I rotate my lipstick colours with the seasons, but this also coincides with the lipstick finish. In the winter, I favour matte finishes. I reach for creme or shimmer finishes in the summer months. Today I’m offering a guide to the various lipstick finishes available!
The four main lipstick finishes are:
Matte finish lipsticks deliver full-coverage colour. There is no shine in these lipsticks, and they appear drier in texture. Matte lipstick formulas are long-lasting, and smudge resistant.
Creme lipsticks deliver more moisture, and do not dry down completely. Because of the moisture, they glide on the lips easier than a matte lipstick.
A frost finish is pigmented, metallic and shiny. The lipsick is shimmery in the bullet and on the lips, providing a frost-like finish.
A sheer and shimmer finish are the same. This lipstick finish leaves the lips glossy and shiny. Sheer finish lipsticks have a high oil content, and appear darker in the tube than on the lips.
What is your favourite lipstick finish?