BEAUTY BAR: It Matte-rs

Walking into Sephora and seeing endless rows of colorful lipsticks, eye shadows and perfumes is the same as a kid walking into a candy store. Each aisle is full of promise and new beginnings. Your face is a blank canvas and you can reinvent yourself with each new trick of the mascara wand and swipe of the eyeliner.

When I was a kid I always loved the idea of lipstick, but as I got old enough to wear it, I grew incredibly disappointed. It was always difficult to wear lipstick without getting it on your teeth or getting your hair stuck in it. All those beautiful colors quickly became a distant memory. When I discovered matte lipstick, my life changed.

I spotted this Fashionista between classes and immediately noticed her sense of style. She had this effortless edginess about her that made me want to photograph her. Looking a little closer, I saw how amazing her makeup was and most importantly her matte lipstick. She wore a beautiful pinky-brown color that was captivating, and she had her hair wild and free.

Her outfit consisted of a gorgeous green jacket with faux fur trim and a deep, burgundy top over black jeans and absolutely killer boots. Her choker necklace ties her look together effortlessly.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To get the perfect matte lipstick you can use Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, which is what our Fashionista used, LASplash Smitten Liptint Mousse and my personal favorite NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.