Love Matte Lipstick But Find it Too Drying? Try This!


If you love to wear a variety of lip glosses, lipsticks and balms. But, you find that sometimes when you come to apply your matte nude, you’re not getting the effect you had hoped for, then there are a few things you could be doing to up your pout game.

Our lips naturally have fewer oils than our skin, due to this, they take more care to keep smooth and supple. Winter is usually the time lips have the most difficulty, but the summer brings dry air which can be just as bad. So, what can you do?

Honey, I Made a Scrub

Honey has a superpower – it locks moisture into your skin. Using that as a base for your homemade lip scrub means that you’ll be giving them a big boost. In a little pot mix some almond oil, honey and a little bit of sugar. Your lips will soak up the oil, the sugar with slough off dead skin and the honey will seal the deal. As it is all natural, you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals or a nasty taste. Aside from keeping your lips scrubbed, maintaining your oral health is essential too. Make an appointment with and ensure you’ve got great teeth to work with your beautiful lips.

You Oughta Water

This point cannot be stressed enough if you like having radiant supply skin, bright eyes, great hair and soft, smooth lips – you need to up your water intake. If you aren’t getting at least 64 ounces a day, then get yourself a cute water bottle and get into the habit of carrying it everywhere. It also improves concentration, energy levels and you’ll get a better sleep… Good for much more than your lips.

Buy it Natural

Lips don’t take kindly to being slathered in chemicals all day long. Anything with menthol camphor does more harm than good. Both of those dry out the lips, meaning you might be reapplying much more often. Look for things like coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax or shea butter. These natural balms are super moisturizing and known for their skin softening properties.

Be Regular

If you are serious about taking care of your lips, you need to make sure you are using the balms regularly. Use coconut oil every night before you go to sleep, use a scrub at least once a week to help chaff away dry skin, up your water intake (you’ll see a notable difference by doing that) and apply balm at least three times a day

Slick Before Matte

Matte lipsticks can be brutal on your lips, incredibly drying. So, before you apply your favorite, have a whole routine ready. Scrub, balm and prime. This puts a thin layer of moisture between the lip color and your lips. Cheaper matte colors tend to be a lower quality which impacts again how drying it can be, so buy higher end when you can.

Lip Masks

A relatively new thing, there are now lip masks. You leave these ultra-hydrating little goodies on your lips for a few minutes and as easy as that you’ve had a moisture injection. Stock on a couple of these, from a reputable beauty store, and reap the 5-minute rewards once a week.


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