The Best Matte Lipsticks

Make a statement with our pick of the best matte lipsticks to hit the beauty counters this year

Matte lipsticks have come a long way since they were first introduced over a century ago. No longer drying and in need of constant touch ups, modern mattes like Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick are soft, hydrating and last for hours.

With denser pigments than satin textures, matte lipstick can be a bold style statement. Ultra glamorous reds are perfect for evenings out, or nude and pink versions can be great for work or off-duty days. There are even matte lipsticks that go on as a gloss for easy application but dry beautiful matte underneath!

If you are unsure whether a matte lipstick is for you, just visit our expert site Powder: They’ll talk you through the shades, brands and features you need to know about for the current season, helping to find the perfect matte lipstick, just for you…

The most important thing to remember with matte lipsticks is that you should first prepare your lips before applying. Make lips smooth and soft by gently exfoliating before application. Don’t worry, there’s no need to buy expensive exfoliation products if you don’t want to – you can create your own with just a little bit of sugar, olive oil and honey. Massage your chosen exfoliator onto your lips for a few minutes and then rinse. Now you’re ready to apply your chosen lipstick.

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