When it comes to putting on lipstick for many of us grab something that looks fairly nice in a color and at a price we like. However, sometimes taking a little extra time to consider what type of lipstick your are buying can have other benefits than just adding color to your lips.
There are various types on the market from moisturizing and nourishing to long-lasting, gloss, and matte.
So how do you choose? There’s no right or wrong type, style or color of lipstick you should be wearing and a lot of it is to do with style choice.
Here are some of the types of lipstick available and their benefits:
As one of the most popular lipstick choices gloss tends to be the “go to” style for most people due to how it can make the lips shine.
However, gloss lipstick is also known for being able to improve the dimension of depth. It also tends to be favoured by women with thin and small lips because it can enchanced the lips.
Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy$22| Marc Jacobs Beauty enamored hydrating lip gloss stick, $28| M·A·C Lipglass $10
Believe it or not with matte lipstick your lips will look younger and smoother. People who normally choose matte lipsticks are either looking for a more natural feel or a bold, brash statement of vibrant color.
Matte lipsticks can also make fuller lips look slightly thinner and tend to stay on the lips for longer periods of time also.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte, $32| Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, $18| NYX Suede Matte Lipstick, $8
03. Pearl, Frosted & Shimmer
When you use either a pearl or forsted lipstick it gives the lips the feeling of sparkling and glistening. The way it works is that pearl and forsted styles of lipstick reflect light. However, due to the compounds used they can cause lips to be dry risking cracking and in some cases making them feel heavy.
It’s a good idea to moisturize your lips well when using these styles. For most people the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.
Shimmer lipsticks have an opalescent finish and make great choices for evening wear as they always look good under artificial light and can even make your lips appear fuller.
Too Faced Magic Crystal Lip Topper $19| Stila’s Glitterati Lip Top Coat $22| Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat $9
04. Satin & Sheer
The great thing about satin and sheer lipsticks is they moisturizer and nourish the lips giving them a real shiny and glossy feel. It’s important to know that these lipsticks very often contain a great deal of oily ingredients and sometimes can look darker on the package than they are on the lips.
The positives of these lipsticks is that they give off a beautiful sexy and seductive look and will keep your lips well moisturized. Be prepare thoughout the night, they don’t tend to stay in place and offer little coverage. Sometimes it’s good to use them with a base color.
Nars Audacious Lipstick, $34| Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick, $19| M.A.C Satin Lipstick, $18.50
05. Long Lasting & Transfer Resistant
When you have a busy day ahead and don’t have time to reapply or worry about what’s going on your lips it’s definitely a good idea to invest in a long lasting/transfer resistant lipstick. They’re resilient, usually contain moisturizer and tend to be a favorite of women in busy jobs.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, $28| Lancome L’absolu Lacquer,$26| Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick, $22
If you have dry lips then it’s a no brainer, you should definitely invest in a moisturizing lipstick. They will help you to keep you soft and smooth and usually contain ingredients such as aloe, vitamin E and/or glycerin.
The lipstick usually have a nice subtle shine to them giving lips a sensual wet look.
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint, $34| Tarte tarteist™ glossy lip paint, $20| Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $24
If you have a small lips then a cream lipstick is definitely a make-up bag must. While cream lipsticks are not shiny in their look their formula can give a real smooth look and feel to the lips.
It’s good idea to have some lip gloss on hand in-case you want a shiner feel. be careful though, sometimes cream lipsticks can cause dry lips.
Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color, $29| Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick, $28| Too Faced La Creme Lipstick, $22
– Make your lipstick last longer by applying your lip liner as a base before application. If you’re using natural colors you can get a nude liner
– When it comes to liners, stick to light with light and dark with dark, mixing and matching just doesn’t work
– If you have dry or chapped lips simply gently exfoliate with a damp cloth
– When applying lipstick, it’s good idea to use a lipstick brush, it gives you better control and makes it last longer
See ya, and let’s be more beautiful tomorrow