This tutorial was born out of necessity.  When doing matte lips, I prefer to just use a great lipliner…they are automatically matte and they stay on soooooo long–but you don’t always have the color you need in pencil form.  Many times I found myself with the perfect color of lipstick but the shine or gloss of it just wasn’t right for the overall look we were going for…so I started doing this:

Products Used:


Ben Nye Neutral Set Face Powder and NYX Lipstick in “Chaos”

Step 1 :

Apply your lipstick…..look at it and realize it would look better matte.

Step 2:

Apply translucent powder to your lips using a fluffy brush–you will see the shine disappear and your lips will be matte! ….Please know that some lipstick may transfer from your lips to your brush but should wash out.  I would recommend using a darker brush if concerned.

Ta da!!! Easy as pie!