How to Make Matte Lipstick Last All Day

Aug 05, 2015

Whether you rock a bold lip or tone your look down with a subtle nude, we all want to lock in our matte lip color for as long as possible. In just a few easy steps, you can keep your reapplication to a minimum and stop worrying about your lips looking lackluster after a night out.

We used LAQA & Co.’s brand new Cheeky Lip to really create the perfect summer statement look. And multi-use product lovers are in luck because this product doubles and a cheek tint.

Step 1: Exfoliate lips to remove any dead skin and prep lips.
Step 2: Apply a small amount of balm and allow to fully soak in. Using too much will prevent the lipstick from holding.
Step 3: Apply a lip primer, concentrating on the outer edges.
Step 4: Apply lipstick.
Step 5: Use a single-ply of tissue and translucent powder to set lipstick.
Step 6: Add highlighter to your cheeks—matte lips pair well with glowy skin.
Step 7: Bonus! This LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip doubles as a cheek tint.

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