The only accessory your lips need this time of year. When everyone is having makeup meltdowns you’ll stand apart with on-trend, oh-so-flattering matte lips. This shine-free trend is here to stay and we couldn’t be happier. From fiery orange to ruby red, bold matte lipsticks are everywhere. The best part: matte textures flatter EVERYONE. Here’s why you will love all things matte!
A matte finish tones down pop hues
Eye wateringly bold coral, orange and pink are the rage this season but they’re so bright that wearing them in the day can become a challenge. However, matte, shine-free formulations make them daytime appropriate.
Mattes complement dewy skin
Glowing from within, dewy complexions are the way to go this summer. Sporting a matte lip adds dimension to an otherwise bland look. Plus, the more matte your lip, the nicer your dewy complexion looks.
Matte lipstick lasts and lasts
Since matte formulas pack in a higher ratio of color pigments, they stick on lips for longer. Now you can sip away to your heart’s contact and your lip color won’t even budge. Yay!! And forget what you’ve read about matte formulas drying out lips. The new age mattes provide subtle texture and plenty of hydration.
Here are the eight best matte lipsticks we’re obsessing over. You will too, promise!
Just what we’ve waited for all our lives! The velvety matte formula stays on for eight hours without budging, feathering or bleeding. Enriched with Vitamin E to nourish your pout. We simply ADORE the Shades Obsessed Orange, Secretly Pink and Hot. Hot, Hot!
A lipstick that delivers intense moisture with a velvet matte finish thanks to the Jojoba Oil infused, matte gel formula. Infused with deep pigments for a superlative color payoff. Guarantees ultimate moisture, comfort, and of course color. Go light or dark, the choices are endless! We simply ADORE the Shades Maple Mocha, Orange Power and Cherry Crush
Meet Nykaa’s Pout Perfect Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, a triple-action crayon that does it all! This perfectly pigmented crayon gives you the coverage of a matte lipstick, precision of a liner, and blendability of a blusher. The blend of Vitamin E and Shea Butter creates a plush texture that adds youthful plumpness in one hot minute! We simply ADORE the Shades Please Plum Me, Nude Me Not and Brick Me Red
The superstar of mattes, this high definition matte gives high color pay off in a single swipe. Long lasting texture and 15 gorgeous shades covering every hue your heart may fancy. We especially love the pinks and reds in the collection. We simply ADORE the Shades Pink Passion, Pink Flash and Burgundy Affair
This one’s for mysterious divas who yearn for some Marilyn Monroe style glamor. Gorgeous maroons in vivid, velvety, dramatic hues that provide full coverage and glide on smoothly. The non-drying formula is infused with SPF 15 so wear without worries as you soak up the sun. We simply ADORE the Shades Coral Fever, Vibrant Melon and Electric Pink
An easy to apply, all natural lip crayon with super human staying power and a glorious matte finish. Infused with antioxidants, vitamins, Jojoba and Almond Oils, the formula keeps you colored up for 12 hours! You can apply it as a stain or build color depending on your mood. We simply ADORE the Shades Mistresst, Nude and Coral
Go big on color and big on glamour! Nykaa’s Paintstix boasts a remarkable formula that pushes the boundaries of color intensity with its rich and intense pigment. This supreme formula glides on your lips effortlessly, providing you with, undeniable saturated color in one stroke. We simply ADORE the Shades No Chill Orange, Nude Spice and Purple Monster
Still not convinced? We’ll show you how to make your favorite lipstick matte.
The Blotting Method
First apply a foundation to prep lips. Then apply one coat of your favorite non-matte lipstick and blot. Keep layering the lipstick and blotting between coat until you reach your desired finish.
The Blush-Blend Method
Another way to get the same effect. Apply lipstick as usual. Then dab your finger in a matching powder blush and press the color all over your lips. The more blush you apply, the more matte the lipstick will look.
Comment below if you’re now officially a matte convert!