Lip powder is the latest evolution in lipstick
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The latest technology to dominate the cosmetics industry is lip powder. It’s a formulation that started in Korea, but trust us when we say it’s a real game changer.
Currently, lip powders are being made in two forms — palettes and pens — and both offer different methods of application.
The former contain a balm alongside a powder formula. The balm provides the perfect base for the powder as well as moisturising the lips, and can be dabbed on or expertly applied using the provided brush.
Alternatively, for those who prefer to apply their makeup on the go, you can also get your hands on a more traditional wand.
They deliver superior pigmentation with the colour clinging to the skin’s surface, effectively locking the pigments in place and providing smudge-proof hold. Of course, lip powders don’t come without their faults and there’s no getting around the fact that they are more drying and less forgiving on the lips.
As such, preparation is key. Make sure your lips are well exfoliated beforehand so the powder doesn’t cling to dry areas and apply a heavy dose of balm for a smoother inish.