Matte lipsticks you need

Matte lipsticks often have a bad reputation for being drying, hard to wear all day and something that will show up every little fault in your lips. I've been putting a massive range of matte lipsticks to the test to find out which formulas are the best. These beauties all give a matte finish but don't need hours of prep before you wear them and won't leave you crying out for lip balm.

the best matte lipsticks
Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry, Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallce, Bourjois Grand Cru, GOSH Red 145 and Illamasqua Luster

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution - these are a new launch, but the silky smooth, easy to wear matte finish has already moved them straight to the top of my lipstick list. The formula lasts for hours, surviving eating and drinking pretty easily and doesn't dry lips out. The vintage style luxe packaging is also to die for. Yes, they're pricey at £23, but I promise you won't regret the investment. There are eight shades to choose from, ranging from nudes and soft pinks, all the way through to deep berry shades like Glastonberry (pictured).

Urban Decay Revolution* - most people think of Urban Decay as the palette queens and while that title is well-deserved, I beg you not to overlook their lipsticks. Revolution lipsticks are slightly more satin finish than 100% matte, but this makes them easy to wear all day, and the pigmented finish means you don't need to top-up very often. If you're usually a MAC lipstick lover, these are around the same price at £15, but in my opinion are infinitely better. Choose from over 20 shades - I have several in my collection, including the new Mrs. Mia Wallace red from the recent Pulp Fiction collection.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet* - these lip stains from Bourjois come in a liquid format with a doe foot applicator and once dry, provide a long-lasting matte finish that will see you through the day. You need to be precise with application as the staying power is pretty impressive and once dry, they really don't budge! There are eight shades to choose from and cost £8.99 each.

GOSH Velvet Touch lipsticks* - smooth in texture, highly pigmented and with a semi-matte finish, GOSH's Velvet Touch lipsticks come in every shade you could ever need. They feel a lot more expensive than their £6.49 price tag and are the perfect choice if you want matte lips on a budget.

Illamasqua Glamore lipsticks* - when Illamasqua launched their Glamore lipsticks, I got a bit over excited. The creamy formula made them super easy to wear all day, but still had a matte finish to them. Although the shade selection started off a little smaller than some others, they're adding new ones all the time (including a classic red called Virgin, and seven nude shades) and I think they're a must have for any matte lippie lover. £18.50 each.

What are your favourite matte lipsticks?

*PR samples



  1. Really want to try the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, they sound lush! x

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  2. Gorgeous collection. I havent tried Illamasqua lipsticks before and I am most intrigued by it after reading your review, so thank you! :)

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  3. I need to try these, the only ones I've tried from here are the bourjois and I love them!

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  4. The Bourjois one's are my fave. I don't normally love matte lippys so its strange to finally love a matte lip!

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  5. Amazing post and I love matte lipsticks so I really need to look out for the Urban Decay lippies! x


  6. I love the Bourjois Velvets, my favourite is the shade Nude-ist x


  7. I definitely need to try some of these!

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  8. Nice shades! I really want to try the Bourjois Rouge Velvets!

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  9. I'll need to try some of these, I can't find a lipstick to suit me and to stay on more than an hour! I'm terrible at makeup shopping lol x


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