These Are The Best Matte Lipsticks--They're Bold And Vibrant, But Don't Dry Out Your Lips!

January 15, 2020 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | beauty

The number one complaint we hear when talking about matte lipstick? It’s so drying! Well, we have good news. We’ve been doing lots of research and product testing and we found a bunch of amazing matte lipsticks that deliver gorgeous, bold color without any drying. Really! Shop the best matte lipsticks below.

Best Matte Lipsticks

Shoppers Choice:


Highlights: Shockingly smooth lipstick that glides right on and stays in place with a silky matte finish; never dry feeling, always creamy; certified & acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free

“The greatest lip color I’ve ever had. Goes on smooth and sets matte. Lasts for hours and never smudges.” – cmg

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Editors’ Picks:

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Cream Lip Crayon Pencil

Highlights: Provides superior hydration; offers a matte yet moist texture; made with the moisture-locking power of orange peel wax along with the antioxidant properties of resveratrol; water-resistant and long wearing; formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates

“Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayons are the only matte lip product my lips agree with! They don’t dry out my lips (and I’m practically addicted to my chapstick, so I always need moisture), so the formula doesn’t tend to stick to the cracks and dry pieces like other matte lipsticks do.”Morgan

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Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipstick

Highlights: Full, fade-free color; infused with soothing ingredients, so lips feel soft and comforted all day; provides full coverage and lasting shine with one application; non-drying formula

“I usually only wear cream and liquid lipsticks because I hate the feeling of dry lips. This Lancome formula is the only matte I’ll wear because the color is so stunning, but it doesn’t dry out my lips at all. It’s amazing!”Jeanine (Read more about why I love this lipstick here.)

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Highlights: Matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips; enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone; glides on and stays put

I love using these lip pencils because the amount of color you get is so easy to control. For that reason, I feel more brave experimenting with dark colors with this collection, and right now I love this deep red!”Hannah

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

Highlights: Long-lasting, buildable lipstick; Lipstick Tree & Orchid extract softens, protects and hydrates lips for younger-looking, healthy lips; 3D glowing pigments create the illusion lit-from-within lips that appear wider and fuller; hydrating, long-lasting matte lipstick for a soft, cashmere finish

“What sets this lipstick apart from other mattes is that it doesn’t dry out your lips, it’s actually super hydrating. It also has a unique, square-angled tip that makes it easy to apply precisely.”Alisha

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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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