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?!

MUA MUA Matte Lipstick - Wild Berry £1.00 Buy Now

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.

B. B. Matte Lipstick Snatched £6.99 Buy Now

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.

Rimmel Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Call the Shots £6.99 Buy Now

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.

Revolution Revolution Iconic Matte Lipstick Red Carpet £3.00 Buy Now

5. Best for dry lips

Matte lipstick can be drying, but this formulation manages to stay creamy while still providing a rich matte finish.

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6. Best for a staple nude

Every makeup bag needs a nude lipstick. If yours is lacking, this velvet finished pinky beige is a good bet.

MUA MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick #11 £3.00 Buy Now

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.

Revlon Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipstick Flirtation 5.9ml £8.99 Buy Now

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.

B. B. Matte Liquid Lipstick Ravenous £6.99 Buy Now

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.

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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.

B. B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick The Nineties £6.99 Buy Now