Some things in life are best shiny: hair, cars, diamonds… but when it comes to lipstick, matte is having a moment right now. There are a few tricks to wearing it well, though. First get your lips well moisturised and free of any flakes, wear your matte lipstick with a liner if you’re picking a bold shade, and don’t apply loads of layers. Once you’ve mastered the look, you’ll be a total convert. So take your pick from our top 10 matte lippies that’ll give you change from a tenner.
1. Best bargain
If you’re experimenting with a trend-led colour, this is the perfect price. Who cares if you only wear it for one night out?!
2. Best for every day
This chic pinky tone is a great option for work or dressed-down weekends. Alternatively, team with liquid liner flicks for an easy 60s-inspired feel.
3. Best for colour payoff
With a colour impact that compares to those three times the price, this lipstick is a must if you want to make a shade statement.
4. Best for a classic red
This iconic red classic suits most skin tones. It will work for both diehard scarlet fans and those who’ve never tried being a lady in red before.
5. Best for dry lips
Matte lipstick can be drying, but this formulation manages to stay creamy while still providing a rich matte finish.
7. Best for matte-phobics
A lightweight gel formula and a lip gloss-style applicator make this the ideal lippie if you don’t normally like the feel of matte lipstick.
8. Best for a hydrated finish
This liquid lippy, with a hint of velvety moisture, is great for dipping your toe into the matte trend.
9. Best for 40+
With argan oil, rose and vitamin E in its formulation, this lippy will help condition your lips and won’t dry and settle in fine lines.
10. Best for celebrity favourite
The celeb makeup artist behind this fab lipstick has worked with some of pop and TV’s biggest names: think Rita Ora, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding.