We all love a good matte lipstick that transforms us into the IG baddies we were meant to be… until the dreaded dryness starts to roll in and kills the entire vibe (cue the eye roll). We shouldn’t have to compromise smooth supple lips to get that plump matte pout we all want, so we’re here to teach you how to keep matte lipstick from drying out your lips (P.S. we got you covered on the best way to remove matte lippies, too). Now you can fulfill all your matte lip goals without the flakiness and bad vibes (let’s call it what it is)!
Tips for Keeping Matte Lipstick from Drying Your Lips
It may seem impossible to wear matte lipstick without getting dry lips, but the truth is, it’s not! These next few tips will make flakey, crusty, and hella dry lips a ‘ting of the past (if you’ve been a member of our LiveGlam Lippie Club, KissMe, a cracked and dry pout was never a thing 😉).
Embrace the scrub
Lip scrubs are a godsend and they’re essential AF for smooth and plump lips because they contain so many rich and hydrating ingredients like mango butter, jojoba oil, and many other emollients! Grab our brand new & delicious “Sugar Baby” lip scrub (from our LiveGlam September KissMe collection) and scrub the flakey dead skin away (bye, Felicia!). Now your matte lipsticks will go on 1000x’s smoother, and guess what? No flakes here, hunty!
Pamper your pout
Sometimes the best way to stop matte lipstick from drying out your lips is to give your lips a lil’ break! Take this time to hydrate with your favorite lip balms so your lips can come back to life with extra moisture to combat the dryness from those matte lipsticks. Make sure your balm is completely absorbed into your lips before applying your lipstick!
Throw on a lip mask
Feeling a bit dehydrated? Need major hydration and nourishment, stat? Lip masks will be your best bet to keep those lips happy and healthy, just in time for your next liquid lippie! You can apply these overnight or right before your matte lipstick to prep your lips and fight dryness before it even starts.
Prime those lips
You know how face primers can hydrate and keep your makeup on longer, all while making your skin look extra fab? Lip primers do the same thing! Grab a moisturizing lip primer to ensure your lips stay hydrated while also creating a smoother canvas for your matte lipstick. Don’t worry, that lip color is not going anywhere at all!
The most effective way to stop matte lipstick from cracking your lips is proper lipstick application. Less is more when it comes to matte lipstick; apply too much and you’re asking for trouble! When you swipe on layer upon layer, you’ll find that your lips will get super feathery and ultimately super cracked. Apply one layer and let that baby dry down.
Be picky about the formula
Another amazing tip to keep your lips from drying out when wearing matte lipstick is to simply wear matte lipsticks that won’t dry your lips out, duh! Most matte lipsticks are formulated with alcohol and little to no oil, causing your lips to dry out (that’s the real tea!). Our LiveGlam KissMe lippies won’t leave your lips feeling like the Sahara Desert – our lippies have ingredients that will actually prevent water loss and ingredients that will soothe your pout! Sounds too good to be true?
Check out our reviews, or better yet, try one out for yourself and give your pout a sweet treat 😉! Our lippies are also vegan and cruelty-free because we adore our furry friends as much as a good liquid lipstick.
Now that you know how to keep matte lipstick from drying out your lips, go on and rock that matte lipstick and take those baddie pics for the ‘gram like nobody’s business! Need some new lippies that won’t leave your precious pout so parched?
Sign up for our LiveGlam Lipstick Subscription Club, KissMe, for the best, long-lasting, kiss-proof, and non-drying lippies in the cutest limited-edition casing – you’ll get 3 lippies delivered straight to your door every month for just $19,99! Sign up for our LiveGlam September 2019 KissMe collection, and get your hands on our brand new “Sugar Baby” lip scrub, included in your KissMe subscription along with 2 stunning lippies! Go ‘head, give yourself the gift of plump, smooth and hydrated lips! 💋
Or, check out our Shop where you can snag single lippies, past collections, and limited-edition collections!
Which one of these tips are you dying to try? Let us know in the comments!