Right now, it seems like the lip look is a glossy one. Lip gloss is back in full force, baby. I, for one, never thought I'd see a Lancôme Juicy Tubes renaissance in my future, but here we are. And I'm not complaining about it.
But although I've been experimenting with various lip glosses and oils recently, I've decided I will never stray from my tried-and-true matte lipstick. Sure, I might reach for something glossy from time to time, but my go-to is always a matte finish. It's not exactly on-trend right now, but I think the look is 100% timeless. The finish looks so sophisticated and grown-up, and I instantly feel put-together whenever I have a matte lipstick on. In fact, sometimes when I'm especially lazy about doing my makeup but need to look like I actually did it because I'm going out or have something for work, I'll apply some matte lipstick, mascara, a touch of blush, and a brow product, and I'm all set. No need to do a full face when I've got a bold lip on. I find that the product really elevates a look.
Plus, can we just talk about how matte lipsticks seem to be invincible when faced with beverages and food? Those types of lipsticks have staying power all night long. Have I sold you on them yet? Take a look at Who What Wear editors' favorite picks below.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
I am so tempted to buy this lipstick in every color—it's my absolute favorite matte option. First, the color options are amazing. There's a hue for just about every occasion or whim. And second, it stays put. I might have to do a light touch-up once during a night out after eating and drinking, but that's about it.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
YSL Beauty The Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick
Nyx Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick
Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick
Juvia's Place The Nude Velvety Matte Lipstick
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lipstick
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Mousse
Westman Atelier Lip Suede
If you love playing around with your lip colors and mixing and matching, you'll definitely be occupied with this compact. It contains four hues in soft-matte textures that you can wear solo or mix together. The product is infused with nourishing and conditioning ingredients like cold-pressed cherry oil, marula oil, and biomimetic peptides.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Matte Lipstick
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Lipstick
Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick
Hermès Rouge Hermès Matte Lipstick