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Once You Go Matte, You Don't Go Back - Best Matte Lipsticks Available In India

By Nishtha Gandhi

Updated - May 9, 20245 min read

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If diamonds are a girl’s best friend then, TBH lipsticks are her soul mates. So, selecting a suitable matte lipstick shade for you is no less than preparing yourself for war. And when you enter the world of lipsticks, there are millions out there to choose from – glossy, long wear, matte and many more! But matte lipsticks are our current favorites mainly because they are relatively long wearing and do not smudge as easily as the glossy ones do.


1. MAC Impassioned

Impassioned is a coral pink lipstick with no shimmer. It is a super pigmented bright lip color with creamy finish and texture. It pretty much survives the drinks and meals and after a while it becomes transfer-resistant. The lipsticks stay as a bright pinkish stain all day long. It is neither moisturizing nor a hydrating lipstick. Exfoliate your lips before wearing it or it would accentuate every fine line and flaw on your lips. The color would suit all skin tones but it totally depends on whether you like to wear bright lip colors or not. The lip color can pretty much work for both day and night time.
best matte lipstick india
LONGEVITY: 2-3 hours or more
BUY IT ONLINE: MAC Impassioned



2. LAKME Absolute

It is the most vibrant matte collection from Lakmé Absolute that helps you achieve glorious and sculpted lips. One stroke of contoured perfection is all you need to get a chiseled, long wear experience with a rich matte finish. Available in 15 dramatic shades, Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick is your go-to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish.
best matte lipstick india
LONGEVITY: 6 hours or more
BUY IT ONLINE: Lakme Absolute



3. CHAMBOR Powder Matte

A non–drying triple action formula which has anti-ageing properties to soften and smoothen lips with  SPF 15 to protect against sun and hydration effect of Vitamin A and Jojoba oil. It contains no animal ingredients. The lightweight formula which does not leave any gunky or goopy residue towards the inner rims of my lips. It is amazingly non-feathering. But this one has a very mild and pleasant fragrance which does not overpower your senses as you carry on with the daily hurry-blurry of life.

best matte lipstick india

LONGEVITY: 5 hours or more
OUR RATING: 4.5 /5
BUY IT ONLINE: Chambor Powder Matte 



4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

 Neither a lipstick nor a lip gloss, this matte lip cream slides on silky smooth on the lips and sets to a matte finish. This Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Delightfully creamy and is highly pigmented matte lip cream.
best matte lipstick india
LONGEVITY: 3 hours or more
OUR RATING: 4.3 /5



5. FACES Satin Matte Lipstick

This lipstick has a superb texture. It is incredibly rich and creamy and really glides on the lips like melted butter. The lipsticks are also very well pigmented and moisturizing. They have a nice semi-matte, semi sheen finish and last about 4 hours with a meal in between before they begin to fade away. This range here also has the best nude lipstick shades.
best matte lipstick india
LONGEVITY: 6 hours or more
OUR RATING: 4.4 /5


How To Make Any Lipstick Matte:

All you need is your favorite shade of non-matte lipstick and a few beauty products that you may already have in your makeup drawer.

Stuff that you’ll need:

  • translucent powder
  • tissue
  • makeup brush
  • your favorite non-matte lipstick

This is how you can transform your lipstick into this season’s hottest beauty trend-

  •  Apply your non-matte lipstick
  • Take your tissue and separate the layers so that you have one fine sheet.
  • Lay the single tissue sheet over your lips and, taking your makeup brush, dust your translucent powder over your lips. By placing the tissue between your lips and the makeup brush you are essentially filtering the amount of powder applied to your lips. It’s best to start small and build up so that you can reach your desired texture.
  • Remove the tissue and dust the translucent powder directly onto your lips one final time.
    And Voila! you just created your own matte lipstick.
  • To read how to pair these matte lipsticks , read this post – The Burgundy Story
  • For our article on the best nude lipsticks for Indian skin tone – Click here