Long stop without getting lost? A matte lipstick is the best choice. We have put together the top 3 for you.
A matt lipstick that can withstand eating, drinking, laughing, talking and even kissing – you haven’t found it yet? No problem, because we have set out in search of the best products that suit every skin tone. After all, red is not the same as red and pink or brown does not suit everyone. We’ll tell you now what you should pay attention to and how you can best apply the lipstick for a really long-lasting look!
What distinguishes a mat from other lipsticks is its naturalness. Even with intense colors, for example red or berry tones, the lips do not look artificially made up, as can be the case with lipsticks with a pearlescent or glossy look. That’s why matte lipstick is also suitable perfect for everyday life and is therefore also an absolute beauty trend.
The perfect care before application
Applying lipstick requires a certain amount of skill. A quick look in the mirror, turn up the lipstick and then simply apply it to the lips, as we know it from commercials – in reality it looks different. Because if you don’t care for your lips before using matt lipstick, they can quickly appear brittle. Therefore we recommend initially a peeling use to rid the lips of dead skin cells.
You can do that too, by the way manufacture yourself with oil – olive or coconut oil – and coffee grounds or sugar. Simply mix together oil the size of a 20-cent piece and just as much of the sugar or coffee grounds. The DIY peeling is done. There is one thing you should definitely consider: Gently exfoliate your lips and don’t work the product too much into the skin. Otherwise it can crack very quickly, which makes lipstick not even worthwhile.
After that the care followsfor what you use your conventional Lip balm can use. Let it take effect for at least five minutes before you gently dab it off again with a cloth. If you don’t have one on hand at adhoc, you can alternatively use your moisturizer.
Now your lips are ready to be made up. Which color you choose, of course, also depends on your personal preferences. The classic nude shades are always a good choice as lipstick. But matt does not only work in nude, but also in so many other tones. We’ll show you which of them suit your skin type best.
Matte lipstick: light skin tone
Do you have light skin tone? Then we also recommend in the Lipstick color in the bright area to stay. Otherwise, a delicate complexion will quickly appear hardened if the lips are made too dark. Colors that match your skin tone are:
- Coral red
- Pastel pink
Important: When choosing a lipstick, you should also pay attention to whether your skin has a pinkish touch or a yellowish / olive touch. Red tones in particular, which are too yellowish, create an uneven image on pink skin tones and do not make the red look fresh. In this case, it is better to choose a lipstick that is in the blue-purple range on the color scale. If you have an olive undertone in your skin, the best thing to do is to use a pencil that is located in the warm tones of the scale – yellow and orange. Coral red is the ideal color for a fresh look in this case.
Matte lipstick: Medium skin tone
If you have a medium skin tone you are the fewest limits. You can also use colors that primarily do not match your skin color perfectly, such as rosewood. This tone has a different effect on you than on light skin types, where the lipstick stands out more, while it looks more like a nude tone on you. The ideal colors for your skin color, however, are the following:
- Cherry red
- Violet purple
Matte lipstick: dark skin tone
For dark skin tones you can to stronger colors to grab. This applies not only to the red tones, but also to the color areas purple, pink and brown. We women don’t need many lipsticks, just the right ones. But that’s easier said than done. So that you have an idea of which tones go with your skin color, we suggest the following:
- Burgundy red / Bordeaux
From normal lipstick to matte
We all know it: at home, around 20 lipsticks are eagerly waiting to be used. Most of them, however, establish themselves as pretty decorations over time and are sorted out again after a few years. The reasons for non-use are different, sometimes it is the color and then the consistency. Because many lipsticks with their slight shine provide too much glamor in everyday life, so that the make-up quickly looks overloaded. But there is one great way how you can make each of your lipsticks suitable for everyday use and converted into a matt lipstick.
For this you need your lipstick, a facial tissue and a transparent powder.
You can proceed as follows:
- Step 1: You start with the primer, i.e. the care.
- Step 2: Then the lip liner comes into play to prevent the lipstick color from leaking. You can use it to gently trace the contours of your lips. If you want to make it look a little more voluminous, then place the liner above the edge of the lip and draw along the shape. In order to create a smooth transition to the lipstick, let the liner run out towards the middle of the lip. This does not create a look that could come straight from the 90s.
- Step 3: Now the lipstick follows, which should visually merge with the lip liner. To do this, carefully work your way along the liner with the pen. You can also dab the lipstick on your lips for a subtle finish.
- Step 4: So that you can remove the slight shimmer of the pencil, the facial tissue is now used, with which you dab over your lips to absorb the wax in the lipstick.
- Step 5: This step is not a must, but it can still help with “matting”. To do this, you put a cosmetic tissue over your lips, take a wider brush, dip it into the transparent powder and dab this powder onto the cloth, which effectively filters the powder particles. So you not only set the lipstick, but also give it a natural look without the lips looking powdered.
So the lipstick lasts longer
The hold of a lipstick depends not only on the ingredients, but also on the preparation. As already mentioned, previous care is the alpha and omega of matte lipstick so that the lips do not dry out or look chapped. What you can do for the extra hold is powder. Before applying the lip color. Because the powder ensures that that Removes excess lip care fat which is why the product, in which case the lipstick will stick better to the lips. A similar procedure is used with nail polish, in which the nail is first freed from dirt and grease with nail polish remover before the lacquer is applied, so that the lacquer lasts longer. Because fat, whether on the skin or on the nails, ensures that the product breaks down more quickly. Tip: In order not to remove all of the moisture from your lips, just put a little powder on the brush and dab it gently on your lips.