Besides being totally 2014, matte lips stay on longer and you look less made up. Of course a subtle lip balm or stain can fix this, but wouldn’t it be convenient if you could just mattify your favorite lip color? So your neon lip color becomes appropriate for work AND play! Here’s a step by step.
We’re going back in time to what our ladies from the 1930’s and 1940’s did! When I read about this technique I thought it was ridiculous and that the powder wouldn’t penetrate through the tissue. But it not only does, it’s just the perfect amount. The tissue acts as a sifter or filters and is more effective than directly powdering your lips.
Tools you need:
– Your favorite lipstick. My favorite is this H&M lipstick in pink fool (can you tell?!)
– Loose or pressed powder: pressed is my preference but loose works fine too as long as you really load up the brush. I used Essence – all about matt fixing compact powder
– Tissue: it might surprise you, but you can use any brand ;-). Just make sure not to fold it in half because then it will be too thick (oh and don’t use toiletpaper, it won’t work either).
– A fluffy brush: You can use a big powder brush, an eyeshadow blending brush or a blush brush… anything will do as long as it’s fluffy! I used my loyal brush blush from Zoeva.
Steps to take:
1. Start by applying lipstick as you normally would.
2. Hold the tissue with one hand over your lip area. Press your index finger of your other hand over the lips to absorb the excess lipstick.
3. While still holding the tissue in the same place, dip your brush into the powder and tap the brush a few times onto the tissue where the lips are pressed.
4. Peel off the tissue. Et voila!
What’s your ultimate beauty trick?