The matte lip is definitely taking the beauty world by storm and becoming an iconic look. The opaque lip manages to make any face pop with a pout. It’s sexy, bold, and leaves your lips feeling silky smooth without the glossy, sticky factor. Besides, it can last all day without truly rubbing off. Before application, moisturized lips are an absolute must. Use Rosebud Perfume Co. lip salve — available in a variety of scents and tints — to smooth and hydrate lips to prevent any feathering. Next comes the addition of color. Depending on your hue and preference, you can add a lip liner. This will keep your lipstick from smudging, while giving it a defined sculpted look. For the brighter, more daring colors, a liner will also ease a clown-like appeal. The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is nothing short of being absolutely amazing. It glides on — literally — like velvet. There are a number of colors to choose from and can be paired with any lip color to add a gradient effect. It will truly provide the sexy factor to your matte lip. For more moisture, try Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick. Your lips will continuously feel silky smooth. If you’re considering a deeper, more opaque hue, opt for a paint. Seriously, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick is the clear winner here. The color is so deep, each shade is definitely worth trying. After one swipe, the color lasts all day without wiping off. It will actually feel as though you’re not wearing anything at all. Finally, maybe you don’t want to spend extra time searching for new lip colors, after investing so much in the collection you already own. Completely understandable. Transform any glosses or non-matte lipsticks with the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. Yeah, the world is really that amazing that this product exists… and actually works. Dig in your makeup bag and pull out your favorite lipstick. Use just a small application of the Transformer and you’re good to go. No need for a entirely new lipstick set, just yet.

– Brooke Leigh Howard
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