4 Matte Lipsticks That Won't Give You Dry Lips
Any beauty junkie will tell you point-blank that matte lipsticks are in. Not only do these formulas stay put all day—your lunchtime sandwich and multiple chugs of water don’t stand a chance—they’re also stunningly pigmented. What’s more, thanks to new moisturizing matte formulations, lips are left feeling comfortable rather than notoriously dry, flaky, and parched. Now riddle us this: Why transition into fall and winter using a matte lipstick that’ll suck the life—aka the moisture—out of your lips when you can use one that’ll give you the long-lasting benefits with a more nourishing finish instead? Beats us! Below, four matte lippies that won’t dry out your lips to add to your rotation.
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color
Make a statement with this matte lipstick boasting 20 super-saturated, va-va-voom shades. Thanks to precious oils in the formula, your lips won’t feel like sandpaper after an application.
NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
Twenty-four plush and vibrant colors—think: bright orange, indigo, and violet—round out this collection of velvety-soft matte lipsticks. Trust us when we say that they boast major staying power, so you can relish your eye-catching pout for hours and hours.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Thought 24 shades was impressive? Vice Lipstick comes in—wait for it—100 different hues, so there’s sure to be one that you love. We love the Comfort Matte finish because the texture is super creamy, never dry—and it’s no surprise why. The formula includes aloe vera, illipe butter, and jojoba, avocado and babassu oils to nourish and soften the lips.
Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Crayon
Who said crayons are only meant for the crafts closet? This ultra-pigmented matte lip crayon glides on easily to boldly contour and perfect lips without the dull, dehydrated look that gives mattes a bad rap. A unique blend of waxes—plus argan, soybean and safflower seed oils—in the formula are to thank for the conditioned feel.
The best way to prevent matte lipsticks and stains from drying out your pout? Prepping your lips with these steps outlined by celebrity makeup artist Sir John.