There’s no doubt about it – matte lipstick is having a major moment. On trend, long wearing and budge-proof, it’s an easy way to update your tired old makeup routine, but there are some tricks for new players. To ensure your pout looks totally chic, 0% eeek, read on. Here are 7 bb-approved hacks for rocking matte lipstick like a ladyboss.
Matte lippie looks hot, but when applied to dry, peeling, flaky lips it most definitely does not. While a shiny gloss basically, er, glosses over any lip flaws, a matte lipstick will draw the eye straight to them. Which means you want to make sure your pout is in tip top shape! Use a lip scrub (you can make a delish one at home with coconut oil, brown sugar and honey), or gently buff your lips with a soft toothbrush to remove any dead skin cells and create a smooth soft canvas.
Give your lips a little helping hand in the hydration department and applying a moisturising lip balm after exfoliating. Nothing too sticky or thick, just a thin layer of your favourite, and leave it to sink in for a few minutes before applying lipstick.
Choose a non-drying formula
Don’t worry, not ALL matte lipsticks are super drying! So Susan’s Liquid Matte Long-Wear Liquid Lipstick, which you’re all receiving in your January bellabox, gives you great pigment payoff and longevity, without any flakiness. Thanks to a lip-loving formulation with olive oil, cocoa butter and chamomile extract, it delivers mega moisture, minus the stickiness. It’s matte lipstick done right, with an easy-to-use wand applicator for precision painting. One application of your So Susan Liquid Lipstick will give you a nice, long-lasting stain. But if you really want to make an impact, add another one or two layers for more intense colour.
Wear your skin dewy
While 90s’ lips may be in, pancake makeup hasn’t made quite the same comeback. Keep your look in the present by pairing your matte lip with dewy, glowing skin.
Line lips with concealer or powder
If you’re going bold with your lip colour, and we totally recommend you do, the last thing you want is for your colour to bleed. Applying concealer or skin-toned powder around the outline of your freshly-painted lips will tidy things up and create a super clean line.
Top off with a balm
Still adjusting to that matte life? You can soften your look and add a little, or a lot, of lustre by applying a balm or gloss as a final touch.
Remove it with Vaseline
The magic that makes matte lip colour last all night long can sometimes make it tricky to remove. Vaseline or moisturiser can help remove the last traces. Apply some on a tissue or makeup remover pad and gently wipe off.