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How To Make Sure Your Matte Lippie Doesn't Look Cracked And Flaky

There are 5 basic steps.
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Matte lipsticks are the best because they're long-wearing, but unfortunately, they dehydrate our puckers faster than you can say El Niño.

To prevent this from happening, try these tips below:

1. Remove dry skin

Using a damp washcloth or lip scrub, slough away flaky skin to create a smooth canvas.

2. Slather on moisture

Apply lip balm and top it off with a teeny bit of eye cream to get your pout hydrated AF. Leave it on for at least two minutes, and blot off excess moisture with a tissue.

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Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment, P950, SM Megamall

3. Prime thy lips

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Wield a lip primer or a liner to act as a base for your lip color. This helps the hue stay on longer.

MAC Prep+Prime Lip, P1,000, Glorietta

4. Go easy on the application

Whether you're using a liquid or bullet version of your matte lippie, it's best to apply it in thin layers. A super thick one will just crack and flake off.

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita, P1,194,

5. Correct

Of course, not everyone is born with precise hands, so remove the uneven application with a concealer or a cotton bud dipped in micellar water.

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