BEAUTY TIP || HOW TO PREP YOUR LIPS FOR A MATTE LIPSTICK 

Hello beauty queens and kings!

how to prepare lips for a matte lipstick

Matte looks are one of my favorite types, but it can sometimes be difficult to create and maintain. Today, I want to share the ways I prep my lips before I apply a matte lipstick or lip color.

Achieving  a good matte look can be very daunting when you don’t follow the necessary steps. Sometimes it can leave your lips looking patchy, or the product wouldn’t last all day.

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Here are the simple ways to prepare your lips for a great matte look :


  • EXFOLIATE

To prepare your lips for any lipstick, be it gloss or matte, you have to exfoliate first.

Regular exfoliating of the lips is super important, especially if you wear a matte lipstick. Trust me, there’s nothing more cringe worthy than matte lipstick on dry lips. Every dry patch and line will be highlighted and that’s not such a great look.

My best way to exfoliate is by using a simple lip scrub which can be homemade or bought from a drug store.  My simple homemade combo is granulated sugar with some olive oil.

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  •    HYDRATE

After exfoliating, I love to use a bit of lip balm or Vaseline to give my lips some hydration. Matte products can be a bit dying so it’s always a good idea to add a little bit of hydration before application.

Just make sure to apple just a little amount as you want your matte product to stay on and not end up slipping away after you apply it.

 

  • LINE YOUR LIPS

A trick I finally learned was to always line my lips with a lip liner of the same shade of lipstick before applying a matte lip product. This has really helped me to get a neater look, and also help the product last longer.

how to prep your lips for a matte lipstick

 

  • DO NOT RUB

When you apply a matte lipstick, avoid rubbing your lips together. This is because rubbing your lips together will not create a fine finish. Instead, you should use a lip brush to spread out the product evenly and add more coats as needed to give it an even finish.

 

the ash tree journal matte lipstick

On my lips : 

MAC lip liner in Boldly bare

Maybelline lipstick in coffee caramel (740)

Beyond beauty matte lipstick in nude number 18


What steps do you take before you apply your lipstick?

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