Lipstick or gloss is an important part of every girls beauty routine. One of the hottest beauty trends in popular culture these days are matte lips. Although matte lipstick is a highly sought after beauty feature in fashion. If it is not applied just right you won’t be able to achieve that picture perfect look everyone is after. When it comes to getting your matte lips just right there are two things you must consider. Those two steps are, choosing the right product and exercising the right technique when applying your lipstick.
Have you ended up with dry cracked and clumpy results when applying your matte lipstick. Maybe you have even decided that it isn’t for you? Well, I encourage you to try this simple step and give it another try. Here are 3 effortless steps to follow to achieve the perfect matte lips.
- Exfoliate Your Lips
Gently exfoliating your skin is a crucial step for achieving a smooth lip texture when applying any lipstick. Below is a simple lip scrub you can make right at home.
Exfoliating Lip Scrub Recipe:
In a small container mix 1-1/2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or olive oil. This should be enough to allow the ingredients to just stick together. Put some of the scrub onto your fingertips and gently scrub until all the dead skin is removed. Repeat the process again if necessary. Completely clean the residue of the scrub off your lips and move on to the next step which is moisturizing.
- Moisturize Your Lips Before Applying Matte Lipstick
Apply a light lip balm after scrubbing and allow the moisturizer to absorb into your lips before applying the matte lipstick. This will prevent the mixture from becoming too creamy and ruining the matte texture.
- Apply Your Matte Lip Product
When applying the matte lip color be careful not to apply too much to prevent caking. You can outline your lips with a lip liner, then fill in with the matte lipstick building the coverage as needed.