If like me you’ve grown tired of impeccably pristine models promoting the very best in high shine 24hr lipstick or ultra radiant stay lipgloss (that lets be honest neither promises on colour or staying power) then listen up as matte is officially beauty’s new black and trust us once you go matte you never go back!


How often have you painstakingly perfected that luscious lip to later find 99% of your precision applied lipstick smeared around the rim of your wineglass after just one sip! Sound like a familiar story?

So here at Semple we say ditch the glittery gloss in favour of one of these must have matte beauty’s that have the staying power that most traditional lippy’s lack


Budget, Sleek Matte Lipstick in Mystic £4.99. Bargain, Mac Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up £15.00.  Blowout, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Favorite £26.00

Top tips for matte lips…

Do apply lip balm prior to lipstick application

Do pick a bolder shade

Don’t overdo it with heavy eye makeup, let your lips do the talking

Do wear with confidence and style!


Traditional nail polish has also been given the heave ho this season as women everywhere are ditching their high shine varnishes for a modern matte finish.

So why not follow our top tips for matte nails and treat yourself to some creative new talons this Spring!


Budget, Barry M Classic Matte Nail Paint in Burgundy Crush £3.99. Bargain, Nails Inc Matte Nail Polish in Gatwick £11.00. Blowout, Chanel Matte Nail Colour in Black Velvet £18.00 

Top tips for matte nails…

Do mix and match matte and gloss for an interesting new look

Don’t shy away from bold colours  

Do invest in a matte topcoat if your not quite ready to take the plunge

Do experiment with matte on gloss patterns and on trend metallics

By Jenna Jones

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