The Best Matte Lipsticks for Faking a French-Girl Pout

Matte lipsticks can evoke a bit of a love or hate response. The best matte lipstick can give you that just-blotted, blurred French-girl pout in an instant. However, some formulas can be dry and make you want to steer clear of mattes in favour of a lip balm or gloss.

But in the quest for faking that low-maintenance French-girl vibe, we Byrdie editors have tried out a lot of matte lipsticks in our time. From pencils to liquids (and everything in between), we'd like to think that we've the best matte lipsticks down to a T.

So, in order to save you time and money, we've rounded up the best matte lipsticks we know deliver. No dry and flaky lips in sight.