Matte lipsticks can make a bold statement. When we think matte, dry and dehydrated comes to mind, but most matte lipsticks these days have moisturisers in them (some even go on as a gloss, to reveal gorgeous matte shades underneath when they dry).
Here’s our pick of the best matte lipsticks, as recommended by our Beauty Editor, Tracey Kroukamp…
Red has always been hot, and Ruby Woo seems to suit everyone’s skin tone. It’s not drying, and stays put for a super glam pout!
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour, R315
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick, R290
A range of shades for day or night that barely budge. It’s long-lasting and keeps lips evenly covered, with just the occasional touch-up needed (twice a day at most).
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick, R189
Revlon does classic glamour with style, and this Revlon Matte Lipstick comes in a range of gorgeous colours. Revlon’s Colourstay is perfect for everyday wear and is bound to last, from the moment you apply it in the morning, until you knock off work.
Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick SPF15, R115
A luscious, creamy texture that glides onto the lips and leaves an intense swatch of colour. It also contains an SPF to help protect your lips from sun damage.
Clarins Rouge Éclat Lipstick, R270
Definitely one of those lipsticks that go everywhere with me! In a range of colours for every occasion, so it’s hard to go wrong. Its sleek finish is feather light and looks divine, too.