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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: What's the ideal lip balm to use with matte lipsticks?
Talk about delayed posts. Ugh! Sorry, been so busy this week as I have been trying to finish some work so I could sleep all day this weekend! Now here's a short and sweet Fan Mail Fridays post to end your week here at The Beauty Junkee. Thanks to Lyra from California for sending this question!
I'm Lyra and I'm a Filipina living in California. I moved here two years ago with my husband and like you, I am a certified makeup lover. I love reading beauty blogs because bloggers have helped me so much in choosing the right products for me, especially in maximizing my money. The problem is, I can't relate to American or caucasian beauty bloggers because I don't have their skin type/color. After an exhaustive search, I found your blog four months ago and was more than happy because you're a morena like me and you're a Filipina!
Okay I'm talking so much. The reason why I'm writing to you is because I want to know what lip balm you can recommend to go with matte lipsticks. I have very dry lips and it can't stand matte lipsticks, not even 20 minutes! This saddens me because matte lipsticks are my favorite, but I can't wear them. Your expert advice would surely help!
Many thanks, and I hope by the time I go back to the PH to visit my family, you'll be having a meet and greet. I will surely go! *crossing fingers
Thanks for the sweet words! Glad to meet another overseas reader! Does this mean The Beauty Junkee should go global now? LOL! Imma write that down on my dream book! :D
I have very dry lips and matte lipsticks are my favorite too so I know your plight. But thanks to my Hurraw! Lip Balm Night Treatment, I can wear matte lipsticks painlessly whenever I want to. You might want to try this product to alleviate your problem.
Dry lips can be treated as long as you provide utmost care to it: Drink lots of water, exfoliate twice to thrice a week depending on the severity of your problem, and apply lip balm before hitting the sack or even if you're just at home to continually treat your lips.
It's not really advisable to put lip balm underneath matte lipsticks because you'll just end up destroying its wonderful finish. But I've found out that you can use a matte lip balm to go along with it. It will act as a shield between your lips and the matte lipstick so your lips can stay crack- free all day or for hours, at the very least. Nivea Men's lip balm is a good and affordable matte lip balm. However, there will be slight changes on the finish of matte lipstick once you use lip balm with it, but it's not that considerable, at least to me.
Currently, this is the lip balm I'm using with matte lipsticks, especially when my lips are misbehaving and cracking up badly. Click READ MORE to find out what this product is.
Voila! Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Why? Because Beeswax has a more matte texture compared to petrolatum or oil- based lip balms. (Duh! Haha!) Actually, any Beeswax- based lip balm will do, but Burt's Bees is widely accessible. Beeswax, on its own, may feel a lil' heavy though and may feel heavier once you top it with matte lipstick. But being beautiful ain't easy-if you want to sport matte lipstick despite your dry lips, I'm afraid you'd have to deal with the weight. :D
There are some people who react negatively to Beeswax though, so make sure to test it first. Beeswax won't guarantee that you'll have super smooth lips with matte lipstick, but in my experience, it keeps my lips flake- free for hours.
Hope this helps! Have a fabulous Friday!
How to prevent matte lipstick from drying up your lips HERE.
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