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8 Matte Lipsticks That Won’t Feel Dry on Your Lips

Wandi by Wandi on May 28, 2016
Why you should care

These matte lippies won’t crack under pressure.

Matte lipsticks are gorgeous, but too many matte lip products leave plenty of literal creases that need ironing out…

With drier textures, a common gripe with matte lip colours are their tendency to dry out and flake. Luckily for you, we found 8 matte lip products that won’t feel dry on your lips:

1 NYX Matte Lipstick

NYX Matte lipsticks make it easy to achieve that bold matte lip. These lipsticks have a creamy formula that apply smoothly.

Colour we love: If you’re going for an intense look, the colour ‘Siren’ is a mixture of dark red and purple or a brownish berry, depending on your lip tone.

NYX Siren lipstick


To find out which lip colour suits your skin tone best, check out our article here.

2 Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Lipstick


This non-drying lipstick is pigment-rich, lightweight, and provides full coverage with just one layer of application. The Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour comes in 16 shades of pink, red, brown, and nude.

Colour we love: If you’re looking for a pop of colour, the ‘Cosmic Raspberry’ shade is a bright fuschia that’s the perfect pick-me-up for a monochromatic outfit.

Bobbi Brown cosmic berry lipstick


3 Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Stila Lipstick


True to its name, this liquid lipstick doesn’t require constant reapplication due to its staying power. Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, it also leaves your lips feeling hydrated and soft.

Colour we love: If you going for a playful look, ‘Bellissima’ is a coralish pink that will match heavier eye makeup very well.

Stilla Bellissima lipstick


4 Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel lipstick


Boasting a velvety application, this lipstick contains jojoba oil which further enhances the its smooth texture. For perfectly defined lips, use a lip liner before applying the lipstick.

Colour we love: ’La Favorite’ is a coral colour perfect for muted eye makeup and a bright coloured outfit.

chanel la favorite rouge allure


5 Nars Pure Matte Lipstick

nars pure matte lipstick


This lipstick’s mango butter formula provides moisture, soothes lips, and  gives your lips a smooth feel. With colours such as nude beige to garnet red you can easily switch from day to night in a glide of a moment.

Colour we love: ‘Tashkent’s’ nude beige will go very well with bronze makeup for a healthy summer glow.

nars tashkent


6 Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint

tarte matte lisptick


This 3-in-1-lip tint offers the pigmented performance of a lipstick combined with the creamy moisture of a rich balm. It has a strong minty fragrance and leaves a tingly sensation on the lips, so you can expect your puckers to feel fresh.

Colour we love: ‘Craze’ is a medium pink-tinged coral, suitable for work and fun enough for after hours!

tarte craze matte lipstick

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7 Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color

wet n wild matte lipstick

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If you’re looking for a creamy finish, this is your tube. With ingredients such as coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin A and E, the formula keep the lips feeling soft and smooth.  Lippie names such as ‘Don’t Blink’ and ‘Mauve Outta Here’ make it difficult to mauve on to the the next aisle without grabbing one of these.

Colour we love: ‘Vamp it up’ is a dark purple shade, perfect for an all black outfit.

wet n wild vamp it up


8 Maybelline Color Sensational Lip color

Maybeline matte lipstick


With honey, emollient waxes and Vitamin E, this lipstick range creates a soft and conditioned finish for the perfect selfie pout.

Colour we love: Divine Wine’ is a bright red shade perfect for date night.

maybelline color sensational matte lipstick divine wine


All lippies are available at your nearest Sephora, Watson, and Sasa outlet.

Are You Loving Your Lips Right?

Besides buying the right products, it’s important to keep your lips hydrated with simple homecare steps:

  • Regularly exfoliation: gently brush a wet toothbrush over your lips to rid flakes and dead skin cells.
  • Moisturise: Apply lip balm or coconut oil regularly.
  • Hydrate: stay hydrated by drinking at least 8 cups of water daily to avoid chapping.

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Why you should care

These matte lippies won’t crack under pressure.

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