Get the Smoothest, Glossiest Lipstick Application of Your Life
As hardcore lipstick devotees, there is only one thing that stands in the way between us and perfect pout satisfaction. It's not chapped lips, it's not feathering — it's clumping. Most notable with lip gloss and matte lipsticks, clumping takes the form of an unappealing ring on the inner third of the lip. With glosses, the ring is white and can almost look like dead skin (so charming!), while matte lipstick buildup looks like concentrated pigment, just where you don't want it. I asked celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow, who counts Natalie Portman and Taylor Schilling among her clients, how to avoid this pesky issue.