Best matte liquid lipstick
May 31, 2019

Just by virtue of the fact that you’re looking for matte liquid lipstick, it’s clear that you’re a true lipstick expert. It wasn’t long ago that liquid lipstick was hard to find and almost impossible to enjoy wearing, so you, wise shopper, are clearly clued into the fact that times have changed. And because you’re looking for matte liquid lipstick, we can surmise that you know how to rock colors, shades, and styles that not everyone can pull off.

All that being said, no matter how soft your lips and how much you know about the cutting edge of beauty products, not every matte liquid lipstick is created equal. Some have colors that are too dull, others really dry out your lips, and still others just don’t last very long. That’s why we’re here — think of MASSE as your best shopping buddy, offering only the best recommendations gathered from all our other shopping buddies. We feature reviews and recommendations from real people who have really used the products, with no sponsored posts or paid reviews.

What that means is that you can trust that we’re going to give it to you straight and present only the best in matte liquid lipsticks. There are a whole lot of great matte liquid lipsticks out there, in many different shades and colors, so not only do you need a guide to help you avoid the bad ones, you’ll also need some help discovering which matte liquid lipstick will look best on you. After all, traditional lipstick has a far different finish — those colors shine, while matte lipstick colors are far less glossy, though not quite flat. Additionally, some matte liquid lipsticks feel different on the lips than others, so it’s not just about how they look, but also how they sit. With the right matte liquid lipstick, your subdued, sexy lips will help the rest of your look shine.

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Powermatte Lip Pigment
$26.00
NARS
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MatteTrance Lipstick
$38.00
Pat McGrath Labs
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Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
$28.00
Hourglass
4
Ultra Satin Lips
$10.00
Colourpop
5
LipSense Liquid Lip Color
$20.20
SeneGence
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There are a few important, distinct features of NARS’ Powermatte Lip Pigment. First and foremost, it comes in well over a dozen shades and colors, ranging from a nude tan rose to wild rose to brown, so you can match this matte liquid lipstick to virtually any pair of lips. It’s also silky smooth and remarkably, so while everyone notices your gorgeous lips, you’ll barely remember that you’ve got any lipstick on at all. And it’s even easier to apply, thanks to NARS’ patented applicator, so you don’t have to worry about smudging or running.
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MatteTrance Lipstick

$38.00By: Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath Labs’ lipsticks may be recognized for the gold pair of lips on their every tube, but it’s the many different colors and shades that really make this matte lipstick stick out. There are over two dozen colors, from soft peach pink to deep plum and everything in between, and as MASSE users rave, they all go on smoothly and leave a “silky, almost powdery” feel.
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Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

$28.00By: Hourglass
Hourglass’s Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick matches an array of rich, dare we say bright (seriously, as bright as mattes can get!) colors with a velvety look and feel. It is incredibly soft on the lips, silky smooth and not only easy to put on, but long-lasting, as well. It rolls on fast and settles almost immediately, while also providing nourishment that actually helps protect and heal your lips as well. Our users love all the colors and how simple it is to apply!
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Ultra Satin Lips

$10.00By: Colourpop
Colourpop’s Ultra Satin Lips is an affordable matte liquid lipstick option that does not skimp on gorgeous, bold pigments. It comes in dozens of shades and colors, and no matter which you choose, you’ll get a creamy, smooth liquid lipstick that is going to stay on all day, no matter how many times you lick your lips or, if it’s a really great day, get kissed. Our users often buy these en masse thanks to their great price point and color variety, and rave about their lip-feel and formula!
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LipSense Liquid Lip Color

$20.20By: SeneGence
SeneGence makes a few big guarantees to smart shoppers who opt for its LipSense Liquid Lip Color: This matte liquid lipstick, the company says, “won’t kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off,” so if you’re looking for something that’ll last all day, you’re headed in the right direction. But that’s only half the battle — obviously, you also want a matte liquid lipstick that looks gorgeous, and this one delivers there, too. MASSE users love this lipstick, and as one user puts it, “you won’t be disappointed” if you try it!