I could spend hours and hours watching beauty gurus effortlessly apply matte lipsticks in “Get Ready With Me“ videos. The velvety glide of a good matte lip elevates any look from average to stunner level. Not only that, but the long-lasting, highly pigmented formula will stay on all day—even through your Taco Tuesday dinner with the girls. The one thing you don’t see on-screen or in those lustrous Instagram pictures? Chapped lips. I want the look without the consequences. To avoid dried-out lips and that chalky, clumpy look on your lips, you need a matte lipstick with vivid color that will also moisturize. Pro-tip: It can never hurt to do a little preparation before you bust out the look, so use a good lip scrub or lip balm the night before. You can also opt for a creamy lipstick, which will help minimize any drying.
I looked to my favorite influencers in picking matte lipsticks that were inspired by some of their best looks. Check out my rundown of the best go-to products to get you looking chic af!
Fresh From The Drugstore
I love this pinkish-beige look that every “it” girl has been rocking. Bea Miller looks so fresh in the color and Revlon’s version of the shade is a must-have. It’s the perfect everyday look that you can rock for almost every occasion.
NYX Matte Lipstick, $5.99
The hardest part about buying this lipstick? Picking a shade, which vary from reds to nudes to gusty greys and purples. One shade that I haven’t seen a ton of but have been drying to try has been an apricot shade. Amanda Steele gave me major lip-envy when she painted her lips with the orange-y hue. NYX has to-die-for colors that I’ve never seen before. I’ll definitely have to snag a couple shades so that I can stand out from the crowd like Amanda does.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, $5.99
Mahogany Lox brings it with her perfect pout. To get this look, go with NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream. The formula glides on smoothly and dries completely matte. For extra staying power, hold a tissue up to your lips after application and lightly dust on translucent powder.
Going For The Splurge
MAC Lipstick, $17.00
The holy grail of matte lipsticks, the classic of classic lips, MAC lipsticks come in hundreds of iconic shades for that delicious matte pout. Teala Dunn kills it with this gorgeous hot pink lip. If you’re going to a more fancy event, it’ll be a showstopper. You’ll definitely have all eyes on you with this stunning shade.
Lia Marie Johnson brought back Old Hollywood Glamour with a bold red lip. Make Up Forever has the perfect shade for those who want to take a throwback to the past.Reviewers praise this formula for truly being long-lasting and lusciously smooth. The creamy texture won’t dry our your lips either.
Chocolate brown is definitely one of the hardest shades to pull off but Maggie Lindemann does it effortlessly. If you’re in the market for a higher-end liquid lipstick, look no further than Tarte’s take in the shade Frenemy. It has one of the best applicators that will make you look flawless without the mess.