The matte lip works well when there is balance with the rest of your makeup, not saying you have to be glowing everywhere with metallic highlights, but a good balance between matte and highlights.
With any lip colour, we need plump and moisturised lips for an even application, otherwise colour can grab on dry areas and your lip colour will not look smooth and consistent. This is even more important with a matte lipstick as there is no creamy consistency to help soften the lips.
Traditional matte lipstick has been in bullet form, but the new age of matte lips comes packaged like a gloss and they are cream to matte finish.
This has been a great way to create smoother and less dry lips as the cream application helps soften, then as the product dries, it turns into a matte rather than dry consistency touching the lip at first application.
Regardless though, lip moisture is vital as prep before wearing matte lipstick and when you exfoliate your face (no more than once a week) gently, in a circular action, run the product over your lips to buff away any dry skin that your lips may have.
If you know your lips are very dry and chap easily, matte lipstick is not for you.
Watch below video on how to rock the matte lip in nude, red and plum:
Liquid matte products used in video:
Too Faced, Melted Matte Lipstick in Child Star, $21 (Available at Mecca and Sephora)
Christian Dior: Dioriffic Holiday 2016 Limited Edition Matte Fluid in Luxury
MAC Cosmetics in High Drama, $46 (Available at MAC, David Jones and Myer)