The Return of the Matte

The hottest lip trend this season is without a doubt worn matte. A favourite with makeup artists, celebrities have been captured wearing velvety textures in punchy shades on (and off) the red carpet. Here’s how they’re celebrating the return of the matte.

But why have matte lips had such a breakthrough effect? Well, they lend to a much more sophisticated look than glossy lips. And because of matte lipsticks creamy consistency you’re less likely to smudge them, plus they’re longwear so you don’t have to top up your coverage. Chic and easy? Yes, please!

We’ve rounded up some of our our favourite celebrity matte lip looks of the moment:


Emma Stone’s Matte Rose Lips
We love this bold statement lip with its fresh, spring-like pop of colour. Her matte lip secret? Porcelain skin, groomed brows, and a few coats of black mascara provide just enough understated polish to keep the focus on the mouth.



Rihanna's Boysenberry Lips
Rihanna is the queen of statement-making pouts. With this dark matte, velvety finish, she’s guaranteed to stop people in their tracks! Dark matte lips instantly elevate a makeup look with very little effort – they’re a must.





Kylie Jenner’s Matte Toffee Cream Lips
Brown lipstick is back! Relive the '90s with Kylie Jenner’s toffee-coloured pout. The no-shine lip look subtly anchors her beauty look – no need for shimmery bells or lustrous whistles; the colour speaks for itself. Gorgeous!





Sienna Millers Nude Matte Lips
Whether or not you notice Sienna’s nude matte lips doesn't matter, the soft, less artificial quality of matte product is there to support and complement rather than overwhelm. Subtle and chic!



Words by: Photographs by: Getty images