9 Best Drugstore Matte Lipsticks

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Do you want to achieve the most flawless, statement-making pout? If yes, it’s time you give the glossy finish a rest and get your hands on some matte lip formulations. No matter where we turn – be it high-end beauty companies or our go-to drugstore brands, they’ve all got something great in this department. However, drugstore options are more convenient and budget-friendly products. You may ask – why matte? Well, these formulations don’t create a mess. They are also way more pigmented; they don’t bleed, smudge and simply last longer! Aren’t those enough reasons?

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘London’

These velvety smooth, soft matte lip creams by NYX cosmetics deliver a burst of creamy color that settles into a stunning matte finish. It’s durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy. The sweet-smelling formula is a cult favorite.

These come in 34 different shades.

Pros:

  • Smooth texture
  • Highly-pigmented
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Affordable
  • Easy application

Cons:

  • It may highlight imperfections and dry patches on your lips

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘London’ Review:

This is one of the best matte lip products of the drugstore world. Its packaging is quirky, and the color of the tube matches the lip cream shade. It has a convenient, sponge applicator that is easy to work with. It’s a mid-consistency cream that spreads easily on your lips and dries to give you a gorgeous, powdery matte finish. However, before you get on with this product, make sure your lips are thoroughly moisturized as it can further enhance your dry, chapped lips. The shade ‘London’ is a mid-tone nude beige which looks great on lighter skin tones. Cannes, Madrid, and Copenhagen are some other great shades from this range.

2. Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in ‘111’ (Kiss Of Life)

This lipstick by Rimmel gives you a sumptuously rich matte color with sublime comfort. The intensely-pigmented lipstick will last on your lips for 8 hours. Sport an attractive looking pout, all day long with these lipsticks from the Kate Moss collection. They are available in over 12 different shades.

Pros:

  • Very pigmented
  • Longevity
  • Does not fade or smudge
  • Easy application
  • Does not dry out your lips

Cons:

  • It has a rather strong fragrance
  • Slightly transferable

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in ‘111’ (Kiss Of Life) Review:

This lipstick comes in a red tube with the Rimmel logo and Kate Moss’ signature on the cap. The packaging is attractive and is easy to spot. The texture of the lipstick is initially creamy, but once it settles, you are left with a flawless matte finish that lasts all day long. Even if it transfers, the color does not fade, and it still looks untouched. Coming to the shade ‘Kiss of Life,’ it’s a bright red that looks like a dupe of M.A.C’s ‘Ruby Woo.’

3. e.l.f Matte Lip Color in ‘Mulberry Maven’

This convenient jumbo-sized pencil creates an exact color application with a twist-up ease. The pigment-rich color glides on easily and effortlessly to provide a long-lasting matte finish. It’s enriched with Vitamin A, C, and E and it also moisturizes and hydrates your lips. It also includes a sharpener at the base. These come in over eight different shades.

Pros:

  • Decent staying power
  • Super affordable
  • Application is easy
  • Good packaging
  • Good pigmentation

Cons:

  • Smells weird. (Like oil or a petroleum-based product)
  • It can be extremely drying for some even though it claims to contain vitamins

e.l.f Matte Lip Color in ‘Mulberry Maven’ Review:

This lipstick by e.l.f looks like a pencil. You twist it up to get more product out which avoids wastage and makes it easier to use. The pencil is black with a strip of color that helps you identify the shade. All in all, the packaging is travel-friendly. The consistency is crayon-like, and it has an extremely matte finish, so all of you ladies with super dry lips need to prep and moisturize your lips well before going in with this product. The shade ‘Mulberry Maven’ is a rich purple-pink shade that looks pretty on all skin tones.

4. Revlon Matte Lipstick in ‘Pink About It’

Beautifully rich matte color that glides effortlessly across your lips. It gives you suede-like, cushiony feel and maximum color impact. Available in shades straight from the runway from nudes to deepest berries.

Pros:

  • True to color
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long-wearing
  • Even and smooth application
  • Does not dry out your lips

Cons:

  • Transfers a little
  • Slightly fades after a meal

Revlon Matte Lipstick in ‘Pink About It’ Review:

Revlon’s matte lipsticks are a little pricey when looked at from a “drugstore” point of view owing to its formulation. They come in a cute and sturdy matte-black packaging. Its consistency is smooth and slightly creamy that settles into a flawless matte that does not highlight your dry patches or absorb moisture from your lips. It just stays put for a long time. And, the shade ‘Pink About It,’ it’s a gorgeous coral-red shade that brightens up your face and looks fun and youthful. Its quality is great too!

5. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints in ‘Festival’

Lacquer up lips in high impact matte lip color with the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte lip paints. In just one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant full-coverage matte lipstick to your lips for comfortable wear. This is available in 6 high impact shades to choose from.

Pros:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Hydrating
  • Light-weight
  • Easy and smooth application
  • Long-wearing

Cons:

  • Takes time to set
  • This may enhance dry patches
  • Color tends to slightly settle into lines

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints in ‘Festival’ Review:

These lip paints by L’Oreal come in a squeeze tube with a sponge-tipped applicator. The formulation is similar to that of a creamy liquid lipstick. It’s easy to apply, and it takes about 30 seconds to settle into a matte finish so you can work on perfecting your application within this time frame. It does not make your lips feel dry, so it’s quite comfortable to wear. The shade ‘Festival’ is a beautiful matte caramel that instantly gives you that statement-making pout. Some of the other popular shades from this range include Cinna-Bomb and Skinny Dip.

6. Wet N’ Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in ‘Give Me Mocha’

This glides on like butter, feels like second skin and just won’t budge. This liquid catsuit matte lipstick is made with glammed out superpowers. It goes on glossy, yet it transforms into a high-pigmented matte finish with some serious staying power.

Pros:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Light weight formula
  • Long-staying
  • Does not dry out your lips
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • Tends to settle into fine lines of your lips
  • It has a mild chemical smell

Wet N’ Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in ‘Give Me Mocha’ Review:

This liquid lipstick by Wet N’ Wild is one of the most affordable drugstore lipsticks. It barely costs $5 which is awesome! The packaging is really cute and quirky, and it comes in a clear tube through which you can see the actual color of the lipstick. The bottom specifies the name of the shade. It comes with a doe foot applicator that gives you easy and precise application. The texture is liquidy and thin. The lipstick dries down to a completely matte finish within a few seconds. The shade ‘Give Me Mocha’ is one of the most stunning brown shades that will suit all skin tones. So if you are into earthy tones, do give this a shot!

7. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in ‘Lover’

Ink your lips in up to 16 hours with this saturated liquid matte for the most flawless finish. The Super Stay Matte Ink features a unique arrow applicator for precise application. It’s available in 10 supersaturated shades.

Pros:

  • Very pigmented
  • Smooth and easy application
  • Long-staying
  • These will make it through a meal

Cons:

  • Hard to remove
  • Not light-weight
  • Feels a little sticky when you initially apply it

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in ‘Lover’ Review:

You need to know two things about these Maybelline liquid lipsticks – one, the longevity is excellent and two, they feel slightly heavy and tacky when you wear them. So you need to prioritize and choose what’s more important to you – longevity or comfort? It claims to give you a 16-hour stay, but it lasts up to a solid 13-14 hours, which is quite amazing! The shade ‘Lover,’ it’s a gorgeous dusty rose and is one of the prettiest shades from this range!

8. L.A Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick in ‘Va Voom’

L.A Girl’s Matte Flat Velvet lipsticks are rich in pigment and filled with moisture. With added shea butter to hydrate your lips and a soft, smooth application, your lips feel as gorgeous as they look. These come in a range of 26 bold shades.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Soft and smooth texture
  • Does not excessively dry out your lips
  • Easy to take off
  • Does not settle into fine lines

Cons:

  • Can’t survive a meal (fades)
  • Average staying power

L.A Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick in ‘Va Voom’ Review:

This L.A Girl lipstick comes in a long black packaging, and the color is indicated through a strip on the cap. There is also a small pan at the bottom of the lipstick, with some extra product. The lipstick has a smooth texture which glides easily on your lips and gives an even application. It’s a non-drying matte that never looks patchy or highlights dry patches. The only issue is its longevity which is quite average. The shade ‘Va Voom!’ is a dark, muted rose pink shade which also leaves a beautiful stain once it fades.

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9. Nicka K New York HQ Matte Lipstick in ‘Scarlet’

The Nicka K intense matte lipstick glides on effortlessly and lasts all day long. It features a creamy, non-drying formula that glides over lips without emphasizing imperfections – delivering rich pigmentation with a plush, velvety feel. This is available in a range of 20 gorgeous shades.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Creamy consistency that settles into matte
  • Light-weight
  • Non-drying formula
  • Long-staying

Cons:

  • Tends to bleed slightly and will need touch-ups
  • Transfers a little

Nicka K New York HQ Matte Lipstick in ‘Scarlet’ Review:

This lipstick by Nicka K comes in a rather simple packaging that does not stand out from the others. The formulation of this product is semi-creamy, and once it settles, it transforms into a semi-matte finish – nothing too drying, which is a plus. The shade ‘Scarlet’ is a bright, chirpy red which is great for festivals and special occasions.

 

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