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Your Matte Lipstick Looking Meh? Try These Tricks To Make It Pop

Updated 31 Jul 2019 3.6k votes 585 voters 82.3k views10 items

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Chances are, you have a love-hate relationship with long lasting matte lipstick. On the one hand, matte lipstick can make you look like a Hollywood star when done right. On the other, it’s easy for matte lipstick to go so, so wrong.

Matte lipstick formulas have a tendency to be super drying, leading to flaky, crumbling lipstick looks. They also bleed past the lip line more often than they should, making your carefully applied color smear and stain the skin around your lips. No thanks! 

This list covers all the matte lipstick hacks you need in order to keep your lips looking right. Turns out, the trick is in knowing how to apply matte lipstick to stop problems before they start. These matte lipstick tips will change your life – and your pout!

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