Our Editors’ Favorite Matte Lipsticks With a Velvet FinishSeptember 29, 2022
NYX Professional Makeup Smooth Whip Matte Lip Cream
For a matte look that feels soft as butter on your lips, look no further. NYX Professional Makeup’s Smooth Whip formula has a long-lasting, velvet matte finish that doesn’t budge all day and has maximum pigment.
YSL Beauty The Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick
This comfortable and intensely pigmented lipstick has a semi-matte finish and feels silky-smooth when applied. We love it because the unique square bullet makes for an easy application — you can saturate the lips in just one to two swipes.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
This cult-favorite lipstick comes in various finishes, and the matte versions are the velvety-lipstick of your dreams — we swear. The ultra-nourishing formula is vegan, and contains aloe vera and avocado oil for a creamy, velvet finish.
L’Oréal Paris Makeup Les Nus By Colour Riche Lipstick
For a luxe-inspired drugstore pick, opt for this line. Les Nus comes in six neutral-toned shades that add a layer of velvety color complete with argan oil and vitamin E for extra hydration.
Valentino Beauty Rosso Valentino Refillable Lipstick
Luxury lipstick lovers — this one's for you. This gorgeous formula from Valentino Beauty comes in a powdery, matte finish that feels soft and velvety when applied onto the lips. It also comes in a whopping fifty shades, so the possibilities are endless.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick
A true velvet matte, this formula will give you a luxurious, powdery finish. This lippie comes in over 20 shades, from brights to neutrals that are suitable for all skin tones.
Uoma Beauty Badass Icon Matte Lipstick
Formulated with mango butter, chapped lips have nothing on these moisturizing lipsticks. The silky formula glides on easily and then dries down matte.
CTZN Cosmetics Nudiversal Lip Duo
For an affordable velvety-matte finish, opt for the matte end of one of these lip duos. They come in a variety of nude shades to suit every skin tone and lip color, and leave behind a velvety-powder finish.