Matte lipsticks are the best because they're long-wearing, but unfortunately, they also dehydrate our puckers. To prevent this from happening, try these tips below:
1. Remove dry skin.
Using a damp washcloth or lip scrub, slough away flaky skin to create a smooth canvas.
2. Slather on moisture.
Apply lip balm and top it off with a teeny bit of eye cream to hydrate your pout. Leave it on for at least two minutes, then blot off excess moisture with tissue.
TRY: Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment, P950, SM Megamall
3. Prime your lips.
Wield a lip primer or a liner to act as a base for your lip color. This helps the hue stay on longer.
TRY: MAC Prep+Prime Lip, P1000, Glorietta
4. Go easy on the application.
Whether you're using a liquid or bullet version of your matte lippie, it's best to apply it in thin layers. A super thick one will just crack and flake off.
TRY: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita, P1,194, Sephora.ph
Of course, not everyone is born with precise hands, so remove the uneven application with a concealer or a cotton bud dipped in micellar water.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.