For many people, lip gloss is the real deal. You only have to slick it even without a mirror, and you are good to go. Almost everyone loves lip gloss, but it doesn’t always love us back. Sometimes it can feel sticky, trap hair or even come off after what feels like seconds of wearing it. But the secret is in your choice of lip gloss and how you apply it. Choosing the right product is vital to ensure longevity and protect your lips. Also, prepping your lips goes a long way.
Here are some pro tips for wearing lip gloss.
Identify the perfect product.
Depending on your needs, you may have to choose between oilier lip glosses and stickier ones. No matter how annoying it can be at times, a stickier lip gloss lasts longer than oilier ones. Ensure you check the formulation before buying to ensure you are not allergic to the ingredients. A good tip is to opt for a glossy lip stain if you are going for the oilier ones. The color remains on your lips even when the gloss fades away.
Prep with a lip liner
Lip liner and lip gloss are the ideal combination for filling your lips. Always prep your lips with a lip liner to highlight them before going in with your lip gloss. A lip liner creates the illusion of a longer-lasting lip product even if the gloss fades during the day. Remember to use a lip liner shade that matches with the lip gloss or your natural lip color so that they complement each other.
Choose the right hue.
Unless you want a bold lip, it is always good to choose a dark gloss or a sheer bright hue when it comes to a lip gloss. It is impossible to keep opaque lip glosses neat because they create a more over-the-top look. However, be free to go for it if that is your thing. Pink and neutral shades of lip glosses are versatile, and you can wear them almost everywhere.
Consider your skin tone.
When wearing lip gloss, keep in mind our skin tone. You want a lip gloss shade close to your skin tone as much as possible. For instance, if you have fine lines around your mouth, opt for a natural hue or a bronzey touch to keep things simple. Also, don’t judge lipgloss by its formula. Remember that thicker formulary produces a high-intensity shine than their counterparts.
Exfoliate your lips
Or your lip gloss to look good on your lips, you have to normalize exfoliating them regularly. You can use a lip exfoliator or make one at home. Exfoliating can be as easy as brushing your lips gently when brushing your teeth to scrape off the dead skin. Also, Vaseline works wonders as it leaves your lips soft after exfoliating.
Protect your lips
When exposed to the sun, always wear a lip product with sun protection properties before applying your lip gloss to ensure that your lips are protected. Also, don’t rub your lips together after applying the gloss, as that only pushes the gloss outward. Apply the gloss well on both lips.