March 23, 2013

BEAUTY BAR: Prevent Your Matte Lipsticks from Drying

I don't know about you but my lips are always getting drier than bread! It ends up looking dry, flaky,and cakey : that is not a good look.Sometimes this has been the reason why I have refrained from using lipstick (especially Matte lipsticks which are  my favorite).

So How do you prevent your matter lipstick from drying?
I spoke with my friend Khadijah who is a certified beauty specialist about this problem and she advised me to try these few steps which I tried  and it worked on me,so I'm sharing it with you guys today!

1) I exfoliated my lips regularly. I just simply brushed them with  a wet toothbrush over them. You can also use a lip scrub for this.

2)I drank lots of water while wearing  my matte lipstick so I stay hydrated. Why? Sometimes the lips can get dry and the lipstick can tend to accumulate giving you that “gunky” film on your lips.

3)I started using a lip primer. I found out that lips can tend to have fine lines and wrinkles and once the lipstick starts to settle into them, you can have quite the drying horro. A lip primer (which can be as simple as labello vaseline or any simple lip balm) will help smooth over the lines and gives the lipstick another layer to adhere to.
So you get the idea of what I meant by lip primer?

4)When reapplying my lipstick I started to take everything off and start all over. Matte lipstick dries with wear so adding a fresh application on top of the dry lips can get quite cakey which was the mistake I always made
Wipe it all off and start again.

Give this a try and let me know how it works out for you!

Glamorously Yours,

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