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Best Drugstore Matte Lipsticks

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Best Drugstore Matte Lipsticks November 15, 2017

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?

Top 15 Drugstore Matte Lipsticks

Here, we have put together, a list of some of the best drugstore matte lipsticks that you absolutely need to check out, and they’re all under $10!

  1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream In ‘London
  2. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color In ‘All Fired Up
  3. Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick By Kate Moss In ‘111’ (Kiss Of Life)
  4. e.l.f Matte Lip Color In ‘Mulberry Maven
  5. Revlon Matte Lipstick In ‘Pink About It’
  6. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints In ‘Festival
  7. Wet N’ Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick In ‘Give Me Mocha
  8. Milani Color Statement Lipstick Matte In ‘Rose Femme
  9. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color In ‘Addiction
  10. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color In ‘Lover
  11. L.A Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick In ‘Va Voom
  12. Nicka K New York HQ Matte Lipstick In ‘Scarlet
  13. NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick In ‘Euro Trash
  14. Jordana Sweet Cream Matte In ‘Sweet Marsala Wine
  15. Revlon Matte Balm In ‘Standout

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.

Rating: 5/5

Price: $6.50*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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2. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in ‘All Fired Up’

The Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color gives you a burst of statement-making color with a surge of a creamy matte texture. Its precious oils leave a sensuous finish and keep your lips moisturized all day long. Flaunt your pout in vibrant, bright and creamy matte shades for a bold impact. It’s available in 15 different shades.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Creamy texture that settles into a matte finish
  • Long staying
  • Smooth and easy application
  • Provides hydration and keeps lips soft
  • Easy to remove

Cons:

  • Transfers a little
  • Can’t survive a heavy meal

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in ‘All Fired Up’ Review:

These Maybelline lipsticks come in a variety of gorgeous shades. It comes in the classic Maybelline packaging with a silver base and a purple cap. It’s nothing fancy, but it is simple and travel-friendly. It has a velvety texture and a creamy consistency that settles into a non-drying matte. It does not highlight dry patches and is light-weight. The shade ‘All Fired Up’ is a gorgeous pink that instantly brightens up your look. It can be pulled off by every skin tone beautifully! Nude Nuance is another popular shade by this range.

Rating: 5/5

Price: $5.50*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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3. 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.’

Rating: 5/5

Price: $5.49*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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4. 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.

Rating: 4.8/5

Price: $5.34*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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5. 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!

[ Read: 14 Best Selling Revlon Lipsticks in India ]

Rating: 4.8/5

Price: $8.99*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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6. 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.

Rating: 4.8/5

Price: $7.99*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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7. 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!

Rating: 4.7/5

Price: $4.99*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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8. Milani Color Statement Lipstick Matte in ‘Rose Femme’

You know how some lipsticks look one way in the store, and then completely different in your bathroom mirror? Milani’s Color Statement is the anti-thesis of that. This super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick delivers true instant color in one single swipe. It’s enriched with Vitamins A and C to hydrate and nourish your lips. It comes in over 20 different shades.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Does not dry out your lips
  • Classy packaging
  • Creamy-matte texture
  • Easy to apply

Cons:

  • It transfers a little
  • Average staying power
  • Strong watermelon fragrance

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Matte in ‘Rose Femme’ Review:

This range of matte lipsticks from the popular drugstore brand Milani comes in a classy gold packaging with a band at the bottom that displays the shade of the lipstick. The texture is creamy, and application is simple without the need to tug or pull. Even those with very dry lips can pull this off as it’s quite moisturizing for a matte lipstick. The shade ‘Rose Femme’ is a pretty mauve-brown shade which will look great on all skin tones. It’s a very subdued shade that is great for work-wear. One swipe gives you a gorgeous finish! A must-try!

Rating: 4.7/5

Price: $4.97*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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9. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in ‘Addiction’

The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color is a lightweight, high definition velvety matte lipstick. It’s moisturizing, velvety and is a 100% wax-free, gel formula.

It’s available in 24 different shades.

Pros:

  • Glides onto the lips easily
  • Highly pigmented
  • Does not dry out the lips
  • Fancy packaging

Cons:

  • Transfers a lot
  • Average staying power

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in ‘Addiction’ Review:

This liquid lipstick comes with a standard paddle-shaped applicator which makes application quick and precise. The shade ‘Addiction’ is a bright berry-plum shade that will suit most skin tones. The lipstick is super pigmented, and it has a creamy texture that sets into a semi-matte, velvety finish. The disappointing factor of this lipstick would be its staying power which is less – it requires timely touch-ups. However, if you’re looking for a non-drying, pigmented, semi-matte finish lipstick – this may just be it!

Rating: 4.5/5

Price: $9*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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10. 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!

Rating: 4.5/5

Price: $7.94*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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11. 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.

Rating: 4.4/5

Price: $4*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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12. 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.

Rating: 4.4/5

Price: $4.99*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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13. NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in ‘Euro Trash’

Load your lips with plush, pigment-rich color with the NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick. Its shockingly smooth color glides right on and stays in place with a silky matte finish that never feels dry. It’s now available in a range of 12 fresh shades.

Pros:

  • A true matte lipstick
  • Highly pigmented
  • Decent staying power
  • Does not feel heavy on lips
  • Great value for money

Cons:

  • Packaging is slightly flimsy
  • Enhances fine lines on the lips

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in ‘Euro Trash’ Review:

The ‘Euro Trash’ is a neutral brown shade with warmer undertones to it. Two swipes are all it takes to get the right amount of color on your lips. It comes in an all-black packaging with a clear plastic around the tube that displays the shade. Its texture is soft and buttery – it glides on smoothly and stays on for a good 5-6 hours. This shade is great for everyday wear!

[ Read: 10 Best NYX Lipsticks That You Should Try ]

Rating: 4.4/5

Price: $5.99

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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14. Jordana Sweet Cream Matte in ‘Sweet Marsala Wine’

Give your lips some sugar, sweetie! The Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip color starts off as a liquid and melts into a velvety matte finish. Indulge in a light, creamy-whipped feel and dessert-rich shades. Infused with a drop of Vitamin A – these lip colors keep your lips comfortable and nourished. This is available in 12 different shades.

Pros:

  • Long staying
  • Very pigmented
  • Infused with Vitamin A
  • Transfer proof
  • Light-weight feel
  • Water-resistant formula

Cons:

  • Accentuates lines on lips after a while
  • Reapplication makes it appear patchy
  • Quantity offered is quite less

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte in ‘Sweet Marsala Wine’ Review:

This lipstick comes in a clear plastic tube, with a slanted doe foot applicator which makes application smooth and easy. It has a mousse texture that glides on the lips and has a faint vanilla fragrance which reminds me of cupcakes. It offers 5-6 hours of wear time even with meals. The shade ‘Sweet Marsala Wine’ is a richly pigmented wine (maroon) shade with deep purple undertones. It looks fabulous on every skin tone.

Rating: 4.3/5

Price: $6.81*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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15. Revlon Matte Balm in ‘Standout’

The Revlon Matte Balm gives you a matte finish that’s beyond plush! It’s infused with a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut, and Mango nourish lips and provide a stunning color payoff. This is available in a range of 10 desirable colors.

Pros:

  • Great packaging
  • Highly pigmented
  • Smooth texture that glides on your lips
  • Easy to use
  • Great value for money

Cons:

  • Average staying power
  • Can’t survive a meal

Revlon Matte Balm in ‘Standout’ Review:

This lipstick looks like a chubby crayon, and it’s super convenient to use for it does not require the complications of sharpening. It’s a twist up stick with the silver bottom used to propel the product out. It has a subtle minty fragrance which is rather soothing. The balm glides onto your lips smoothly without tugging or pulling. One swipe gives you a great color payoff. The shade ‘Standout’ is true to its name. It’s a deep cranberry red color that instantly adds so much color to your face. A must-have shade!

Rating: 4.2/5

Price: $6.50*

Purchase Link: amazon.com

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The bold, matte lip trend does not seem to be dying out anytime soon, and it’s essential to keep yourself updated with the best that you can get. That was our list of some of the best drugstore matte lipsticks available in the market! Do you have a favorite go-to drugstore brand? Do let us know in the comments!

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