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The Weightless Matte Lipsticks To Stash In Your Bags, Stat

These matte lipsticks will glide on your lips easily and stay on weightlessly like second skin.

This article first appeared on Her World. 

Lipstick tech for liquid matte lippies has come a long way. What used to be draggy, drying, heavy, and weighty formulas have gone through such an evolution, we almost can’t believe we used to put up with anything less.

These new-age formulas are so thin and weightless that you quite literally don’t feel anything on your lips. They spread out like ink, evenly dispersing and adhering to your lips with little to no finessing needed. And don’t mistake the thin formulas for sheer coverage, these lipsticks are packed with pigment, so you still get full coverage, and in vibrant shades too.

Here are some of our favourites.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion, $52
The texture of Chanel’s new lipstick range feels almost watery, like a stain. The formula glides on the lips, veiling it with just one swipe. Then, it sets almost instantly to a soft matte finish that blurs out lip lines, for the illusion of a perfect pout. Bonus: if you’re ever wearing this for a pool day out, the lippie’s waterproof, too. YSL Beaute Tatouage Couture, $55
Like its name suggests, this lippie has pigment that stays on your lips like a tattoo – it’s so budge-proof that it doesn’t fade much, even after greasy meals. One swipe of the watery formula, and you get vivid colour payoff. The applicator is also a winner: it’s cut at an angle that fits into your Cupid’s bow, and it’s malleable enough to get a clean lip line on the rest of the lips. Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet, $57
This is one of the brand’s best-selling lipstick lines simply because of how great the formula feels on the lips. Practically nothing, and it doesn’t dry the lips out too. The shade selection is impressive as well. Apart from the usual reds and nudes, this range offers unique colours, like mauves and deep browns. L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Long Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick, $21.90
This is L’Oreal Paris’ first lip ink – it’s ultra lightweight, yet mightily pigmented. Given how weightless the formula is, it doesn’t crack or flake, and touch-ups after meals are a breeze as well.