Wherever your Fourth of July plans take you this weekend, knock ‘em out with a long-lasting powerful bright matte lip. If you’re a lover of lip color, you’ll appreciate how matte finish lipsticks tend to stay on much longer. You can enjoy your ribs, burger, and corn on the cob and still have color left. Red might be the color of choice for those looking to have a patriotic pout (because who’s wearing white or blue?) so remember the quick rule of thumb when choosing the right red: warm, orange-based reds for warm undertones; cool, blue-based reds for cool undertones; and neutral, brown-based reds for neutral/olive undertones. Bright oranges, corals, and pinks are also great choices.
Since matte lipsticks can tend to be drying, apply a lip base first (regular Chapstick works just fine) and get a lip pencil in a matching color to fill in any missed lines around the lip.
Lipsticks to try:
tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Tint in Fiery or Lively
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in #8
Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery or Caprice
MAC Lipstick in So Chaud, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, or Lady Danger
NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, or Monte Carlo
Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipstick in Amped, Mystic, Pink Freeze, Heartbreaker, or Stiletto
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, Cruella, or Damned
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