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Matte Lipstick Trend: Drugstore Options

Matte Lipstick Is a Big Trend, So Why Are There Only Two Choices at the Drugstore?

I'll always love Sephora and elegant department stores, but I'm also intrinsically opposed to having to go one of those places to pick up on-trend makeup. My latest pet peeve is matte lipstick. Matte is everywhere; suffice it to say it's the lip and skin texture of the season. And yet at the drugstore today there were only two matte lines in the whole place, and what little stock there was had clearly already been rummaged by desperate fashionistas. Of the paltry choices there were, the matte I prefer is the Sally Hansen Moist & Matte in Charmeuse ($7). It's the true red my volunteer at the right is wearing. It doesn't dry your lips out, and it tastes like mint, plus the applicator's pretty cool. On the downside, the pigment's staying power is unimpressive, and it definitely doesn't stay on when you drink and eat. OK for a shopping trip or going dancing, bad for a romantic dinner or drinks after work.

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