Why This Is Our Most Popular Matte Lipstick, Ever

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I think we can all agree, lipstick kind of... fell off our radars last year. Actually, make that makeup in general.

But now masks are (mostly) off, we reckon it's time to bring the humble lippie back. And when it comes to really good lipsticks, you can't get much better than M.A.C.

For years, M.A.C matte lipsticks have been our best rated lipstick product, and for good reason. M.A.C Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick delivers intense pigment, long-lasting colour payoff, and a soft, comfy matte finish in an inclusive shade range that caters to everyone.

So good is this lipstick, the brand turned it into a creamy liquid version that's the perfect matte/hydrating lippie hybrid.

Here's just a few more reasons why you really ought to get one of these best-selling lipsticks on your lips ASAP.

Why We Love M.A.C Cosmetics Matte Lipstick.

M.A.C Matte Lipsticks are famous for their rich, creamy formula and shine-free finish. But now, the new(ish) M.A.C Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick provides the same matte look, but with the moisturising feel of a balm.

These long-lasting lipsticks provide single-swipe payoff and remain smooth all day long. So no bleeding or feathering around the lip here.

Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, and Carnauba help these lipsticks glide on seamlessly and remain nourishing throughout the day. Free of Parabens, these stunning lipsticks are safe for everyday use and expire after one year of regular use.

You can shop this lipstick in a bunch of shades, including brand new additions like Teddy 2.0 (a deep beige), Brickthrough (a warm rose red) and Dubonnet Buzz (a deep red wine).

Our Editor's New Favourite M.A.C Lipstick...

If you want the pigment of a matte lippie and the hydration of a creamy formula, all with a stunning velvety finish, we need to talk about M.A.C Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour.

When our Senior Editor Amy Clark posted about M.A.C COSMETICS Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour back when it launched in 2020, her DMs blew up with messages from people needing to know what lipstick she was wearing.

The shade was called A Little Tamed, and here's what she says about it:

"This product is the most wearable yet pigmented matte liquid lip colour I've tried. No crusty flaking, cracking or hectic lip liner look throughout the day. Just lips that feel like you're wearing a cloud. It's also ridiculously easy to swipe on with the hourglass-shaped applicator that hugs the natural shape of your lips."

In good news, you can now shop 18 shades of M.A.C Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour on Adore, including six new ones like Marrakesh-mere (an intense orange brown), Haute Pants (a striking blue red) and Fashion, Sweetie (an intense berry red).

Lipstick Shades for Every Skin Tone.

Part of the hype around M.A.C lippies has to do with the amazing shade range, which goes from neutral to red matte lipsticks and beyond.

Must-have M.A.C lipsticks include some of the brand’s most popular lipstick shades: Honeylove (light beige toned with rose), Velvet Teddy (deep-tone beige), Chili (brownish orange-red), and Whirl (dirty rose).

If you’re wondering what shade of M.A.C Cosmetics lipstick will suit you, we have some great recommendations for a range of different skin tones.

  • Fair skin with cool undertones: Please Like Me (muted rosy pink) and Russian Red (intense bluish red).

  • Fair skin with warm undertones: You Wouldn’t Get It (mid-tone pink) and Kinda Sexy (neutral pinky rose).

  • Medium skin with cool undertones: Mehr (dirty blue-pink) and Honey Love (light beige toned with rose).

  • Medium skin with warm undertones: Chili (brownish orange-red) and Velvet Teddy (deep-tone beige).

  • Deep skin with cool undertones: Whirl (dirty rose) and Diva (intense reddish burgundy).

  • Deep skin with warm undertones: Double Fudge (dark warm brown) and Taupe (muted reddish-taupe brown).

How to Apply Lipstick Like A Makeup Artist.

Whether you prefer a matte finish or a glossy pout, here are some expert tips to get you started:

You can learn more about how to make your makeup last all day in our YouTube video below.

P.S. Have you heard about the Back to M·A·C Program? By returning six M·A·C primary packaging containers (the lipstick bullet) to any M.A.C free standing store or counter, you will receive a free M·A·C lipstick as a thanks for doing your bit for the planet. Win!

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