Trending: The Best Matte Lipsticks

What was the biggest beauty trend of 2016? Hmm… strobing? Nope. I’m confident in saying matte lipstick was one of the biggest beauty trends from last year that has carried over to 2017.

But finding the right matte formula and shade for you is the hard part. How do you know the formula will be long-wearing, smooth and pigmented?

Well, I’ve picked out some of our best (and most popular) matte lipstick options for you to choose from!


Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick

My personal pick of the bunch. This velvety, pigmented formula glides onto your lips and doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry and uncomfortable. It’s so long wearing, it will actually last an entire day – plus, this range of colours is super versatile with 12 shades available.

My favourites shades: Immortal, Iced Mocha and Nude.

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Nouba Millebaci Longwear Matte Lipstick

Another liquid to matte option for you. This smooth, pigmented, smudge-proof and water resistant formula will last you hours, and the shades are designed to suit every skin tone. I’m yet to try a shade from this range that I didn’t like! There are 7 shades available – this range is a bit more muted, featuring shades from nude to plum.

My favourites shades: Shade 20 and 46.

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Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick

And now, your standard matte lipstick. I love this formula – it’s super smooth to apply, feels hydrating on the lips and it lasts even through eating. I applied shade Veronica before lunch, and it stayed put until after dinner that evening (without reapplying!). There are 10 shades in this range, giving you the option of bright pink to deep red to neutral nude.

My favourite shades: Ava and Sophia.

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