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Now, as fun as a high-shine lipstick can be, sometimes all you want is a straightforward matte shade. But picking a colour that both suits you and actually stays put is a whole different story. So, to aid you on your mission to find the perfect match just in time for spring, I’ve tried and tested the best matte lipsticks on ASOS.
6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Most of the matte lipsticks I’ve chosen in the past have been either too dull or have caused my lips to dry out. I was tired of not having a go-to shade in my make-up bag, too. But, as the Spanish say, ‘hope is the last thing you lose’, and now my persistence has finally paid off. So, here are the six magical matte lipsticks I've discovered…
6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Powerful pinkish-purple

OK, so when it comes to trying out a matte lipstick in a vibrant fuchsia shade for the first time, the words ‘go bold or go home’ come to mind. But if you’re up for channelling your inner 80s diva, then look no further than this ASOS DESIGN Makeup Matte Lipstick. FYI, you’ll need to apply a few layers to achieve full coverage, but the potency of the colour is well worth it.
6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Marvellously moisturising

Newsflash for whoever said that matte lipsticks are guaranteed to dry your lips out: you were wrong. The texture of this Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick from Bourjois is so light and so soft that, whenever I put it on, I have to double-check that I haven’t accidentally applied some lip gloss instead. But, nope – there’s zero shine when it comes to this classic-red-meets-zesty-orange shade.

6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Pencil play

Remember how satisfying it was to get a new set of crayons to play with as a kid? Well, that’s what trying out this NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil feels like. The pencil-style format of this lippie makes achieving a perfectly contoured finish a breeze, and if you’re an amateur, it’s the ideal tool to use if you want to give the ombré effect a go.

6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Maximum matte

You wanted a matte effect, well, you’ve got it with this Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Kit from Barry M. For the best result, start off by applying a few layers of the Liquid Lip Paint. Now, when it comes to using the Lip Liner, you’re probably thinking, ‘I’m not trying to look like my mum back in the 90s’. But if, like me, you have the same skin tone as Wednesday Addams, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favour by outlining your lips.
6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Au naturel

Currently, the no-make-up make-up look is where it’s at. Once the preserve of super-chic Parisian girls, you can now get on board with the style thanks to the likes of this Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick from NYX Professional Makeup. And don’t let the silky texture of this lippie fool you – if you want to nail a natural matte pout in seconds, then make this your go-to, stat.

6 matte lipsticks for spring | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Brighten up

Red is probably the most popular lipstick colour going, so why is this Semi-Matte Lipstick from NARS even worth shouting about? Well, not only is it ultra-moisturising but it also only takes one coat of this bad boy to completely cover your lips; that’s right, folks – no crumbling lippie over here! So, if you’re after a lipstick that’ll complement every look in your spring wardrobe, this delightful peachy-red shade should do the trick.