Editor's picks: 9 matte lipsticks to get your game on

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

I must admit, I’m a fan of matte lippies; I love how bold the colours are, and their long-lasting staying power that takes me from day to night. The downside, however, is how drying their formulas can be. Thank goodness there are some that feels good even after a long day of application.

Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, SGD28

The lippy has a texture that glides on creamy with no feathering after application with a velvety, soft matte finish inspired by a rose petal. 

Three Daringly Distinct

Three Daringly Distinct, SGD53

Three introduces a new range of matte lipsticks in the Daringly Distinct range: the matte Airy Smooth Touch formula offers a pigmented application of colour on the lips without drying the lips.




Zoeva Luxe Matte Lipstick, SGD28

If you’re looking for a cashmere-feel finish and full colour coverage, Zoeva will leave your lips feeling velvety.


3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Colour, SGD27

If you’re looking for a matte lipstick but with a creamy application upon one to two glides, then you’ve come to the right place.

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Lip Color, SGD42

This non-drying, semi-matte formula provides full colour coverage, formulated with vitamins C and E for comfortable, long-lasting wear.

Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick, SGD52

Don’t let its full name fool you; this lightweight, ultra-creamy formula glides on seamlessly, coating lips evenly for a soft, smooth finish. The bullet tip is shaped to sculpt the curves of your lips ensuring full coverage.


Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipstick, SGD52

This hydrating and plumping matte lip colour offers the intensity of a lipstick and the comfort of a balm.

M.A.C. Cosmetics

M.A.C Cosmetics Matte Lipstick, SGD33

This lipstick provides a classy no-shine matte finish. Perfect with no smudges, we reckon!

Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte, SGD38

This lipstick has an unique non-sticky texture and ultra-smooth application. Formulated with breakthrough technology, its superior matte finish is thanks to carefully selected powders and active ingredients that deliver all-day comfort.