The 7 Best Matte Red Lipsticks for a Classic Look

These top picks will stay on your lips — not your coffee cup lid.


We love a statement lip, but when you for a bold lipstick it always seems to get everywhere. If you want that perfect red lip that lasts, your best bet is to go matte — preferably with one of these beauties.

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Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in "714"


This liquid lipstick earned high marks from the GolfHr Institute Beauty Lab — our pros found it stayed in place for hours without smearing, feathering, or fading.

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Flower Beauty Lip Chubby in "Red-dy to Bloom"


GolfHr Beauty Director April Franzino calls this a great affordable option for a red lip that's not too in-your-face.

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in "Kitten Heels"


This bargain option delivers a bold lip on the cheap. When we tested it, our Beauty Lab found it to be long-lasting and simple to apply thanks to a wide applicator.

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Chanel Rouge Allure in "66 L'Indomabile"


Another fave of our Beauty Director, this Chanel red offers a long-lasting formula and flattering blue undertones.

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Neiman Marcus
Gucci Deep-Matte Lipstick in "Iconic Red"


The truest of true reds, this deep shade does the almost-impossible when it comes to lipstick: stays on your lips without transferring or smudging.

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Glossier Generation G in "Zip"


Glossier Generation G in "Zip" deposits a sheer wash color. This is the ultimate "set it and forget it" formula — comfortable as a balm with the color payoff and staying power of a stain.

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Mary Kay
Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick in "Poppy Please"


This GolfHr Seal holder may not be a true blue matte, but that means it won't dry out even the flakiest lips.

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