The matte finish isn’t exactly a new lipstick trend, but it can definitely be tricky to master. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, who swears by the anti-shine finish, have made the look part of their daily beauty routine and you can, too!
Kylie Jenner‘s oversized pout has been discussed and debated by everyone in and outside of the beauty world, but one thing is clear: The girl has really got the matte finish down. So much so, that she’s even working on her own Kylie Jenner Lip Kit so everyone can copy her favorite neutral tones and matte finish. But while you wait for her lip kit to be released, you can keep your matte finish in place while preventing your lips from drying out and cracking with these simple steps, below.
Whether Kylie sticks to her usual nude and ’90s brown shades or punches up her lip color with a bold blue, there’s no doubt that the finish will be the same. Follow our steps for getting the perfect matte look every time:
1) Make sure you start out with smooth lips by lightly exfoliating them with a lip scrub like Sara Happ The Lip Scrub, which is a sugar scrub that gently removes dry skin and comes in several different scents including a warm vanilla bean and fruity grapefruit.
2) Once you’ve wiped off the lip scrub, apply a dab of moisturizing lip balm like Vaseline, to keep your lips smooth. Or give your lips a plumping boost while you moisturize with Fusion Beauty XXL Advanced Contouring Priming Plumping Pencil.
3) Wait a few minute for the balm to set in, then use a lip pencil in a similar shade to the lipstick you’ll be wearing to line and fill your lips before completing with your matte lipstick. If you’re in a rush, you can use a matte lip pencil like Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint, which is a double-duty color pencil (their nude shade in Exposed is our favorite).
Kylie Jenner’s Matte Lips — How To Copy Her Favorite Look
If traditional lipsticks and pencils aren’t your thing, you can also copy Kylie, who loves a good liquid lipstick that finishes matte. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick is one of her go-tos, and it glides over your lips like a gloss so it’s easy to apply.
What’s your take on the matte finish, HollywoodLifers? Do you love it as much as Kylie or are you sticking to your glosses?
— Marissa DeSantis