Sophisticated matte lipstick: Yes please!
If you don’t own a matte lipstick, there are  two ways to create the same effect:

1. Use a lipliner only
Not only will a lipliner provide the matte look, they are also long lasting and are often very high-pigmented. Plus they come in many colors.

2. Use a translucent powder on top of your (satin-finish/glossy) lipstick
Simple: apply your lipstick. Grab a small powder brush. Load up some translucent powder and slightly dust in on to your lips. Done.

Last note: when using a lipliner, it’s important to start off with exfoliated and moisturized lips. One of my favorite lipbalms are the cute EOS lip balms who also work great as a primer for lipstick/lipliner application.


4 thoughts on “Matte

  1. I really like this matte pink shade on the model. I feel like it might be hard to dust powder on top of lipstick because after the first touch the lipstick would come off on the brush and mix in with the powder. I don’t know. I guess it depends on the shade/brand.

    • Hi Sam! Thank you for commenting.
      I usually dust a little (white) translucent powder on a tissue and then use a small brush (which I only use for this technique). This way your powder stays ‘clean’. If you find that it doesn’t work for you, you can also lay a thin piece of (blotting)tissue on to your lips and then dust a little powder on the tissue. This is another way to achieve a matte finish. Good luck!

      • Oh! That would make sense. I was trying to figure out how you were putting the brush on your lips without transferring the lip color to the rest of the powder. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

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