This is guest post from Pauline from Young Blood Cosmetics who previously wrote a post on Airbrush Make up.
Have you been standing at the cosmetics counter of the store for an hour still undecided which lip gloss to choose? Then this is a post for you,here are some really simple and basic tips required for choosing lip gloss.
1.Opt for quality
Always remember to buy good quality lip products.Higher prices does not necessarily mean higher quality.They are a lot of drug store brands offering superior quality of lip products at a fractional of a cost.While buying lip gloss, look for texture,smoothness and silkiness.
2. Choose the right colour
There are plethora of options when it comes it lip colours.But what looks good on your friend's or on favourite actress lips,does not necessarily mean it will suit you as well.While some are blessed with juicy pink lips,some are prone to some kind of pigmentation or discolouration on lips.So one must always try on the lip gloss and see if suits them and camouflages the discolouration.
3. Less is more!
Okay lets be practical,no lip gloss stays for an entire day.They all fade eventually and reapplication is required.One of the common mistakes of lip gloss is layering on the gloss which does not look natural or classy.One way to beat this problem is touch-ups every few hours.
4. Prep your lips
Some lip products tend to be very drying on lips and accentuate them and not in a good way.One might trying exfoliating by using a lip scrub or by using a soft tooth-brush.Always apply a good lip balm before you start your make up.By the time you are done with rest of the make up, your lips will be soft and ready for a coat of your favourite lip gloss.
5)Applying Lip Gloss on a base
We know all Make up lasts longer when there is a base like primer.Same principle is applicable to gloss as well.You can apply a lip liner/lip stain as a base which closely matches the lip gloss,this increases the longevity of lip gloss.
These tips can go a long way in allowing you to choose a good lip gloss for yourself without burning a hole in your pocket.