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You know how penciled-in brows can take your appearance to the next level? Well, a perfectly lined and filled matte pout can also serve as a serious style statement that can tie an entire look together. Just take one scroll through your social media feeds and you’ll see exactly what we mean. From the lips of runway models to your favorite celebs to women walking down the street—matte lipstick and matte lip liner show no signs of going anywhere. That means it’s time for you to learn how to pair these two products together for a gorgeous look. Below, we share our favorite matte lipstick and lip liner combos from L’Oréal Paris, how to prep your lips for them, and how to pair them together for your most picture-perfect pout.
Look no further for your matte lipstick and matte lip liner match!
Wow in hot pink with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandate and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Best Mattes.
Look summer fresh with the orchid-hued L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in At the Drop of a Matte and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Riche Lip Liner in Strike a Matte-ch.
Rock a true red pout with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Devil’s Matte-vocate Red and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in In-Matte-uated With You.
Cheers to a champagne-colored pout with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-itude and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte-ing Call.
Turn heads with a brick-colored pout with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in He Think He’s Matte-cho and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte-stermind.
Pucker up in plum with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-jestic and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Curiosity Killed the Matte.
Look kissed by fire with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte At Bat and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte in Manhattan.
When applied just right, your matte pout will look like it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.
Step 1: Exfoliate. While matte lipstick and matte lip liner are great for creating a striking lip look, matte makeup can exacerbate the look of dryness. So, before applying anything, use a lip scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your lips.
Step 2: Prime. After exfoliating, dab on a lip primer to help create a smooth base for your matte lip liner and matte lipstick application. If you don’t have a lip primer on hand, you can use a tiny bit of foundation or concealer.
Step 3: Line and fill. It’s finally time to layer on some color! Start with your matte lip liner shade of choice. In addition to helping to define the shape of your lips, matte lip liner can also help prevent your matte lipstick from feathering outside the lines. After you’ve lined your lips, fill them in with your matching matte lipstick shade of choice.
Step 4: Touch up the edges. Let’s be real: If you’re not a pro makeup artist, it’s easy to make mistakes. If you happened to get a little outside the lines at any point, no worries! You don’t have to start all over again. Just dip a cotton swab in the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types to help erase any errors. You can also use micellar water to remove your matte lip liner and matte lipstick at the end of the day.
Step 5: Add a touch of highlighter. To help make your matte pout really pop, dab a small amount of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice in the center of your cupid’s bow and voila—matte pout perfection!
Now that you know how to pair a matte lip liner and a matte lipstick, here are five matte lipstick mistakes to avoid.