If you're a fan of the matte lip, you'll no doubt know that the key to pulling one off is moisture. Bid any cracked, dry lips goodbye with Laura Mercier's latest release: the Velour Lovers Lip Colour, named after the lipstick's velvet finish. The secret ingredient? Mango butter. It's in the formula for these lippies, and it looks to deliver when it comes to both hydration and comfort.

If colour payoff is what you're after, the Velour Lovers collection has both the vibrancy and variety to suit your tastes. Combining intense colour with a smooth finish, the new line of lipsticks comes in 12 shades, from more muted hues like Cocoa Pout to bright, poppy pinks such as French Kiss. Just apply one stroke for medium coverage, and build it up as you like – the feel of the lipstick will stay lightweight.

Matte world: Laura Mercier’s new Velour Lovers Lip Colour

$42 each. Available at all Sephora outlets and Laura Mercier counters from 1 January 2016