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