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Matt Vs Cream Based Lipsticks – How to Select the Right One?

by Fashionlady
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It would be really difficult to deprive our lips of the lipsticks or the gloss which refines them and makes them appear more beautiful. I am just crazy about lipsticks and cannot think of attending a single event without wearing them. They add to my beauty and make me feel more confident. It is not only important to choose the colour, but also the right types. We do not get much explanation from the sales executive in the store on the types of lipsticks and it is sad that most of us just go with the brands, without even figuring out the right ones. The article will enlighten you with the basic types of lipsticks and the ones that would suit your lips.

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Matte Lipsticks:

Matte Lipsticks contain a lot of pigments and are mostly strong and dark in colour. They are not shiny, rather they deflect the colour. They lack moisture content and are not suitable for thin or chapped lips. They are most preferred for longer hours as they have high sustaining capacity. Matte lipsticks are advantageous to those who have hydrated lips or ensure that their lips are hydrated. If you are into event management or into a profession where client meetings are most frequent, Matte is the perfect choice for you. They are long-lasting and are richly formatted. It settles easily on lips and imparts a non-glossy, high fashion matte finish.

Lakme, Revlon, Mac, Maybelline are some of the trusted brands in this lipstick category.

Matte Lipsticks

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Crème Lipsticks:

Crème Lipsticks protect the lips than any other type of lipsticks as they are wax-oriented. They contain more oil than matte lipsticks. It falls in-between the category of matte and gloss. The finish is not as shiny as other styles of lipstick and may require an application of lip gloss to achieve the desired look. The crème lipsticks might give a dry look to your lips. Ensure that you are using gloss after applying crème lipstick. If you want to choose one for a regular basis, crème lipsticks can be chosen. The natural pink, berry colour and red are the most opted ones in crème. The antioxidants ensure a long-lasting effect and it is also rich in resveratrol.

creme lipstick


Shimmer Lipsticks:

Shimmer Lipsticks are also known as pearl or frost. This is the most talked-about by any beautician and is also the most used one. They are used for special occasions and events. Shimmer lipsticks contain light-reflecting tiny particles that may be mica, silica, synthetic pearl, or even fish scales. The shimmer lipstick can easily glide on lips and looks perfect when worn for evening celebrations. Lakme Satin Ruby, Mac Milan Mode lipstick, Elle Fuscia Fancy, Loreal Intense Fuchsia are some of the best shimmer lipsticks to opt for those beautiful lips.

Long-Lasting Lipsticks:

Most of the lipsticks last only for few hours and need a re-application which becomes tedious. One can go with the long-wearing lipsticks as they usually are dual-based. They contain the base as well as the gloss. The base may contain silicone oil, which seals the colour. Once it has dried completely, you need to apply the colourless gloss for the shine. The colour always stays even if you have to reapply the gloss. The base colour would need a makeup remover when you chose to take it off completely. Some long-wearing lipsticks are drying in nature, hence one must choose carefully.

Hope this article on Matt Vs Cream-based lipsticks has been useful to you. Do share your feedback with us and let us know your lipstick type. It would be equally great to hear about your lipstick shopping experience as well.

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