Lipstick and Lip Gloss-What and How to Use?

Posted by Ocean Mist Cosmetics on 12/3/2014

Choosing what to apply in one’s lips and in the process add to the overall look can be a complicated experience for women. While choosing makeup products can leave women stressed and torn, the process can be fun and liberating.  And to enjoy the best experience, it pays to know what to apply in the face particularly in one’s lips, and to discover the differences as well.

Add character to a look using lipstick

There was a time when lipsticks are available in full matte colors like red. Today, lipsticks are available in a variety of packages, colors and varieties to suit everyone’s taste. There are at least three varieties available that include frosted, creamy and matte. Matte lipstick is recommended for women looking for flat color, and a shade that can lasts for hours. Also, this type of lipstick works for women with bigger lips. While the striking shade can lasts for hours and can showcase that amazing ‘pout’, matte lipstick will often leave lips dry.

Frosted lipstick is another variety available in the market, and works best in showcasing a fuller pout and a lot of shimmer. And for some with drier lips, the creamy version of lipstick works as a great alternative.

An extra shimmer and fruity flavor

Compared with lipstick, lip gloss can be a versatile addition to the makeup kit. Lip gloss can be used as a stand-alone product, like adding an extra shimmer into one’s lips. Also, this can work with traditional lip stick. After applying lipstick, you can apply a layer of lip gloss to add an extra shimmer in the lips. Also, the addition of an extra layer of lip gloss can moisturize dry lips. another attraction of commercial lip glosses is the flavors- these are available in fruity flavors thus making it fun to wear these. While lip glosses work in adding shimmer and fun into your makeup, it also dries up easily thus requiring constant re-application.

Lip gloss and lipstick are ‘regulars’ in the makeup kits of many fashionable women. Both can work in adding a dash of style and character into one’s makeup. For lipstick, it’s best to wear this for work or when attending a social function in the evening or just about any time when you to look ‘done’. Gloss on the other hand is a perfect choice for ‘fun weekends’ when you want to let loose, and bring the attention to your eyes.

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