2015  is coming to a close and if we’ve learned anything about makeup looks this year, It’s all about the lips. The most popular and sought after look right now is the matte finish. For the new fashionistas and baby beauty beginners matte lipstick is different from your regular tube. Matte lipstick is made to have color which is dull and/or flat without any shine.

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Don’t get scared away just yet, there are many uses with matte lipstick that gives you a wide range of variety. The lack of shine in these lip colors give you the opportunity to have some of the most vibrant and heavily pigmented colors found on the market.

For those of you who love the big glossy lip look, you can always set the matte lipstick as a base then apply your favorite gloss on top to create a bold glossy look. And if you’re feeling adventurous you can add a different color and create your own custom blend.

Scouring everything from the internet, make-up shops, social media and professional beauty consultants we have searched to find the top choices when it comes to making your lips matte. A few brands stole the show with an awesome cult following as well as brands that do little advertisement but their products speak volumes.

  1. Jeffree Star – Velour Liquid Lipstick

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Where can we start with this product… The color is so pigmented and true to the color that you see in the tube. The perk with this liquid lipstick it is great to layer and create custom colors when wet and once it dries has a beautiful matte finish.

2. Ruby Kiss Cosmetics – Matte Lipstick by Ruby Kiss

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Working on set during a fashion event we discovered this makeup artists secret weapon. Ruby Kiss Cosmetics carries a long line of products but what made this matte lipstick blow everything else out of the water is it’s staying power. This is a regular matte lipstick and not a liquid matte but has the incredible staying power beyond the liquid. Not advertised as long wear but trust me, this will stay all day.

3. Coloured Raine -Matte Lip Paint

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The internet is a very cool place to find and discover new brands that aren’t typically carried in your local beauty supply or Sephora. Coloured Raine is a perfect example of this. The matte lip paints from the brand have a cult following all their own. Because of the brightness and the silk like texture this liquid lip paint can be used beyond just your lips. Take a tiny angled brush and this can be applied as eye liner, lip liner… the sky is the limit.

4. Illamasqua – MATTE LIPSTICK

illamasqua-lipstick-matte-colorHigh end and High color! This pop of fresh colors will have you feeling as good as you look when you try on this matte lipstick from Illamasqua. The creators of this line took extra care into the products they used when formulating this must have lippie. The main complaint you hear when it comes to matte lipstick is the drying effects it has on the lips, oh no honey, not with this one. Illamasqua wants your lips to be luscious and luxurious. So, if you have sensitive skin and are worried about possible breakouts or irritation, this matte is your match.

5. NYX Cosmetics Matte

nyx matte lipstick And here we are again, a fan favorite. NYX Cosmetics brings it with their signature matte lipstick collection. NYX has such a wide rage of colors and tones you can mix and match, build your own color and these lipsticks are smooth like butter which makes it great for easy blending. This is a great product for the novice matte lipstick star because with a price tag of $7.00 a pop you can’t go wrong.