A good matte is something a woman should never be without. Especially for those of us whom are constantly on the go with business meetings, vacays, or just a day full of sips from your handy coffee. A matte lip can make all the difference between a bare face to a full glam look. Even if pops of bold color aren't your forte, a nude lip can portray a level of natural beauty. Matte lipstick tends to scare away the masses due to the fuss of lipstick having to be reapplied throughout the day. However you can ditch the hassle by making sure you're applying your lipstick with the proper technique as well as find a swatch that will help you exude confidence.
Start fresh in the morning by exfoliating (try the home remedy of brown sugar and honey) and then moisturizing with a hydrating balm to replenish your skin cells with a extra hand in rejuvenating your pout. Next step is to apply a liner so your lipstick won't feather out or smudge. For deeper reds, wines, or plums - opt for a color swatch two tones darker to create depth. For lighter peaches and pinks, go for a spot on match. You can even ask your counter consultant for the lip pencil meant for that shade if you're unsure. For nudes, a medium to deep brown liner tends work. For all liners, start with your cupids arrow tight-lining your upper and lower lip. You can then create an "X" for your upper lip which creates a barrier for the color once applied and follow the line out by tracing your outer corners and edges of your bottom lip. You can connect the lines to finish and go back another time for a bolder line.
The great thing about being blessed with melanin is that the color options are endless. The deeper your skin tone, the more colors you can work with in your favor. ColourPop Cosmetics has been all the buzz amongst beauty gurus on social media lately. They've even been referred to as a dupe for lines such as Anastasia Beverly Hills and Kylie Cosmetics. The brand has a full line of makeup but are known for their lipsticks. ColourPop also offers up a swatch of each shade on different skin tones so you won't feel so nervous is selecting a color out of your usual palette. The lipsticks are easy on your pockets for only $6 each. With a deal like that, you can splurge at your hearts desire to try a little bit of everything. We tried the latest and greatest matte lipsticks from ColourPop Cosmetics and here were our results:
*Snapchat selfie session with Ouiji ColourPop and 12 hours of wear results*
Which cosmetics line makes some of your favorite Matte Lipstick Colors? How do you feel about Matte Lipstick Colors?
Until Next Time . . .
Xuxa . . .
Xuxa Day is the creator of IATEKATEMOSS. The twenty-something writer has had an extensive first-hand experience when it comes to reputable fashion brands from being a stylist assistant to the beauty world ranging from Clinique, Marc Jacobs to Dior. Xuxa is building a name for herself with her authentic writing style and knack for editing. IATEKATEMOSS is a creative outlet and brand to embellish on the muses of the fashion industry. Whether it be who is gracing a cover or what street style needs be paid homage, IATEKATEMOSS has covered all the bases. Giving insight expands the opportunity of conversations to be had as well as peaking the interest of an audience. The main objective is to give the scoop on when YOU, the reader, fell in love with fashion and why. We all have our stories. Keep reading to follow the journey of a Magnolia bred blogger giving you her spin on fashion and sharing the muse stories she stumbles upon on the way.
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