Matte lipsticks look gorgeous on the lips. They're also long-wearing, which means you don't have to touch-up throughout the day as much. However, the formula has developed a reputation for causing dry, flaky, and chapped pouts.
What's a good non-drying lipstick?
Thanks to ~*new and improved*~ formulas, matte lippies today are no longer drying—instead, they're smooth, creamy, and feel like nothing on the lips! Take note, however, that prepping your lips before matte lipstick application is key. You can use a damp towel or toothbrush, wet wipe, or lip sugar scrub to remove the dead, flaky skin on your lips before applying a hydrating (not glossy) lip balm to restore moisture. Blot your lips with a tissue before swiping on your matte lipstick. You'll notice that the lippie will not only last longer, but it'll look way better than if you didn't prep and prime your pout. Now that you know how to make the most of your matte lipstick, we compiled the best non-drying lipsticks in the market, ranging from classic bullet applicators to liquid matte and light-as-powder finishes.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipstick
Enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil, this lipstick applies like butter on the lips but leaves a soft, velvety finish that won't cake of flake off!
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipstick, P350, Watsons
MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick
To get that trendy ~*blurred lip*~ effect, try MAC's Powder Kiss lippies! They contain moisture-coated powder pigments resulting in a formula that feels like a balm but looks matte.
MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick, P1,100, Power Plant MallContinue reading below ↓
Pat McGrath Mattetrance Lipstick
The Mattetrance lippies are unbelievably pigmented and creamy, all you need is one swipe to fully saturate your lips with this featherweight formula.
Pat McGrath Mattetrance, P2,490, Sephora.phContinue reading below ↓
SkinPotions Dream Cream
Dream Cream feels so velvety and lightweight on the skin that it can be used on the lips, eyes, and cheeks. Be careful when applying this because a little product goes a loooong way!
SkinPotions Dream Cream, P249, SM North EDSAContinue reading below ↓
Careline Kiss Stick
This easy-to-apply lip crayon contains moisturizing ingredients to soften and smooth out chapped lips.
Careline Kiss Stick, P175, Lazada
L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature
Hate it when liquid lipsticks feel like cement on your lips? Then you'll love this one as it feels as light as a lip tint! The formula beautifully hugs and colors for a vibrant, matte look that will last all day.
L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature, P390, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick
With its blend of unique waxes, oils and powders, the ModernMatte blurs imperfections on the lips while coating it in rich pigments.
Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick, P1,700, SM MegamallContinue reading below ↓
Sunnies Face Fluffmatte
The debut product of Sunnies Face lives up to the hype with its light-as-air feel and rich color payoff on the lips, cheeks, and eyes!
Sunnies Face Fluffmatte, P345, Lazada
Clio Mad Matte Lip
Its micro pigments and ultra-light and hydrating formula deliver intense color to the lips without making it feel like your pout is in desperate need of water.
Clio Mad Matte Lip, P750, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color
This luxurious matte lipstick contains oil-infused powders and pure matte pigments for comfortable wear up to 12 hours.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color, P1,850, Rustan's The Beauty SourceContinue reading below ↓
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