In addition to looking for a lipstick that lasts through all the day (and night’s) festivities, nowadays we find ourselves looking for beautifully scented formulas, too. While the fragrance alone doesn’t do much for the look of our lips, it’s certainly a nice little treat to add to one of our many beauty rituals. Agreed? We thought you might be, that’s why we’ve rounded up our best scented lipstick and how to use it for a gorgeous, well-rounded makeup look. Keep reading to learn about our best scented lipstick, how to choose the most flattering lip color for you, and how to add our scented lipstick to your makeup routine.
Our Best Scented Lipstick
If you’re all aboard the mauve makeup train, you’ll be head over heels for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick. Available in six tantalizing shades, you’ll be able to explore everything from nearly-nude mauves, to dark, vampy ones. The best part? They all smell wonderfully of chocolate. What’s more, they’re designed to create full, matte coverage for a long-lasting lip look you can count on to last all day long.
How to Apply Our Scented Lipstick
As with any matte lipstick—especially when it’s of the liquid sort—it’s best to start with a lip scrub. This way you’ll be able to buff away any dry skin to create the smoothest possible canvas for your pretty pink lip look. To get the job done, buff some of the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub into your lips and rub them together to really dislodge any build-up on the surface. Rinse with lukewarm water, apply lip balm, and be on your merry way with one of our scented lipsticks. Start in the center of your upper lip, working your way to the outer edges and following the contour of your mouth. Then, glide the scented lipstick across your bottom lip and fill in.
The Best Makeup Routine to Pair with Our Scented Lipsticks
Our scented lipstick can work one of two ways: It can tie a fully matte makeover together, or it can serve as a point of contrast with otherwise glow-y skin. Below, we provide you with the makeup options to achieve either of these looks. Which will you choose?
Step 1: Prime Your Skin
You wouldn’t be taking the time to do your makeup if you weren’t hoping to elevate your appearance for the day to come. That said, you might as well take the extra step to ensure that your morning makeup routine stays put all day (and night) long. The best way to do so is with a quality face makeup primer. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer will do the trick. Simply choose which finish you’d like your finished complexion to take on (matte for oily skin or glow for dry skin) and proceed with the matching primer.
Step 2: Apply Foundation
After you’re done applying primer, it’s time for foundation. Again, you want to think about the end look you’re aiming for. If you want to match your scented lipstick with a matte complexion, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation. On the other hand, if you want to provide a bit of glowing contrast, try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. Whichever you choose, squeeze some of the foundation onto a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and stipple it onto your skin for a flawless-looking finish. It’s best to stipple, as opposed to rub, your makeup, as this can help create an airbrushed finish.
Step 3: Brighten Under-Eyes and Conceal Trouble Areas
Next, brighten under your eyes and conceal any spots that might still be showing through your foundation. To do so, dab some of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer under your eyes in an upside-down triangle and onto any trouble areas. Use a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender to blend the concealer into place. Again, be sure to stipple or pat, never rub.
Step 4: Contour Your Face
If you’re taking the time to apply foundation, you might as well go a step further to elaborate your bone structure. You can get the look by using a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Shaping Foundation Makeup Sticks in two to three shades darker than your natural skin tone. Simply trace the product into the hollows of your cheeks, around the perimeter of your forehead, and down the edges of the bridge of your nose. From there, use a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender to blend your shadows into place. The result? An extra angular (in all the best ways) face.
Editor’s tip: At this point you’re pretty much done with the cream portion of your makeup routine, so you may want to top off your complexion with a light dusting of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep and Lock Loose Setting Powder. This way when you apply the other heavier highlighter and blush powders across your creamy complexion, you won’t run the risk of any caking.
Step 5: Apply Blush
While many people thing that highlighter and contour go hand-in-hand, we like to apply blush in between so as to not top off a perfectly well-lit highlight with any blush. That said, use the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup of your choice to add a little color to your cheeks.
Step 6: Highlight
Everyone’s favorite step of a full makeup routine: highlighter. As the last step of your face makeup routine, use a fluffy angled brush to dust some of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter along your cheekbones, arching into your brow bones, as well as on the tip of your nose.
Step 7: Choose Your Eye Shadow Look
You have some options here. Depending on the scented lipstick shade you plan on wearing, you’ll most likely want your eye shadow to be the opposite so as to not overwhelm your face. In other words, if you’re wearing light lipstick, you can play with slightly darker eye shadow, whereas dark lipstick can look especially pretty when paired with lighter lid looks. That said, take your pick of eye shadow shades from the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eye Shadow Palette—another makeup product that just so happens to be scented.
Step 8: Apply Mascara
Regardless of how light or dark you apply your eye shadow, there’s no denying that no lid look is complete without a little mascara. To really accentuate your look, start with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base. Next, swipe on some of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and you’re good to go.
Step 9: Apply Lipstick
Eight steps and you’re officially ready to apply your scented lipstick—the whole reason you’re here in the first place. You know the drill.
Step 10: Touch-Up Your Edges
After applying your lipstick, apply the teeniest, tiniest touch of concealer to the outer edges to help your lip look pop. Top it off with a quick dusting of highlighter over your cupid’s bow and, you are ready to show off your angelic, deliciously-scented beauty look.
Now that you know how to make the most of our scented lipstick, why not learn other ways to upgrade your beauty routine? Like how to really nail every aspect of this made-up look with our article, An Eyebrow Makeup Routine for Beginners.