The popularity of matte lipstick is growing – and for a good reason. This highly pigmented product is available in a wide range of colors and yields more dramatic results than other lipstick options. When applied correctly, matte lipstick leaves a noticeable mark on the mouth, giving lips a beautiful, velvet-like finish. But if you misuse it, your lips may end up looking flaky, and your smile may look flat.
Follow these tips to apply matte lipstick for great-looking lips.
Exfoliate. Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or a gentle facial scrub regularly. Exfoliating your lips is a critical step before applying matte lipstick because it makes your lips smooth. Smooth lips help to avoid a cakey or flaky look to your lipstick.
Hydrate. Using a moisturizing lip balm before putting on your lipstick helps to keep your lips hydrated when wearing lipstick. Applying lip balm is especially crucial before using matte lipstick, which tends to have a drying effect when worn for extended periods.
Prime. Prime your lips for matte lipstick application by using a lip primer. Lip primers help your matte lipstick adhere to your lips and stay in place. Primers also help give your matte lipstick color more depth, which helps keep your lips from looking small and flat.
Line. Using a lip liner that matches your matte lipstick color helps to not only give you a boundary to fill in with your matte lipstick, but can also help to create definition between your lips and the rest of your face.
Define. Using a powder that matches your skin tone around your lips further helps to define the edge of your lips. When you use powder, your lips also appear larger.
Combine. Combining lip injections and matte lipstick is a guaranteed formula for great-looking lips. Lip injections can give your lips a natural-looking boost from the inside, while matte lipstick can help define them from the outside.
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