Like most beauty fans on the Internet right now, I'm obsessed with matte lipstick. But the drying, cracked effect they have on my lips? Not so much. However! Because there are literally so many matte options on the market right now, moisturizing ones do exist — you just have to dig through a few less-than-stellar options to get to the true gems. Here, six matte lipsticks that are Vivala squad–tested and approved, provide a long-lasting, velvet finish, and won't suck the moisture right out of your lips. 

Smashbox Be Legendary matte lipstick 1

Smashbox Be Legendary matte lipstick

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"This is a beautiful vibrant fuchsia. Although it’s a matte formula, I was surprised by how non-drying this product is. It went on very smoothly and was very long-lasting — it didn’t smudge like other lip products. I also liked that it was very pigmented." – Natalia, Editorial Assistant

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Publicist, $21;


Tarteist Creamy Matte lip paint 2

Tarteist Creamy Matte lip paint

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"I've never worn a matte lipstick before and was a bit nervous, especially because I don't have thick, luscious lips, but I really liked the results. It didn't crack or feel dry at all, and it lasted longer than my normal lipstick." – Ana, Social Media Director

Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste, $20;


Buxom Full On lipstick 3

Buxom Full On lipstick

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“The light feel and lasting coat of this Buxom Full On Lipstick delivered. It was slightly matte, and the subtle but punchy plum color stayed on for hours, even after lunch!” – Cindy, Senior Editor

Buxom Full On Lipstick in Acapulco; $20; 

Too Faced Melted Matte liquified lipstick 4

Too Faced Melted Matte liquified lipstick

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"My lips dry easily, so I normally avoid matte lipsticks at all cost. But the Too Faced Melted Matte lipstick provided a matte finish while still leaving my lips smooth and moisturized. The vibrant color also stays put for hours!" –Johanna, Associate Editor

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in It's Happening; $21;


L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss 5

L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss

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"I've become obsessed with matte glosses lately and have been on the hunt for The One. I think this one might be it. The formula is highly pigmented and stayed put from the time I put it on at 8 a.m. to when I wiped it off at 7 p.m., it didn't migrate, and, thanks to the creamy formula, it's surprisingly moisturizing. Oh, and I'm literally in love with the hot pink color." – Alanna, Senior Editor

L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in Aphrodite Kiss, $10;