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.

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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.

Mary Kay

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

is proof

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