A lot of people have moved on from liquid lipstick because most formulas can be drying. Today I will show you how to make them more comfortably to wear and not feel like they’re sucking all the moisture out of your lips. The lipstick I’m using in this post is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Malt (available here, here, and here).
Tip #1 – Apply a moisturizing base
If you don’t put anything on your lips before applying a liquid lipstick, that’s probably why you don’t like how it looks after application. ABH’s formula can be drying on it’s own but using some type of a balm makes it better. Some balms to use include Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask, Farmacy Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm, or a little bit of plain old Vaseline.
Apply the balm to the lips before starting on your makeup so that it has time to absorb and work its magic. After finishing your makeup (or after about 20 minutes), use your finger or a paper towel to lightly dab some of the excess product away. Now when you apply the liquid lipstick your lips won’t be dry and feel like they’re about to crack & bleed.
Tip #2 – Wear it as a liner with a lighter shade for an ombre effect
Liquid lipstick making your lips dry? Line your lips with it and use another lipstick on the inner part of your lips. This eliminates the need for a lip liner Here you can see how two different lipsticks give ABH Malt a different look that is still somewhat neutral. It can also be done with more unconventional colors like purple, blue, and green (I don’t have liquid lipsticks in these colors to show you).
Tip #3 – Wear it with gloss
This is an option if you don’t like having multiple layers on your lips. Ok so you line your lips again with the liquid lipstick but instead of using another lipstick on the inner part, use a gloss. For a slightly different effect use a tinted gloss. Again you can see how the two glosses give Malt a different look. This won’t be 100% transfer proof but you can use any gloss you have on hand to touch it up.
The best way these tips work is to use a formula that isn’t too drying. Other options besides ABH include Nars’ Powermatte Lip Pigments, Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink, and Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains. These are all formulas that perform well over a moisturizing base and can last a long time on the lips with minimal-to-zero transfer.
That’s pretty much it. You can play around with different shades of gloss and lipstick to come up with many looks with minimal effort. I hope this post helped you to learn how to make the best combination. If you try any of these combos tag me on IG @joyanitabeauty. And follow me if you’re not already.