At Fashion Week, we couldn’t help but notice that matte lips were everywhere (on the editors, on the runways, on the models backstage…). And since the newest matte lipsticks and stains are chock full of nourishing moisturizers, the look was fresh, sexy, and very modern (not dry like the non-shiny lips of yore). From Jourdan Dunn on Tommy Hilfiger’s catwalk (left) to Rashida Jones at Charlotte Ronson, here are our favorite matte-lipped celebs, and a slew of new, non-shiny lip colors to achieve the look at home.
Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Natural Lip Stain ($24) are infused with tingly, soothing peppermint and stay on lips without smudging or smearing, all day.
Kerry Washington looks like a Sixties siren in this super-pale, ultra-matte pink lip.
Paired with strong brows and major eyeliner, Gabrielle Union’s matte crimson mouth gives her a ’50s retro feel.
Blended with Green Tea, Ginger & Rosemary Extracts, Peter Thomas Roth Matte Lip Balm ($12.50) conditions and protects lip while leaving them with a natural, shine-free finish. To mattify your favorite lipstick, simply layer on this genius balm!
At the Vena Cava show, supermodel Aminata Niaria killed the catwalk in a wildly sexy, matte tangerine lipstick.
At the Charlotte Ronson show, ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Rashida Jones looked casually chic in a strawberry-hued lipstain.
Nars’ new Pure Matte Lipsticks ($25) come in six bold, long-lasting shades that give lips an impossibly sexy, velvet-y look.
Solange Knowles set a trend with this non-shiny, bubble gum pink lipstick. How chic is this shade with her colorful, leopard print jacket?
Estelle trades in her usual neutral gloss for a showstopping matte scarlet lip. Gorgeous!
Cover Girl Outlast Lip Stain ($8) are like chic little magic markers, going on dewy but drying to a pristine, matte finish. Feel free to kiss, sip a cocktail or demolish an ice cream cone—this lipcolor isn’t going anywhere!
Fashion-forward songstress Shingai Shoniwa rocks a bold, matte, neon orange mouth—so hot with her supersized pompadour and ethnic print dress.
Rihanna’s cooler-than-cool in bleached bangs, shades, and classic, matte orange-red lips.