Here at heat, we're very much of the philosophy that a bold lip can change the world. OK, maybe not the world, but it can completely transform your makeup look and they're glam AF - so we're big fans.
We're also big fans of cruelty-free cosmetics - make-up which is produced ethically, without testing on animals – so we can look great and our moral conscious remains intact (until we're no longer responsible for our actions when our sassy, drunk alter-ego comes out to play).
Luckily for us, there are loads of brands that are making our cruelty-free makeup life possible, so we have lots to choose from.
Here are our fave cruelty-free matte lipsticks (including some fancy liquid ones) you can buy right now.
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The best cruelty-free matte lipsticks money can buy
Huda's new, buttery soft formulation is one of the longest-lasting lippies we've ever tried. With immense colour payoff from just a small amount, this matte lipstick doesn't dry out your lips and won't budge once it's on.
Bite Beauty has created a dreamy, creamy, non-drying lipstick that glides on smoothly and has excellent staying power. It has a velvety, matte finish that feels great on your lips, and comes in 20 stunning shades.
Created to flatter every skin tone, Fenty Beauty's ultra-slim lipstick gives you a long-wearing, petal-soft matte finish, with a huge range of colour-intense shades to boot.
The queen of lippy, fans of Charlotte Tilbury will be glad to hear that the brand is cruelty-free. This product soothes, protects and moisturises lips, provides long-lasting colour and has a square tip to mimic a brush. Clever!
Perfect for everyday use, a little goes a long way with NYX's comfortable Lip Cream which comes in a range of shades and is really affordable.
Super creamy with intense colour, Barry M's Matte Lip Paint is available in a shade to suit every occasion; from pretty neutrals to bold, vibrant colours.
Winky Lux's Matte Lip Velour come in a variety of bold colours and are gluten-free, paraben-free as well as cruelty-free. This colour is a personal fave of Taylor Swift, appaz.
Too Faced's Melted Matte liquid lipstick is a favourite with makeup artists everywhere and we can definitely see why. Both lightweight and long-wearing, it's infused with 'Volulip' for a no-sting plumping effect and nourishing avocado oil to protect lips.
If you're looking for something super lightweight, a lip crayon could be for you. This one from Burt's Bees is moisture-rich, made with shea butter, jojoba oil and kendi oil. One hundred per cent natural, it comes in six flattering shades ranging from pinks, nudes, reds and plums.
NARS is a must-have brand in every makeup bag, and the fact that its matte lipsticks are cruelty-free is ideal. These lipsticks contain passion fruit seed oil and Omega-6 for skin vitality and provide excellent colour vibrancy.
Kissproof and pigmented, this is one lippy we definitely want in our makeup bag. Fortified with a nourishing, antioxidant-rich blend of neem, sesame and Indian frankincense essential oils, it's a real treat for the lips. Plus, we love the unique applicator.
Urban Decay products are all cruelty-free and many are also vegan. This Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick comes in 31 shades, feels gorgeous on the lips and gives highly pigmented colour.
If you fancy keeping things simple with a nude lip á la Kim K, Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolour is perfect for the job.
The queen of cruelty-free, KVD's Studded Kiss Lipstick is pure matte lipstick heaven and comes in loads of daring colours. It's 100% vegan, too.
(NB: Some on this list are owned by parent companies that are not cruelty free. However, the brands themselves are certified cruelty free and do not test on animals. None of the products on this list have themselves been tested on animals)