In modern lifestyle, almost every girl has a lipstick for herself. Personally I think this is one of the indispensable items of every day. Using lipstick makes my face more cheerful and radiant, sometimes when I’m lazy to makeup, I just use a lipstick. That’s enough to look more lively already. And to keep it for a long time, I need a matte lipstick. Therefore, I need to know how to wear matte lipstick to make the best of it as well.
Today I’d like to share with you some tips on how to wear matte lipstick. However, before we start, let’s talk about matte lipsticks for those who are new to the makeup world.
What is matte lipstick and why should we love it?
While sheer and satin lipstick leaves the lips sexy and seductive with gloss and shine, which will make your lips shiny, glossy and keep it moisturized, matte lipstick does not make the lips look shiny. Matte lipstick has deep, opaque colors and has a natural look. It can also make the lips look thinner. This usually includes the most powerful and pitch-dark colors of lipstick. Matte lipstick usually lasts more than shiny and other kinds of lipstick.
The main composition of matte lipstick contains kaolin – the clay is not used in many industries including the medical field, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, you rest assured that this component does not cause harm to the lips. Matte Lipsticks have a highly pigmented formula that provides a non-drying, long wearing matte finish on the lips.
Why should we love matte lipstick?
First of all, the staying power is impressive.
One of the biggest differences between matte lipsticks and other kind of lipsticks is its long-lastingness and impressive staying power. If your lipstick isn’t kiss-proof, then it’s not doing its job. Lipsticks with a shiny finish can smudge and fade, but matte formulas are known for their staying power. And that means fewer touch-ups — even after lunch. Matte lipstick is supposed to stay on your lips, not on your food, not on someone else’s lips as well.
Imagine you’re on a date with your crush or boyfriend. Things are going very well and the kissing part is already in your near future. What if after kissing your lip color disappears? What if your date opens his eyes and see a pale ghost? Long lasting matte lipsticks is obviously a better choice for dates than lip gloss.
Secondly, matte lipstick makes a statement.
If you want a statement lip in a bold hue, matte lipstick is the perfect choice for you. Its velvety finish makes color look extra-saturated and intense. Also since matte lipstick makes for a focal point on the face, you don’t need much else in the way of makeup. Let your statement lip do all the talking.
And last but not least, it is not sticky.
Lip gloss is not windy days’ favorite. Not beach days’ favorite either. Because matte lipsticks are not sticky. It also stays where you apply it on. Wind, hair and sticky lips, what a nightmare! So are sandy lips.
However, why do we need to know how to wear matte lipstick? It seems easy but if we dont do it correctly, we’re missing some of its cool features.
Things we need to pay attention about matte lipstick:
The biggest disadvantage of lipstick is that the lipstick is quite dry for some people. However, it’s not a grave problem. Because if it’s too dry for you, you should use a lip balm before using lipstick or regularly use lips balm and scrubs the lips therefor the lipstick can’t make your lips dry and chapped. And dont forget to take care of your lips to make it beautiful inside out as well. Use some moisturizing products and then you’ll be able to wear matte lipstick at ease.
In fact, recently many cosmetics companies have gradually improved this weakness of lipstick by adding lip moisturizing components. This results in limiting the driness of the lipstick. Matte lipsticks are extremely popular today for its convenience and high fashion look.
How to wear matte lipstick to make the best of it?
Choose the right color:
The most popular and common lipstick is red, fuchsia and orange. For the girls with dark skin, avoid choosing orange with this type of lipstick. Pink or purple lipsticks will suit the darker skin tone.
Avoid some mistakes:
With light skin, you can test with all colors. Red lipstick will give you a stylish and luxurious while pink and orange can make a difference and unique look like, depending on how you combine with the costumes.
When you have thin lips, avoid the dark lipstick because it makes this weakness stand out. In contrast, if you have thick lips, choose the nude color.
Basic properties of lipstick are less moisturizing than other lipsticks. Too dry will cause difficulty when you lip gloss. So test lipstick carefully before buying.
Also, do not use lipstick when your lips are too dry and chapped because under the lipstick all of these weakness of the lip will appear very clearly under the lipstick. The best way is using lipstick after using lip balm to soften the lips.
Ultimately, the lipstick often gives you a more stylish and luxurious, but also gives you a more mature feel. So, if you want to be dynamic, fresh, try to avoid using this type of lipstick.
Pay attention when applying matte lipstick:
As with any lipstick, avoid smutching lipstick outside the lip, you need to use a brush instead of directly lipstick to lips. If you are more careful, you can use lipstick like pencil with the same color as lipstick to shape the lips before wearing lipstick. With matte lipstick, you use a brush on a moisturizer before sweeping on the lipstick on the lips because this type of lip balm usually contains less moisture than other types.
Let’s start with the front lip to easily shape the lips. Start the lipstick from the middle and then slowly spread out on both sides. For a darker shade, apply two layers of lipstick.
How to wear matte lipstick like a fashionista:
Prepare the lips
Scrub your lips: Use a wet face towel to moisten the lips. This is one of the stages you can’t ignore before the process of exfoliating for the lips, because when the lips dry it makes you feel pain, more difficult to exfoliation. After the lip has been moistened, we proceed to exfoliate the lips by using a light brush on the lips, then wipe with moistened towel that the dead skin will disappear completely. You can do the regular facial exfoliation as with facial skin is about 1-> 2 times / week. However, in winter, our lips will usually dry out, the dead skin to peel off more and more, so you can proceed to remove this ugly dead skin whenever you see them appear on the lips.
Exfoliating the lips, we can completely use the simple ingredients that are available in the house such as brown sugar + honey + lemon without the need to buy a lipstick cream to separate lips. And then you lips will feel baby soft and smooth.
After exfoliation, the surface of our lips begins to become smooth, you apply lip balm to moisturize and soften the lips. You can moisturize your lips using your favorite lip balm or apply some coconut or sweet almond oil on your lips, preparing them for your intricate and elegant matte makeup.
Let the color pop
If you want to get the true shade of matte lipstick, you may apply a concealer all over your lips prior to applying your lip color. Whether you decide to go for a bright red, flashy pink or nude matte lips, concealing them in advance will help get very neat and beautiful result!
Apply the lipstick
Apply the lips with full lipstick: that is not intricate step, you need to be persevering and do it again in many times. Star slowly, firstly you put the lipstick on around the lips, revised balance and make it sharpness. When you have done it many times, you will naturally get used to it and the lipstick will not take much longer. If the lipstick is soiled, then you can erase and re-work
However, if you still have difficulty in identifying your lip liner, you must buy a lipstick like pencil. With this tool, it is easier to define your lip liner and you just fill the lips with frame in advance, this will help your lip longer
Some easy-to-use colors such as red, orange, pink, nude and a plum tree
In this step you look straight into the mirror and lead the head of pencil slowly to determine the border in the right way.
Finally, you wear the matte lipstick on the lips, this is ok.
Note: When applying lipstick you limit go tight-lipped when the lipstick is not dry yet
The most popular and the best matte lipsticks in 2017:
MAC lipstick ($17)
An indispensable name is the Mac. It has been on the market quite some time ago, but Macs are still the number one choice for many girls. Some of the best products of MAC is Mac Lipstick Retro Matte are true to color. long lasting, even application and convenient. There are 7 colors for you to choose.
When speaking of MAC Lipstick Retro Matte, we must not forget the legend shade Ruby Woo. This is one of the best selling shade of MAC. Mac Ruby Woo is the inspiration behind Rihanna’s RiRi Woo lipstick collaboration with MAC Viva Glam, and it’s also a Teen Vogue 2014 Beauty Award winner. And this is Taylor Swift’s favorite lipstick too. Cool isn’t it?
Rouge Bourjois Velvet Lipstick ($13.50)
Referring to Velvet Bourjois Lipstick is to mention a line of lipstick that has not expensive price, and it is not a luxury lipstick, but a high quality lipstick. If you have used matte Velvet lipstick, you can see that the lipstick is very smooth and shining, when it dry, it can be comfortable to eat without lip gloss. There are 14 colors for you.
Lipstick Queen Sinner ($24)
Lipstick Queen Sinners is the ultimate full-coverage matte lipsticks with 90% pigment. The Sinner formula takes creaminess to a whole new level. The formulation glides on, lasts beautifully and feels great on the lips. Each shade has been meticulously designed to be the ultimate in its category – lighting up your face and your mood!
Lipstick Queen is the lipstick of passion. It has quite an amazing story. Most lipstick of Lipstick Queen have inactive ingredient. Its formula is just matte enough for you and not drying at all. You can get 3 or 4 hours of wearing Lipstick Queen. Actually, everything about Lipstick Queen has a story and it will inspire you. Check out for the secrets you may not know about this lipstick of passion and find some amazing other products from Lipstick Queen.
[3 Concept Eyes] Red Recipe Matte Lip Color ($18.40)
3CE is a Korean cosmetic company famous for its wide range of products such as lipstick, eye powder, mineral spray, the lip of the company is divided into many different lipsticks and famous for the lipstick. Some 3ce lipsticks have made the fever such as: 3CE Matte Lip Color, 3ce pencil, and recently 2 lipsticks from this brand continue to cause storm 3ce Lace Maymac Matte Lip Color and 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color.
There are 5 colors for you to choose. If you want to get all 5 but dont want to spend too much, you can go for the Red Recipe Lip Color Mini Kit. When speaking of the best Korean lipsticks, you have to mention this babe.
What do you think about our tips? We hope you have found out how to wear matte lipstick and the best matte lipstick for you. Let’s comment and share with us your tips as well as favorite matte lipsticks!