Matte lipsticks can be a double-edged sword but if you do it right, you will look awesome. Guaranteed. It will show off the natural shape of your lips and come off great. But if you do it wrong – your lips will seem cracked, uneven and give them a dried tinted flake look. So that’s why we’re here! Here’s 3 great tips for perfect matte lips!
Tip 1: Exfoliate!
Very important. Lip exfoliation will not only make them look fresher and softer but also will work well with matte lipstick. You need a smooth canvas to work on. Use a lip scrub to get rid of dry patches and roughness. Matte lipstick does not have a ton of moisture so you’ll need to moisturize your lips before and after. So the next tip is important.
Tip 2: Make sure you get the right chapstick!
It’s a good idea to carry a lip conditioner and to use it liberally, whether you’ve got makeup on or not. Make sure you chose the right chapstick because some can be too greasy to wear underneath lipstick and the lipstick will end up coming off. Pick a creamy one that sort of disappears into your lips.
Tip 3: Tint, stain, pencil or stick?
Pick your lippy wisely. A good idea to get a matte lip tint which usualyl comes in the form of a pencil. It’s softer and creamier than your usual lipstick. Other nice shades are the light ones like nude or dusky pink. For dark reds and plums however, make sure you get a sharper line by using a lip brush.
And that’s all you need to know about perfect matte lips!