Matte lipstick can come in handy when you have practically no time but wish to make the way you look rock. Let us imagine one of such moments – we all have been there. You had no time to apply elaborate eye makeup. So, lipstick was the first thing that came to your mind.


The best matte lip gloss or lipstick can do wonders if you wear minimum makeup. It will instantly turn your makeup into modern and fresh. Actually, when it comes to statement makeup, lighter eye makeup in a combination with bold lips will be ideal. And what does it take, just several swipes, right? Well, not exactly.

Matte lipstick will easily turn your image into something stunning, disregarding its price. You can opt for cheap matte lipstick brands found on Amazon or in the drugstore, or choose more well-known matte lipstick brands like NYX matte lipstick or matte lipstick Maybelline. The key is to apply it properly. And to give you an idea on how to do that, we have prepared this blog post. Let’s learn some tips from makeup professionals to change your matte lip game once and for all.

Exfoliate Your Lips

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So, how to wear matte lipstick? Rule number One is to exfoliate your lips on a regular basis. Unlike gloss, matte texture is not that forgiving. It shows all imperfections. So, use quality lip exfoliator or just use a new toothbrush and gently rub your lips with it. Though famous makeup artists advise to apply some Vaseline at first and then exfoliate with a very soft toothbrush. Do not forget to rinse your lips and dry them with a napkin so that no film is left.

And in case you don’t trust retailers, you can always prepare lip exfoliator using ingredients that can be found in any kitchen. Simply mix olive oil with a little sugar and then apply this mixture to your pretty pout to get smooth lips without any disturbing dry patches.


Pick The Right Shade

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Now let’s discuss the lipstick matte shade that is right for you. Yes, the shade is really essential if you wish your lip makeup to be flawless. Here your choice will depend on your complexion and taste. Don’t go for a hue that is too pale, or you risk at resembling a corpse. And a shade that is too dark can simply wear badly and stain your lips. If you hesitate, just stick to safe options like pinks, corals, and reds.

Use A Lipstick Brush

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To achieve the best matte look, makeup artists advise to fill in the lips with the lipstick bullet and then complete the look by filling in all the edges and adding some definition. The lip liner application is optional. You can do it in case you have enough time. Then the liner should be in the same shade. Draw an X on your upper lip to define that cute cupid’s bow.



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Even if you don’t have much time, this step is quick. So, it’s better not to skip it. When the lipstick is already on, take your highlighter and dab it to the middle of the bottom lip. As a result, your lips will seem a bit fuller.

However, ensure that the shade of the highlighter complements the lipstick. Go for gold highlighter if the lipstick is nude or red and silvery highlighter if the lipstick is purple or pink. If there is no highlighter at hand, simply apply clear gloss or lip balm on top of matte lipstick, to the middle of your lips.

Add Moisture

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Without enough moisture, your lipstick might end up creasing, and we don’t want that. So, before applying lipstick, apply lip balm that is grease-free in order to seal hydration in and keep the matte effect. Keep this balm in your purse to apply it on top of the lipstick whenever needed to avoid dryness during the day.


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Now we are sure that every time you apply matte lipstick your pout will appear super kissable. Come back for more pro tips.

FAQ: Matte Lipstick

Is matte lipstick bad for your lips?

It is unlikely that using matte lipstick every day can do any harm to you. However, you might have noticed that after wearing matte lipstick for the whole day, lips feel quite dry. That is because matte lipstick contains more wax and pigment and less oil. Therefore, the color is more pigmented and stays on for longer, but the formula doesn’t moisturize the lips. Put on some lip balm or lip oil every night to avoid the feeling of dryness.

Which lipstick is better liquid or matte?

Liquid lipstick is a pigmented product that creates precise lines. Therefore, using additional product to line your lips is optional. Whereas matte lipstick is best paired with a lip liner to create a desired lip shape.