If you are thinking of wearing matte lipstick then there are a few things to keep in mind. Read our tips below on how to get the most out of matte.
 
Step 1: Exfoliate
Exfoliating your lips before putting on lipstick gives you a lovely smooth lip to work with. Matte lipstick can accentuate flakes of dead skin on your lips, so it’s a good idea to try and get rid of those flakes before applying. The best way to exfoliate is to apply a petroleum-based lip balm to your lips, wet a washcloth and squeeze out the excess water. Run the washcloth gently back and forth over your lips so that any flakes of skin are removed.
 
Step 2: Moisturise
Wearing matte lipstick can make your lips drier than they are because there are few moisturising elements in this type of lipstick. Although this is what gives matte lipstick the non-shiny look, it can also dry out the sensitive skin of your lips. It is recommended to sleep with a petroleum-based lip balm on at night as this can aid in moisturisation of lips, sealing it in. In the morning, your lips will be hydrated and you won’t need to wear a moisturising balm under your lipstick.
 
Step 3: Application
It is important to take care when applying matte lipstick as it doesn’t allow much room for error. The best way to achieve a precision edge of matte round your lips is to line them with a matching lip liner first and then fill in with lipstick. For extra precision consider applying lipstick with a lip brush.
 
The above steps should help you get that perfect matte lip look. 

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