No one wants to sit around feeling chapped and cracked with their lips because their lipstick has sucked out their lives. Not all matte lipsticks are created equal, however, and in fact there is a way to make matte formulations feel comfortable, weightless, and durable. We listed the best matt bullets, liquids and stains on the market that provide a bright, velvety finish without making your lips feel as dry as the Sahara Desert to help you weed out the moisture-sucking formulas.
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
It's hard to get it right especially when it comes to matte and moisture. The A1 blend of vitamin E and avocado creates the perfect balance of a texture that is non-drying but non-budging. In this line, the shade choices are amazing, and trust that it will "stays" true to its name — within reality, wear for up to six hours.
YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 7 Nu Interdit
While we love a good velvety nude that costs us less than our morning latte, the price tag is totally worth this luxurious matte lip stain. The luxury brand's flattering beige mid-tone hue flatters a wide variety of skin tones and stays fresh for up to eight hours. The liquid formula never settles in your lip lines or feathers outside of them with a distinctive tattoo-like effect. It also features an exclusive liner-like applicator that hugs the lips when applied to produce an easily formed pout.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
Prepare to be surprised at how good this steal is once you see in practice. Thanks to its soft, creamy consistency, it feels velvety and smooth when applied, but it dries into a non-transferable mat that will make you want to buy this in bulk.
Maybelline Makeup SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color
With its long-lasting wear and impressive color range, this budget-friendly liquid lipstick blows higher-priced models out of the water. The non-drying matte lip color features a special arrow application that makes it easy to create straight lines around your lips. This stays put for up to 16 hours with a true liquid-to-matte formula, it's going to last from the time you put it on in the morning until you're able to wash it off at night. Plus, you're bound to find a hue that fits every mood and occasion with over 20 shades such as creamy nude, royal violet, and even mink black.
MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Vivid color, long-lasting wear, and nostalgic vanilla fragrance are just some of the reasons for selling four of these award-winning lipsticks every minute. The universally flattering blue-based red glides effortlessly over the lips and is not fading, creasing, or cracking all day long. You get a full-on saturated color with just one swipe that creates a powerful pucker. For ultimate control and precision, you can apply it straight from the bottle or use a lip brush to trace the outside of your lips and fill it.