July 29, 2015

The Best Matte Lipsticks for Fall 2015

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the best matte lipsticks

Love or hate it matte lipsticks are back for Fall 2015 and I’ve compiled a list of the best matte lipsticks for Fall 2015 that I think are utterly wearable, easy to apply, and easy to wear without drying your lips out.

I remember when I started my blog nearly 8 years ago and matte lipsticks were all the rage. Unfortunately, at that time I didn’t feel like the formula of any of these matte lipstick formulas on the market weren’t completely draining the moisture from my lips. For serious, wearing matte lipstick was a lot like that scene in Tank Girl where Kesslee stabs a water bottle into a dude’s back and proceeds to extra all the water from his body.

Needless to say matte lipsticks weren’t a pleasant experience. But mattes have evolved so much since 2007 with formulas that are creamier, longer wearing, and not nearly as moisture draining as they once were.

As we head into Fall 2015, matte lipsticks are going to become more and more popular with a possibility of the trend following into the Holiday season so here’s a list of the best matte lipsticks for Fall 2015 that are both new and older formulas I’ve used, loved, and didn’t have an issue with them draining the life moisture from my lips.

Temptu Color True Lipstick $24
If you buy just one matte lipstick this year please let it be Temptu Color True Lipstick. These are truly the best of the best in the matte lipstick world. Lightweight, incredible pigmentation, and a comfortable, lightweight demi-matte finish that never clings to drier areas! This is the type of matte lipstick that is life changing and will likely convert you to the joys of matte lipstick. Try it, you won’t regret it!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge $24
I’m not going to lie, Aqua Rouge happens to be the biggest PITA to remove but the wear is incredible. These will get you through the day without a hiccup and have a super pigmented formula with an elegant matte finish.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick $24
Creamy, dreamy, velvety! Stila’s formula is packed with pigment and applies like a gloss but has the finish of a stunning matte lipstick with a velvety finish that doesn’t accentuate drier areas and looks smooth and even through it’s five to six hour wear.

Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color $16
Sephora’s formula isn’t to be overlooked as these creamy liquid lipsticks apply like a dream and provide gorgeous long wearing color with a traditional matte finish that give lips a sophisticated look!

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick $22
Urban Decay’s formula is a little draggy but they wear like a champ with a very smooth, even finish and intense color pay off (did you expect any less from UD?) and a lightweight, barely there formula that wears quite comfortably!

What are your favorite matte lipstick formulas for Fall?

Tried any of these ones?

Do share!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jennifer Elizabeth

    FYI, Sephora has a code right now that gets you a free deluxe sample of UD Matte Revolution in Bad Blood if you spend $25 or more. That’s what really tipped my hand to trying it.

  • Rachel

    Κat Von D’s new shades are quite impressive! I picked up “Bow and Arrow” and “Double Dare” and have been loving them.

    • Isabella Muse

      keep meaning to get Mother as everyone keeps raving it!

      • Erin

        I’ve been wearing Mother all day today. It survived 2 steaming mugs of coffee without needing touch ups, performed valiantly against greasy Chinese food for lunch needing only the teensiest touch up on the inside of my lips, and needed no touchups after eating 2 sliced apples as an afternoon snack. 10 hours of wear, eating, and drinking and only 1 little touch up needed.

  • Kelsey

    I love Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick formula, beautiful matte shades and very comfortable to wear!

  • Janessa

    The new Colourpop matte liquid lippies are amazing! Probably the best liquid lipstick I’ve tried in a long time. I can’t wait to try out the new UD lipsticks. I just placed an order just to get the mini! 🙂

  • Jay

    I am absolutely addicted to the Sephora Luster Matte lip colors. They aren’t really matte so they feel great, and I think they have the most beautiful finish. A lot of the older colors went on sale when the new ones debuted so I snatched them up. I want to try the Stila liquid lip colors next!

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree! Not quite matte but so velvety and gorgeous none the less 😀 Stila’s liquid lip colors have a very similar formula! but the finish is more matte!

  • Attika

    My favorite right now is Shu Uemura’s Rouge Supreme Mattes!!! Seriously Muse these glide on SO beautifully but looks really matte but not drying. Dreamy!!

  • Maria

    Milani lipsticks. Today is lipstick day. Code lipstickday to get 20% off on their website. For Wednesday. I like their lipsticks.

  • Chelsea

    I got a sample of that Stila one at Christmas and I’m not really a fan. I liked it at first, but when later in the day I gave in and put on a little lip balm I noticed like ten minutes later that my previously impeccably red lips were now smeared all over my face. It was hilarious, but if I had been anywhere other than just chilling with my husband I would have been so embarrassed!

  • Chelsea

    I tried the Sephora ones after reading this and I really liked it! There aren’t a lot of shades I’m interested in (I find that happens a lot with matte lines for some reason, they tend to be full of more bold colors outside my comfort zone, which I think look EXTRA bold when matte) but the Russet was just lovely and very comfortable. And I saw that the coral shade was on sale online for $7 so I ordered that too. Thanks for the rec!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay glad you found some shades to love. Btw Chelsea, the new the Balm matte liquid lipsticks are available in 8 highly wearable shades imho! 😀

  • Wendy

    I really like ColourPop Ultra Matte. The Ultra Matte stays forever without drying. And they are $6. Awesome.

  • Jamie

    OCC lip tars are amazing, black dalia is a must have for sure, also too faced melted in berry is also great. But my favorites are the Anastasia Beverley hills ones, heathers is amazing, vamp, Veronica and trust issues are perfection

  • Cierrah

    You have to try Jeffree Star matte lipsticks. They’re pricey and always sold out, but nothing compares, and it’s vegan!