The Matte lipstick craze has been going on for a while now and I know I’m late to the game but over the past year I’ve become obsessed. It wasn’t an easy transition for me to go to bold, matte lips. I have fuller lips and all my life my lipstick journey has been to not emphasize them. Wearing a neutral shimmer lipstick was my go to. However, I woke up months ago and said “Cat (that’s what I call myself), why are you hiding something that some women pay money to have? Love what God gave you?”
And since full lips are the thing right now, why not just go out and go hard. Go for mattes!
About 12 matte lipsticks later (I told you I was obsessed), I’ve found some of my favorite, cheap brands. Nothing against the department store lippies, but I go all out on most of my skincare products and lipsticks are just not one of them.
So here are some of my favorite matte affordable lipsticks that work on medium brown skin (because not all colors are for everyone, especially in a bold matte).
Color Pop. I am so in love with this brand. They are only $6 a pop and show up in full color. They are kiss proof and drink proof. You an eat with it and might need a bit of retouching. It dries almost immediately which is a plus as some mattes take a bit of time to dry to get the matte look. The only con is that they can be a bit drying so you might have to exfoliate your lips from time to time. Here are some pics of my favorites. The top color is in full dry matte form.
LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss– $5. You can find this online but many of your local beauty supply stores will have it as well. Some of the colors are a bit much for me but there are a few colors that are wearable without standing out too much. It doesn’t dry as quickly at color pop but it will dry. The colors are also strong and vivid and it last pretty long as well although not fully kiss proof/drink proof
NYX– $6. I love this brand in general. They are great dupe for expensive department store brands. They have a very large array of matte lippies. They also dry quickly but are not fully food/drink proof. I like the liquid suede line and the matte lip creams.
Ruby Kisses– $3-$4 The cheapest of the bunch. The laquer takes a while to dry but the lipstick
is quick drying. The colors are vivid and it is long lasting (not full food proof).