A deep burgundy or a dark wine colour in matte adorning your luscious lips, what can be more sexy than that??? Well, matte lipsticks have taken the make up industry by a tsunami it feels. From celebrities to working woman to a home maker, matte lipsticks has not only made women look beautiful but also feel the same.
Matte lipsticks come both in the normal stick lipstick form and the liquid form. Its an absolute boon for women who hate shiny glossy lips and like their lips to be bold yet subtle without the loudness of shiny lipsticks. Matte finish lipsticks definitely give a very classy look to the face.
Matte lipsticks are usually more long lasting than the normal creme lipsticks and are generally transfer proof. They do not wither away so easily like the creme lipsticks. However, the matte lipsticks do have a drying effect even when they come enriched with vitamin E. Yet, certain steps if kept in mind before applying matte lipsticks can not only make them look adorable but also comfortable on the lips.
We all might be well aware of the fact that hoe essential scrubbing is for exfoliation of the skin. What we forget is that exfoliation is equally important for the lips as well. Lips also tend to dry out and get chapped.
Regular scrubbing them would not only get rid of the dead and chapped skin, but also keep the lips smooth and plump. These days market is flooded with lip scrubs however, you can also make mild scrubs at home by mixing sugar granules and honey. Sugar would exfoliate and honey would nourish the texture.
After scrubbing moisturising the lips is again very important like on the skin. There are a zillion products for lip moisturisation. Lip balms are available in various flavours. Ideally for a perfect look for matte lipsticks, moisturisation is extremely important.
After the lip balm is applied on the lips, it should be left on the lips for 2 to 3 minutes to penetrate and then apply the matte lipsticks on them. Lips naturally have no oil glands thats why they tend to dry up faster than the rest of the skin on the body. Hence, moisturisation is a step not to be missed.
3. PREP THE LIPS WITH FOUNDATION
For the colour of the matte lipstick to come out in the best shade, foundation should be applied on the lips with the help of finger tips, so that any pigmentation or discolouration is concealed nicely. After the application of the foundation, the matte lipstick can be applied for that perfect studio finish look.
4. PUT THE LINER POST APPLICATION
Ideally when we apply normal lipsticks we line the lips first and then fill in the colour in the lips, but when we apply matte lipsticks, specially the liquid lipsticks, we first apply the lipstick with applicator and after it has dried finish the uneven application with the help of a liner.
One more thing to be kept in mind is that you should not use the external lipstick brushes to apply the lipstick as in the process of putting lipstick on the brush it might dry up and waste the product. Thus, it should be directly applied from the applicator given with the lipsticks.
5. USE OIL BASED MAKE UP REMOVER OR MOISTURISER TO REMOVE LIPSTICK
An oil based make up remover should be used to remove the matte lipsticks so that after hours on the lips, when the lipstick is taken off, it should not dry up the lips completely and make you uncomfortable. These days micellar water is much in vogue for effortless make up removal.
One can choose the one which is oil based. In case if you have run out of make up remover, you can even use a moisturiser on the lips and gently remove the lipstick with the help of a cotton pad. Make sure that the lipstick is completely removed before you hit the bed, because it might not only stain your pillows but also any residue can cause infection or discolouration on the skin as well.