Glosses can be fun, but some days I just want a strong hit of color on my lips. You know, one that doesn't shimmer and sparkle and glow? One that's just, like, solidly colorful. Matte lips were big on the Spring 2011 runways (ahem, Marc Jacobs), and to get that bold pigment, you really need the right lipstick. Here are three that work for me:
♥ Maniac Mat, Sephora ($12, pictured). All-day color with a hydrating formula included. I had to reapply at night, but one re-application ain't bad!
♥ Sinner Opaque Lipstick, Lipstick Queen ($18). This tube is all color -- no shimmer or frosting -- and goes on rich and creamy.
♥ Matte Lipstick, Revlon ($4). A drugstore buy that's well worth four smackeroos, this one delivers a huge hue without any dryness.