One swipe of the perfect lipstick can elevate any look. It can transform your entire makeup in just a few seconds. Lipsticks are pretty much everyone’s first makeup crush and to this day, it’s a staple. With the change in trends, liquid and matte lipsticks have taken the backseat. However, they’re still the classics and can never be forgotten. If you’re like us and struggle to swap your matte lipsticks for glossy lip shades, you’ve reached the right place. We’ve got five matte lipstick recommendations for you—shades that are must-haves in everyone’s treasury! Each shade in this list was a mega hit during fashion week season and we predict these to be in demand throughout summer 2022.
Bonus: All these amazing lipsticks are under Rs. 1000! Yay!
We all need a fiery red in our collection. After all, red is a universally flattering lip shade. There are different tones of red that work on different skin tones, however, there are some scarlet lippies that hit the spot for everyone. Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color in Rhythmic Red is the perfect example of such a shade. A vibrant hue that lifts every makeup look and makes heads turn, wherever you go!
But the colour isn’t the only thing we’re a fan of. The formula and the packaging of this product are also incredible. It’s a comfortable liquid matte lipstick that feels powder light and does not dry out your lips. Apart from the formula, the applicator is also a winner. Its hourglass shape with the slanted top makes it extremely comfortable to apply— picks enough product to coat your lips and makes it easy to make sharp lines with the slant.
Cost: Rs. 700.
Nobody’s makeup collection is complete without the right nude lipstick. Nude lipsticks have the potential to look so natural yet pull the whole look together. There’s nothing a gorgeous nude lippy can’t do. Perfect for daily wear, smokey eyes and whatnot! Our favourite lipstick in this category has to be the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Mini Liquid Lip Color in Nude Umbrella. It’s a brilliant neutral nude shade with hints of mauve in it. With the perfect blend of neutral and mauve undertone, it does not wash you out.
The formula of this liquid lipstick is on the thinner side, hence it does not feel heavy or dry on the lips. It also does not pile up or flake when touching up throughout the day. This is perfect for work, college, brunch with your pals, you name it! Get your hands on this asap.
Cost: Rs. 400.
The 90s must have! A brown lipstick was all that our mums needed to doll up for every event. The intensity and elegance that brown lipsticks carry are unbeatable. This is another lipstick that we all need. And our go-to brown lip shade is the Lakmé Cushion Matte Lipstick - Brown Mocha. It’s a rich, chocolate brown colour that goes on like a dream and settles into the most comfortable matte.
It’s a classic bullet lipstick that makes it super convenient to travel. The top of the bullet has a slanted water drop shape that makes it easy to get your cupid’s bow right and make fine lines for a sharp look.
Cost: Rs. 275!
Bright lipsticks remind us of sunny days and everything positive. And when it comes to bright lipsticks, the first colour that crosses our minds is a vivid pink. A fool-proof pink shade that looks marvellous on everybody is the Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Fuchsia Suede. It’s a vibrant fuchsia lipstick that works well on all skin tones.
The mousse texture of this feels like there’s nothing on the lips and the pointed wand helps reach corners and cupid’s bow. This also doubles as a fabulous cheek tint that won’t fade for hours. If you’re on the hunt for a lip and cheek tint, you’re in luck. This range comes with 20 options so you will definitely find the one for you!
Cost: Rs. 675.
A deep berry shade is a party staple. Nothing demands attention the way a dark, vampy pout does. It’s quite an intimidating shade, not for the one wearing it but for the people around. According to us, it’s the shade that activates ‘boss mode’ in everybody. A great pick in this shade is the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 501 Dynamite Berry. As the name suggests, it truly is dynamite! This colour is a perfect mix between bold and soft. It leaves the prettiest pinky tint behind as it fades and works beautifully for the Korean gradient lip trend as well.
The formula of this bullet lipstick is supremely creamy and does not take a lot of effort while applying. Once it’s on, it sets into a chic matte finish in just a few seconds and lasts for hours on end. It does not settle into fine lines so it’s perfect for people with dry lips.