Master the Matte Mouth
This season’s chicest lip look requires tonnes of pigment, total precision, and a lush, velvet-like finish. Our tips make it easy.
Darais, Lancôme make-up artist Brush your lips with a wet toothbrush to exfoliate flaky areas, where colour can get trapped and look cakey.
a thin layer of clear balm, let it soak in for five minutes. Matte lipsticks are mostly made of powdery pigments. Moisturise, so your lips don’t look parched.
your entire mouth with a lip pencil that matches your lipstick shade, then fill in the middle. This definition will help the lipstick look neater.
a small eyeliner brush, dust your lips with your usual face powder (or a translucent one) to set the liner and absorb shine.
swipe on a matte lipstick. Make short, quick strokes from the middle of each lip out to the corners to prevent a toothick application.
a lip brush to smooth the edges and blend the lipstick into the liner. Pay special attention to the corners—a sharp line looks fake and overdone.
Créme Lipstick in Red Salsa,
` 550 Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Cherrywood Luxe, ` 1,750 Lakmé Absolute
Matte Lipstick in 47, ` 395 Matte lips don’t have to be dry—Emma Stone’s pucker