Pucker up with these best matte liquid lipsticks which offer long wear, high coverage and moisture
Matte liquid lipsticks blew up all over the beauty industry last year, thanks to Insta-famous makeup brands like Colourpop Cosmetics and Kylie Cosmetics. Its popularity doesn’t look to die down anytime soon, as they’re long-wearing, and applies smoothly. But worry not if you’re afraid of the cracked, flaky lips often associated with matte lips; we’ve picked our favourite mattifying liquid lipsticks which are moisturising, and offer a huge range of shades.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Well regarded in the beauty world for its high pigmentation, long-wear and eye-popping shades, Kat’s eponymous cosmetic brand embodies her signature style of Old Hollywood glamour fused with rock & roll – expect all-black, goth-like packaging with colours befitting of Monroe-esque bombshells. If you’ve only got room for one liquid lipstick, you have to try the Everlasting ones. These offer a wonderfully velvety matte finish and 24-hour wear. We particularly love the recently added nude shades, and the 30 lip liner shades to complement them.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick
You don’t have to worry about your lips drying out and peeling with this cream lip stain, thanks to the infusion of avocado oil and vitamin E to keep lips moisturised. It starts off creamy, and dries to a silky, lightweight stain. It’s also incredibly long-lasting; you won’t have to keep touching up with the high-coverage and pigmentation of the formula.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
This favourite amongst makeup junkies scores major brownie points with us for its affordability. Soft and creamy, it applies smoothly and dries to a matte finish. The selection of colours even includes brilliant blues and purples for shock factor.
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks
Edgy makeup brand, Urban Decay, stocks its Vice Liquid Lipsticks that are lifeproof – they don’t budge or smudge all day, and have been tried and tested by our own team! The collection comes in the Comfort Matte finish, and features everything from neutral shades to bright bold ones. Pigmented, waterproof and transfer, they’re perfect for all day wear.
Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks
Yes, we know that Colourpop’s famous for its Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, but we personally own them in a variety of shades and we’re not impressed with how dry and flaky it leaves our lips. What we love instead are the Ultra Satin ones – these deliver high pigmentation and a satin-matte finish, while leaving your lips buttery soft all day.
Fauxstix Liquid Xctasy
Created by homegrown brand Faux Fayc, the Fauxstix Liquid Xctasy lippies come in 20 shades ranging from nudes to metallics. They apply smoothly, and offer long-lasting high coverage without drying your lips too much. We love that these come in mini size – easy for a quick, furtive touch up when no one’s looking.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lip
This Smashbox liquid lippie is a dream to apply – its lightweight formula stays matte for a good eight hours, and stays soft and comfortable without drying out. It also lets you skip liner, thanks to its precision tip to define your puckers. Simply fill in with the flat side to keep lips looking full.