If you’re in your 30s, try bright matte lipstick on smooth primed lips, as seen on Reese Witherspoon.
“Matte lipstick emphasizes all the imperfections of the lips – dryness, cracks, peeling skin – so prepping your lips is key to achieving stunning red-carpet-worthy results,” says Toronto-based pro artist Anna Nenoiu. Start by exfoliating your lips using a gentle scrub (try coconut oil and sugar) or a soft toothbrush to remove any peeling skin. Finish with a lip balm to create a smooth, velvety surface. To get the true lipstick shade as you see it in the tube, prime your lips first with a few dabs of concealer. Next, line and fill in your lips with a matching lip pencil and apply the lipstick with a synthetic lip brush. Blot the colour with a tissue and reapply. “For best results, smile as you go to ensure that the lipstick gets into all the crevices of your lips.”
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