An Official Ranking of the Best Liquid Lipsticks Ever

Matte liquid lipstick can be divisive. Sure, it looks great, lasts all day and offers serious pigmentation, but it's gained a bit of a bad rep over the years for leaving lips feeling dry and chapped. If you get the formula wrong, rather than showing off your pillowy pout, you'll be showing off every crack in sight. But thanks to new-gen formulas, the best matte liquid lipsticks won't leave your lips crying out for hydration. With the right prep (we're talking a good lip scrub and conditioning balm) and a nourishing formulation, there's no need for your lips to look like they've spent a week in the Sahara.

To help you choose which liquid lipstick is right for you, we've compiled a list of the best matte liquid lipsticks. Tried, tested and loved by Team Byrdie, you can be safe in the knowledge that you're officially buying the best. Keep scrolling for our official list of the best matte liquid lipsticks.