The One Lipstick Every Cool Girl Will Be Wearing This Fall

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The quest for the perfect, non-drying matte lipstick has been an ongoing one for many of us. Makeup artist Pat McGrath knows the struggle all too well, and after nearly three decades in the beauty industry, she's finally made the one.
Like nearly every one of McGrath's product launches, the new MatteTrance lipsticks sold out instantly when they hit shelves on July 13th. They were restocked on Sephora's website two weeks later and now, half the stock's been wiped clean again.
We can't say we're at all surprised by the collection's popularity. After all, the lipsticks have been making the rounds on every cool girl's Instagram since the line was announced back in June. As for the formula? It's creamy, weightless, and opaque. Oh, and it never pills, cracks, or dries out our lips.
It's no coincidence that as we coast into fall, all of McGrath's nude and brown shades are sold out at Sephora. And as the seasons shift, we'll be needing a non-drying matte to see us through the chilly descent into winter. Five of McGrath's lipsticks are still available in daring hues like deep purple and fuchsia, but if you're on the hunt for a new nude, we've listed a few alternatives in the slides ahead.
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There isn't a shade in Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lineup that we don't love, but we have a soft spot for Pillow Talk — a dusty rose hue that flatters a range of skin tones.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, $34, available at Charlotte Tilbury.
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This lipstick won't stick around through meals and drinks, but the formula is so creamy and comfortable that we don't mind reapplying it throughout the day.

Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Honeymoon, $6, available at Nyx Cosmetics.
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Pigmented, balmy, easy-to-apply — this lipstick ticks all the boxes.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Evocative Petal, $22, available at Sephora.
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Maybelline's latest lineup of matte lipsticks are some of the most pigmented we've seen at the drugstore.

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Once this velvety lipstick fades, it leaves an even, pigmented stain that hangs around for hours.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in Libre, $37, available at Nordstrom.
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