2016 is a matte year. Makeup artists we have spoken to tell us that matte foundation is going to be the order of the day, and matte lipsticks are going to take up a huge part of your collection. Make way for them!
And there are many reasons to love matte lipsticks: they are more vivid, more long-lasting, and ooze a sense of sophistication. For some time, they have been less popular than their shiny counterparts because of their drying finish, but the matte lipsticks of today are making a comeback with a vengeance – they don’t just boast longevity but are also going to leave your lips feeling smooth.
Here are five of our favourite matte lipsticks that you should absolutely try.
1. Lipstick Queen Sinner: In 20 dramatic shades, the Sinner lipsticks offer full coverage (with 90% pigment!) with creamy formula. It is inspired by the red carpet-worthy looks of old Hollywood glamour, and glides on like a dream. Lipstick Queen products are available at Escentials.
2. Revlon Matte Balm (SGD19.90): Packaged in a retractable crayon for absolute convenience, these matte lipsticks by Revlon feels like balm on the lips, thanks to the blend of shea, mango, and coconut butter in the formula, so they will remain hydrated. This is available at leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets.
3. M.A.C Lipstick (SGD31): The makeup brand has more than 150 shades and textures in its lipstick line, it’s not difficult to find a texture that you like. Ruby Woo, featured here, is probably the most known shade, because this high-impact colour is Rihanna’s favourite.
4. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick (SGD38): Vivid and matte, this super-rich lipstick gives the colour payoff that you want. The ultra-pigmented lipstick contains mango butter, vitamin E and acai oil to repair dryness and offer anti-oxidant benefits, while delivering long-lasting wear.
5. Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick (SGD33): With a creamy and buttery texture, this lipstick conditions lips with a nourishing blend of avocado, olive, babassu oils, illipe butter, and vitamin C and E. Its array of matte formulas include deep-dark colours, bright hues, and even neutral shades.