No matter how well I take care of my lips and exfoliate them, when I put on a matte lipstick or lip crayon, it makes them look wrinkly and accentuates the lines. Until I learned this amazing trick! If you first swipe on a mattifying balm, the crayon or lipstick goes on so incredibly smoothly, it’s shocking! And it seems to stay on longer. Of course, as with anything you put on your face, you should use your own judgement if you think it’s safe to apply it to the lip area, but I personally do it. Here’s how:
- Mattifying Balm — these are the two that I keep in my kit at all times: this one ($$) and this one ($).
- Matte Crayon — I used this matte crayon ($$) in Stage Name on Leah because it’s Paraben-free and lasts for hours. I also love this budget-friendly matte crayon ($).
- Lip Liner (optional) — I love this bold long-lasting liner ($$) and this one ($).