If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SPY.com may receive an affiliate commission.
* Long-wearing matte lipsticks that don’t dry out the lips
* Budget-friendly price points
* Liquid, cream, and traditional formulas
Whether they’re liquid, pencil, or cream matte lip products have taken the makeup world by storm. Now being one of the most popular lip formulas, matte lipstick has become the go-to for tons of celebrity makeup artists and beauty gurus in the recent years.
Matte lipsticks have their pros and cons, however. While they they tend to be longer lasting than other lipsticks and glosses, some matte formulas tend to be drying or sticky, while others fade with a drink of water or a bite of food. Fortunately, avoiding these problems has never been easier with these 10 matte lipsticks you can pick up from Target.
1. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Color
This top-rated matte lipstick from L’Oreal Paris is a great go-to when it comes to an everyday wear lipstick. Unlike some matte lipsticks, this one promises ultra hydration and has a creamy texture that dries matte, leaving you with no cracks. It also comes in 16 different shades for every kind of lipstick-wearer and their color preferences.
2. Milani Amore Mattes Lip Creme
This matte liquid lipstick from Milani comes in nine different shades in the natural, pink and purple hue families. These color hues are great for a casual brunch day or a more bold look for a night out on the town. The liquid formula dries matte and leaves your lips feeling soft and velvety for up to 16 hours.
3. NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick
Having a solid red lip can be a little hard to pull off. Using a matte lipstick can help keep the red on your lips and away from your teeth, chin and the rest of your face — especially if you enjoy wearing a red lip on a daily basis. This velvet matte lipstick from NYX is super pigmented, without feeling try.
4. Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip
This ultra long-lasting liquid matte lipstick claims to last all day, which is great for long days at works or fun-filled weekends spent out. A little goes a long way, and this liquid formula dries down into a smooth matte finish. Pixi suggests outlining your lips before applying for the best results.
5. Revlon Matte Balm
For those who do not want to commit to a full on lipstick or are not the best with the quick-drying liquid options, a matte balm may be a good compromise for you. With subtle matte color and a smooth, easy application, this balm from Revlon is an essential for a quick pop of color if you have little time in the morning.
6. Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color
This best-selling matte liquid lipstick from Maybelline comes in 20 different shades, so if you’re trying a liquid version of matte lipstick for the first time, this may be a wonderful place to start. You’re bound to find a color that catches your eye, and this long-lasting formula is said to even withstand makeup remover.
7. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lip
As L’Oreal’s first 16-hour matte liquid lipstick, it has become loved by so many for it’s long-lasting wear and affordable price. In just a few strokes, this highly pigmented liquid lip glides on smoothly and feels nearly weightless for promised comfort all day long.
8. Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint
This vegan and cruelty-free matte liquid lipstick from Coloured Raine is a good ethical brand to support and comes in 10 different pink, purple and red shades. Although a little pricier than other lipsticks on the list, it is still less expensive than other high-end brands and you get the vegan/CF aspect that a lot of other lipsticks do not have.
9. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
This ultra-creamy matte lipstick by NYX will make you second guess if it’s a matte finish or if it’ll come off after one sip of coffee. But don’t be fooled by its comfortable velvety texture. This lightweight lipstick will dry down after a few minutes . It’s so weightless that you’ll forget you even have it on.
10. COVERGIRL Melting Pout Matte Lipstick
This matte liquid lipstick from COVERGIRL comes in 11 different universally-flattering colors . With intense, bold color mixed with nourishing ingredients for a smooth application and finish, this liquid lip is comparable to a $20 lipstick for almost a quarter of the price. Talk about a steal.