Hello beautiful people of the world, how are you all doing? I must apologise to you all because I know it’s been a minute since last posted anything on my blog but in my defence, I got two girls (2 years and a 5 month old) who constantly need my attention and it gets real crazy busy sometimes. Therefore, it’s not due to lack of content (have loads planned) that I don’t blog constantly but certain commitments prevent me from doing so but will get better soon. Thank you for understanding and now that we’ve got that out-of-the-way, let’s get on with today’s topic.
CAN YOU MATTIFY ANY LIPSTICK?
The answer to this question is , YES YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN. Those of you familiar with my blog know that I don’t like spending too much money on beauty products. Therefore, I go out of my way looking for ways to minimise my spending by researching about beauty hacks on the internet (more especially YouTube as visuals are better). After having looked at so many different ways in which one can mattify lipstick, I have finally come across the simplest, most cost-effective and quickest way YOU AND I CAN DO JUST THAT AND I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU. This method has featured on YouTube channels such as HUDA BEAUTY, Marc Zapanta AND AlexandrasGirlyTalk.
HOW TO MATTIFY YOUR LIPSTICK
All you will need to make your lipstick matte are lipstick and a translucent setting powder and to those who don’t have setting powder, you can settle for talcum powder. In order to give this process a try to see if it really works, I used two MUA lipsticks in shade 1 and the other was Raven (both lipsticks cost a £1 each and setting powder is £2.99)
- Exfoliate your lips before applying anything ( I use olive oil mixed with crushed sugar and honestly don’t remember where I learnt this from)
- Wipe your lips clean and moisturizer them (used Vaseline mixed with Aloe Vera)
- Apply your lipstick of choice
- After the lipstick application, take you setting powder and gently pat a generous amount of it on you lips (you can do this using your finger or sponge/beauty blender) and remember to stretch your lips whilst applying the powder so you don’t miss any spots and end up with patches.
- Smack your lips together until all the powder has been absorbed into your lipstick
- Take your concealer and brush and clean up any mess which collected around your mouth ….and just like that, MATTE LIPS ALL THE WAY LADIES
USING MUA LIPSTICK IN SHADE 1 WITH MY W7 BANANA DREAMS SETTING POWDER
(L-R application of the lipstick, setting powder added and end result)
USING MY MUA RAVEN LIPSTICK
I first used the Raven lipstick and then Shade 1 because I was headed out for dinner with family afterwards (preferred wearing shade 1 for the dinner outing compared to Raven). Figured it would be a great idea to see just how long it lasts and what better way to find out than eating and drinking a whole lot
My family and I went for dinner at a family members house at 6pm but I had been wearing the lipstick since 4pm. Below is a list of what I had throughout the time we was out;
- Dinner (rice, chicken, potatoes, avocado, lettuce, cucumber and beans lol yep I love food)
- 3 glasses of cold water
- Cake and a fruit salad
- A salad
- A hot cup of lemon and ginger tea
- Still had a hot cuppa once we got in
After having eaten and drank all of the above and now sitting down to write/type up this blog post, below is how the lipstick looks after 9 hours without reapplication;
(don’t mind the headgear and expression lol am exhausted)
- Very very very very affordable
- You can now mattify any lipstick you want
- No transfer at all
- Cost effective
- So simple anyone can do it
- IT LASTS
- The colour payoff after setting powder applied is great
- You may not even have to spend anything amusing you already have the required products in your possession
- I think that some people might be too cautious or intimated to try this it out due to health reasons and concerns if any (the thought did cross my mind but I bake my makeup so I felt confident enough to go ahead with it) and that’s understandable
I absolutely love this and so glad am came across it and was able to share it with you guys. After having tried this method, I have found out that it really works and definitely lasts for long hours.
Additionally, mattifying your lipstick this way makes a lot sense to me when I think about of it in comparison to baking your makeup. I think whoever thought of this process figured ,”if you can bake your makeup in order to soak out the moisture and make it last longer, you can also bake your lipstick, soak out the moisture (hence making it matte) and make it last longer too. To anyone not familiar with baking your makeup, here is a post for you.
After all has been said and done, I would recommend this method to anyone interested in trying it out and if you do, please post or let me know how it turned out for you.
What are your beauty hacks??
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post.