Matte lips are in! Wearing Matte lipstick that lasts all day without the need to reapply is the perfect answer to the cries of busy women who love wearing lipstick!
The problem with these lipsticks is that they can be drying on your lips. Your lips feel like they are going to become a pile of ashes by the time you take them off! Constantly using matte lipsticks can make your lips dry and chapped. I am speaking from experience.
My secret weapon against this is prepping my lips before applying my matte lipstick. By prepping and exfoliating your lips before applying the lipstick you remove dead skin and make your lips smooth. Matte lipsticks highlight dryness.
Lush’s Lip Scrub
Main ingredients: Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba oil
How to apply: Dip a clean finger into the product and apply liberally to clean lips.
Thoughts: The product smells delicious! I bought the Bubblegum flavoured lip scrub. I have no idea if its edible or not! Some people say it is.
It is simple and easy to apply. I have sensitive lips, so generally I avoid perfumed products on my lips. The product is made from natural ingredients so it does not irritate my sensitive lips.
It is a bit expensive for what it is, but a little really does go a long way. I found that when I used the lip scrub to prep my lips, my lips felt soft during and after wearing the matte lipstick.
Alternative – Make your own lip scrub: Just mix caster sugar with the tiniest drop of your desired oil and apply to your lips. Or you can use a soft toothbrush to exfoliate your lips.
Picture taken from Lush’s website