Glossier Generation G Lipstick – A blotted stain finish, with a balmy feel. This is the perfect entry level matte lipstick especially if you’re looking for a slightly sheerer finish. This is probably the only one I think you can get away applying without a mirror. The shade range is minimal but a nice selection none the less. These mimic the way lipstick looks when you squish it into the lips with your finger and I love the effortless feel these give to any makeup look.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick – If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know of my love for this non dryin, conditioning  matte formula, that feels like satin on the lips. These are full pigment and come in. decent shade range, and if you’re in the market for a great nude matte I seriously recommend Very Victoria and Super Cindy, both stunning.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – This is. another long time favourite, and a great option if you’re looking to create more precision as this doubles up as a lipstick and lip liner in one. This is a full pigment formula that feels very soft on the lips, it doesn’t bleed, and it doesn’t get dry and crusty (eew). My favourite shade would have to be Damned, this is my go to winter shade, the perfect matte berry tone, that’s not too vampy, just the right side of berry that sits most skin tones.

Lancome Matte Shakers – This has to be the most light weight matte formula I think I’ve ever tried, it feels like water when you apply it and then drys to an air like feeling. The pigment in this is still intense, but I love that you can build the intensity, and they mix together beautifully especially if you want to experiment with an ombre effect. I love how these dry down as hey have a softness to them without loosing the intensity of pigment. A strong love affair thats left mw pining for more shades..pretty please Lancome!

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color – One of the best affordable options out there! These offer supreme colour with an emphasis on comfort. These glide on really well and smooth out the lips nicely. A great shade range, and a standout shade that I always go back to has to be Divine Wine, a beautiful Bordeaux crimson shade. For less than $8 these are a great way to experiment for the matte lip look.

Let me know your favourite Matte Lipstick that doesn’t dry out the lips? Watch the video for my take on a modern and comfortable matte lip look: