I’ve recently been reading about how powder blush can actually be applied to the lips to create a more matte finish which is a popular lip look right now. If this surprises you that I’ve never tried this before, and I’ve been doing makeup artistry for 10 years, well then I’m sorry to shock you. But better late than never right??!! Goes to show you there’s always something new to learn in every craft!
So yesterday and today I’ve given this novel idea of using blush as lipstick a try, and I must say, I’m loving the outcome. However, I didn’t realize that using a similar shade of blush on top of a similar shade of lipstick actually creates better staying power as well!! Huge bonus!
Here are some photos from the last two days of me getting double use out of my cheek color and how I got it to stick.
The good news is about using your blush as lipstick, is that you can use your blushes with or without shimmer to create a really neat and polished matte effect while also creating a longer lasting lip color. I still considered the Nars blush that had shimmer to look matte-like because it wasn’t glossy like a real lip gloss. I also loved how the blush didn’t taste powdery or funny on my lips like I thought it would bc the light layer of real lipstick or gloss you use should keep the powder soaked in.
*Note, if you use a gloss, don’t use a sticky or high gloss, use more of a satin finish one. A lipstick would probobly be better honestly.*
So how many of you have already tried this insider tip that took me 10 years to try out?? Do you like the look and are you loving the matte lips trend seen lately??