Mattify Your Lipstick

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I have so many beautiful lipstick shades at home, but now with the new matte lip trend I sometimes find myself wishing they weren't so glossy. Then I found out about the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer and instantly fell in love. This saved me from buying a whole new set of lip colors, and allows me to go back and forth between glossier and matte finishes while still hanging on to the shades I love.

Another option is to gently pat on any translucent powder (like the Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder) over your lipstick and voila! Instantly turned matte. 

Both these tricks also save you from the annoying lip drying effects that come with most liquid lipstick formulas. So many pros to trying it out! You've got nothing to lose! Let me know how it goes for you in the comments below.

Want to skip the steps and just buy a new matte color? Check out some of my favorites: