We’re not giving up this gorgeous lip trend any time soon — instead, we set out to discover the best matte lipsticks you can grab for under $30. Yep, we’re talking smooth, creamy and easy to wear, with a punch of pigment that’ll last all day long.
Sounds like a dream? Trust us, these are entirely real. Keep on reading to discover the best matte lipsticks under $30 as voted by our RY beauty editors.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lipstick ($23.95)
L’Oreal know what’s up when it comes to makeup, and are absolute pros at ensuring their cosmetics are effective yet affordable. The Infallible Matte Max Lipstick is no exception — it’s wearable, never sticky or drying, and comes equipped with a pro cushion applicator so the formula glides right onto the lips.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick ($19.95)
Another liquid formula, this baby from coveted yet cheap brand Maybelline gives new meaning to the phrase ‘stays all day’. With a wear time of up to 16 hours (!!) and a stunningly pigmented formula that’s luxuriously creamy, you’ll love applying these matte lipsticks.
ModelRock Forever Mattes Longwear Lipstick ($25)
Intensely pigmented and opaque on the lips, the Forever Mattes Longwear Lipsticks from ModelRock are a beauty bag essential. They truly do last for ages, even through eating, drinking and talking all day (and into the night). They apply super smoothly and have minimal transfer, even hours after you’ve applied. Oh, and did we mention they’re cruelty-free and vegan?