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How to Apply Liquid Matte Lipstick Like A Pro

We teach you in five easy steps!

Matte lipsticks are the best because they’re long-wearing (and look GORGEOUS especially in selfies!), but unfortunately, they’re not the most forgiving, especially if you have naturally dry lips. Without proper preparation, you risk having lips that look extremely parched, cracked, and flaky.
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. Pack on the moisture
Apply lip balm and top it off with a teeny bit of eye cream to get your pout hydrated AF. Leave it on for at least two minutes, and blot off excess moisture with a tissue.

3. Prime the lips
Wield a lip primer or a liner to act as a base for your lip color. This helps the hue stay on longer.

4. Apply with care
Using a liquid matte lipstick? Apply the product in thin layers for best results. Our current obsession? The new Ever Bilena Matte Liquid Lipsticks—it’s all of our favorite Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks in liquid matte form! The color pay-off is A+ and the doe foot applicator is just the right size to perfectly line and fill-in our lips.


5. Correct when necessary

Liquid lipsticks can be tricky to apply. To finish off your look, remove the uneven application with a concealer or a cotton swab dipped in micellar water.


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