It is very hard to find good Matte Lipsticks from the drugstore , because the formula of a good matte lipstick is hard to crack.

I swear by my matte lipsticks from Mac, and I believe they make the best matte lipsticks in the market. But it’s not really easy to keep buying lipsticks which cost 1450 a piece.

The lakme ones are hands down the best affordable matte lipsticks in the market right now. I have to thank my mom because I discovered these in her makeup drawer and have purchased 4 since 😛

Lakme has done a brilliant job with these and I highly recommend you try these out.

Like Right now. ( If the product itself wont temp you , maybe the rose gold packaging will :P)


  • Extremely affordable ( Rs 400 , a piece ! )
  • Nicely Pigmented
  • Gives a moisture Matte Finish , Does not dry out the lips ( *Coughs* Ruby Woo * Coughs* ) – Whad up Hum apace Hain Kaun Reference! Also Lilly Singh reference 😛
  • Wide Shade range
  • Sturdy Packaging
  • Decent Staying power ( Depends on what you Eat )


  • Does not really last 9 to 5 😛 (Small complaint though )

Overall – GO BUY THIS LIPSTICK. You will not regret it.

I would Like to specially mention the Shade ” Scarlet Drill ” and “Red Chaos “ – These are the BEST neutral Brownish Red colors for Indian Skin tone , an amazing color for those who have slightly darker lips like me.  The other ones I have are “Red Coat” which is a beautiful shade of Deep Red and “Pink Bureau” Which is a muted Mauvish Pink.

DSC_0384 DSC_0396

From Left : “Scarlet Drill” and “Red Chaos” ( They are very similar shades , with Scarlet Drill Being more r”red” than Red Chaos )


Scarlet Drill is a very pretty ‘Brick meets Brown meets Red’ Color and will look good on everyone. “Red Chaos” is a very similar shade but has more Brown in it.


Swatched ( From Left ) – “Scarlet Drill” and “Red Chaos”

You can get these Here :

 Lakme India

If you have any other recommendations for good Drugstore Matte Lipsticks , do let me know , I would love to save some money 😛

Follow my blog with Bloglovin