All Basic Facts about Lipstick Every Woman Should Know
Today we know lipstick as a product wrapped in a beautiful and shiny box. But that was not so earlier. Women have colored their lips for centuries, if not thousands of years. And of course, lipsticks revolutionized. So did the context of wearing them. Thus, there were periods in history when it was more common for men to use lip rouge. And there were times when women could end up burned at the stake for wearing it. But fortunately, times of prejudice are long gone, well, at least in the developed world.
Lip Rouge Ingredients
As for the ingredients, well, can you imagine what did people put in lip rouge a century ago? It’s better not to do that as you might puke at one thought. Do not worry, today the ingredients in quality beauty products are safe and caring.
So, what can be found in today’s lip rouge?
- Vitamins (usually E, A) that help fight against premature aging, soothe, moisturize the lip skin, neutralize free radicals.
- Wax that increases the shelf life of the product.
- Dye that provides color.
- Fragrance that will grant that you won’t smell other ingredients used.
- Natural oils that nourish and also protect the lip skin.
- Silicon that ensures that the color lasts longer.
- SPF that will grant your lips protection against sun rays and radiation.
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Different Types of Consistency
Lipstick has various types of consistency.
- SOLID can be found as lipstick stick and lipstick pencil.
We are sure that you can find all of these in any beauty store.
What is the Secondary Function
Today lipsticks are not just makeup products. That is, they can offer you something more than color. And that would be treatment and care. Thus, besides color, moisturizing lipstick will grant you smoothness, softness, and hydration. Plus, it often has SPF to protect your lips against the harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Another example of more than just lip rouge is lipstick nutritive. It contains vitamins E and A, wax, and oils to nourish your lips. This product will work great for colder seasons when your lips require more care. And treatment lipstick or lipstick hygiene tends to be colorless. Sometimes you can see nude lipstick. But. Its qualities are much more important as it can smooth the lip skin, prevent herpes, and even heal cracks.
Perfect Matte Effect
Basically, lipstick finishes can be glossy, matte, or shimmering and matte. However, as a part of marketing strategy, some companies went further and named more types of finish. We will discuss the most popular division: matte, satin, amplified cream, cremesheen, frost, lustre, dazzle, and glaze finish.
Matte lipstick has dry texture and good pigmentation. Any gloss is absent.
Satin as Another Lipstick Finish
Satin finish tends to be semi-opaque. It involves barely noticeable satin sheen. The pigmentation is really good and its texture is a bit silky.
What You Need to Know About Amplified Cream
As you can guess from the name, the basis of this finish is cream. This finish has some sheen and is really pigmented. Obviously, its texture is creamy.
Cremesheen – What is That?
Cremesheen is a term that is not familiar to all of us. Basically, it’s lipstick finish that has a cream base. As a result of such base, the lips appear extra hydrated. The finish has a silky texture and medium or high pigmentation.
How the Frost Effect Looks
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Can you imagine frost finish? As you can see, it includes well-pigmented glittering particles and its texture is quite silky.
Type of Lipstick Finish: Lustre
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Lustre finish is considered to be semi-glossy. Its texture is wet and pigmentation is barely there. It also has some resemblance to gloss lipstick.
Popular Dazzle Finish
Dazzle finish involves glitter and gloss. Its consistency is quite thick. As for the pigmentation, it resembles the one of lip gloss.
Lipstick Finish – Glaze
Glaze is another type of lipstick finish. Such lipsticks are translucent, yet, vivid and they are low in pigmentation.
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