Since our Matte Lip Colours dry ultra matte, it is extremely important to buff your lips with our Sugar Pouts lip scrub prior to applying Ultra Mattes. Your lips should be free of dead skin. Then, moisturize lips with your favorite lip balm. Blot away excess moisture with a tissue or powder lips before applying Ultra Mattes. Now you are ready to apply your favorite Ultra Mattes color for a smudge proof wear. Be sure to apply a thin, even layer. If too much product is applied it will not dry properly and may flake.