Difference Between Lipstick And Gloss:
The difference between lipstick and lip gloss lies in the density and the consistency. Glosses tend to be translucent shades that give a high shine to the lips. Lipstick has a full pigmentation and colour depth and the texture is either creamy or matte. Glosses are sticky needing application repeatedly while lipsticks last long. Lip gloss of any kind can be used over lipstick. It can also be used to give your lips a natural colour. Many long lasting lipsticks dry out the lips, so women take care of this problem by using lip gloss over the gloss.
How To Buy Lipstick:
When you are buying a lipstick, it is best to choose good quality kinds, which will not vanish within five minutes. Although these can be heavy on your pocket, they are worth the money you spend. Matching pencils are available and they give a subtle shape to the mouth. Choose a lip colour that complements the natural tone of your lips and skin. Black skin tones tend to suit richer shades like wine, plum, deep reds. Asian tones suit light browns, raisins, brown reds and caramels. Most lip glosses come with their own applicator wand. Lipsticks can be applied through the tube but best applied with a brush. To get the cupids bow at the top of your upper lip, use a liner. This is the most defining part of the mouth and should be shown off fully. Take the lipbrush and swipe a good portion of the lipstick over your lips. Make sure that while applying lip gloss it doesnt go outside the natural lip. Use lipsticks and glosses which have SPF to protect your lips from the burning hot weather. A favourite make up artist tip to keep lipstick longer is to apply a coat first, then blot it with a tissue by placing it between your lips and press it down. Then apply another coat. Use a clear gloss over your favourite lipstick. To stop the lipstick from melting, keep it in a cool place as it is prone to melt due to its oil content.
Special Ingredients For Lipsticks:
Today's lipsticks more than just a pigment to add colour to your lips. In just the same way as technology has been used in skincare products, lipsticks often contain other specially developed ingredients so that they provide optimum care for the delicate skin on your lips. Here are some of the extra ingredients that may be included in your lipstick.
- Vegetable wax to make your lipstick easier to apply smoothly, and to give your lips a natural soft sheen.
- Liposomes containing active moisturizing ingredients, to keep your lip soft.
- Chamomile to soothe and heal the skin on your lips.
- Shea butter to deep-moisturize your lips, especially in extremes of weather and wind, which can have drastic effects.
- Silicas to help give your lipstick a slightly matte effect.
- UV filters to protect your lips from the aging effects of the sun's rays.
- Vitamin E to help heal any cuts, and protect your lips against the fine lines associated with aging.
How To Apply Lipsticks