Liquid Matte Lipstick
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF LIPSTICK FOR YOU?
On the hunt for your new favorite lipstick? With so many different types of lipsticks, there are different formulas, textures, and finishes to consider when selecting lipstick. Below are four of the main formats to choose from:
Matte Lipstick: Highly pigmented and deliver a flat, shine-free finish to your lips for a full-coverage effect. Unlike glossy lipstick, matte lipsticks provide a more dramatic look that delivers more of a velvety shine-free appearance. They are popular for their long-lasting formula.
Sheer Lipstick: Provides more of a subtle color compared to typical opaque lipsticks. They are more for those who want a more natural look. Sheer lipsticks tend to have a translucent texture that allows your natural lip to show through, giving a sheer, slightly tinted effect. They are formulated with moisturizing ingredients to help keep your lips hydrated.
Satin Lipstick: Known for its smooth application and creamy finish. It is a good mix between a matte and cream finish. Satin lipsticks typically have hydrating ingredients to keep your lips moisturized while also delivering a pop of color. They often have long-lasting wear while offering medium to full coverage.
Liquid Lipstick: A cross between a lip gloss and traditional lipstick, but delivers full coverage, intense color just like a traditional lipstick in a tube, and comes in different finishes such as matte and satin. Liquid lipstick has a creamy texture that glides on smoothly and easily is applied with a wand. It's a great choice if you are looking for long-lasting wear.
HOW TO APPLY LIPSTICK?
To apply lipstick, start by moisturizing your lips with a lip balm or lip primer. This helps create a smooth surface for the lipstick to adhere to. Then, outline your lips with a lip liner that matches the color of your lipstick or is slightly darker. Fill in your lips with the lipstick, either directly from the tube or using a lip brush for more precision. Blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess product. For a longer-lasting finish, apply a thin layer of translucent powder over your lipstick. Remember to experiment with different shades and find what shade works best for you.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST LONGER?
Prep Your Lips: Exfoliate your lips gently with a moisturizing lip exfoliator or scrub so you are starting with a smooth canvas Apply a light lip balm to moisturize and create a smooth base.
Use a Lip Primer: Apply a thin layer of lip primer to your lips to create a barrier between your lips and the lipstick, helping your lip makeup adhere better and last longer.
Apply Lip Liner: Use a lip liner that matches your lipstick or is slightly darker. Outline your lips and fill them in with the liner. This acts as a base for your lipstick helping to prevent it from feathering and stay in place.
Choose Long-Lasting Formulas: A long-lasting lipstick formula tends to stay on your lips longer compared to creamy ones. Liquid lipsticks and lip stains are great for long-lasting wear.
Apply Lipstick in Layers: Apply your lipstick in thin layers rather than one heavy coat. This not only helps with even coverage but also enhances it's staying power.
Blot and Set: After applying your first coat of lipstick, gently blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess lipstick. Then, lightly dust your lips with translucent powder. This helps set the lipstick and reduces transfer.
PRO TIP: Avoid touching your lips to try to minimize touching your lips
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIPSTICK SHADE?
When finding the perfect lipstick shade that is best for you depends on your personal style, skin tone, hair color, and even the occasion. If you have a warm undertone, shades like red, coral, or peach can complement your complexion. For cooler undertones, try a lip color in pink, mauve, or berry shades. Nude or natural shades are great for neutral undertones and for everyday wear. For a bold and daring lip look, experiment with deep burgundy, plum, or even a vibrant red. You should try out different shades and see what the best lipstick color is right for you.swipe. The pigment is more than a lip balm, but less bold than a lipstick, giving you lips that look and feel fresh.
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DOES LIPSTICK EXPIRE?
One of the most popular questions we get asked is "how long does lipstick last?". The answer is lipstick does expire. Just like other makeup, lipstick does have a shelf life and can go bad over time, but it can vary. It is typically around one to two years. After this time, the lipstick may start to smell differently, change in texture, or become less effective. It is important to pay attention to the expiration date on the lipstick packaging and to replace it if it is expired.