Whether you’re a lipstick pro or novice, everyone can benefit from a few tried-and-true expert tips. We’ve rounded up five insider tricks to help you pull off any lip color, from classic red to on-trend orange.
5 Lip Tricks You Need To Know
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Trick 1: Make it Matte
The only thing better than a bright lip is a matte bright lip. You don’t have to buy a new lip wardrobe to embrace the texture, just dust your lipstick with translucent powder as the last step. “It won’t change the color,” celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell told us at the shoot for our latest editorial. She used Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder ($35) on Holland Roden’s lips for a shine-free finish.
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Trick 5: Buff and Hydrate
Before you even think about picking up your favorite lipstick, make sure you exfoliate and hydrate to ensure a smooth texture. Use a scrub or a soft toothbrush to gently buff away dryness, then apply a thick balm. Wait five minutes, tissue off, and apply your lip color.
We like Fresh’s Sugar Lip Polish ($23) and Nivea’s Kiss of Moisture Lip Care ($3).
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Laura Mercier Translucent Powder ($35)
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Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector ($19)
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Flower Beauty Lighten Up! Concealer Pen ($8)
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RMS Living Luminizer ($38)
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Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ($23)
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Nivea Kiss of Moisture Lip Care ($3)