Whit Picks

Whit Picks: Matte Lips

2/18/2016 Unknown 3 Comments

Time for some Whit Picks! Fun fact: I don't wear much makeup (I keep it pretty simple with eyeliner, mascara, lip color and light foundation on occasion) but I am big on finding the perfect lip color. I also love to save money, so finding inexpensive brands are a plus!

I heard many great reviews about NYX Cosmetics over the years and finally got around to trying them last year after a trip to Ulta. I absolutely fell in love with their lip gloss, especially the soft matte lip cream. I was usually someone who wore glossier colors, but I love how the matte looks on the lip in the right color. Matte lips are hot right now! I wanted to share some of my favorite matte colors and suggestions!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Color:

My absolute favorite color right now is Transylvania. It's a deep plum that looks great on all skin tones. When I feel like vamping it up, I throw on this color and always get compliments. Here's a photo of me wearing it over the holidays last year (and yes that is a Drake Hotline Bling Christmas Sweater lol):

Check out these other hot NYX colors (all very affordable):


ColourPop is a hot brand that has a nice range of matte colors. I have yet to try them personally but friends tell me great things and I am looking forward to making my first order in the near future.

They have teamed up with some of our favorites like Youtube Beauty Blogger ItsMyRayeRaye and Karrueche Tran for cute collections including matte colors:

Another thing I love about ColourPop is that the items are inexpensive! Get some below:

Kylie Lip Kit by Kylie Jenner:

Even Kylie Jenner got in on the trend with her Kylie Lip Kits, which have been selling like hot cakes. I haven't gotten the chance to try it yet, but her colors look nice and seem versatile enough to work on all skin tones.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

A past favorite in matte colors are the Nars Velvet Matte lip pencils. I received a few as Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gifts years ago and really love their red shade. Here are others:

Drugstore Brands

Here are some additional inexpensive drugstore brands of matte lip color I found:

Do you have any favorite matte lip brands? Please share below!

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  1. I love NYX soft matte lip creams. Copenhagen is also a nice, dark red and one of my favorites!

  2. I'll have to try these. I usually go without makeup as well but either once or twice a month I'll put on some eyeliner and rock a plum lip. Thanks for the suggestions!

  3. I actually went out and bought this today based on your review. I got it from CVS for only $6 plus they were buy 1 get 1 50% off. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the review.