Lipstick 101: all about texture

Varnishes, lip glosses, tubes, crayons ... With the ever-growing number of formulas and finishes available, finding the perfect lipstick can be a real challenge! What texture is right for you? Here’s a quick peak to help you pucker up to perfection.

Matte lipstick

This type of formula is long-lasting, with a velvety or powdery finish that adds body to any lip type. It’s also the ideal choice if you don’t have much time for touch-ups during the day. Watch out, though: matte lipsticks tend can dry out your lips. And because they don’t reflect light, they also highlight even the slightest cracking or chapping. So, to keep your “canvas” looking smooth, make sure you use a balm every night after you remove your makeup. And exfoliate your lips once or twice a week.

Pro tip : Applying a long-lasting red lipstick requires a bit of precision. So, to avoid burrs and get the best results first time, every time, try using a paintbrush.

Color Sensational Ultimatte Neo-Neutrals Slim Lipstick, 1.7 g
Maybelline New York

Color Sensational Ultimatte Neo-Neutrals Slim Lipstick, 1.7 g

Ultimatte Neo-Neutrals Slim Lipstick introduces neutrals with edge. This lightweight, extreme matte lipstick comes in a warm range of neutrals inspired by earthy mineral tones. More daring. More matte.

Matte Lip Cream, 5.5 ml
Personnelle Cosmetics

Matte Lip Cream, 5.5 ml

Creamy reds

The epitome of classic! And with good reason: this type of red is as versatile as they come. Whether you have thinner or really luscious lips, creamy reds will always capture the light, making your lips look their fullest, most radiant and most moisturized.

Pro tip : The creamy nature of this lipstick is less resistant than ones with a matte finish. So, to prevent the colour from running, apply it with a pencil. Not sure about the look? Try a more transparent formula, which helps prevent running without making your lips look too intense.

Age Perfect Hydrating Core Lipstick, Provitamin B5, 3.6 g
L'Oréal Paris

Age Perfect Hydrating Core Lipstick, Provitamin B5, 3.6 g

Hydrating core lipstick formula, infused with provitamin B5. No colour feathering.

Lip Lacquer, 1 unit
Personnelle Cosmetics

Lip Lacquer, 1 unit
L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick, 3.4 g
Lancôme

L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick, 3.4 g

A classic red lipstick makeup look will never go out of style. Rediscover your lips with L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick: luscious comfort, smooth and vibrant lips with a luminous cream finish. What's more? You don't have to stay within your usual lip colour boundaries: with 25 luxurious lip colours to choose from, you can reinvent your lip game day after day! The iconic formula is now enriched with 30% moisturizing rose balm, a blend of hyaluronic acid and cold pressed oil for up to 18 hours of luscious comfort. Vibrant colour & luxurious care, no compromise needed. Intense lip shades meets comfort in this carefully formulated Lancôme lipstick. Experience exquisite timeless hues or creative signature Star Shades, all encapsulated in a new high-end luxury case made in France that can be personalized with our exclusive engraving service.

Versatile crayons

Why settle for just lip contouring? If you like the way your crayon works, why not use it to colour your entire lips!  On top of being easy to use, you’ll get precision results and long-lasting hold!

Pro tip : If you enjoy using crayons, remember to choose a formula that’s enriched with moisturizing and nourishing agents. It will help the colour glide on well and won’t dry your lips out too much.

Lip Designer Contour & Fill Liner, 1 unit
Watier

Lip Designer Contour & Fill Liner, 1 unit

A creamy, retractable lip liner that glides over the lips with exceptional smoothness.

ColorStay Matte Lite Crayon Lip Liner, 1 unit
Revlon

ColorStay Matte Lite Crayon Lip Liner, 1 unit

Revlon ColorStay Matte Lite Crayon is an effortless crayon lipstick that is so lightweight you'll forget it's even on. It feels 30% lighter than your average lipstick, and it's infused with antioxidant-rich mango seed oil to replenish lips. Experience saturated, matte lipstick colour in a comfortable, non-drying matte formula. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil. Smudge-proof, non-feathering, non-bleeding, flake-proof, water-resistant and non-fading. An ultra-precise tip with built-in sharpener makes it easy to apply on the fly. In 12 bold yet wearable lip makeup shades for colour play all day.

Intemporel Gel Lipliner, 1 unit
Personnelle Cosmetics

Intemporel Gel Lipliner, 1 unit

Lips oil

This product is half makeup and half care product, nourishing your lips while offering a light tint. It’s an ideal choice if you’re going for that no-makeup look. Plus, it creates a "just bitten" appearance and silky finish that give your lips a healthy-looking glow.

Pro tip : Apply lip oil over your favourite red to personalize the shade, add shine and prevent your lips from drying out during the day. One quick note: these aren’t long-lasting formulas, so you’ll have to reapply the oil a few times during the day.

#Thisiseverything Lip Oil, 1 unit
NYX Professional Makeup

#Thisiseverything Lip Oil, 1 unit
Love My Lips Caring Lip Oil, 4 ml
Watier

Love My Lips Caring Lip Oil, 4 ml

Caring lip oil infused with hyaluronic acid and tsubaki oil.

Lip Comfort Oil, 7 ml
Clarins

Lip Comfort Oil, 7 ml

Nourishing oil for shiny, enhanced lips.

Lip gloss

You probably used these back in the 2000s. Well guess what: they’ve been making a real comeback for the past two or three years. In addition to being ultra-easy to apply, they’re perfect for quick touch-ups. And you won’t need a mirror or brush! Use gloss to give your lips a fuller look, to camouflage cracks or to create a veil of colour that’s as subtle or intense as you like.

Pro tip : Want to add a little body to thinner-looking lips? Just concentrate the lip gloss in the centre of your lower lip. It’ll look fuller and plumper in no time!

Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish, 1 unit, Let's Glaze
NYX Professional Makeup

Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish, 1 unit, Let's Glaze

Enhances your lips with a plump look and pouty glow

Stay Glossy Lip Gloss,  5.5 ml
Rimmel London

Stay Glossy Lip Gloss, 5.5 ml

Get a glossy upgrade!! Stay Glossy's cutting-edge Shine Extend technology will give you runway lips and up to 6 hours of wow-worthy colour. Double the moisture instantly with Silk & Natural Cotton. Shape up your lips with Soft-Extend lip hugging applicator.

Lifter Gloss Lip Gloss with Hyaluronic Acid, 5.4 ml
Maybelline New York

Lifter Gloss Lip Gloss with Hyaluronic Acid, 5.4 ml

Maybelline New York's Lifter Gloss Bronzed delivers glossy lips and a full look. Now, in five bronzed shades inspired by golden hour. Take your look to the next level with sun-kissed pigments that create a warm, glowing shine. Its breakthrough formula with hyaluronic acid visibly smooths lip surface and enhances lip contour with high shine for hydrated, fuller-looking lips. No filler. Plus, its XL wand transforms lips in an easy, one swipe application. Available in Rust, Copper, Bronze, Gold and Sun.

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