Lipsticks come in all shapes and sizes. One particular trend that I've seen a lot in spring forecasts is the "Matte" finish. Personally, I've always been a fan. Matte lipstick requires some rules of application; so, allow me :)
With a matte finish, lips are not being hydrated as well as with a gloss, so they show flakes and dryness. Scrubbing your lips will allow for a smooth canvas to apply the stick. I recommend The Lip Scrub. You can buy this at Blue Mercury.
|Retails for $25|
Follow up the exfoliation by applying lip balm. Blot a few times after to make sure you do not have too much on! My favorite is the Burt's Bees chapstick.
|Retails for $5|
After blotting excess lip balm, now it's time to apply the color! Pick a color that works with your skin tone and is appropriate for the season. A pale pink or nude always make a great option.
|Nars Pure Matte. $25|
|Sonua Kashuk for Target. Velvety Matte Lip Pencil. $7|
Loving this trend. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for reading :)