Lipstick is your BFF on days when you don’t have enough time (or just don’t feel like) doing a full face of makeup. And when it comes to finish, matte is the celeb approved choice for an on-trend pout.
From bright bold shades like Kendall Jenner’s to Beyoncé’s soft and subtle color, there are so many new matte formulas for the summer. See our favorite picks, and follow our simple steps for getting matte lips that last all day.
No matter what color you’ve chosen, you can still create a matte lip that won’t bleed or budge. Here’s your step-by-step for mastering the look:
1) Since matte formulas can make your lips dry and/or flakey, prevent any mishaps from the start by using a lip scrub like Fresh Sugar Lip Polish to leave lips smooth and even.
2) To make applying your lipstick easier and help the color to really stick, use a lip liner in the same shade (or close to it) as your lipstick and line and fill your lips.
3) Apply your lipstick straight from the bullet, or use a lip brush for a super precise application. You can also use a matte lip crayon, which is great for lipstick beginners or on-the-go touch-ups.
Best Matte Lipsticks For Summer — Quick Steps To Get The Look
If a poppy orange shade like Kendall’s is what you’re after, the Estée Lauder spokesmodel worked with the beauty brand to create her own perfect matte shade, Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Restless.
For Shay Mitchell’s bright pink shade, try Ciaté London Lip Chalk Matte Lip Crayon in Berry-Go-Round, or go for a classic color like Beyoncé’s nude with Tarte Lip Surgence Matte Lip Tint in Exposed or Selena Gomez’s red shade with Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick in Red.
Which celeb’s bold matte shade will you be copying this summer?
— Marissa DeSantis