From futuristic holographic lipsticks to all-natural vegan ones, check out all the latest matte liquid lipstick trends!
What’s one thing a girl can’t ever have enough of? I’d say lipsticks. And more recently, liquid lipsticks. It’s all we see on celebs, runways and people on the street. From the different types of finishes to colors, the choices are endless. What makes these liquid lipsticks so special is their velvety finish and lasting power. Being matte, they stay put on the lips no matter what you do. No more lipstick stains on glasses and no more messy kisses! These liquid to matte lipsticks have a huge fan following, which includes top celebs like Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid. So check out our compilation of the best matte lips to try this season!
Latest Trends in Matte Liquid Lipstick
1. Metallic Matte Liquid Lipsticks
Remember the icy blue metallic lips from the 90s? Well they’re back now and they’re bigger than ever! Metallized hues like copper, pale pink, midnight blue, burgundy and even black are some popular liquid matte lipstick colors. Although this trend may be quite out there, it’s actually easier to pull of than you think. Don’t let the high shine finish and the bold colors intimidate you! To stay safe, pair them with a minimal, nude eye look and you’ll be good to go. Similarly, frosted or pearl matte liquid lipsticks are super popular too.
2. Ombre Liquid Matte Lipstick
Gradient matte lips are another popular trend for 2018. These have been in for a while now and they’re still going strong. And I’m not one bit surprised. They’re loved so much because of the illusion of fuller and defined lips that they give.
It generally involves applying a dark color on the outside, which is blended into a lighter color towards the inside of the lips. It’s almost like contouring, but for your your lips. But of course there are many other variations of creating an ombre lip such as creating a dark to light gradient from the cupid’s bow to the bottom of your lower lip. Go for subtle transitions like pink to nude for the daytime and kick it up a notch for night outs with red to orange or burgundy to red!
3. Mood Changing Matte Liquid Lipstick
We can all agree that wearing mood rings back in the 90s and early 2000s was the coolest thing a girl could do. Of late, the concept of colors changing based on body temperature has been incorporated into nail polishes and yes, liquid lipsticks! Imagine having different makeup looks during different times of the day!
4. Vegan/ Organic Liquid Lipsticks
Do you wanna look good while feeling like you’ve done your part for the environment? Try cruelty-free lipsticks. More and more brands are taking the natural and vegan route with their makeup products as the awareness for how brutal the makeup industry is increases. Vegan matte lipsticks don’t test on animals and also don’t use any animal-derived ingredients like carmine and beeswax. So always check the labels next time you buy liquid to matte lipsticks. And vegan doesn’t necessarily mean fewer color options or lesser pigmentation. In fact, you wouldn’t even know the difference!
5. Holographic Matte Liquid Lipstick
With the holo trend taking the entire fashion, beauty and decor world by storm, you shouldn’t be shocked too see it on this list as well. Currently, I feel like there’s a holographic version of everything. And I mean, everything. But by no means am I complaining. This lustrous, iridescent and colorful trend deserves the spotlight. It’s so gorgeous! In terms of liquid lipsticks, purple, pink and silver are the most popular matte colors.
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6. Semi-Matte Liquid Lipsticks
One of the reasons most women avoid matte liquid lipsticks is the fact that it can be drying on the lips. I just can’t wear most matte lipsticks without slathering on a generous amount of lip balm. If you have the same problem, switch to semi matte lipsticks. They give an almost matte effect with the slightest bit of sheen. And more importantly, they’re way more moisturizing than a regular matte lipstick.
7. Natural Hydrating Matte Liquid Lipstick
No one like dry, flaky, crusty lips. And this can often happen with certain brands or types of matte lipsticks. So try these all-natural liquid matte lipsticks that do not contain any gluten, parabens, synthetic preservatives or toxins. They moisture the lips and keep them soft while giving them a slight tint. These lipsticks usually have coconut water, shea butter or macadamia or raspberry seed oil to hydrate the lips.
8. Matte Liquid Lip Stain
These aren’t essentially lipsticks, they’re more of a lip tint with unbelievable staying power. They may not be as pigmented as other lipsticks but once they’re on your lips, they won’t budge. These lip stains come in various formulations – oil, mousse, gel and liquid. Perfect for everyday makeup! Try bright cherry red, nude brown and pale pink shades as we saw on Kylie Jenner this season!
So those were all the latest liquid matte lipsticks you need to try in 2018! What do you think about them? And which matte liquid lipstick and lipstick colors are your favorite? Tell us by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
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Nishita is a Staff Writer/ Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology and has a degree in leather design. A lover of all things fashion, she writes about everything from beauty, hair and lifestyle to fashion trends and how-to’s. Her area of expertise is outfit ideas but being fresh out of college, she also loves writing about college fashion. Her new found love of baking is currently taking over her life, making her write about all things chocolate and easy recipes. With a flair for sketching and a great eye for detail, she’s previously designed leather garments for brands like Diesel and Salsa. When she’s not writing, she’s busy reading extremely sappy Nicholas Spark’s novels, sewing clothes and listening to some indie rock. Also super passionate about photography, she loves portraits and wildlife photography – a habit turned love that formed with the amount of traveling she did as a teenager. As a girl who grew up with books and movies like Pride & Prejudice, her love for period fashion is huge. And being curly haired, she’s always on a constant hunt for solutions to problems that come with having ringlets and loves sharing them with people through her articles. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on twitter @ni95.