Lipsticks are a must in every girl’s handbag and makeup kit. In order for your lipstick to stay for a longer time on your lips so that you need not keep reapplying color every now and then, the most important thing is to keep your lips smooth. Apply a coat of petroleum jelly and let it stay for about 5 minutes. Then take a soft bristled brush and rub gently on your lips. The rough skin will come off, leaving your lips smooth.
Now, apply a little foundation on your lips. Draw the outliner using lip liner. Apply your lipstick once, blot it. Apply again. This will make your color last longer. Apply lip gloss on top of lipstick for a night out. You do not need to pair lip color with your dress. In fact, contrast works far better. Stick to one color and make it your signature color. Try out bright colors. In fact keep mixing, matching and trying out new colors until you get your exact shade.
Let’s take a quick look at some leading lipsticks.
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ has a smooth and creamy effect and will keep lips nourished and moist. There is a sheen effect similar to lip gloss with SPF 15. Lips are plumped and are smoothened. Choose from 18 shades ranging from Extreme Coral to Nude Beige. Presented in a luxurious gold case, this lipstick has a market price of $48.
MAC Matte Lipstick
The MAC Matte Lipstick has a nourishing velvety feel with the classic matte finish. Colors are intense. It is creamy and has a non-drying moisturizing element. It’s long-lasting and comes in a regular streamlined design. Colors have unusual tones too that stands out. Vegas Volt is one such. What’s best about it is its comparatively low price at $16.99.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil
The NARS Satin Lip Pencil is convenient and easy to apply. The formula is long lasting and enriched with vitamins. The twelve colors provide a gloss finish and are suitable for party make-up. It is a product that can very easily stand in for both the lip pencil as well for lip color and lip gloss. The market price is $25.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissing Balm Stain
The advantage of balm stain is that it stays for much longer and is kiss proof. The Revlon Just Bitten Kissing Balm Stain has the added benefit of the comfort of a balm. It has a moisturizing and gel feel that is super smooth on lips. It comes in 10 sought-after colors. The balm provides instant moisture to lips. It is available for $7.19.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color
The Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color is enriched with Shea butter and glides over lips, providing rich and creamy shine. Shimmer and matte finishes are available in thirteen shades. Encased in a sleek metallic case, the lip color has natural skin conditioners. Women with chapped lips will love this product as it also helps in smoothening lips. It is available for $25 in US markets only.
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge
One coat of the Shiseido Lacquer Rouge will provide intense color and moisture. It contains Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE. There is no blotching or blotting on application. It is like a liquid lipstick and will save the cost of a gloss. The applicator fits the lips nicely and picks up just enough of the product for use. It sets to a matte finish. It is available now for $22.45.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
With nine shades of lip popping color, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick brings a burst of kissable color to lips. It is enriched with honey and leaves of Candelilla, combined with Silica. These three ingredients ensure richer color that stays locked in. It’s convenient to just pop lips with color in this chubby chrome crayon case. They are available in the market at $40.50.
Christian Dior Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick
With a fast-hold wet look finish, the Christian Dior Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick does not fade. Enriched with hyaluronic microspheres, oils and four specialist waxes, this lipstick also rejuvenates lips and has a lip plumping effect. You can apply gloss on top for that super finish. It is available from nudes to the boldest of shades. It is available now at $17.99.
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15
Red, fuchsia and orange, the classic YSL colors have been converted into a range of 31 colors in the Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15. Built with Coloreveal Technology, the highly pigmented colors stay true and provide moisturizing color with SPF 15. The lipsticks are available for $35.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick
The Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick locks color on your lips for eight straight hours. Enriched with ruby powder, the five available shades give long lasting matte finish color. This is a launch by super model, Kate Moss. Each shade is infused with Black Diamond, adding shine and shimmer. It is available in the market for $4.97.
With the above tips and reviews, hope you are able to select a lipstick that suits your style as well as budget.