Lipstickís color is more saturated and lasts much longer than lip glosses.


Cream lipsticks protect lips because they contain more wax than others. The finish is not as shiny as other styles. If you equire a shiny look, apply lip-gloss. Beware, they make lips feel dry.

Frosted lipsticks make your lips sparkle and glisten because they reflect light. Beware, they feel heavy and may dry or crack. So applying a moisturizing base before using it may be advantageous.

Long-wearing and transfer-resistant lipsticks will keep your lips looking beautiful for hours. Long-wearing lipsticks last 4 to 6 hours. Transfer-resistant last at least 8 hours. While most lipsticks are easily smudged or removed by activities such as eating , drinking, and kissing, long-lasting lipsticks are formulated to stay up through such activities. They are preferred by on-the-go women who dont have time to fuss with their make up. Beware, they feel dry. So applying a moisturizing base before using it may be advantageous.
Many brands also have creamy, matte or other features:

Matte lipsticks downplay large lips so that they do not dominate the entire face. Matte lipsticks have good color, but the color is flat instead of shiny. If you require a shiny look, apply lip-gloss. Matte lipsticks tend to dry the lips, so applying a moisturizing base before using it may be advantageous.

Metallic lipsticks have a shiny, silvery, pearlescent lustre. It comes in many colors from delicate cream or pink to harsh charcoal. Their metallic sheen comes from pigments, emollients or tiny flecks of metal in them. An "underground" style may pair these lipsticks with smoky or brightly colored eye shadows, thick black eyeliner and caked-on foundation or powder. Paired with neon or black, metallic lip colors can either match or offset an outfit choice. Light pastel metallic lipsticks are also popular for both day and evening cosmetics. Beware, these lipstick appear more metallic in the tube than on lips, especially under the fluorescent lights inside shops.

Moisturizing lipsticks are for dry lips. They contain ingredients like aloe, glycerin and vitamin E, macadamia oil or shea butter to keep lips soft. They will give lips a sultry, wet look and make thin lips more obvious. Beware, this type need to be reapplied frequently.

Satin and sheer lipsticks are also for dry lips and a shiny, glossy finish. They contain oil and is saturated with moisture. Beware, these types appear darker in the tube than on your lips. They must be reapplied frequently.

Lipstick hacks, tips, tricks New!

How to make your lipstick last longer, appear smoother and crisper.

How to prevent lipstick from getting onto your teeth.

Stick your finger into your mouth, close your lips around it and then pull your finger out.

How to prevent lipstick from smudging onto your glass.

Discreetly lick your lips before taking a sip or sip through a straw.

How to make your lips appear plumper.

Use a lighter shade at the center of your upper and bottom lip. Blend well. You can also use a creamy highlighter pencil instead. Add lip gloss. You do not need to apply the lip gloss all over your lips; you can just dab a small amount to the center of your bottom lip.

How to create ombre lips.

Outline your lips with a lip liner that is darker than your lipstick color. Then fill your lips in with your lipstick. For a more exaggerated effect, apply an even lighter shade of lipstick to the innermost part of your lips. Blend everything together by applying a clear gloss.

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How to camouflage yellowed teeth,

Use lipsticks with a bluish undertone (plums, pinks, wines and violets).

How to fix a broken lipstick.

Take the broken portion with a tissue and heat it slowly with a sigarette lighter. Press the molten end onto the base, Put it in the fridge, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

How to get the last bit of lipstick from the tube.

Scrape out the last bits with a cotton swap or orange stick and mix it with Vaseline or lip gloss. Apply with a lip brush.

How to choose a lipstick color that compliments your complexion.

Tips for older women.

As we age, our lips thin out. Avoid matte, gloss (?) and dark lipsticks. Use creamy lipsticks.

This page has been updated on the 2017-12-18.