Me wearing MAC's All Fired Lipstick
To wear a matte lip or not to wear a matte lip? I think anyone who loves lipstick has asked themselves this question at some point or another. As for those who haven't, the first thought that may have come to your mind is that matte lipstick is so drying. Well today, I wanted to share a few tips I have for wearing matte lipstick. Side Note: Yes, I recycled pictures I've used in my previous posts lol
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What is a matte lipstick?
A matte lipstick is a type of lipstick that usually last all day, has a dry texture, and lacks shine.
1. Prepare your lips (exfoliate)
You can prepare a lip scrub at home: Mix sugar, coconut oil, lemon, and honey. Gently massage your lips with it for couple of minutes, then rinse; you lips will feel soft and smooth. See my Beauty DIY : Homemade Sugar Lip Scrub HERE
2. Moisturize your lips
A good lip balm is your best friend when wearing a matte lip. Using a lip balm will help create a smooth surface for your matte lipstick. I like to use Nivea Lip Balm especially for MAC's Retro Matte Lipsticks. MAC's Prep+Prime for Lips also works well for moisturizing your lips.
3. Use a lip pencil
I like to wear lip pencils with some of my matte lips. I find by wearing lip liner helps keep my lipstick neat and it helps make my matte lipstick wear even longer during the day. Side note, if you choose to wear a lip pencil with your matte lipstick, you can apply it before or after using a lip balm. I apply my lip pencil before I use a lip balm. Then I add the lip balm on top.
4. Blot your lips
To avoid overly dry looking lips that look caked, blot your lips!
5. Don't rub your lips together!
Sure you can blot your lips, but rubbing them together is a NO NO! I think that is the worst feeling ever is to rub my lips together when I'm using a matte lipstick. Ouch!
6. Add a lip gloss
There are days that I want to wear my lip gloss on top of my matte lipstick. If you can't live without some shine to your lipstick, try a lip gloss on top.
How do you wear your matte lipstick?
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