Obsessed with Liquid Matte Lipstick? Lip Powders Are Going to Be Your Next Addiction

What did we do before liquid matte lipstick came along? Before, our painted pouts needed fixing by the time we took the first sip of our morning coffee, but now, after just a few swipes our pouts stay put all day long without a fixer-upper.

There is a new innovation we’ve noticed on the beauty scene, however, that might just become our new lipstick crush, introducing lip powders.

Unlike its sister matte lipstick, it’s neither liquid or cream-based but powder-based, and once you’ve apply the light powder to your lips with an applicator the colour It Does. Not. Budge.

There’s no need to layer, blot, or reapply anymore.

Clinque Lip Powders
Image via Clinque

A trend hailing from leaders in the beauty industry, Korea, lip powders also won’t transfer, flake, create a film, or crack – all issues liquid matte lovers have to deal with on a daily basis.

Instead the powders leave a deep tinted stain and simply fade away as the hours pass by.

Shades aren’t for the faint hearted though. If you are looking for lipstick with longevity you’ll have to make a statement while you’re at with a range of vivid shades available only.

But there’s no getting around it, lip powders are extremely dry. So fans of Juicy Tubes need not apply.

If you’re used to the chalky, drying feeling of liquid matte lipsticks leave, however, then trying a lip powder is definitely worth the added benefits.

Brands getting in on the power of lip powder include Clinque, Dior, and, the forerunner of the trend, Cle Cosmetics, plus there is word that a Chanel lip powder plus balm compact is on the way.

If you want to take a bite of the trend check out three to try below:

Clinque Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder, (€18.70)

NYX Powder Puff Lippie, (€10)

Chanel Lip Balm & Powder Duo, (€36)

Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder, (€18)

Dior Kohl Powder Lipstick

Dior Kohl Powder Lipstick, (€40.50)