Matte Lips 101 | Prevent Creasing and Flaky Skin

Hey there, lovelies!

With the Fall season coming up, I’ve been getting very excited about matte, Kylie Jenner-esque lipsticks!  If you have dry, chapped lips like me, you’ll know how much of a struggle it is to have matte lipstick look halfway decent and not settle into all the lines and flaky skin!  I’ve discovered a few things which make applying matte lipsticks SO much easier for me and today, I’d like to share them with you!


1. Exfoliate

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This may be the most important step!  If your lips are not exfoliated, the lipstick will make your lips look like a chapped mess.  I have a bit of trouble with flaky lips, so I regularly use Lush’s Bubblegum Lip Scrub, which smells absolutely amazing!  Also, I make my own DIY lip scrub that is super easy to make and happens to smell wonderful as well!

2. Moisturize


Matte lip products will suck all the moisture out of your lips, so it’s very necessary to use some sort of lip balm before applying your lipstick!  This will prevent your lips from getting dried out underneath the matte lip product.  I absolutely LOVE Lush’s Ultrabalm and highly recommend it for anyone with dry, flaky skin!  This product can be used on the lips or any troubled, dry areas.  It’s very soothing and locks in moisture like no other product I’ve ever used!

3. Prime


When applying any sort of lip product, it is very helpful to prep your lips with a thin layer of concealer or just plain old face primer.  Lip primers also exist, but I don’t think they are necessary when some of the products you probably already own will do the trick!  This will make the lipstick last longer, show the true color of the product more, and make the application easier.  I like to use Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer or Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer.  You’ll be amazing at how much more smoothly the lipstick will apply with such a great base!

4. Line


Lining your lips with make the application of your lipstick SO much cleaner, easier, and more precise.  It will prevent any bleeding or smudging of product and also increase the lasting power!  I am using my L’oreal Infallible Lip Liner in Rose, but I also recommend Makeup Forever’s Lip Line Perfector, since it is clear and works with any color of lip product.  It’s absolutely amazing at keeping your lipstick in place and preventing any bleeding of product!  It really does perfect the lips!  I think it’s a great investment if you’re into lip products and want something to make them last all day and look amazing!

5. Conceal


 After applying your matte lipstick of choice (Some of my fave’s are Gerard Cosmetic’s Serenity and Kat Von D’s Lovecraft) using a concealer brush or any small, precise brush you own, sharpen the edges of your lips and clean up any mistakes you may have made with some concealer.  This will really finish off your lips and make them look perfect!  Again, I’m using my trusty ol’ Naked Skin Concealer with a BareMinerals Concealer Brush.

Thanks so much for reading!  What are some of your tips for flawless matte lips? (Yes, that rhyme makes me very happy)



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15 thoughts on “Matte Lips 101 | Prevent Creasing and Flaky Skin

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    Great post Hanna! I always get lazy when it comes to exfoliating my lips. I just bought a new sugar scrub from the drugstore so hopefully that will make me want to do it more often. I normally avoid matte lipstick but some of the shades are just so pretty that there’s no avoiding them all together lol. 🙂 xo

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    • lipsticklovely says:

      Yay!! Thank you so much!! I hope that you enjoy it! I am so excited about those -I’ll need to order some ASAP! Which shades are you trying? There are so many beautiful colors to choose from I’m really struggling in narrowing it down lol Makeup addict probs hehe


      • Savannah says:

        I got Bumble, Trap, Midi, LAX, and Avenue, I wasn’t feeling adventurous enough to try any crazy colors lol! I also got some of those new NYX suede lip creams since Ulta was having doing extra points for each purchase, but they were sold out of a lot so I just got Stone Fox, Kitten Heels and Sandstorm. I’m honestly addicted to matte lipsticks, they stay on my lips better while I’m at work since I’m not eating or anything lol

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      • lipsticklovely says:

        Those sound amazing! I have heard such great things about a bunch of those shades! The NYX suede lip creams sound amazing! I have heard so much about them, but never tried them out! I will definitely have to buy a few next time I’m on the beauty aisle! haha I agree, matte lipsticks just have much better lasting power! They are the best for long days since they don’t budge! 🙂 xoxo


    • lipsticklovely says:

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. I feel your pain about the liquid lipsticks! My dry lips can be so difficult, so I always have to exfoliate them beforehand so my lips won’t look disgusting! haha Definitely let me know what you think of the scrub if you try it out! ❤


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