Make Any Lipstick Matte

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Have a little graveyard of lipsticks that have lost their spunk? Don't toss them; change their texture. More specifically, make it really matte. This is perhaps the shortest tutorial you'll ever read.

First, apply your old lipstick, and then line your lips with a matching lip liner. Take a tissue to your mouth and blot to absorb the gloss or shine. Next, take a cosmetic sponge, roll it in translucent powder, and press the sponge over your lips. Smack your lips together, and you're done.

This look can be done with the nudest of lip colors to the brightest and masters being bold yet simple at the same time.

—Stacey Nishimoto

Photos courtesy of the author. Would you match your lipstick to your nail polish?