What you know ‘bout me? What you, what you know ‘bout me? What you know ‘bout me? What you, what you know
Is that my lip gloss is cool My lip gloss be poppin’ I’m standin’ at my locker And all the boys keep stoppin’
Who doesn’t dance when we hear the song Lip Gloss by Lil Mama?
Today I am writing to finally grant my BFF’s wish. She wants me to write something about lip glosses. [I have concealer and bronzer post requests also from other friends, please be patient girls..]
Lip Gloss – A makeup that makes the lips shiny.
There are a lot of lip glosses found in the market from pinks, nudes, reds, even the clear ones, name it brands have it. It comes from different textures, applicators, and containers too.
Some with brush applicators.
Others have doe-foot applicators.
Some are twist pen types.
Then we also have clear.
But what’s the purpose of having too many when we also have lipsticks?
Here are some reasons.
- To add shine – that is why it is called lip gloss, right? Some lip products are matte, so to add oomph to your lips we add lip gloss. Bright Matte Lipsticks is best paired with clear lip glosses – IF you want it shiny.
- To make the lips fuller – You read it right, putting lip gloss on the center of the lips can have an illusion of fuller lips like Angelina Jolie or Bratz.
- To tone down a lipstick – Let’s say the color is too bright for you or for the occasion, you applied ruby red lips, to tone it down you can apply a pink or nude lip gloss.
- To make Smokey eyes more smokin’ – I vote for a pale pink lip gloss here or nude, if we have a lot going on with eyes putting lip gloss is the right decision to complete the look.
Personally I do not like lip glosses because it’s sticky (not boyfriend friendly ^_^). I just use it to tone down a red or hot pink lips or sometimes to make a matte lipstick shiny but you know me I love matte. I do not like getting comments like this >> “Para kang kumain ng lechon ah”
Some are really pigmented mind you, you can wear it alone. Shiny tinted lips look so sweet.
Here are some tips when applying lip glosses (source about.com – paraphrased)
- Apply it properly.
- Apply gloss after the lipstick NOT before the lipstick.
- If you applied too much, get tissue paper to absorb excess products.
- To make the gloss pop out, apply concealer first to lighten the lips then apply your colored lip gloss.
There are no rules of what lip gloss you should own it’s up to you but remember lip glosses expire sooner than lipsticks so I advise not to buy expensive ones because you might don’t want to let it go after 3 – 6 months.
The photos above are some of my lip glosses I have more pink than nudes because I look sick when I use nude. Pink looks good on me, at least base on my own judgment. hahaha
So there you go, I hope I somewhat cleared your thoughts when it comes to lip glosses.
Comment below if you want me to review these glosses and if you have more thoughts on lip glosses.