Go matte Liq­uid lip­stick is ma­jor! Make it last

Liq­uid lip­stick is ma­jor! Here’s how to ap­ply, en­joy and make it last.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour 2017 April -

matte lips are ev­ery­where – on Ri­hanna, An­dra Day and the queen of lip trends, Kylie Jen­ner, who’s been push­ing the style. What do we love about the trend? You can pair it with a bare face or a strik­ing eye; ei­ther way the opaque­ness gives you an in­stant look. “Women feel more em­pow­ered to wear badass colours, and the non-shiny fin­ish makes it mod­ern,” says Florence Ade­poju, founder of Mdm­flow makeup.

But if you think of matte as dry­ing, that was the old stuff. The best new matte lipsticks are liq­uid and use beeswax and sil­i­cones to give you a fin­ish that doesn’t crack or peel.

How to ap­ply

First, ex­fo­li­ate your lips (matte is not for­giv­ing and shows dry­ness). Florence likes a DIY blend of Vase­line and brown sugar. Next, ap­ply a layer of non-greasy hy­dra­tion (eye cream works best). Then choose your colour. Her favourite is a brick-brown shade.

Swipe the wand on like a lip gloss, us­ing it first to de­fine your lip line, then fill in the cen­tre with brush-like strokes. It doesn’t look matte go­ing on, but it dries down in five to 10 sec­onds, and sets for six hours, even through lunch.

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