When choosing a lipstick, it’s not only the color that you choose that matters. Do you want your lips to be glossy, sheer, dramatic, long-lasting, lustre? It’s important to know what these words mean before going to make your purchase, or you will be very confused once you get there. The type of lipstick will also have an impact on the way the color looks on you, so it’s worthwhile to know what the different types of lipsticks are. Below are the different categories of lipstick and the advantages.
Matte: No, this isn’t a man’s name. Lipstick that is matte means that the color is flat and not shiny. This usually includes the strongest and darkest colors of lipstick. Matte lipstick usually lasts longer than shiny and other types of lipstick. There is no moisture added to matte lipstick, so if your lips are dry, flaky or too thin, then matte lipstick may not be flattering on you. Put on a little chapstick before, and some gloss after.
Gloss: This can be worn with or without mac makeup wholesale prices lipstick. Gloss is great by itself on darker skin tones, but tends to make light skin tones look washed out. Gloss adds a lot of plumpness and shine to lips, so it’s great for women with thin lips. For more plump effect, first put on lip liner, then add the lip gloss and smudge your lips until you get desired plumpness.
Long Lasting: Long lasting lipstick can be great when used correctly, otherwise it could be a little messy especially if it’s a dark color. Long lasting lipsticks tend to make the lips a little dry, so I find that the best kind of long lasting lipsticks are the two part lipsticks which contain the lipstick on one end and a gloss on the other. First put on the lipstick, then the gloss. If you really want it to last a long time, wait for the first coat to finish and do another layer of color and gloss. I know people who do this four times! You probably won’t need to reapply the color, but you can reapply the gloss throughout the day to keep the color refreshed. The color should stay on for as long as you keep it there and will need to be removed with a good make up remover. Make sure that it’s really off before you wipe your face, or your towel will be stained with your lip color.