Matte liquid lipsticks have been super popular lately…because they’re great! They’re intensely pigmented and long-lasting, but my goodness, they can be drying! I’m always experimenting with different lip balms that I can wear underneath them, and I think I’ve finally found the perfect layering product.
Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips ($24) is basically like a serum for your lips. It has the most unique texture that soaks right in. Five seconds after applying it, it looks like it’s gone, but my lips feel way softer.
I thought I’d tried every lip balm under the sun (and, to be honest, they all seem really similar to me), so I didn’t expect this to be much different. But it is. It creates the perfect base for liquid lipsticks because of how thin it is while still being incredibly moisturizing.
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that this isn’t marketed as a lip primer. In fact, it has collagen, hyaluronic acid and shea butter, which are all meant to plump and smooth, and it definitely does smooth my lips, so I can happily report that it does what it claims.
The fact that it’s such a perfect match for liquid lipsticks is just a bonus, LOL. I will always have a place in my heart for those heavy lip balms (which I love to put on before bed), but if you want something that will moisturize your lips without interfering with your lipstick at all or leaving a residue, this is definitely it.
Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips is available at Sephora for $24, so it’s definitely not cheap, but it works and it’s the only thing that I’ve tried that makes liquid lipsticks actually comfortable!
Have you tried this? What do you use to make long-lasting lipsticks more bearable?