It’s a new week so why not go for a new look? ‘Tis the season for bold lips and we’ve got the perfect recommendation! Melt Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick in Dark Room is #4 on our 12 Gifts of Beauty list. This versatile lipstick is perfect for winter as it boasts rich shades of red, plum and burgundy yet it’s glamorous enough to incorporate into your makeup routine year round. Make a statement with perfectly defined lips that will complete your holiday glam look. Afraid to try bold lips? Follow these three steps to achieve a perfect pout:
1. Moisturize your lips. Use a conditioning lip balm with SPF before applying lipstick, especially matte lipsticks, as they finish velvety, not creamy. It’s best to apply lip balm 5-10 minutes before applying lipstick to avoid dry, chapped lips.
2. Use a lip liner. We recommend using a neutral lip liner, one that’s close to the natural shade of your lips, to help create definition. The right lip liner will create an outline that makes application a breeze.
3. Balance out your look. If you decide to go with a bold lip, we recommend keeping the rest of your makeup neutral. Stay away from dramatic blush or bright eye shadow colors that can be distracting and take away from your lips. Bold brows and lashes (hint, hint lash extensions) are always perfect compliments to a glamorous smile.
Available for only $19, Melt Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick in Dark Room is a makeup bag essential!