What Are Matte Lipsticks and How to Wear Them

What Are Matte Lipsticks and How to Wear Them

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Are you looking for the best matte lipsticks? Get top matte lipstick brands (like NYX, Revlon) as well as some popular color shades such as black matte, pink matte, red and dark red matte, coral and cheap matte lipsticks. You will also learn how to wear and how to make matte lipsticks.

Revlon Super Lustrous™ Matte Lipstick Looks
Revlon Super Lustrous™ Matte Lipstick Looks

What Is Matte Lipstick?

Matte lipsticks are a kind of lipsticks that does not have lustre, shine or any light reflecting particles. These lipsticks have been in existence from the early 1900s. They generally create subtler looks especially if you go for neutral matter lipstick colors and they will last longer other lipstick types.

Other than lacking the lustre, you need to know that most matte lipsticks are generally long lasting lipsticks. This is because they have a slightly higher quantity of pigments while others have some ingredients such as kaolin clay which makes them long wearing. They also have a lower ratio of oils to wax that gives them a duller finish.

We will begin by looking at some of the best matte lipstick (top overall brands) cover something on a few of the popular matte lipstick colors before you finally look at how to wear and how to make these lipsticks.

Best Matte Lipstick Brands – Top

For perfect looks, you need to go for the best matte lipsticks. Of course, there are different leading brands that come in different color shades. We reviewed some of the top, popular and best matte lipsticks before coming up with the below list of best matte lipsticks you should go for.

Matte Lipstick Looks
Matte Lipstick Looks
  • Revlon Super Lustrous™ Matte Lipstick
  • Revlon  Lipstick Matte Nude Attitiude
  • MAC Matte Lipstick in Pink Plaid
  • e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color
  • Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks BoldMattes & NeoNudes
  • Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick by Clinique
  • Jordana Matte Lipsticks
  • Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Créme Lipstick
  • Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick Matte Estée Lauder Pure Color Matte Lipsticks
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour
  •  Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipsticks
  • Tarte Matte Lipsurgence
  • MAC Ruby Woo Lipsticks Matte
  • Revlon Matte Lipstick, Wine Not
  • NYX Matte Lipstick, Shocking Pink
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Matte Lipstick
  • Shiseido Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte lipstick
  • NARS Pure Matte Lipsticks
  • Rimmel Kate Matte Lipsticks

As usual, as in the case of best lip and best eye makeup, you will never miss best picks from some of the top manufacturers and brands such as, NYX, Revlon, JordanaMaybellineWet n Wildand MAC among others.

Best Matte Lipstick - Revlon Super Lustrous™ Matte Lipstick
Revlon Super Lustrous™ Matte Lipstick

However before you blindly get any of the above best matte lipstick brands, you have a responsibility of doing your own independent research on each brands including reading reviews, seeing customer ratings or comments.

Matte Lipstick Colors and Shades

We have seen some of the best matte lipsticks. We now want to focus on a few popular matte lipstick colors that will include red and dark red, pink, coral and black. Of course, these are not the only colors and shades of lipsticks that come in matte form. There are many others.

Red and Dark Red Matte Lipstick – Top Brands

If you need red and dark red matte lipsticks, there are quite a number in the market since red lipsticks are some of the most popular colors. Some the best red and best dark red matte lipsticks to buy include:

  • Revlon Lipstick Matte Really Red
  • Nyx Cosmetics Matte-Lipstick Perfect Red
  • Mac Red Lipstick Matte
  • Stila long wear lip colour
  • NARS Shanghai Express
  • Nars Dragon Girl
  • Tarte matte Lipsurgence in Fiery
  • RiRi Woo Matte Red Lipstick

Best Pink Matte Lipstick and Top Brands

Pink Matte Lipstick Looks
Pink Matte Lipstick Looks

Just like red lipsticks, pink lipsticks are also very popular with many people using them. If you need the best matte pink lipsticks, consider the following top brands.

  • Colorbar Velvet Matte Sultry Pink Lipstick
  • Revlon Matte-lipstick Pink Pout
  • NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Stormy Pink
  • Matte Pink Lipstick
  • Nars Lipstick in Schiap
  • MegaLast Lip Color in Don’t Blink Pink

Best Coral Matte Lipstick and Top Brands

Coral Matte Lipstick Looks
Coral Matte Lipstick Looks

Matte coral lipstick is what you need for amazing looking lips for daytime official functions. Some of the best coral matte lipsticks you should buy include the following:

  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick Review
  • e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color – Coral
  • Shiseido Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte Lipstick Coral Glow
  • Street Wear Rich Matte Lip Color in Coral Matte
  • Maybelline BOLD Matte in Cheeky Coral Lipstick
  • Neon Coral Pink Matte Lipsticks
  • Chambor Powder Matte-lipstick Coral Reef
  • Matte Lipsticks Scarlet Coral Colours
  • Lipstick Queen Coral Sinner Matte Lipsticks

Best Black Matte Lipstick and Top Brands

Black Matte Lipstick Looks
Black Matte Lipstick Looks

If worn well, matte black lipsticks are so great. If you are looking for the best black matte lipsticks, some of the leading brands you should consider going for include:

  • Stargazer Lipstick 110 Matte Black
  • Lord & Berry Vogue Matte Lipstick in Black Red
  • Illamasqua’s “Pristine” Lipstick
  • L.A. Colors Matte-lipstick in “Blackberry”
  • Ben Nye Lipstick BLACK (Matte)
  • Mac Matte Black Lipstick

Cheap Matte Lipstick – Cheapest

If you are particularly interested in cheap matte lipstick, you need to be careful not to go for inferior quality while trying to save. Some of the best cheap matte lipsticks you should consider buying that all cost below 15$ include the following:

  • Wet N Wild Megalast Matte Lipstick $1.99
  • Revlon Matte Lipstick $8
  • Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Muse $9.99
  • Maniac Mat Long Wearing Matte Lipstick $12

If you are thinking that these prices are high, you need to know that these are indeed some of the cheap matte lipsticks. Other brands go for as high as $40.

How to Wear Matte Lipsticks – Tips and Steps

How to Wear Matte Lipsticks – Tips and Steps
How to Wear Matte Lipsticks – Tips and Steps

If you want the most natural and fresh looks, ensure you wear matte lipsticks. We are going to discuss something small on how to wear matte lipsticks for best looks.

Glossy lipsticks can make you look juvenile or in a partying mood. They are not good for some of the very official daytime functions, especially if you love the bold makeup. However, by turning to matte lipsticks, you can still look great without having to look casual. So how do you wear matte lipsticks?

  • Begin by exfoliating your lips to remove the dry and dead skin from your lips.
  • Hydrate your lips using a good quality lip balm
  • Apply your lip liner to avoid feathering and lipstick bleeding.  See more on lip liner including best brands, how to wear, tips etc.
  • Apply lipstick using your finger, straight from tube or using a brush and you are done. You need to apply enough lipstick and evenly on your lips since pursing it might not help much in spreading it evenly since they are not very oily.

However if you have a lipstick that is not matte, you will need to follow the below

extra steps for perfect looks:

  • After applying the lipstick, blot it lightly with a tissue paper or kiss someone.
  • Pat a powder lightly i.e. a translucent setting powder using a powder brush. Do not apply too much as it will not look good.
  • Since the loose powder will make your lipstick dull, you are free to add another coat of lipstick

If you have a shiny lipstick, you can make it to get the matte appearance by either blotting in between each coat, apply using foundation or apply the lipstick and dabbing a matching powder blush or eyeshadow powder.

How to Make Matte Lipstick

While discussion on how to make matte lipstick, we will not go to the details but just mention a few things about making this lipstick. Otherwise, see on how to make lipstick for a more clear coverage on the subject.

  • To make matte lipstick, you will mix blush and about 4 tablespoons of lip balm or petroleum jelly and mix them thoroughly until they form a gel. The amount of blush powder to add will be depended on the intensity of color you need.
  • Put your lipstick into a small lip balm container and you are done.

You are through with the steps on how to make matte lipsticks. Enjoy your new lipstick.

Tip – To avoid a dull old look on your face after wearing matte lipsticks, it is advisable you go for cheek highlighter, glittery eyeshadow and glittery eyeliner as well as a foundation that is dewy.

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