In this age of changing makeup trends, the industry is continually evolving, and consumers have so many choices. Regardless of what you are in the market for, there are chances are that you will have a difficult time choosing.
Gone are the days when one had to spend an arm and a leg to buy good cosmetics. Drugstore brands are improving their quality every day, and some of their products look like luxury makeup products’ knock-offs.
Lipstick is a staple in every woman’s purse. Whether you love bold lips or subtle ‘no-makeup’ look, it pays to know the different finishes available when you are walking down the aisles of retailers.
puhhha/Shutterstock: Matte lipstick is timeless
Arguably, the most popular and oldest of all of the trends on the list, matte lipstick, has proven that it is timeless. A bold statement to put on, every substantial makeup brand has their own line of it.
They are available in tube and liquid forms. Offered in a range of colors varying from electric to nuanced, you will have no difficulty in finding one that matches your style. A matte red lip has long been considered as the typical retro Hollywood glam!
It has been found that prolonged use of these lipsticks can dry up your lips. To combat this, regularly exfoliate the lips and keep them hydrated by a moisturizing balm or a lip mask at the end of the day.
ldutko/Shutterstock: Dark lips with colorful metallic tint
The concept itself may sound dubious, but in reality, they are actually quite attractive when the brands get the formula right. If you want shimmer or full-on glitter on your lipstick, then metallic ones will be your best bet.
Also, available in a range of colors, it can be fun to play with them as they come in duo-chrome and even multi-chrome finishes. They do not look overpowering, but their targeted niche is definitely not the faint-hearted ones.
Travel back to the 90s by sporting a frosted lipstick. They are made of a pearl shimmer and attract a lot of light. The formula is hard to master due to its finicky components and ingredients.
Wear it as is or layer them on top of your favorite lipstick; play them up however you want!
The lipstick promises exactly what it preaches. Packed with a wash of color and a ton of shine, it attracts light to the parts that you want to highlight. They lend a wet, hydrated, and a glossy feel to the lips that make them look plump and well-taken care of.
The only downside is, the lasting power is less, and the pigmentation can also take a hit.
Olena Yakobchuk/Shutterstock: Satin lipsticks for a different look
Satin lipsticks offer the best of both worlds. For the people who don’t want to go full matte or full hi-shine, this variety of lipstick offers a solution in the middle.
It mitigates each category’s cons to emerge as an all-rounder. It is comfortable to put on, less damaging to lips, and has better lasting power.
We hope that the next you walk into a Sephora or an Ulta, you strut your stuff like a pro!