Which lipstick texture is right for you?
There are many different descriptions of lipstick textures depending on who you ask. I will explain this rather simply to help you understand things a bit better. Depending on what your lipstick needs are, there are various lipstick textures available. It's a personal preference really and it also depends on what the occasion is. For a daytime look, a frost or a gloss lipstick texture will work well. I tend to switch to a matte or rich texture come evening time. I will also layer a nice gloss over top to add a little glamour as well.
Gloss: is a shiny texture ideal for a young face—it makes the lips look full, sexy, and luscious. Gloss is also great for an instant uplift when applied on top of your favourite lipstick, adding festiveness.
Sheer: is a near translucent, naturally-tinted finish & is ideal for natural, sensual lips. Suits women of every age group. The texture is close to that of lip balm, making sheer lipstick moisturising and comfortable enough to wear every day.
Frost: excellent colour payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish.
Matte: pigment rich with intense colour pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. May feel thicker and can get dry on your lips much quicker.
Creamy: colour-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense colour.
If you are creative and willing to experiment, blending different lip colours and textures may help to enrich your palette. Think first of the look you want to achieve and the image you need to project, then choose your lipstick.
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