BEAUTY BAR: #TeamMatte

It seems like everywhere I turn, lipsticks are taking over summer beauty. Whether it’s a nude lip for a hectic day at an internship, a coral shade for a day of retail therapy or a bright pop of pink for a night out with friends, coloring your lips is all the rage right now. As a lipstick lover myself, I’ve been ecstatic about this new trend and have been spending hours in Sephora exploring all the new shades, formulas and products until my eyes hurt just to find that perfect pout. One of the best lip looks going on out there in the beauty world is the matte liquid lip (thank you, Kylie Jenner). In contrast to the opposing summer lip leader, the gloss lip, a matte lip can provide you with a heap of benefits. It’s powerful, beautiful and it stays on throughout the craziest of days. No more spitting your hair out of your mouth when it’s sticking to your gloss on a breezy summer day; with a matte lip, you can conquer anything.

My stunning Fashionista this week is sporting a gorgeous purple burst of color to add edge to her casual outfit. She is wearing her favorite American Eagle Outfitters boyfriend jeans with a comfy black H&M tank. She pulls together the look with a pair of slick black Dr. Martens. Her natural hair, a cat eye and her vivid violet lip shade add a fun aspect to her grunge ensemble.

The never-ending battle between Team Gloss and Team Matte is a fight summer will never win. They both have the ability to give you that summer makeup glow. This season, I challenge you to channel your inner Kylie Jenner and give matte a try! You will not be disappointed and you may even convert. Team matte forever!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To recreate and customize this look for yourself, check out my favorite matte liquid lipsticks: Kylie Cosmetics, Smashbox and Too Faced, just to name a few. Make sure to use a liner before applying the liquid to enhance the perfection of your next duck face selfie! Matte lips feel too dry for you? Try a lip scrub before applying to give your lips that smoothness you desire.