Sunday, 10 April 2016

How To Make Any Lipstick Matte

Hey everyone!!

Today I thought I'd share one of the greatest makeup tips I've ever come across.

A tip on how to give any lip product a matte finish!! Something which I'm sure will save a lot of effort and money in terms of buying matte shades. As there's many lipstick finishes, it can be tricky trying to find your favourite shade in your preferred finish! So if you don't own many/any matte lip products fear not!

All you need is your choice of lip product and translucent powder!

Here I'm using Collection's Pressed Powder (Translucent) and my Rimmel Asia Lipstick 077

I do feel like these photos don't do it justice, but the lighting was hard to adjust to haha!

All you need to do is apply your lipstick or lip gloss as you normally would. I would also suggest definitely using a lip balm before to ensure your lips aren't too dry, especially when working with matte effects.

When you are finished, dab some powder on your finger and pat down across your lips. You could use a lip brush if this is easier, but I find using my finger is just fine.

Ensure that you have patted all of the powder in so that it blends in with your lip colour and isn't visible and you are good to go!

I can't say it's better than buying a matte lipstick, but it's definitely a game changer if you don't want to spend loads of money finding all of your favourite lip shades in matte finishes! I find it extremely useful! It definitely makes your lipstick last longer! The only thing I will say is that it sometimes will lighten how the colour looks on your lip slightly, particularly if you are using darker shades this is more noticeable.

I've been playing around with this tip for months now (until I lost my powder but I've bought another thanks to Superdrug's 3 for 2 offer across beauty!)

Obviously you can't beat buying a matte lipstick, but hopefully this tip will help some of you!

I hope you've enjoyed this blog post!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxx

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