Best Matte Lipsticks & Brands In India: Our Top 10!
Top 10 Best Matte Lipsticks & Long Lasting Ranges In India
Matte lipsticks have been quite a rage recently and not many dig the creamy, glossy pout anymore! Despite the popularity, some matte lipsticks can be very uncomfortable to wear or worse feel like cement on the lips. There are a few matte lipstick ranges in India that aren’t even matte, *coughs cough* (Revlon HD Balm) So, today Team HBM picks out the top and best matte lipsticks in India that are long lasting and comfortable to wear. These matte lipstick ranges come in a variety of colors- from hot pinks to bright oranges and even mauves and browns. Also, the list includes both affordable and high end options!
10 Best & Affordable Matte Lipsticks in India Under Rs. 600
1) Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks: Price: Rs. 325
This is hands down our most favorite matte lipstick range which is also very easy on the pocket. For the price that you pay, it is a great option. They have a wide variety of colors- bright reds, pinks, mauves and browns. The pigmentation is great and it provides full coverage in just a swipe or 2. The lipsticks are extremely comfortable and non-drying, leaving a matte finish with a velvety feeling on the lips!
2) Lakme Enrich Matte Lipsticks: Price Rs. 295
This is the most affordable matte lipstick available in India. With a wide variety of colors, these lipsticks give full pigmentation in 2-3 swipes. It has a creamy formula which settles into a matte finish within a few minutes. They wear upto 4 hours after which they start settling into the fine lines and appear patchy. But to rectify this, you can very easily remove the lipstick and re-apply it!
3) Maybelline Super Stay 14-hour Lipstick- Dupe for Mac Retro Matte formula: Price: Rs. 575
The Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipsticks come in over 20 shades, suiting every single Indian skin tone. These lipsticks don’t really wear for 14 hours until and unless you are not eating or drinking anything. However, it has a good wear time of 6-8 hours before it starts feathering from the inner area of the lips. The formula is similar to the Mac Retro Matte Lipsticks and do dry the lips out after 3-4 hours. It is best to apply this on top of a lightweight lip balm. They smell like candies and are one of the best long lasting matte lipsticks in India.
4) Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipstick: Price: Rs. 450
The Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks are very comfortable and glide on the lips like butter, leaving a creamy matte finish. They come in a wide range of colors, but nothing very bright and poppy as it is aimed at office go-ers. They stay on the lips for a minimum of 3-4 hours. Their comfortable yet matte finish made them one of the best matte lipstick ranges available in India. The lipsticks are packaged in a rose gold casing, making them great for display on the vanity. Also, they are mostly available at a discount online!
5) Maybelline Lip Gradation: Price: Rs. 500
These long cylindrical lip gradation pencils, come with the product at one end and a blurring sponge tip at the other. They are available in 8 shades, built to achieve the ombre lip look. The color range is not very overwhelming, unless you are looking for basic pinks, corals and reds. The lipsticks have a comfortable matte formula and feel lightweight on the lips. The only problem we have is that these Lip Gradation Lippies come with only 0.03 ounces or 1.13 gm of product which is too less for what you are paying especially for drugstore brand. That said, we do recommend checking out Mauve 1 which is one of the best nude lipsticks for Indian skintone.
Top 10 Matte Long Lasting Lipsticks For Indian Skintone
6) Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms: Price: Rs. 890
The Revlon matte lip crayons are a must have in every woman’s vanity. They have only 8 shades in the range, but each and every shade is fantastic. The texture is very creamy and settles down to a suede matte finish. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms are retractable, hence there is no need to sharpen them and waste any product. The chubby lip crayons are color coded which makes them easier to identify. They stay put for about 5 hours including meals and drinks. They have a minty fragrance and there is a slight tingling on the lips. It is definitely one of the best matte lip products.
7) Chambor Extreme Matte Long Wear Lip Color: Price Rs. 795
These Chmabor lips crayon lipsticks are our JAM. They have a creamy, non-drying formula which is not only easy to apply but also settles into an extreme matte finish. They are available in 15 shades and there is something for everyone. Be it the hot pink, the poppy orange, the Hollywood red, the browns and the mauves- every color flatters most Indian skintones. They wear upto 5-6 hours including meals and never feel drying. You get full pigmentation in 1 single swipe. The only downside of this lip crayon is that you have to sharpen it and a lot of product is wasted. Otherwise, it is one of the top matte lip crayons in India.
8) Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons: Price: Rs. 799
These matte crayons come in a wide variety of colors suiting all Indian skin tones. They are available in 2 variants: Matte lip crayons, which are flat mattes and Starry Matte lip crayons, which are also mattes with slight golden shimmer. The shimmer isn’t gritty and doesn’t move all around the lips. They are highly pigmented and full color can be achieved in a single swipe. The Faces Lip Crayons stay put for 4 hours before they start fading a bit. Extremely comfortable, the are one of the top 10 matte lipstiks available in India.
9) L’Oréal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipsticks: Price: Rs. 925
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beautiful packaging of these lipsticks. The rose gold casing with an insert showing the color of the lipstick, oh my my. They have a beautiful color range with every color made to suit the Indian skin tones. The formula is beautiful with the lipsticks applying easily on the lips. They settle into a matte finish after 5-10 minutes of application. The lips never feel dry and they wear up to 4-5 hours with a strong lip stain. The only con is that these lipsticks may break in higher temperatures apart from being pricey.
10) Mac Retro Matte Lipsticks: Price: Rs.1450.
As beautiful as the colors are in this range, the matte lipsticks by MAC can be quite drying and difficult to apply. They stay put for a solid 6 hours+ with the brighter shades giving a wear time of more than 8 hours. It isn’t easy to remove and you will require a makeup remover to remove them completely. If you have dry lips, use a lip balm and exfoliate your lips well before applying it. The lipstick does exaggerate dry and chapped lips but the staying power and extensive colour selection make it the best matte long lasting lipstick range in India.
These were out top picks as the best matte lipsticks for Indian skintone. Do share your favorite range below 🙂