Ever since we have been introduced to matte lipsticks, we can’t seem to get over them. Their mattifying formula, which settles onto the top of your lips flawlessly and doesn’t budge, just wins us over time and again. They have become one of our beauty obsessions, and many of our lipsticks are now being replaced by these matte ones in whole different shades and formulas. Wherever you see, you will spot these matte lipsticks taking over your feeds, carts, beauty stores, etc. The perks of having matte lipsticks in your makeup stack are many, with some of them too good to be true.
These liquid matte lipsticks have now become almost everyone’s favorite, and they have all the right reasons to be crazy about this one heck of a beauty product. For all those people who are looking for a lipstick that can offer them perfect pouty lips 24*7 without any conditions applied, liquid matte lipstick is your answer. While these liquid matte lipsticks are long-lasting and everything you need them to be, they also come with their own set of dos and don’ts, which are important to get familiar with.
Listed below are a few things that you should know about using liquid matte lipsticks so that you can make the most out of this product.
Prep your lips well before using the lipstick
While it’s no secret that liquid matte lipsticks are very long-lasting and doesn’t budge from lips, it is also important to know that they are slightly drying on the lips, which is one little downside of it. However, that thing can easily be taken care of in two ways. Firstly, try picking a liquid matte lipstick that is very light in formula and doesn’t feel heavy on lips. And the second thing, always prep your lips well before using the lipstick. Apply lip balm or vaseline petroleum jelly all over your lips before you start doing your makeup, this will give your lips some time to absorb the goodness of the product and become well hydrated and moisturized. After that, you can apply the lipstick across your lips, this little trick will curb the dryness of your lips.
One coat is sufficient
This is one of the most common mistakes that many women make while applying liquid matte lipstick. When it comes to liquid matte lipsticks, you don’t need to apply two or three coats of the product, just one layer would suffice. Layering the product might end up making your lips creased and patchy. Therefore, using the applicator, apply the lipstick across your lips very gently, start it from your lower lips and finish it off at the Cupid’s bow.
Don’t rub your lips together
Liquid matte lipsticks work differently than your regular lipsticks. While most women like to rub their lips together after applying one of their creamy or glossy lipsticks, you should refrain from doing it with your liquid matte lipsticks. Rubbing your lips together after applying liquid matte lipsticks is a big no. Doing so will end up making your lipstick look patchy and dry. Therefore, apply one coat of lipstick on both upper and lower parts of your lips separately.
Avoid touching up your lipstick
It is a very well known fact that liquid matte lipsticks are long-lasting, and they can stay on your lips throughout the day. They don’t necessarily require any touch-ups. After you are done applying your lipstick, let it do its magic. Applying extra coat over your lipstick to give it a quick touch up is only a waste of time and product. Additionally, when you double coat your matte liquid lipstick; it gets creased whilst also appearing very dry and patchy.