We’ve Tried Basically Every Matte Lipstick and These 30 Are the BestJuly 26, 2021
We’re speaking for beauty lovers everywhere when we say that matte lipsticks never go out of style. Between the saturated color payoff, velvety-looking finish and staying power, what’s not to love? Having tried hundreds of formulas (both cream and liquid), we’ve rounded up 30 of the best matte lipsticks money can buy. Find our editor-approved matte lipstick picks, ahead.
A warm, nude matte lipstick is the perfect complement to any skin tone. We love that the lippie also features a precise applicator for an easy-to-perfect pout.
You can never go wrong with a bold matte red lipstick. Opt for this rich red liquid formula that dries on contact and gives you a pigmented look in just two swipes.
This refillable matte lipstick (in firetruck red packaging) adds striking color to your lips in just one stroke.
For a satiny matte finish, look to this hydrating lipstick that leaves lips moisturized, soft and full of color.
Not only is this matte lipstick extremely saturated, this formula is transfer- and budge-proof, making it the perfect lipstick to wear all day long.
This cult-favorite drugstore pick has an airy, whipped formula that feels super comfortable on the lips. It dries matte, but doesn’t feel heavy or cakey.
This slim lipstick crayon delivers intense color payoff and an extreme matte finish with a comfortable, lightweight feel.
Even lip gloss lovers will fall for this smooth and creamy matte lipstick. It dries down without making the lips feel cracked or dried out.
Grab one of the new high-voltage shades inspired by the city of Los Angeles (clever shade names include What’s Your Sign and Depends On Traffic) for a bold, smudge-proof pout.
You’ll never have to worry about a matte lipstick drying out again after trying this creamy formula. Infused with a caring oil, this lipstick leaves lips smooth, supple and drenched in pigment.
This high-impact matte lip stain coats your lips in a velvety color that lasts all day.
With just one swipe of this matte liquid lipstick, you’re good to go for up to 16 hours.
Add a flush of opaque color onto your lips with this densely pigmented formula that stays true throughout the day.
Make your lips look fuller with this nourishing matte lipstick infused with collagen and hyaluronic filling spheres.
Show your lips some love with this matte lippie infused with avocado oil and vitamin E.
If you like a blurred lip effect, this one’s for you. This creamy, soft matte lipstick delivers buildable color that glides effortlessly onto the lips.
Paint your lips with this high-impact lip stain for an ultra lightweight finish that has a barely-there feel.
Not only does this liquid lipstick have superior staying power (up to 16 hours!) , but it also comes in basically every color imaginable.
Iconic for a reason, this matte lipstick leaves lips looking luminous, smooth and irresistible.
This long-lasting, versatile matte paint can be used on your lips, eyes or cheeks. It’s formulated for longevity, so it won’t smudge, budge or streak.
Shop this liquid matte lipstick that goes on like a gloss, dries matte and won’t dehydrate lips.
This velvety matte finish envelops the lips in rich, long-wearing color that you’re guaranteed to be obsessed with.
Give your lips the appearance of a blotted lipstick, without the blot. This lip color adapts to your natural lip color and looks a little different on everyone for a matte lip that’s uniquely yours.
If comfort is what you’re after, look to this avocado oil and hyaluronic acid-infused liquid matte lipstick from Honest Beauty.
For unparalleled color payoff, look no further than this silky-smooth, plush-matte formula from Huda Beauty.
Take your lips to the next level with this statement-making liquid matte formula that lays down bold, highly pigmented color.
This fully loaded matte pigment helps create a blurred finish without feeling dry, or dare we say, crusty.
Treat your lips to this air-whipped lip cream that hugs lips in rich color for a velvety matte finish.
Try out this 100% vegan formula for bold matte lips that surely will make a statement.
If you’re indecisive like us, this lip duo is for you. One side has an ultra-pigmented matte formula, but when you want to switch it up, there’s a matching neutral gloss on the other side.