Wearing matte lipsticks in the dry winter months takes some serious makeup skills. For most of us, no matter how much lip balm we apply, dry and flaky lips start to peek through in a few hours post-application. *Ugh* This not only looks unappealing but can also be very annoying.
But worry not, by following the lip care tips mentioned in this article, you’d be able to kiss dry and parched lips goodbye without giving up on your favourite matte lippies! Isn’t that exciting? Read on for a complete lowdown on how to wear matte lipsticks this winter…
01. Start with exfoliation
Winter months can make your lips really dry and flaky, and wearing a matte lipstick ends up enhancing that. Therefore, always remember to exfoliate your lips thoroughly to get rid of dead skin and reveal baby soft lips underneath.
02. Keep a lip balm handy
No matter the season, it is really important to apply a hydrating lip balm underneath your liquid lipstick to prevent your lips from turning dry. After exfoliating your lips, apply a little bit of the Lakme Lip Love Gelato Chapstick all over your lips. Apart from delivering 22-hour intense moisturisation, this lip balm is enriched with SPF 15 to provide excellent sun protection too.
03. Try lip masks
If you have severely dry and cracked lips, then simply using a lip balm may not be enough. We recommend you try a lip mask to nourish your lips. Since they are enriched with deeply moisturising and conditioning properties, lip masks deliver soft and plump lips in no time. The Dermalogica Age Smart Renewal Lip Complex is perfect for this job. It is enriched with conditioning ingredients like avocado oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and vitamin E to heal dry and chapped lips. Applying this twice a day will make keep your lips baby soft, creating the perfect canvas for your matte lipsticks to glide on.
04. Use lipstick with hydrating ingredients
Last, but not the least, look for lipsticks that are enriched with hydrating ingredients. Despite having a matte finish, these lipsticks deliver intense payoff without drying your lips. The Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan Oil is infused with argan oil and comes in 12 stunning shades that flatter Indian skin tones.
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