9 Basic Rules On How To Apply Matte Lipstick


Matte lipstick is not a discovery. But recently beauty bloggers collided to take matte to the next level. And here we are; stumbling upon a video made on how to apply matte lipstick. Matte lipstick dries the lips, let’s face that. Most of you might be aware of it. But you can prep your lips before you give it a shot.

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These nine rules will help you wear matte lipstick in the finest of ways. Remember to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm before you apply matte lipstick for reasons you know best.

You can check out the steps to apply matte lipstick correctly

Step 1
We are sure that by now you know what is matte lipstick. But, before you get to the process of how to apply matte lipstick, you need to exfoliate your lips. It would be best of you can exfoliate them once in the night and once in the morning so that all the dry skin is removed.
There are two ways in which you can exfoliate your lips:

  • You can use a toothbrush to gently rub over your lips.
  • Wrap a paper towel around one of your fingers and scrub your lips.
  • Step 2
    The second step is to hydrate your lips since matte lipsticks are quiet dry in nature. So you can use a good lip balm to moisturize your lips. After you apply the lip balm, you need to wait for few minutes before applying the best matte lipstick for you.

    Step 3
    If you are already a makeup expert, you can easily zero down your matte lipstick. However, if you are a beginner at this, then we are sure you are going to have a tough time in selecting the right matte lipstick shades for yourself among all the available choices.
    The best advice that you can follow is to use a neutral shade of lipstick like a nude matte lipstick because it is easier to handle the neutral shade. But once you master the technique, you can invest in a good matte lipstick set and play around with the options. It would be great of you can pick up some long lasting matte lipstick.

    Step 4
    The next step in how to wear matte lipstick is to prime around your lips so that the actual color is kept within the lines of your lips. To prime around your lips, you can use a clear pencil to outline your lips.

    Step 5
    After you have outlined your lips, you need to fill in your lips. To do so, pick up a lip liner which matches your matte lipstick shade. Whether you want to apply a dark matte lipstick or a light matte lipstick, the lip liner has to match it. This is an important step because the filled in lip liner will keep the lipstick in place throughout the day.

    Step 6
    Instead of applying the matte lipstick directly on your lips, it is better to apply it with the help of a lip brush. You will be able to create the perfect shape for your lips and also fill in accurately.
    Make sure you pay extra attention while using the lip brush on the corners of your mouth and on your cupid’s bow.

    Step 7
    This step in the video basically tells you not to be worried about using a matte lipstick. In case you mess up while applying it, you can always wipe it off and start fresh.
    If there are any tiny corrections to be made, then instead of wiping it all off and starting again, you can just use foundation to cover up those mistakes.

    Step 8
    This is an optional step. If you are satisfied with your matte lipstick look then you are good to go. But if you want to draw attention, you can use a highlighter to add more dimension in the middle of you bottom lip.

    Step 9
    The final step is all about looking good throughout the day. So if you feel that your lips are drying out, you can either apply moisturizing matte lipstick or just hydrate them with your moisturizing lip balm.

    Enjoy watching and stock up your makeup bags with good matte lipstick brands.

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