The 12 Best Matte Lipsticks for Brides
Matte first made its way into the mainstream beauty world a few years ago—at that time, it seemed liked every makeup product was super matte, super bright, and, as we noticed after wearing one for a few hours, perhaps a little too drying. Since then, matte has moved from a trendy beauty product to a staple, which is why brands revisited their formulas and created velvety, creamy, long-lasting, and lightweight options women love wearing. In terms of wedding-day lipstick, matte options are perfect for because, unlike glossy finishes, you won't have to worry about stray hairs sticking to your mouth when the wind starts blowing during photos.
Even better, a large number of matte lipstick formulas have a second-skin type finish, which means that the pigment adheres to lips extremely well. The only trick with many matte lip products is that, after applying one, you have to give the product a few seconds to lock in. After that, it will stay put for hours.
If you're looking for the ultimate long-lasting matte lipstick (in a pretty, wedding-appropriate hue) you're in luck. We tried the method mentioned above on a slew of matte lipsticks and came up with a list that, in our opinion, represents the best on the market. Not only do they wear well (and stay put!), they hues we chose are perfect for the big day. Whether you want something light and natural or bold and statement making, you'll find your ideal formula and color here. Did we sell you on the idea of wearing a matte lip on your big day? Then these are the lipsticks you need to try.
Aside from the fact that this lipstick glides on easily and lasts through a meal, we've found that this shade of berry looks gorgeous on practically every skin tone. For brides with light complexions, it imparts a deep yet muted color, while for those with dark complexions, it's the perfect natural shade—it just seems to intensify the natural color of your lips.
Charlotte Tilbury "Matte Revolution" Lipstick in "Bond Girl," $34, charlottetilbury.com
If you're one of those brides who always wears a red lip, this matte shade will be perfect for your wedding day. It's super pigmented and feels really light. You might even forget you're wearing it!
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in "Cheerleader," $20, sephora.com
You know about contouring for your face, but did you know you can also contour your lips? Don't worry: It doesn't require many products, just one lipstick. This matte Dior one, in particular. It has two tones—a deeper mauve on the outer part of the bullet and a soft pink on the inside. Apply it as you would a regular lipstick and you'll notice a subtle color difference between the outer rim your lips and the inner rim, which gives the illusion of volume.
Dior "Double Rouge" Lipstick in "Mysterious Calypso," $37, dior.com
The chic, elongated case and the quintessential YSL scent make this one as fun to apply as it is to wear. There are so many gorgeous shades to choose from, but we especially love Red Enigma, a soft brick shade. You can also get the case engraved, which would be so special to personalize with the date of your wedding.
YSL "The Slim Matte" Lipstick in "Red Enigma," $39, yslbeautyus.com
This dusty rose lipstick is basically the quintessential bridal color, and its small rose-gold casing will fit in any bridal clutch, so pop it in yours for touch ups throughout the wedding day.
Fenty Beauty "Mattemoiselle Plush" Matte Lipstick in "Spanked," $18, sephora.com
This precision-tip liquid lipstick goes on much easier than traditional lipstick—it's easy to line your lips with, too—and is incredibly smudge-proof.
NARS "Powermatte" Lip Pigment in American Woman, $26, narscosmetics.com
If you're a bride who loves to wear chemical-free makeup but doesn't want to sacrifice quality (especially for your wedding), try Bite Beauty's matte lip crayon, which is made with organic, moisturizing fruit butters. We're obsessed with Fraise, a rich, jewel-toned red with a bit of pink in it; it's perfect for summer weddings.
Bite Beauty "Matte Crème" Lip Crayon in Fraise, $24, sephora.com
Don't let the inexpensive price tag fool you—this matte liquid lipstick stays on for a long time and has a slanted doe foot applicator that makes applying it fuss free. Try What's Up, a neutral, latte-colored shade that would look amazing with glowing, sun-kissed makeup.
Collab "Matte Addiction" Liquid Lip Color in What's Up, $9.99, collabmakeup.com
A velvety formula, hydrating ingredients, a sweet, peachy smell, and adorable packaging—this cute matte lipstick has it all. The shade Bridezilla, of course, was made for brides. It's a pretty, peachy pink that would look so pretty paired with monochrome blush.
Too Faced "Peach Kiss" in Bridezilla, $21, toofaced.com
The name of this lipstick pretty much sums it up. It's incredibly hydrating, and always looks like the fresh first coat, no matter how many you apply.
No7 "Stay Perfect" Lipstick in Auburn Whisper, $12.99, target.com
If you want 16-hour wear (seriously, no reapplication necessary!), then this unique liquid lipstick is for you. It goes on super smooth and provides rich color from day to night.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in "Inspire," $7.99, maybelline.com
For a lightweight matte, try this buildable option. Start with just one swipe pre-ceremony, then build your color up for a deeper, more lustrous finish for the reception.
MAC Cosmetics Lustre Lipstick in "Plumful," $18.50, maccosmetics.com