22nd April 2016

How To Wear Matte Lips Like An Insta-Star

By Daniela Morosini

Where Coachella leads, other festivals follow. The first big-ticket campsite event of the year, Coachella is undoubtedly the most star-studded of all the festivals (save that time Dame Shirley Bassey sung at Glastonbury). And where there’s that much star power, trends are born. All our favourite fashionistas were out in force, from Poppy Delevingne to Kendall & Kylie Jenner and Millie Mackintosh, and boy, did they give us some inspo for the summer’s festivities.

While you might normally associate festivals with fresh, natural makeup (think a smattering of freckles, glossy lids and lips), we spotted something a little different this year: matte lips.

READ MORE: The Best Insta-Moments From Coachella

Matte finish lipsticks have been huge on Instagram in the last few months (thanks in part to the roaring success of Kylie’s ‘Lip Kits’), with super-bloggers and A Listers alike all showcasing shine-free pouts. There’s something super luxurious about a rich, matte finish lip – which makes it so unexpected for festival beauty.

We loved the soft pink on Romee Strijid, and the warm demerara sugar colour Vanessa Hudgens was rocking. Teamed with a handful of face gems (it is Coachella, after all) and a clean slick of liner, and you’ve got a seriously summery look going. Corals, pinks and lilac tones are fab for festivals – anything bright and punchy gets a tick from us.

Take a look at our favourite matte lipsticks in the gallery below…

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