All Matte Lipsticks Are Drying - Myth or Fact?


Beautiful sculpted matte lips are runway staples for good reasons.

Court drama with out-of-this-world intense color payoff while looking sleek with exceptionally defined lip shapes, many women have dressed up their pouts with this stylish lip look at least a few times. However, matte lipsticks have gotten a bad rep for being overly drying as some poorly formulated ones can dry out your lips and cause discomfort. 

Why Are Some Matte Lipsticks Drying?

Lipsticks are made up of 3 main components – wax, oils and pigments. Waxes, such as Beeswax or Candelilla Wax, allow lip color to glide on smoothly and they give lipsticks their signature bullet shape. Oils are emollients that soften your lips and they are major sources of moisture. Last but not least, pigments are what give lipsticks their gorgeous shades.

Matte lipsticks generally contain less oil than glossier versions so that they can deliver richer color and more opaque finishes. As such, they can appear to be more drying than non-matte lipsticks. However, it is not true that all matte lipsticks are drying.


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Tips To Keep Matte Lipsticks From Drying Out Your Pout

Contrary to popular belief, there are actually matte lipsticks that are hydrating. Follow these tips to choose a matte lippie that nourishes your pout and adopt some of these daily habits to keep it from drying out your lips.

Moisturizing Ingredients:  Just like choosing skincare products, studying the ingredient list of lipsticks will go a long way. Organic waxes, including beeswax and Candelilla Wax, act as barriers to protect your lips against external elements and help to lock in moisture.

Our semi-matte Satin Luxe Lipstick delivers stunning pigmentation without compromising on quality. It is formulated with Castor Seed Oil, a powerful humectant that draws moisture from the air to your lips and protects the delicate skin on your pout from damaging UV rays. In addition, it contains Jojoba seed Oil that boosts collagen synthesis and combat early signs of aging.

Hydrate From Within:  Drinking healthy amounts of fluids and consuming water-rich foods help to replenish water loss from within. Avoid diuretics like alcohols and coffee as these types of beverages actually cause your body to lose water and your lips to look dry.

Exfoliate Your Lips:  Dead skin cells on your lips can cause them to appear dry and flaky. They also impede the absorption of hydrating skincare ingredients from your lip balm or lipstick that you may apply on your lips. Use a gentle lip scrub designed specifically for the thin skin on your lips and don’t rip off dead skin roughly as that may cause bleeding.

Indulge In A Lip Treatment:  A lip treatment, such as a balm, gel, or sheet mask, can rescue parched lips and improve their texture. If your lips are prone to dryness, don’t leave your house without a trusted lip balm so that you can replenish your lips’ moisture after spending time in an air-conditioned environment or after working out. Applying a lip treatment before putting on lipstick can prime your lips and enable the lip color to glide on smoothly.

Don’t Skip Lip Liner:  A lip liner may not seem necessary but it is the secret to long-lasting matte lips that will not crack and peel. A hydrating lip liner such as our Organic Royal Lipstick liner-lipstick hybrid creates a barrier between your lips and lipstick so that your lipstick will not settle into fine lines.

While there are a handful of black sheep that give matte lipsticks a bad rep, not all matte lipsticks are drying. Choose an all natural organic lip product such as our Satin Luxe Lipstick to ensure that your lips stay hydrated and well-taken care off throughout the day.

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