I am a lover of lipstick especially a good matte formula. The key to having a perfect matte lip is 95% lip care and 5% product.
A small investment in lip care = a perfect matte lip
The main issue is with dry lips is, if your lips are dry when you apply a lipstick or gloss it goes on patchy which ruins the look. There are two solutions to this dilemma - 1. drink more water and stay hydrated and 2. exfoliate.
I do both and here are my 3 favourite lip care products for exfoliation and moisture:
1. Island joy Cuban lemon lip scrub - Certified organic, this products smells delicious and tastes good (if you accidentally ingest it -wink wink). Its also made in Toronto! This scrub makes my lips baby soft and smells good enough to eat (but don’t eat it).
2. Sephora Collection lip scrub - Do you find that your lips are in dire of exfoliation but you’ve already left the house on your way to work/travel/visit bae? This Sephora Collection lips scrub is packaged as your regular lip balm! You apply it like you would a lip balm and rub your lips together and VOILA! Smooth lips for your matte lippy, lipgloss, and kissing your bae.
3. Vaseline jelly - Good old fashion Vaseline jelly, what I love about vaseline is that you can buy it anywhere. In a pinch you can use it to moisturize your whole body but I mainly use it a lip moisturizer when it gets cold. I slather this stuff all over my lips at night and I even have a jar at my desk. Its cheap and does the job what else can you ask for?