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There's no denying that the '90s are back, or rather, have been back. And in the beauty world, that means matte lips in shades from both ends of the color spectrum — neutral and flesh-toned to moody and super-dark. No matter which hue you prefer, today's rich, creamy formulas won't leave your lips dry or chalky like in decades past. Click on to see some of our faves.
One swipe of this matte pink-beige lipstick gives you a soft wash of color that lets your own lip hue peek through. Or go the throwback route and apply multiple coats for a full-on opaque finish.
Drugstore beauty products are already budget-friendly, but this two-for-one lippie stretches your dollar even further. One end is an intense liquid lip color that goes on like a gloss but dries '90s-matte. The other end holds a balm that you can layer on top for an added dose of moisture.
Not on board with a full matte lip just yet? Ease your way in with a luster-matte finish. This formula has just a bit of shine, so it acts as a stepping stone to try the trend. Plus, this particular warm, medium-beige shade won't give you chalky mannequin-mouth.
If you're new to vampy, dark lips, try the trend with a rich red-brown shade. This one from Iman may seem intimidating in the tube, but you can customize your look by applying as few or as many layers as you want to build up the opacity. Even on deeper skin tones, this shade is true to color no matter how many coats you swipe on.