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.
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).