Ahh matte lips.. who doesn't love 'em? And thanks to kylie Jenner and the current 90's trend I've been loving them even more! But there are down sides to matte lips - I mean some lipsticks can be super drying and uncomfortable - wrinkled, flakey prune looking lips is never a good look! Preparation is key to achieving smooth, baby like lips! I like to exfoliate my lips to get rid of any flakes and then apply a good lip balm before hand to lock in moisture.
I've found the perfect combo that gives me a long lasting, non drying, matte finish. It comes in the form of MAC's taupe and Essence's lip pencil in satin mauve. Taupe is a pretty brown, red colour with slight mauve undertones. A perfect nude for those olive to darker skin tones. And in true MAC style the colour payoff is amazing! The essence lip pencil is, as the name suggests, a beautiful mauve colour. This pencil is so creamy and is not drying in the slightest. Which is a plus, there's nothing worse than dry lip pencils that you have to drag round the lips to get a hint of colour! In fact I've had to sharpen it every time I've used it! The liner when paired with the lipstick brings out the mauve undertones and leaves me with a beautiful brown mauve colour, that last around 4-5 hours *fist pump*.
What's your favourite matte lipstick?
Until Next time...