Matte lips can look incredibly beautiful and elegant, if you know how to wear this type of makeup. Today, let’s have a look at some beauty tips on how to master the art of applying and wearing matte lip color:
1) Prepare your lips
Matte lipstick textures tend to emphasize all the flaws of your lips, therefore, it’s important to prepare your lips and make them smooth and soft. Exfoliating your lips can be a great solution to get rid of peeling skin, in order to reveal baby soft lips, on which your makeup will glide easily and beautifully. You can prepare a lip scrub at home: just mix some sugar with olive oil and honey and gently massage your lips with it for couple of minutes, then rinse; you lips will feel baby soft and smooth.
2) Add moisture
In order to keep matte lipstick fresh, make sure to moisturize your lips before applying your lipstick, because matte texture tends to dry out the lips, creating undesirable, caked on effect. You can moisturize your lips using your favorite lip balm or apply some argan, coconut or sweet almond oil on your lips, thus, preparing them for your sophisticated and elegant matte makeup.
3) Let the color pop
If you want to get the true shade of matte lipstick, apply a concealer all over your lips prior to applying your lip color. Whether you decide to go for a bright red, flashy pink or nude matte lips, concealing them in advance will help get very neat and beautiful result!
4) Start off by lining your lips
Apply a lip liner all over your lips before applying your matte lipstick. Using lip liner will help you get neat, clean and beautiful result. Professional makeup artists use this tip all the time. Find a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick and line your lips with it, filling them in. This way you are creating a base for your matte lipstick to glide on; the color will look a lot richer and more intense. Lip liner will also help your lipstick last longer.
5) No rubbing
Avoid rubbing your lips together when applying matte lip color, because matte textures don’t work the same way as sheer ones do. Instead, use a lip brush, in order to spread the product all over your lips evenly and if you want to get more precision. Use a synthetic lip brush for this purpose, make sure to cover up every little corner of your lips for elegant and professional looking result.
6) Another coat
If you want your lip color to last even longer, then, after applying a lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue and reapply the lipstick again. This tip will help add intensity to your lip color and you will be astonished how much longer your lipstick will last. Blotting your lips with paper or tissue will help you avoid cakey and over-dry looking lips.
7) Precision tip
In order to keep your lipstick application precise and perfect, make sure to clean up the edges using the same concealer that you used prior to applying your lip color. You can use a small, synthetic concealer brush or use a simple Q-tip to go around your lips, cleaning up all the imperfections and flows.
Yes, it might seem like applying matte lipstick might take you some time, but it, definitely, worth it, if you want to rock this beauty trend and get flawless looking pout.
I hope you found it useful. Please feel free to share your own tips on how you like to wear matte lipstick in the comment’s section below.
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