On days that nothing seems to go right, the only thing giving us confidence is the thought that “I can still rock that red matte lipstick.” But what kills this whole “I am confident and bold” vibe is your reflection in the mirror, sporting a dry and flakey pout as the matte liquid lipstickyou applied onto your lips has decided to betray you after only a few hours of wear.
When the different varieties of matte liquid lipstick broke the scene a few years ago, they appeared to be a godsend- they were trendy, had new lipstick shades, and stayed longer than our traditional lipsticks. But nothing lasts forever and this universal fact includes our precious matte liquid lipsticks as well!
Hey, why the long face? Who said there are not ways to counter this shortcoming and extend the staying power of our besties?
Your trusty matte liquid lipstick, as you know, dries out and loves to settle into any rough patches or dry spots on your lips, making those bumps and abrasions look even more prominent. So, the best bet here is to start with a smooth canvas by exfoliating your lips every other day with a gentle lip scrub to weed out the dry skin hiding on your lips in plain sight.This ensures that the lipstick remains untainted and doesn’t accumulate in the nooks and crannies of your chapped lips.
The lip balm will also help in keeping your lips hydrated as matte lipsticks are super drying. So, you need to give your lips a fighting chance against the dryness by keeping them moisturized. Just make it a point to apply the balm before you apply the lipstick. But before you jump the bandwagon, there are a few steps you need to follow before applying those new lipstick shades without compromising on that cool matte look.
In a hurry to apply your lipstick as soon as you put on your balm? Well, our advice would be to not do so, at least not right away. If you don’t allow the balm to soak into your lips and instead you instantly apply the matte liquid lipstick, there are high chances that your lipstick will smear. As we are sure that’s not your end goal, our advice would be to let your lips soak in the balm as you apply the rest of your makeup first.
Just like your face makeup needs a primer as its base, so do your lips! Your lips would do wonders with some extra care in the form of a primer the lipstick can hang on to. Remember to use a hydrating lip primer as it will keep your matte lipstick intact and refrain it from settling in clumps on any dry spots on your lips.
While we are on the topic of keeping your lips hydrated, another option would be to go for a lip mask to keep them healthy. Apply the lip mask on your lips and leave it overnight to better equip your lips in handling a smooth and ever-lasting matte liquid lipstick.
Yes, we understand the urge to rub your lips together – a habit born out of wearing the traditional form of lipstick for ages to distribute the product evenly. But here, this tried and tested method will backfire, and liquid lipsticks are more like paint. As matte liquid lipsticks are known for getting drier with time and harder to blend, if you rub your lips together, you’ll disturb the process of drying and will create patches, leading the product to end up drying in the streaked-up formation. Remember, if you have to blend, just softly pat your lips with your fingertip and allow it to dry for a minute or two.
This step will allow a little bit of powder to come through the tissue and deposit onto your lipstick, giving your matte liquid lipstick ample staying power to last throughout the day.
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