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Angelique Serrano
Oct 07, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Truth time: Some matte lipsticks, while incredibly chic and modern looking, don't exactly feel like a layer of balm on lips. They can crack, and wear off unevenly. Now let's say you do commit to the look: Touching up typically means wiping off your color and applying all over again. High maintenance? As much as a pair of suede stiletto boots in the rain.  

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That's why we flipped out when makeup artist Matin (who has worked with Rachel Bilson, Nina Dobrev and Gal Gadot) shared this trick: When matte lips are starting to fade or look uneven, he likes to apply a layer of ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint ($5; chapstick.com) to touch them up. That's right, his fix costs less than most lattes.  

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Matin says he sends some of his clients onto the red carpet with one of the balms tucked in their bags, in a shade that best matches their matte lips. It'll keep the surface from looking cracked, help even out the color, and make for a much cushier feeling. How good does that sound? 

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