Matte lips have quickly become one of our favorite makeup looks — the versatile style can easily be made dramatic (try a deep maroon shade), retro (think pin-up girl red), or demure (go for soft pink). The matte lipstick trend has been gaining popularity for quite some time now, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find your perfect matte color. Between choosing a shade that looks great in a matte finish and finding a texture that’s velvety but not dry, the ideal matte lipstick is one of the harder items to find on our beauty shopping list. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite matte lip colors in a variety of shades — just choose a beauty look, and we guarantee these matte lip colors will help make it happen!
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Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #40 ($19): Our founder, Taylor, loves this super bright shade. “Even though it’s a matte finish it’s still a little pearly,” she says.