If you're not a fan of the laminated feel of matte lacquers (to each her own beauty preference, right?) and would rather stick to lip balms, why not go for moisturizing lip stains instead? Revlon's Matte Balm and Balm Stains are the perfect alternatives. And since we all know that balms don't stay on throughout the entire day, here are some tips to make it longer lasting.
SCRUB IT OFF
Revlon Matte Balm in Fierce, P575, department stores
A smooth base will surely prevent flaking. Exfoliate with a lip scrub before applying Revlon’s Matte Balm in Fierce to get the perfect brick brown with a soft matte finish.
LINE IT RIGHT
Revlon Color Stay Lip Liner in Chocolate, department stores
Starting off with a lip liner of the same shade always helps pigment stay in place and within your natural lip shape.
DAB IT ON
Build on pigment slowly instead of smearing it all on in one go. This is a fool-proof way to avoid patchy lips after your first drink. Apply one layer of color, then pat your lips lightly with tissue. Repeat, and you’re ready to go.
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