Thursday, April 23, 2009

What Lipstick Formula Should I Choose?


(Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Lipstick, $30- Available at Neiman Marcus. )


Choosing the right lip formula for you all depends on what particular lip look you're going for. Different formulas offer very different finishes and looks. So here is a run down on what different formulas will do for you:

Cream Formulas: This formula is very moisturizing and provides rich, pigmented color. Cream formulas are easier to apply than matte formulas. They tend to not last quite as long as other formulas but they come in a very wide variety of colors.

Matte Formulas: Probably not the best option for people with very dry or chronically chapped lips. Matte lipsticks provide beautiful, rich color and looks best with a defined lip line. Applying this formula can be a little tricky but can be made easier by using a lip brush. Use a lip liner in the color of your chosen lipstick shade or your natural lip color to create a defined lip before filling it in with your lipstick and lip brush.

Lip Stain Formulas: This can also be drying to the lips but is very long lasting. Stains can be subtle or have some punch depending on which shades you choose. Usually this formula comes with it's own applicator which makes it easier to apply.

Gloss Formulas: Probably the quickest and easiest of all formulas to apply. Just whip it out and swipe it on! Great for dry lips and can be worn over lipsticks for added shine or on it's own. Glosses can be very sheer (or clear) or pretty well pigmented. Lots of shade options!

Well, those are the main lip formulas. Do you have a favorite formula or one you really dislike? Personally, I'd have to say that I use cream formulas on a frequent basis and probably more than all the others. So let me know what your favorites are! Do you have a favorite brand?

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