The Best Matte Lipsticks That Won’t Dry Out Your Lips

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Love the look of matte lipstick but hate how it leaves your lips feeling dried outflaky or itchy? These 10 lip colors all boast a matte finish without any of the dreaded side effects that so many of us have come to know of matte lipsticks and glosses.

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1 / 10

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20)

This liquid lipcolor provides serious color in a buildable formula that’s so creamy that you can spread it around your lips with a lip brush.

2 / 10

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats ($37)

This longwear matte formula goes on super smooth and even contains jojoba oil to keep your lips perfectly hydrated and never chapped.

3 / 10

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6)

For less than 10 bucks you get a soft-to-the-touch, creamy lip color that goes on so velvety smooth, you’ll question whether or not it’s really a matte formula (for the record, it is and it dries down to one).

4 / 10

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick ($28)

One of the most matte formulas we’ve ever tried, the best part about this slim lipstick is that it delivers a dose of mango butter so that your lips are washed in serious color as well as moisture

5 / 10

Tom Ford Beauty Matte Lipstick ($53)

Serious sophistication exudes in this luxurious velvet matte lipstick, which glides on to the lips and leaves them soft

6 / 10

Dolce & Gabanna Matte Lipstick ($38)

When you want a serious showstopping red that you can wear through eating and drinking, this is the one to pick.

7 / 10

Glominerals Suede Matte Crayon ($16)

This award-winning matte lip crayon can be used to line your lips, like liner, or all over. We like that you can blot it on the lips for a bit of matte color or use it heavier for serious color payoff. 

8 / 10

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor ($21)

Although this looks any ordinary lip gloss, it’s anything but. This classic matte lipstick imparts a serious, timeless look. 

9 / 10

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37)

Every shade in this matte velvet collection feels soft and smooth on the lips with megawatt color that doesn’t fade throughout the day. 

10 / 10

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar ($18)

Don’t be put off by the super thick formula that comes out of this tiny tube—you definitely need a lip brush to apply it. Once you have it on, it won’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your lips, but it sure will look like you have the most saturated matte color on.

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