14 Matte Lipstick Shades That Won’t Dry Out Your Lips—Guaranteed
No matter what the season, matte lipstick seems to have a tendency to dry out your lips, making them flaky to the point that a Valentine's Day smooch sounds appalling. Pick up one of these hydrating matte lipstick shades, and never fear a dry pout again!
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Easy to apply, this crayon lipstick-lip pencil hybrid is perfect for any date night. The formula is enriched with vitamin E for a smooth, bold application that will keep your lips soft and hydrated.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, NARS Cosmetics, $26
Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Invest in Marc Jacobs’ latest lip color: a hydrating pigment that lasts for 10 hours. With 20 shades to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find one you’ll fall in love with.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Goddess 202, Marc Jacobs Beauty, $30
Velour Lovers Lip Colour
Seductively smooth, this gorgeous berry-hued lip color by Laura Mercier is one to write home about. With one swipe you’ll have rich color that will stay put all day long. Infused with jojoba oil and a wax blend, these shades are guaranteed to keep your lips full and hydrated.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Boudoir, Laura Mercier, $28
Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Gluten-free beauty just got a makeover with the latest lipstick by Bite Beauty. Orange-peel wax is the secret to their lush hydrating formula that makes your lips pop, lasts forever, and is water-resistant.
Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Pink Lady, Sephora, $24
Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
A vitamin-rich formula by Smashbox, the Be Legendary line is supermodel-approved. Not only will you never have to stop for a touch-up, but your lips will stay moisturized and bold all day.
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Mauve Matte, Smashbox, $20
Tarteist™ Lip Paint
Concentrated mineral pigments are the reason we love this hydrating matte lipstick by Tarte cosmetics. The paintbrush wand allows you to sweep on bold color flawlessly for a look that will last.
tarte Tarteist™ Lip Paint in Namaste, tarte cosmetics, $20
Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick
This long-wear lipstick has intense pigment without the weight. Vitamin E and avocado oil come together to nourish and hydrate your lips throughout the day with a color you’ll love.
stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in Baci, stila cosmetics, $24
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
The packaging alone on this edgy lipstick makes this hydrating formula a must-have. Enriched with vitamin E and sunflower oil, this smooth burst of color comes in 16 bold shades perfect for a night out, the office, or whatever else you have in mind.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Susperia, Kat Von D Beauty, $20
24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
In need of a nourishing lip liner? Look no farther than Urban Decay’s line of long-wear lip pencils that are guaranteed to give you the perfect pout. With jojoba oil, vitamin E, and cottonseed, this formula with help keep your lips flake-free while making sure your lipstick stays put.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Anarchy, Urban Decay, $20
LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick
Butter London sure knows how to make a matte lipstick. Chock-full of vitamin E and a triple-butter blend, this rich formula lasts all day and is easier than ever to apply.
Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Loved Up, Ulta beauty, $22
NYX cosmetics, a favorite for beauty girls everywhere, created a matte lipstick we can’t get enough of. A wax blend works to keep lips moisturized, and the shades range from nudes to deep berry so you don’t have to worry about not finding a shade you’ll love.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Pure Red, NYX cosmetics, $6
Hydra-Smooth Lip Color
A triple threat, this lipstick is enriched with mango butter, shea butter, and vitamin E for rich color that lasts. It’s designed with a double-slanted tip to both define and fill your lips, and it also comes in three levels of coverage: sheer, medium, and medium-full. The color shown has medium coverage.
Benefit Cosmetics Hydra-Smooth Lip Color in Frisky Business, Benefit Cosmetics, $19
Alter Ego Lipstick
Acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed extract, and vitamins C and E work together to create this incredibly nourishing formula by LORAC. A unique packaging design adds to the glamorous appeal of this opaque matte lipstick that stays on long after you first swipe the color across your lips.
LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Seductress, LORAC cosmetics, $17
A hydrating blend of wax and castor-seed oil creates this nourishing lip color by Essence. With 15 bold shades to choose from, it’s easy to find your new favorite shade without hassle.
Essence Longlasting Lipstick in On the Catwalk 04, Ulta Beauty, $3