ColourPop Cosmetics’ reputation precedes their products which is why we were
.thrilled to feature two of their Ultra Matte Lipsticks as our special gift with purchase this month (use code MATTELIP when you sign up)! Regardless of what kind of lip color you wear, it’s always important to exfoliate before. However, being that matte looks encounter some dryness over time, we wanted to give you a few tips on how to keep those puppies moist. Get your July Box with 2 Free ColourPop Lippies here!
1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Did you know your lips have a thinner layer of skin than the rest of your body? This means they lose moisture quickly and need a little extra TLC. Here are a few easy ways to remove dead skin:
–Warm water and a tooth brush. Brush your lips the same way you do your teeth.
–Granular scrub. Don’t have one at home already? The good news is you can make your own homemade version in minutes. There are tons of different recipes but here’s one of our favorites. Grab sugar and olive oil and mix a bit of the two together until you get a paste. This scrub will hydrate and exfoliate the lips simultaneously
–Wet Washcloth. Use these (even in the shower) to gently scrub your lips and get any dry skin off.
2. Apply Liquid Lipstick
Now that you’ve scrubbed and added a lip balm (only a little so as not to disrupt the staying power of the lipstick), it’s time to add one coat of liquid lipstick! Because they’re so pigmented, it’s unnecessary to do more than one layer. Let it dry down. If you skipped the lip balm before, you can still add a dab to the center of your lips. Choose a clear, very lightweight, non- greasy lip balm formula and lightly tap small amount in the center of the lips.
3. Touch up that pout
Reapplying lip color is always an integral part of the game. With liquid lipsticks, the best way to go about it is to start from scratch. For the best result, use a tissue and makeup remover or moisturizer to wipe off any old color, then add a new layer of lipstick.