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The best matte lipsticks 2018

The best matte lipsticks 2018

Nothing quite beats the bold, long-lasting finish of a matte lipstick.

Whether a gorgeous nude or a striking pop of colour on your lips, a velvety matte lip product perfectly completes any makeup look.

We’ve curated a list of the very best matte lipsticks to help you find your perfect formulation for a gorgeous lip look which lasts all day and all night long.

11 of the best matte lipsticks

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick
  2. MAC Matte Lipstick
  3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  4. Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick
  5. Lancôme Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick
  6. Illamasqua Lipstick
  7. bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolour
  8. Bobbi Brown Art Stick
  9. Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick
  10. Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick
  11. Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Liquid Lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick

Inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic colour palette of pinks, reds and corals, the Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick range boasts divine and daring shades to flatter all complexions. With a gorgeous matte finish that delivers a ‘stretch leather’ texture, the lipsticks feel so comfortable on the lips and even moisturise to leave your lips looking smooth and plump.

We love: Wood On Fire – a hot, fuchsia pink

MAC Matte Lipstick

With high colour payoff and a full coverage finish, the MAC Matte Lipstick formula lasts all day long on your lips. With an eddition of emollients for smooth application, the matte formula feels comfortable on the lips and glides on efforlessly. Enriched with Silica, a mattifying agent, the MAC Matte Lipsticks leave your lips with a gorgeous velvety matte finish.

We love: Ruby Woo – vivid, blue-toned red

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

The jumbo crayon design of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils make them so easy to apply and enhance or define your lip line. The non-drying formula is enriched with emollients to allow the pencils to glide across the lips leaving behind richly pigmented colour with a soft matte finish. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil can be used all over your lips or as a lip liner to define.

We love: Do Me Baby – a chesnut-toned rose

Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick

Coating your lips in intense colour with a single swipe, the Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipsticks deliver striking results yet feel lightweight and comfortable. Containing a myriad of nourishing ingredients such as Avocado and Jojoba Oils, the lipsticks provide long-lasting moisture to hydrate your lips when worn but leave a gorgeous matte finish.

We love: Temper – deep red-orange

Lancôme Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick

Define and shape your lips with the Lancôme Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick, the hydrating lip product which leaves your pout with a modern matte finish without drying out your lips. With luxurious black and gold casing, with a unique design, the Absolu Rouge Matte Lipsticks feel just as decadent to apply as they do once on your lips.

We love: 397 – deep berry pink

Illamasqua Lipstick

You can trust your lip look will stay in place all day and all night with the Illamasqua Lipsticks. With a flawless finish and full-ion opaque colour, each shade makes a statement and leaves your lips looking perfect and plump. Apply straight from the bullet or with a lip brush for a more defined finish.

We love: Flare – a daring, bright orange

bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolour

If you want your lip look to stay perfect for hours and hours, liquid lipsticks could be the perfect formula for you. The bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolour delivers a soft-focus matte effect to your lips without feeling heavy or tacky. Enriched with plant waxes to help keep you lips feeling soft and comfortable, the lipsticks will stay true all day without fading or smudging.

We love: OMG – a purple-toned, deep pink

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

Combining quality with convenience, the Bobbi Brown Art Stick is a luxuriously rich, matte lipstick formula in an easy-to-use jumbo pencil form. Infused with hydrating Shea Butter, the formula glides onto the lips and sets down to stay in place and last all day long. As a two-in-one product, the Art Stick can be used as a lip liner or an all-over lip colour for a full impact pout.

We love: Bare – a pale, pink-toned nude

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Each shade in the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick collection flatters all skin tones and feels feather light on your lips. With a Time-Released Moisture Complex, the lipsticks hydrate when worn rather than drying out your lips like many traditional matte formulas. Their soft, velvety texture allows smooth application so your colour looks perfect in a single swipe.

We love: Intense Nude – brown-toned nude

Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick

Made up of 90% pigment for intense, long-lasting colour, the Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipsticks make an impact with just one coat. Enriched with Shea Butter, the formula glides onto the lips and hydrates, smoothing over any fine lines or uneven texture. Lips are saturated in rich colour with a creamy, matte finish.

We love: Plum – rich, berry plum

Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Liquid Lipstick

Accentuate and add a pop of last-lasting colour to your lips with the Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Liquid Lipsticks. With a precision wand applicator, you have full control to define and enhance your lip line to create the illusion of a fuller pout. The finish is completely matte yet comfortable, perfect for those who don’t want to touch up their lip look throughout the day.

We love: Stonework – grey-toned brown



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