Lip Gloss Buying Guides
Lip gloss can often have a stunning effect when used correctly, bringing a shine and shimmer to your lips making them stand out.
But how do you find a lip gloss that’s right for you? With so many colours and variants, it’s easy to worry about which shade will be the perfect match.
In this blog, we’re going to look at the important aspects of buying lip gloss, and also give you some amazing tips to keep your lips looking glossy all day!
Decide On Your Shine Intensity
For many lip gloss regulars, there is a urban myth regarding the need to avoid thicker formulas to maintain that delicate look. In truth, the difference between thinner and thicker formulas comes down to the shine intensity and longevity. The thicker it is, the shinier it will be.
Pick The Correct Shade
For fairer skin tones, lighter shades such as beige and pink can provide a tinted look to match the rest of your make up.
For medium skin tones, lighter brown colours with rose and berry shades look fantastic.
For darker skin tones, deeper shades such as chocolate and plums will really be an attention grabber.
We always advise our customers to choose a shade that similar to your own skin tone, as throughout the day feathering and colour bleeding can occur that will require a little fix-up.
While there are opaque lip gloss brands, these rarely create the finish that we all desire – forming more of an additional layer instead of simply accentuating your lips. By using a sheer bright or dark gloss hue, you can really create a look that is naturally stunning. If you find the shade you like is a little too dark, don’t forget that you can always dilute the lip gloss with Vaseline until it reaches the hue you prefer.
Don’t Forget The SPF
As with any oil-based makeup, lip gloss can make your skin even more vulnerable to UV rays from the sun. Luckily, you rub apply a thin layer of your chosen SPF sun cream on top of your gloss and keep yourself protected without ruining your look.
Moisturise and Balm
To keep your lip gloss looking its best all day, make sure that you incorporate a regularly moisturisation session for your lips, and carry around a waxy lip balm to keep them protected during cold weather.
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