Matte lips have been all the rage this season. From soft pinks to dark greens, makeup companies have been on top of their game. However applying a matte lipstick flawlessly can be difficult. Unlike the cream formulas, matte lipsticks tend to bleed into the fine lines and crack.
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Here is how you can perfect those matte lips in 3 simple steps:
1. Prep Your Lips
Prepping your lips before applying a matte lipstick is essential. As matte lipsticks dry down completely, they tend to enhance the texture of the lips. Start off by exfoliating your lips by using a mild lip exfoliator. You can use a store bought exfoliator or simply make one using sugar, honey and olive oil at home. Apply a layer of your favourite balm or coconut oil afterwards and leave it for a few minutes.
In order for your matte shade to truly pop, it is important that you apply a concealer or foundation on top if your lips. Gently take off the excess balm/oil using a clean towel and apply your foundation or concealer on your lips. This will cancel out any colour or pigmentation and enhance the colour of your lipstick.
3. Lip Liner
It is quite difficult to apply matte lipstick alone over bare lips because they are highly pigmented and tend to blend into the fine lines. Before applying the lipstick, line your lips using a lip liner. This will give your lips a precise outline and stop the lipstick from spreading. Use a lip brush to evenly distribute the lip product and reach the corners of the lips as well.
Just make sure that you don’t apply layers on top of layer because it will crack and look cakey. You can find the best mineral makeup almost everywhere now. Great thing about using mineral makeup is that it’s cruelty and paraben free.