Last month, I asked you lovelies on Twitter to let me know what fall trends or fall related topics you wanted me to blog about this season. One of you lovelies asked if matte lipstick was still a trend. This particular lovely was DONE with matte lipstick. I had to delve a bit deeper into why she felt this way about mattes. I found out that she did not like matte lipstick because it is too drying. I know she is not the only one who feels this way. Let me give you matte-weary lovelies some info on matte lipsticks that don't chap your lips.
Three Basic Types of Matte
The most popular type of matte lipstick is the one that is drying out some women's precious pouts. These mattes are the flat mattes that have no shine, reflect no light, are pigmented as heck, and are pretty much "stay put" or non-transferable. The other two mattes are the semi- and demi-matte lipsticks. These two are the mattes that are more forgiving and won't chap your lips as easily. Check out this video for the full run down about the three basic matte types:
Five Semi-Matte Lipsticks I Like
Semi-matte lipstick can still feel drying on lips if your lips chap easily. So be mindful of this if you try any of these lipsticks out:
- Colourpop Ultra Satin Lipstick
- Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick
- Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick
- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
- Georgio Armani Lip Maestro
Five Demi-Matte Lipsticks I Like
Demi-matte lipsticks should not feel dry on your lips, even if they "dry down" to a softer matte finish. These mattes are the most comfortable I've worn:
- Revlon Ultra Matte HD
- L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss
- Maybelline Vivid Mattes
- Covergirl Katy Kat Matte
- Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss
My Matte Lipstick Recommendations
If your only experience has been with flat mattes that have dried your lips, I would suggest that you stick with drugstore choices to see if you truly can handle any type of matte lipstick. Sometimes the liquid lipsticks can be more drying than the solid lipstick. So I recommend buying a liquid and solid semi-matte lipstick and the same for demi-matte. Look for words like satin, velvet, or creamy in the description of the matte lipstick or even in the name.
These words are a clue that the matte lipstick is not a flat matte and has some type of moisture content in it. This is not a guarantee because some companies will use these words in naming their product and the product is nothing like that. Don’t you hate it when brands do that?