If you asked us what our top five favorite lipstick shades are, we’re sure you'd expect to hear a classic red and nude pink—but would you consider that mauve lipstick would make the cut? If you aren’t in on the mauve lipstick trend, you’re missing out. This deep, dusty rose hue not only looks gorgeous painted on your pout, but it also happens to be one of our go-to shades for a “your lips but better” makeup look. Just in case you’re slightly late to the mauve movement, we’re here to help you stock your makeup bag. Below, we’re sharing our best mauve lipsticks to add to your makeup collection.
OUR BEST MAUVE LIPSTICK SHADES
Whether you prefer matte lip colors or ones with some shine, we know a mauve lipstick that will work for you. We’re breaking down all of our favorites based on their finish.
OUR BEST MATTE MAUVE LIPSTICK SHADES
Want to keep things matte? Here are our best options.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Praline de Paris, Dose of Rose, and Mon Caramel: With a long-wear, full-coverage matte formula, you can’t go wrong with one of these mauve lipstick shades. Bonus: The formula is infused with notes of almond, vanilla, and cream, making this liquid lipstick smell just as good as it looks! (Want to see what these shades look like on? Check out our L'Oréal Paris Pro Matte Les Macarons Liquid Lipstick Swatches.)
L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Lead and I Create: Afraid a matte liquid lipstick will leave your pout feeling dry and sticky? No worries! These lightweight matte lip inks deliver a stain-like feel with the color impact of a matte liquid lipstick. Use the precision applicator to shape and line lips for a precise and perfectly applied mauve lip.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in He Thinks He's Matte-Cho: If you prefer a traditional bullet lipstick, consider this mauve lipstick shade. The formula provides intensely rich hydration that’ll keep your lips soft and smooth while painting them in a matte finish.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nudist: This full-coverage, long-wear liquid lipstick feels light on the lips for all-day comfort. Use the pro-sculpt applicator to shape and add dimension to your pout.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Radical Rosewood, Daring Blush, Rebel Rouge, and All Out Pout: Formulated with silky oils, these matte mauve lipsticks provide intense hydration for all-day comfort and wear. Bonus: The lipstick contains a light-diffusing gel that creates a soft-focus effect on the lips, making them appear smooth and matte without a dry look.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Dose of Cocoa: Love chocolate? This is the lipstick for you! Enhanced with an indulgent chocolate aroma, this liquid lipstick provides all-day matte coverage. Use the pro-sculpt applicator to shape and add dimension to your lips.
OUR BEST NATURAL MAUVE LIPSTICK SHADES
Prefer a natural finish? Finish off your look with one of our best natural mauve lipsticks.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Mauved, Nature’s Blush, Saucy Mauve, and Sugar Plum: These bullet lipsticks, all in shades of mauve, have a natural finish that’s perfect for your no makeup, makeup look. The formula, which contains omega 3, vitamin E, and argan oil, conditions and softens lips.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Nude Star: Searching for a mauve liquid lipstick with a natural finish? Look no further! In one stroke, this lipstick’s designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to your lips for comfortable wear.
OUR BEST METALLIC MAUVE LIPSTICK SHADES
Go bold or go home, right? For a metallic lipstick, consider one of the following.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS Metallic in Moon Lust: What’s better than mauve lipstick? A metallic mauve lipstick! If you love a liquid formula, this will be your pick. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant full-coverage metallic lipstick to your pout.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Lipstick in Bronze: For a metallic mauve lipstick in classic bullet form, this is your match! The metallic formula will paint your pout in a glittery shimmer that will instantly enhance your look.