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Matte Lipstick

We’re mad for mattes—matte lipsticks, that is. At Lime Crime, we have more than 40 pigment-packed matte lipstick colors to choose from, including electric neons, drama-filled darks, and barely-there nudes suitable for every skin tone. 

Put the finishing touch on your daytime makeup with our Plushies Soft Liquid Lipsticks, which boast a soft-focus finish designed to enhance your natural lip color. For something more dramatic, try our pigment-packed Velvetines Liquid Lipsticks and get a party-ready pout that won’t fade, feather, or flake. However you rock your matte lip look, our smudge-proof formulas are sure to leave a lasting impression. Keep reading to discover Lime Crime’s best matte lipsticks, and learn how to wear them for a bold look that never blends in.

What Is Matte Lipstick? 

Our lip makeup is available in three finishes—ultra-shiny, satiny-smooth, and matte. Of the three, our matte liquid lipsticks are both the least shiny and the most opaque. The pigmented formulas glide onto your pout easily with high-impact color and dry quickly to an even, velvety finish. Once dry, they won’t budge, so you don’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. 

Does Matte Lipstick Dry Your Lips?

Dryness isn’t a concern with our creamy liquid lipsticks—though the liquid formulas don’t stay wet, they won’t leave your lips feeling parched. If you’re feeling a bit drier than you’d like, however, you can add our lip care essentials to your daily routine. 

A few extra steps, including buffing away dead skin and smooth your lips with our gentle lip scrub and applying an even layer of lip balm, can give your pout some much-needed hydration. 

Are Matte Lipsticks Better Than Glossy Lipsticks? 

We can’t answer this question for you—it’s all about what you want. If you’re aiming for a sheer, natural-looking finish, you’ll love our cherry-scented lip glosses. The semi-sheer formulas offer a splash of color with a high-shine finish. For something a little less slick, try our Soft Touch Lipsticks, which are available in sixteen silky shades offering a soft matte finish. 

If an attitude-packed and attention-grabbing look is what you’re after, there’s no beating our vegan matte lipsticks. Try True Love for a vibrant pop of head-turning color, or reach for Blackberry for a more toned-down (but still fierce) finish.

What Is The Best Matte Lipstick?

Nothing is universal: The best matte lipstick is the one you like best. It’s up to you to choose your favorite formula. We have two options for you, our Plushies and Velvetines. Think of the former as the softer side of matte lips. They’re non-opaque, silky-smooth, and available in a stunning range of 14 neutral shades. Velvetines, on the other hand, are all about packing a major, matte punch. Each of the 30 hues is long-wearing and ultra-pigmented. 

Aside from formula, color determines the best matte lipstick for you, too. If you know what hue you’re looking for, you can shop by lip color to find all of our lip makeup in that shade. 

Peruse our dark lipsticks and pick sultry, dramatic shades, like Wicked, or sort through our red lipsticks to discover your fave ruby hue. Still unsure? Turn on your computer’s camera and try our easy-to-use, virtual try-on feature to see how our long-lasting matte lipsticks look on you IRL. 

How Do You Apply Matte Lipstick? 

Though you can apply your matte lipstick straight out of the tube, we recommend first prepping your pout with lip primer. Ours is sheer, lightweight, and glides on effortlessly to help your matte lipstick stick not smudge or fade.

First, glide a thin, even layer of lip primer onto your lips. Once the primer dries, you can trace your lip line with one of our velvety matte lip liners to accentuate your natural lip shape (or even fake a fuller lip—we won’t tell). Then, using the built-in applicator or a lipstick brush, apply your liquid matte lipstick, making sure the edges are clean and precise for a super-defined look. Let it dry as-is, or go all out and pair it with one of our glitter glosses (like Disco Cherry) for a confident look that’s totally unique.


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