When it comes to lipstick, most people prefer either matt lipstick or glossy lipstick. Most will tend to prefer one over the other and stick to that choice! However, there are pros and cons of using both matt lipstick and glossy lipstick. Matt lipstick looks a little more sophisticated and chicer, while glossy lipstick has a fun, carefree feel to it. Both these lipstick choices are a great way to express yourself and add a bit of oomph to your overall look for the day (or night).
Matt lipsticks are great for a dressed-up look and are usually long-lasting. They have strong pigment and need a skilled hand to apply, especially if you are using matt liquid lipstick. On the other hand, gloss lipsticks add a natural look to your makeup and make you look fresh. However, gloss lipsticks do require frequent application.
Some colors such as nude tones, reds, and plum look great in matt. Pinks and Berry hues look vibrant and appeasing in gloss.
Usually, both matt and glossy lipstick look great on everyone. Which option to go for really depends on the occasion.
When to Wear Glossy Lipstick?
Consider wearing glossy lipstick when you don’t have the time to carefully apply the matt option. Also, glossy lipstick is a good idea if you want your lips to look plump or a little more natural. This is a good option for day events or when going to the beach. Also, make sure to take your glossy lipstick with you if you need to reapply it after eating or drinking.
When to Wear Matt Lipstick?
Applying matt lipstick requires a little more discipline. It’s a great option if you want to make a statement. Wear matt lips when going out on a dinner date or if you have a long day at work – especially if you have a meeting after meeting to attend. Matt lips are also a great option if you just want to add a pop of color to your look without drawing attention to your lips.
Prepare Your Lips
Sometimes, matt lipstick can dry out your lips or reveal the lips’ texture. You have to prepare your lips before applying matt lipstick in order to avoid this.
Start by exfoliating your lips by using a lip scrub. Next, apply a hydrating lip balm to moisturize your lips. Lip balm also covers up any cracked or dry skin. Now you can easily apply matt lipstick without any visible imperfections.
If you really want to define your lip shape, stick to matt lipstick. The light that reflects off glossy lipstick draws peoples’ attention away from the outline of your lips. With matt lipstick, you can define your lips’ curves, making your lips look prominent and sexy. If you have thinner lips, a glossy finish will make your lips appear full and gorgeous. Find a lustrous gloss and give your lips a full-on shine.