A Definitive Guide to Different Lipstick Finishes 

Hello, lovelies! 

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
  • Creme
  • Frost
  • Sheer

1. Matte 

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. 

2. Creme 

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. 

3. Frost 

A frost finish is pigmented, metallic and shiny. The lipsick is shimmery in the bullet and on the lips, providing a frost-like finish.

4. Sheer

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?


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