A bold red lip looks even more sophisticated when it has a matte finish. Christina Ricci pairs her softly glowing crimson pout with a hazy grey eye and a shiny, gorgeously simple updo for an elegant evening look.
Lancme Color Design Matte Lipstick uses a new light-diffusing gel to create its matte finish, instead of the usual dull powders. Lips look lit-from-within and have an effortlessly creamy finish, instead of the dreaded "dead" lip look.
Pastel lips can tend to look twee, but a matte finish gives them a hint of edginess that balances the sassy with the sweet. Katy Perry's creamy pink pout is the perfect complement to her Bollywood-inspired golden eye makeup.
Get the best of both worlds with Shiseido Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte Lipstick. It features a smoothing matte powder and a hydrating complex to give lips a diffused matte finish with a hint of soft luminosity.