaker is the perfect hybrid between a matte liquid lipstick, a lip stain and a lip gloss. It goes on matte and the pigment lasts, but it feels more like a stain on your lips — meaning it's much more comfortable than most liquid lippies.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick takes liquid matte lipstick in a chic direction, offering 20 classic shades like deep reds and bold pinks that are both vibrant and sophisticated. A lip stain that leaves lips feeling incredibly smooth, Lip Maestro gets extra points for being long-lasting and for its luxurious hydrating formula.