Finding the Right Lip Product
Every woman has a different beauty regime that they swear by. However, our stylists recommend adding one new product to your beauty routine every season. It can be a bit intimidating, but by following this advice, you may just find your new favourite product! Not sure what to try for the upcoming chilly months? A pop of colour on your lips helps you stand out and feel confident on dull, grey autumn and winter days.
There are all sorts of different lip products out there, and each one offers a different look and feel. Some are more budget-friendly, some are worth investing in. If this sounds a bit overwhelming, not to worry. Style Doctors is here to explain the differences between these products and help you decide which one is best for you.
Lipstick is the ultimate classic in your makeup bag. Most lipsticks are a waxy consistency and come in a tube that you can twist when you’re ready to use more. Your options for lipsticks are normally between matte and sheen, which are self-explanatory. With lipsticks, you’re getting the quality you pay for. There are some nice, less expensive options in beautiful colours, but you may risk cracking along the creases in your lips and strong wear as the day goes on. It’s a fine choice if you’re only planning on wearing it for special occasions, though. Just remember to reapply every hour or two.
Investing in a high quality lipstick is smart if you’re going to wear it nearly every day, or even a few times per week. The more you spend on lipstick, the more likely it is to stay on all day – through cups of tea, bites of salad, napkin blots, and cheek kisses.
Lip stain is usually a liquid consistency that comes in a bottle with a wand for application. It goes on wet, and dries within minutes, or even seconds. Stains can be tricky, because they live up to their name. If you get even a bit on the corner of your mouth, you’re going to have a tough time removing it. Stains are alcohol-based, so they dry to your skin, actually staining it with the colour. This also means that you will want to prep your lips before application, with a lip balm or moisturizer.
The great thing about lip stain is that you’re going to have a rich colour that lasts and lasts. Stains also don’t bleed like lipsticks sometimes can, so you don’t have to worry about lip liner or constantly wiping the corners of your mouth. Just make sure that you like the colour you choose, and that you have a steady hand during application.
Lip gloss is going to be the heaviest of all of these options. Again, with lip gloss, you’re getting the quality that you pay for. You’re probably going to want to avoid cheap brands, because they’re likely to be goopy and thick, which will make application frustrating. We want to gloss our lips, not cover them in frosting. Lip gloss can also go bad if it’s not used within a certain amount of time, so make sure that if you invest in a lip gloss, you’re using it regularly to get your money’s worth.
If you find the perfect lip gloss, your lips will look radiant and natural, with just a tint of colour. It’s a very feminine look that compliments nearly any outfit, so if you master the lip gloss, it will be an “accessory” you can wear all year round and for any event.
There are many kinds of lip products that we didn’t even cover, like crayons, waxes, pencils, shimmers, plumpers, and more. If you’re interested in some personal advice as to which product is best for you, or just need help choosing a colour to compliment your complexion, reach out to our makeup team.