Whenever you see anyone on Instagram with perfectly applied lipstick, you probably think – “I want to have the same lips!” Guess what? We were on the same page too, until we discovered the real magic behind achieving a luscious matte pout. Matte Lipsticks are undoubtedly the talk of the town, but you get extremely mad when it doesn’t look the way you had expected. To have those defined-shaped lips you don’t need fancy lipsticks, all it requires is the right technique. Once you learn it, all the struggles will be gone in a jiffy. SÉRY has rounded up a few important dos and don’ts to follow while applying a matte lip color like a pro.
Do: Exfoliate the Lips
Just like the skin, lips also tend to dry and become chapped if they are not nurtured regularly. A gentle exfoliation for a minute before applying the matte lipstick helps in removing the dead cells from the lips. Matte lipsticks are curated with a formula that dries up on the lips, as a result, the product settles on the natural texture of the lips. To have a smooth finish of the lipsticks ensure to exfoliate every day. There are plenty of ways to remove the dead layers of the cell, take a little bit of sugar and mix it with honey and rub the mixture for a minute on the lips. To achieve the best results, use a baby toothbrush for the exfoliation and wipe it off with a damp towel.
Don’t: Skip a Lip Balm
Moisturiser, primer, and foundation, this is the chronology you follow for the face makeup. Just like you prep the face before applying any makeup, it is equally important to prep the lips. Take any lip balm, preferably non-coloured, and apply a thick coat of it evenly all over the lips. Doing this provides a smooth canvas by covering the cracks and wiping away the dryness of the lips. Have a hydrated and nourished lip all day long by applying lip balm.
Do: Line the Lips
It’s time to give attention to the lip liner that has been lying sadly in the makeup bag because you probably neglect this most important step. Lip liners have multiple benefits and are the best lip makeup product which helps in accentuating the lips. It helps in giving a perfect shape to the lips by defining them. Another amazing benefit of applying lip liner is, it helps in keeping the lipstick intact by preventing it from feathering. For moisturised lips and a long-lasting stay, fill in the lips with the lightweight lip liner, which gives a flawless base for the lipstick. The SÉRY Edge It All Lip Liner comes in 6 alluring shades that are formulated with a soft and creamy texture. It highlights the lips and also helps the matte lipstick to stay put throughout the day.
Don’t: Over Line the Lips
While lip liners are the best way to enhance the finish of lipstick and the lips, if you overdo them, it can break the entire look. You might feel intrigued by how celebrities are acing pouty fuller lips and in order to achieve that you might go overboard. Avoid overlining and stick to the natural lines of the lips for an elegant finish.
Do: Apply the Lipstick Slowly
Take your time while applying the lipstick. Begin from the cupid bow and gently glide towards the lower lip with steady hands. Carefully apply a thin coat within the border of the lip liner. Generally, matte lipsticks are intensely pigmented to give a rich color payoff in just one stroke. To have that perfectly smooth finish in one swipe add SÉRY Matte Care Lipstick to your makeup kit. It is formulated with a creamy matte texture that feels weightless on the lips and gives a mesmerising color in a single glide.
Don’t: Reapply Before the First Layer Dries Up
Ideally, applying too many layers to lipstick leads to making the lips cakey and clumsy but to add an intense pop you can apply 2 layers. However, there’s a catch, reapplying lipstick over and over again will only result in breaking the look, therefore, always let the first coat dry and then go ahead for the second coat.
For a hassle-free application use SÉRY Stay On Matte Crayon Lipstick, it is infused with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E which keeps the lips hydrated and doesn’t let them dry all day long.
Now that you know how to achieve pouty lips with matte lipstick, it is time to play with different hues of lip shades catered by SÉRY. Visit the link and add to cart your favourite shade now!