Beauty How-To: Matte Lipstick

Put down the gloss and step away from the lip lacquer; Matte lips are having their time in the spotlight.

With the return of classic glamour and refined, lady-like make up- matte lipstick is a staple for this polished, retro look.

From a classic red to bring out the inner vixen in you, to a seductive nude perfect for complementing a bold, smokey eye, or a bright hue in pink or purple to bring a shot of colour to the face- play with colours, shades and textures to make the look work for you.

Matte lipsticks can dry out lips, so keep them in shape by exfoliating (we love Lip Scuff from The Body Shop) and conditioning, using a lip balm or treatment, before suiting up in your favourite shade.

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1.Lip Scuff AU$19.95 at 2. Dermalogica AGE Smart Renewal Lip Complex AU$49 at 3. Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink Pout AU$14.95 at 4. MAC lipstick in Myth AU$35 at 5.Shiseido Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte AU$32.00 at 6.Napoleon NP Set in Cancun (Matte) AU$18.70 at



  • Reply stels Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 5:06 pm


  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Saturday 19th January, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I prefer my cream lippy, I just think matte lips look too Barbie doll on me 🙁

  • Reply ladadidah Wednesday 21st December, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I like Matte.

  • Reply happyasia Tuesday 20th December, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    the body shop lip scuff is the best x

  • Reply Sage Smith Friday 9th December, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    i love orange matt

  • aussie.elle
    Reply aussie.elle Thursday 27th October, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    so good! cheers

  • Reply Selezione Thursday 2nd June, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I ♡ MAC

  • GoddessMagick
    Reply GoddessMagick Monday 30th May, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    The Dermalogica AGE Smart Renewal Lip Complex is more of a lip treatment than a lipstick but gees it really works well to keep lips in tip top shape!

  • Reply Tendance beauté préféré | Bienvenue à… Monday 6th December, 2010 at 4:51 am

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  • Team BWA
    Reply Audrey Wednesday 1st December, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I am exactly the same- all or nothing! x

  • TillyBee
    Reply TillyBee Wednesday 1st December, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    This season is the first in my entire life that I have bought a bright lippie. After wearing it just a few times I don’t think I will ever go without again. I used to be a nude lips girl, now I’m a bold lips convert. xx 🙂 PS I bought Chanel Rouge Cambon.

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