Matte lips have taken over and Kylie Jenner can easily be credited with bringing this look to the forefront. Jenner has become an Instagram favorite by frequently posting pictures of her look du jour.
With her perfect pout sending fans scrambling to duplicate the look and after tons of requests, Jenner spilled the beans on the much requested shade. Drumroll please…it’s actually not even a lipstick! It’s MAC’s lip pencil in the shade Whirl.
With Ms. Jenner’s lips creating such a stir, makeup companies have rushed to come out with fresh fall matte lipsticks. Professional makeup artist, Jaclyn Hill even created a matte lipstick that is a dead ringer for the popular Kylie Jenner look: 1995 Lipstick by Gerard Cosmetics (available online only).
If you’re a brand whore-not judging-try the new Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color or Nars Pure Matte Lipstick. A true classic is Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. If this is not a staple in your collection, it needs to be. Black Honey is the perfect fall color and looks great on everyone.
Though it does have a little shine to it, you can easily achieve the matte look with a simple blot or a dusting of setting powder.
If you are on a budget, NYX has you covered with their Matte Lipstick and Soft Matte Lip Cream at $3.59 a pop. And our old trusty standby brand, Wet n Wild has their MegaLast Lip Color for $1.99. Can I get an amen?!
What if I told you that you can have matte lips right this instant without running to the mall?
Here’s how: dab a decent moisturizer on your lips such as Vaseline or Aquaphor but apply it lightly. Next, scan your eye shadow collection and/or blushes for the shade of your liking. Either swipe some on your fingertip or use an eye shadow brush to press the powder into your lips and voila!
Tips for foolproof matte lips:
- 1-Exfoliate! Use your favorite exfoliator that you already have or when in a pinch, just brush your lips with your toothbrush. Just be sure to get the dry, flaky skin off those lips.
- 2-Moisturize that pucker so that your product has something to grab on to. As mentioned above, Vasoline and Aquaphor are great options or you could use your favorite lip primer.
- 3-Lip liner is a must with matte lips. Although you can do the look on the fly without it, lip liner will bring the look to the next level as well as increase the staying power. Don’t just line the lips though, with this look you’ll want to fill in the entire lip area.
- 4-Apply your matte lipstick or if you’re using one with gloss, blot then take a big, fluffy brush and set it with translucent powder such as Makeup Forever’s High Definition Powder or some simple baby powder.
Now get out there and rock those lips!
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