Alyssa Tria
Alyssa Tria

The genius product that keeps my lipsticks matte

My all-time favourite makeup trend? Matte lips. I’ve been in love with the look even before it was a thing. Thinking back to my tween years, I remember layering my favourite glossy lipsticks and coating them with a couple of dabs of baby powder to create the coolest lip colour and texture. It was the biggest DIY trend at the time but it was also the most drying. As uncomfortable as it was for me, it only intensified my desire to perfect velvet looking lips.

Now that matte lips have made a major comeback, it’s almost impossible not to find your favourite lip shades in a matte finish. But because of my DIY lipstick failures, I’ve been searching to find a matte lipstick that contains a moisturizing formula that actually works. Maybe it’s just me, but I find matte lipsticks very drying compared to traditional cream lipsticks.


Lucky me, I’ve found a product that put my search on a permanent pause. Enter: Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. When I first heard about this product I literally said to myself, “This is genius”. This wonder gel works by mattifying your favourite cream lipsticks. It’s light enough to wear throughout the entire day and it also locks in your lipstick’s true colours. I love that it allows me to reapply my lipsticks while avoiding the unwanted chapped flakes.

The Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer is great for creating an ombré lip without the need of lip brushes. Just blend any darker lip liners with your cream lipsticks to create a gradient effect. Pucker up and say hello to insta-ready lips!

PHOTO: I’m wearing Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Famous and Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Figgy.