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.

Rouge Velours Mat Suprême Lipstick, 2.5 g
Lise Watier

Rouge Velours Mat Suprême Lipstick, 2.5 g

Glamorous velvet matte colour lipsticks delivering a lightweight feel and an ultimate comfort.

The Luscious Mattes Lipstick, 1 unit
Revlon

The Luscious Mattes Lipstick, 1 unit
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.

L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick, 4.2 g
Lancôme

L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick, 4.2 g

Hydrating colour lipstick.

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

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.

Dazed & Diffused Blurring Lipstick, 1 unit
NYX Professional Makeup

Dazed & Diffused Blurring Lipstick, 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.

Lip Comfort Oil, 7 ml
Clarins

Lip Comfort Oil, 7 ml

A lip care treatment infused with all the power of plant oils to nourish and enhance your lips' natural beauty.

Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint, 6.5 ml
Rimmel London

Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint, 6.5 ml

Innovative tint in oil formula that moisturizes lip.

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!

Haute Lumière High Shine Lip Gloss, 6 ml
Lise Watier

Haute Lumière High Shine Lip Gloss, 6 ml

This high-shine, non-sticky and sheer lip gloss features a moisturizing and comfortable formula.

Lux Gloss Cream, 5.5 ml
Marcelle

Lux Gloss Cream, 5.5 ml
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