Matte lipsticks are already our favorite product in the makeup bag; this trend is growing in full force and will remain in power of millions of lips worldwide for another year for sure. So, with a whole year of makeup trends ahead of us, you should stock up with the best matte lipsticks like there is no tomorrow and here’s our contribution to your choice. Presenting the top 15 matte lipsticks you should get in 2016!
1. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick
To keep your precious attention, let’s start with a drama! NARS is our drama queen with its Pure Matte Lipstick that keeps your lips moisturized while adding a splash of enigmatic color. The product boasts mango butter, the main ingredient that sets this item apart in the market. The lipstick comes in 13 flexible colors, you will find the one for your taste. The palette starts with neutral tints like nude beige and nude pink and grows all the way into really dramatic rich raspberry and deep aubergine, with all kinds of plums, pinks, and reds in between. NARS is a brand for open spirits, don’t shy away from these delicious matte hues, give them a confident try! Buy it here!
2. Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour
“Having your Louboutins on” just got a whole new meaning! Move Louboutin up to your lips with a rich Velvet Matte Lip Color. You heard it, Velvet! Being one of the trendiest fabrics used in the recent fashion weeks, a velvety suede finish is why we are going crazy for matte at the moment. Eton Moi is one of the darkest shades, a delicious and deep chocolate color. We’re not encouraging a Kylie Jenner look now, but matte + dark & deep shades have been the showstoppers lately. The Louboutin lipstick is not just makeup, it was designed to become a woman’s talisman. Besides the intriguing black box, the lipstick was designed with a slight Middle Eastern touch and a hint of the Art Deco movement. Dangerously Babylonian! Buy it here!
3. Tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint
On the easy-to-use and real-deal shelf, there is the Tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint scoring fast in 2016. This lip tint is a 3 in 1 solution, which is the reason why it’s a popular choice with not only celebrities but also women who need a lipstick redo too frequently. The product is essentially a lipstick, a moisturizer thanks to the glossiness and a rich balm at the same time. Most importantly, it’s extremely easy to refresh the color on lips with it, even when in public. Although the color palette features both nude and dark berry, the main focus is on the pinks (including some soft reds). Buy it here!
4. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon
Another easy-to-apply solution, but with much more diverse color options, Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon is the best of both worlds when it comes to not only the application method, but also the color and the matte finish. The crayon is designed to keep your lips hydrated, even super hydrated (claimed by the brand itself), while you’re sporting the matte trend. The magic formula includes orange peel wax combined with resveratrol, which displays its very useful antioxidant properties. Although it remains pretty soft after application, which is usually a rare phenomenon for the matte texture, the crayon is a long-lasting experience. One final advantage, it is also waterproof. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon is practical and trendy, but if you’re up to more dramatic options, read on. Buy this one here!
5. Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
And here’s a lipstick for drama queens and models at heart. Long-lasting and rich-colored… this is all about Smashbox’s Be Legendary Matte Lipstick. Although this Smashbox Matte Lipstick has a variety of colors that would confuse even us (we want all of them!), it’s clear that the darker shades are in the focus. While other products risk producing only one or two dark shades, Smashbox has seven of them. While you’re testing the wine reds and vibrant fuchsia, we’d love to stop on deep grey. Yes, Smashbox supports your extraordinary grey look (especially if your hair sports the same color), letting you add this hot-for-the-season color to your lips as well. Buy it here!
6. MAC x Zac Posen Lipstick
The master of eveningwear and elegance, Zac Posen’s collaboration with MAC has resulted in a new matte lipstick that comes in only 3 intriguing shades – Dangerously Red, Darling Clementine, and Sheer Madness. Pick your shade, or go with all the three and wait for a mood swing to switch colors. Buy it here!
7. Tom Ford Lip Color Matte
Another designer lipstick, this time from the top innovator of the fashion industry, Tom Ford! Although Posen is the one who loves to experiment with dark colors, it is Ford who came up with a few really sophisticated shades like Black Dahlia (not really black though), Velvet Violet, and Velvet Cherry. As you probably guessed, the lipstick has a soft velvety texture that constitutes the main matte effect. Buy it here!
8. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Baby Doll’ Kiss & Blush
As spring and summer kick in, you might want to invest in a new flirt weapon, Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Baby Doll’ Kiss & Blush. You heard it, it is both a lipstick and a blush. Obviously, the mousse texture of this product makes the lipstick very liquid-y, which is a very light wear in the sun. Not for dramatic occasions and eveningwear, “Baby Doll” is perfect for daytime wear and for demonstrating your naughty playful side. Buy it here!
9. Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color
Looking for something more affordable? Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Matte Lip Color doesn’t come in a luxurious design or a mega-complicated scientific formula to make your head spin. In fact, other than the matte texture, its main selling point is the formula of emollients that were added to the product to keep your lips well moisturized and conditioned. Buy it here!
10. Charlotte Tilbury ‘Matte Revolution’ Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick
The new “Matte Revolution” lipstick line might be a little more than makeup. Popular makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury designed 10 shades, each specifically for 10 of her signature looks. Don’t feel limited, you are free to pair your shade with any other look. All colors are deep and juicy. The lipstick is designed to make your lips look fuller, featuring a 3D effect that plays with the light on your lips. There is one particular shade you might want to start with – Bond Girl. It’s a very classic, natural berry color that will accentuate your lips, while letting your overall elegance shine through. Buy it here!
11. LORAC ‘Alter Ego’ Lipstick
A much more affordable option you can enjoy on day-to-day basis, LORAC’s “Alter Ego” Lipstick offers a range of colors from nudes to brights to deeps. In addition to this flexibility, LORAC’s matte lipstick is also a great anti-aging product, packed with goodies like acai berry, pomegranate, and grape seed. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Wait, there’s more. Vitamin C and E are also in the package, waiting for the first application to show their conditioning skills. Buy it here!
12. Laura Mercier ‘Velour Lovers’ Lip Colour
Enough about velvets, we missed the velour lipstick! Laura Mercier’s “Velour Lovers” Lip Colour is the one you would like to take on dates with you, hidden in the purse, waiting for the right moment. And there are a lot of moments this matte lipstick is well trained for. Whether you pick Temptation, An Affair, Embrace, Sensual, Foreplay, and then all the way into Fantasy, be sure that your lips will be kept soft and sweet with the help of mango butter as a special ingredient. Can this lipstick endure a kiss? Well, depending on your passion… you might want to run a few tests and let us know. Buy it here!
13. Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick
Clinique’s interpretation does not even need an introduction. You know if you’re a Clinique customer or not. Anyway, this matte lipstick provides the same velvety texture we all crave, but comes with all the practicalities like long-lasting effect and soft finish. It is also entirely fragrance free and allergy tested, a great product for women with sensitive skin. Don’t even try to miss out on the big matte trend, Clinique’s got you! Buy it here!
14. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
Here’s another MAC product that made our list. It’s the new Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour meant for ladies who don’t mind a little tease… well, maybe a lot of tease, but who doesn’t like that? Don’t be taken aback by the vibrant colors, after all it ends in a liquid-suede finish, although the bright shade does not really go away, so be prepared to put your lips on display and enjoy the attention. Buy it here!
15. Burberry Beauty ‘Lip Velvet’ Matte Lipstick
If you haven’t found your perfect matte lipstick yet, here’s one last option you might love. It’s the all popular Burberry Beauty “Lip Velvet,” which bears a true British touch as always. Well, you might not be able to notice it right away, but be sure that it’s in the inspiration behind the product. The colors and texture of this matte lipstick have been inspired by the luxurious English fabrics, in tune with the brand’s unique style. It has a moderate color palette with a bit of everything for every customer, including you. Buy it here!
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