Usually when it comes to lipstick, I prefer satin over matte finishes. Matte lipsticks tend to get a bit too drying for me, but sometimes I want to change my lipstick up a bit and go for something less glossy. Luckily, there's a well known trick that allows you to transform any lipstick into a matte finish! It's super easy too, here's what you do.
You will need a powder brush and some face powder. Transluscent setting powder is the best, but as long as it's not too opaque any powder will do. You will also need a tissue, and of course your lipstick of choice. I chose red.
First you apply the lipstick of your choice! I went for Sleek's lipstick in Siren.
Load up your brush with powder and lightly dab it on the tissue. Make sure you don't inhale any powder! It's not very good for your lungs, so try and breathe through your nose when you're doing this or take short breaks in between.
|Above is the before image, below is the finished result!|
Do you see the difference? There are other ways to go about this too, you could also dust some eyeshadow in the same colour on your lips for the same effect but using the tissue insures that you don't get any gritty powder residue on your lips.