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Introducing 5 Simple Tips To Crack Free Matte lipstick

Matte Lipstick is a busy girls dream come true but preparation is still the key to a crack free finish.

Matte lipstick is a trend that has come and gone over the years—but, as every beauty-lover knows, it’s not always the easiest to wear. Between that awful dried wax feeling and the way it magnifies every single speck of dead skin on your lips, it can be a difficult makeup proposition to feel good about. But fear not with these 5 matte lipstick tips, you’ll be ready to embrace life without worrying about your lips.

sheikha matte lipstick

Matte Lipstick in Sheikha

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 or for a more intense treatment try using a Micro Cream Exfoliator with 4% Glycolic acid in it. Your lips will feel baby soft and smooth.

micro-cream for matte lipstick

Exfoliate for matte lipstick

2) Add Moisture

We’ve all lived through the heartache of buying an amazing matte lipstick, only to discover that, even though it looks amazing, it feels absolutely horrible—too dry, too tight, too uncomfortable. After exfoliating your lips, apply a small amount of lightweight moisturizer to your lips. You can moisturize your lips using your favourite lip balm or a moisturiser packed with vitamins, I love Skin O2 Multi Vit Cream, preparing them for your sophisticated and elegant matte makeup.

multi-vit for matte lipstick

moisturise for matte lipstick

3) Make 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!

Shiekha matte lipstick

Sheikha matte lipstick

4) Line AFTER you apply color.

Matte lipstick demands a perfect outline. So if your not as steady as you should be and find applying the lipstick in a precise line a bit tricky there is a way around it. And the best way to go about this is to apply your color, then neaten up your outline with a matching shade of lip liner. This order-reversal means you don’t have to mess around with getting your outline perfect, then applying your lipstick, then fixing small mistakes you made when applying said lipstick with concealer and a battalion of small brushes—one step and you’re done!

lady-jay-matte lipstick

Matte Lipstick in Lady Jay

5) Long-live the long-wear.

One of the biggest advantages to matte lipsticks is that they tend to have stronger staying power than glossier shades that inevitably transfer every time you eat or drink. On the other hand, oily foods can cause matte lipsticks to flake away and reapplication can be extra difficult depending on the formula. To avoid this problem, it’s best to use a lip liner in conjunction with the matte lip color.

matte lipstick everlasting

These 5 tips may sound simple enough and your probable wondering, doesn’t everyone do this already but they don’t and this is the number one reason matte lipstick fails. Preparation is the key and the only way matte lipstick will work. It can be a girls best friend and the staying power is amazing when you do the preparation.

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