HOW TO APPLY MATTE LIPSTICK – By Frank Velaz

Matte lips are a very popular new trend.  When properly applied these matte shades of lipstick can be elegant, dramatic and quite beautiful.

Unfortunately, matte lipstick can at times tend to emphasize all the flaws of your lips, therefore, it’s important to prepare ahead of time to make sure your lips are hydrated, smooth and soft.

If you’ve been using Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Lip Complex night treatment you will already have built up volume and softness needed for full plump lips from the start.

Prepare a lip scrub at home by adding some sugar to your Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser and gently massage your lips with it for one minute, then rinse; you lips will feel even softer and smoother.

In order to keep matte lipstick fresh, moisturize your lips before applying your lipstick. Apply about half the amount you use at night of the Ormedic Lip Enhancement Complex as matte texture tends to dry out the lips, creating a caked on effect.

To achieve the most accurate true shade of matte lipstick, apply Image Skincare I CONCEAL Flawless Foundation Concealer all over your lips prior to applying your lip color. Whether you decide to go for red, pink or nude matte lips, concealing them in advance will help achieve a very neat and beautiful result!

Apply a lip liner all over your lips before applying your matte lipstick. Using lip liner will help you get a neat, clean and perfect result. Professional Makeup Artists use this tip all the time. Find a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick and line your lips with it, filling them in. This way you are creating a base for your matte lipstick to glide on; the color will look more intense. Lip liner will also help your lipstick last longer.

Avoid rubbing your lips together when applying matte lip color, because matte textures don’t work the same way as sheer ones do. Instead, use a lip brush, in order to spread the product all over your lips evenly and if you want to get more precision. Use a synthetic lip brush for this purpose; make sure to cover up every little corner of your lips for elegant and professional looking result.

If you want your lip color to last even longer, then, after applying a lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue and reapply the lipstick again. This tip will help add intensity to your lip color and make your lipstick last longer. Blotting your lips with paper or tissue will help you avoid cakey and overly-dry looking lips.

For the perfect pro-look make sure to clean up the edges using the same concealer that you used prior to applying your lip color. You can use a small, synthetic concealer brush or use a simple Q-tip to go around your lips, cleaning up any small imperfections.

Applying matte lipstick might take a few minutes longer than usual, but it definitely is worth it, if you want to rock this beauty trend and get a flawless looking selfie ready gorgeous pout.

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