Every once in a while I decide to “elevate” my look (let’s be honest, super rare) with a little lipstick. I’m a big fan of a matte lip and often use a matte lip pencil, but after 2–maybe 3 hours max–my lips are dry, flaky, my lipstick is coming off. Basically by the end of the day I’ve exfoliated my lips with my fingers enough to get all the dry skin off, leaving half smooth, lipstick-less lips behind.
And come on, it’s not realistic to exfoliate your lips on even a semi-regular basis. I don’t know anyone with a job, relationship, dog…who has time for that. And it’s not like my lips were dry before I put the lipstick on. So what can I do?! I don’t want to give up on matte red lips forever but my dragon girl color is evolving into a dragon mouth. Period.