The lipstick however you wear it plays an important role in the entire makeup routine. It can either add depth to your face or take away from your naturally bestowed good features. It can wash you out or add colour to your face. So it does make sense to invest a good amount of time and thought into picking the best kind of lip colour in the right shade for your face.
Here are the different kinds of lipstick available in the market for you to choose from according to your preference.
Sheer Lipstick: Sheer lipstick is the first choice for women who prefer understated looks. This type of lipstick is basically tints of colour enriched with moisturizing oils to hydrate your lips. If you have dry or chapped lips, this lipstick would be the best choice. The subtlety of this type of lipstick allows you to wear it to those important, formal engagements without looking like you’re trying too hard, whether it’s a job interview or a small get together this type of lipstick will add to you and its neutrality will go with any look you go for. A major con of this kind of lipstick is its longevity- they don’t stay for long and fade with the slightest of any lip action. You’ll need to reapply every 4-5 hours.
Matte Lipstick: Using matte lipstick is like colour blocking your lips with a smooth and consistent texture. All the rage in the early 2010s they are brilliant at hiding pigmented and patchy lips. Look to icons such as Rekha or Dita von Teese for matte lip inspiration but do remember that a matte lip cannot be ambiguous and you must be sure to define it by drawing your lips with a lip liner. The liquid lipstick is a recent variation on the matte lipstick which is usually creamier than the former. Coming in the liquid contained in tubes the liquid lipstick dries almost immediately after application resulting in long-lasting coverage.
Gloss: As the name suggests, this kind of lipstick gives a fuller, wet finish to your pout, which is perfect for dry and thin lips. Highly luminous and deeply hydrating, this type of lipstick offers little coverage and a semi-sheer finish. Gloss is available in the liquid form contained in bottles with applicators or tubes. Variations of this are found in the form of lip glass which is lesser in pigment more on sheen and lip balm which as the name suggests is balmier and is capable of carrying more content. This is perfect for the ones who don’t want to deal with the hassle of drawing and colouring one’s lips.
Stains: Lip stains much like a wine stain, leave a semi-permanent pigment on your lips giving your lips a vibrant colour while having the natural texture of your lips. This is because the colour clings onto your lips much like watercolour paint on cardstock, not contributing anything but a wash of colour and adopting the texture of its host. It’s low maintenance because it doesn’t require a reapplication but like all good things it comes with a disadvantage and that is it dries out your lips. To prevent having the Sahara on your face you can apply a lip balm before applying your stain, giving you the best of both worlds.
Apart from the texture of the lipstick, another determining factor of picking the right lipstick for you is the shade which will further be discussed.