Just because matte lips are in style, doesn't mean you have to splurge on new lipstick. Cosenza says, "You can easily mattify any red lipstick you own by patting transluscent powder over it."
When it comes to choosing your perfect red shade, Cosenza says go for a red with blue undertones if you have cool skin, and go for a red that has yellow undertones if you have warm skin.
- Step 1: Outline and fill in your lips with lipliner. This layer will also add to longevity of your lipstick.
Try: NARS, lipliner in "Jungle Red"
- Step 2: Apply a red lipstick (it doesn't have to be matte). Cosenza suggests using a brush to help accentuate the lines of your lips, especially the "cupid's bow".
Try: MAC, Pro Longwear Lipstick in "Prolong"
- Step 3: To mattify the look, dust a translucent powder over your lips. This step will also set the color, ensuring it lasts all day or all night.
Try: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder