Lipstick 101

How many tubes of lipstick do you have in your makeup drawer? If you are like me, you probably have about forty or more! I love lipsticks and I have at least one tube in every color. It was only recently, however, that I really learned exactly what words such as “matte” and “frost” (which appear at the bottom of each lipstick tube) meant. Now I know why I have so many lipsticks in my drawer! Read below to see which one is your favorite and why!

Matte – These lipsticks provide full coverage color and tend to stay on longer than any other type of lipstick. They are best in dark colors, but might make your lips feel and appear dry because they contain zero shine ingredients. Don’t worry as you can always apply lip balms before applying your lipsticks so you lips can stay hydrated all day long. You can also try to exfoliate your lips to help the matte lipstick stay on longer.

Cream Matte– This type of lipstick contains more emollients than the matte ones, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will shine more. You may still need that lip-gloss! You’ll find that the majority of lipsticks are cream matte because they are the most versatile and they wear very easily.

Frost – Mature women should steer clear of this type of lipstick. Frost lipstick tends to be pale and metallic in appearance, which makes lips appear dry and older than they are. If you have a “frost” in your lipstick collection and you are in love with it, try pairing it with a lip-gloss that has no metallic tint to it or a solid lipstick. The gloss will tone down the harshness of the metallic pigment or the solid lipstick will help tie the whole look together.

Sheer – This type of lipstick is perfect for the “natural” look. They are light, like gloss, but have a deeper and longer lasting color than gloss. I love this type of lipstick because you don’t need a mirror to apply it! It goes on easily and doesn’t smear or transfer onto your teeth.

So… Which one of the above types of lipstick do you own the most of? Along with a great lip, you need the perfect fragrance to finish off your look. Try our Kensie fragrance to feel sexy and confident like the powerful woman you are!

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