It all started last summer with Lipstick Queen‘s new ‘Velvet Rope‘ lipstick collection, which we fell head over heels for. And at $50 a tube, that’s a whole lot of love. To refresh your memory, the formula proved to kick regular matte lipstick in the a*s. It’s super moisturizing, highly pigmented and goes on flawless. No need to worry about dry, cracked lips after a few minutes of wear, and it stays on forever. Fast forward several months later, and we’ve seen matte velvet lipsticks popping up everywhere. From Chanel‘s $34 La Diva (the best pink that money can buy) to new ‘The Damned’ collection from Topshop Beauty (pictured above), and even a $3.80 knockoff version via Forever 21, the options are endless. Check out the slideshow above to shop our current favorite shades.
Don’t forget to check out NARS’ ‘Final Cut’ collection, Beyonce’s gold Minx nails and our favorite beauty bloggers’ must-have products for spring.