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How to Get the Look of Blurred Lips with Soft Matte Lipsticks

Two models wearing blurred lipstick using L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte blushing nudes

Give your favorite matte lipstick look a modern, yet romantic twist with the blurred lip effect. This lip look is a softer, more effortless look that can be applied even without a mirror once you’ve nailed the simple application technique (which we’ll walk you through, below). Soft matte lipstick offers everything we love about matte lips— like the lightweight wear – with a perfectly undone finish. Whether you’re looking for a new way to wear matte lipstick or to find the best soft matte lipsticks, the blurred matte lip look using L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte may be your perfect match.

What Is Blurred Lipstick?

Inspired by Korean beauty trends in lip color, like lip stains and “popsicle lips”, blurred lipstick is the casual sister to your usual matte lipstick. Blurred lipstick has a softer, more romantic look created with blurred lines and a lightweight texture — as opposed to the bold pigment and powdery finish of traditional matte lipstick. Instead of carefully filling in your lips, you can simply swipe on your lipstick for the desired effect. It’s as effortless as lip color gets, so much so that you don’t even need a mirror to apply it.

How to Choose Our Best Matte Lipstick for You

There are a few key differences between L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte and L’Absolue Rouge Drama Matte. L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick is our best matte lipstick if you’re aiming to make a bold, dramatic statement. It requires a little more attention to detail during application — a mirror is definitely recommended, as is lip liner, especially if you want precise definition. It leaves a powdery finish and is very much a long-lasting lipstick.

L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Soft Matte Lipstick, on the other hand, is a little more forgiving in both application and wear. It’s softly pigmented and feels more creamy than powdery, which allows it to easily glide onto lips. The barely-there feel, bold color, and softer pigments make it our best matte lipstick to create the blurred lip effect. The more imperfect it is, the better it looks. Not only is a mirror unnecessary during application, but you can use your fingers to blend and blur, plus redefine your lip color throughout the day. It leaves a soft matte finish and is infused with Ceramides and Grand Rose Extract for all-day hydration and comfort.

Does matte lipstick look good on everyone?

Matte lipstick can look great on anyone – it offers a sophisticated and intensely pigmented look that suits all skin tones. Soft matte lipstick, such as our L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte, was designed to be universally flattering and is the best choice for those who want a more undone, romantic look. If you’re looking for a matte finish, enjoy experimenting with different shades and formulas to find your perfect match. Ultimately, it's about embracing your personal style and feeling the confidence to rock any lipstick finish that makes you feel fabulous.

How to Apply Matte Lipstick to Create the Blurred Lip Effect

The blurred lips look on fair skin in Intimatte blushing nudes shade 218

To create a perfectly undone, blurred matte lipstick look, start by applying product to the center of the lips and use a gentle stroke as you apply outward, softly swiping from one corner to the other. Use your finger to smudge the lip color out to the edges, creating a soft, blurred outline. Play around with building color intensity and placement until you’re happy with the result. With the addition of new blushing nudes, including 8 new neutral, mauve, and berry shades, the only hard part in applying soft matte lipstick is choosing your gorgeous lip color!

PRO TIP: Apply your favorite new blushing nude shade of L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Soft Matte Lipstick to the lips, eyes, and cheeks to create a monochromatic, lit-from-within look.

How to Remove Matte Lipstick

Removing matte lipstick and long-wearing matte lipstick can be done effortlessly in just a few steps:

Step 1 - Dampen a soft cloth or cotton pad with warm water and gently wipe your lips in a circular motion. This will work to break down the lipstick and remove the majority of the color.

Step 2 - If there is any residue left, reach for an oil-based cleanser or makeup remover, we recommend Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover which features an effective bi-phase formula. The oil phase easily lifts long-wear matte lipstick while the water phase sweeps away lingering makeup and excess oils without the need for scrubbing.

Step 3 - Once you've removed the lipstick, rinse your lips with warm water or use a gentle cleanser to ensure all traces of makeup and remover are gone.

Step 4 - Afterward, apply a hydrating lip balm or moisturizer to keep your lips hydrated, nourished, and happy.

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