Lipstick Breakdown - What Should You Choose?

It is no secret that I am a big fan of lipstick. It is probably my favourite area of makeup, and what a massive part of makeup it is. There is a lipstick out there in almost every shade, texture and formula and it can be a little overwhelming. Just like foundation, there will be one of these that will work for you. I thought in today's post I would break down the three main types of lipstick, give their advantages/disadvantages and my top picks.


Lipstick

Obviously this post has to include the traditional lipstick. Whilst in the grand scale of things, liquid and crayons are still fairly new and bullet lipsticks are essentially the dinosaurs. In other products, some formulas might come and go in popularity, but I think this will continue to stand the test of time. Given over 800 million lipsticks are sold every year across the globe, I'm pretty sure that's true. 

Advantages

- Easy to apply
- Largest selection of formulations and colours
- Most likely

Disadvantages

- Not always long-lasting (dependent on formula)

My Top Picks


Liquid Lipstick

For a long time, liquid lipsticks were reigning supreme in my lipstick collection, being my most used and slowly taking over my entire collection. Out of the three, this is the most different (obviously) so it can be quite difficult to compare. When it first came around, it was mainly matte finishes, as glossier versions could just be called long-lasting lip gloss. However it is now in a lot of different textures and finishes.

Advantages

- Long-lasting
- Matchable quality amongst high street and high end
- Paler shades last longer, and without lipliner

Disadvantages

- Can be drying
- Different applicators can be tricky
- More liquid-y formulas can be trickier to apply, especially in darker colours

My Top Picks


Lipstick Crayon

Now I will be honest, there is not a huge difference between a lipstick and a lipstick crayon. It is essentially a lipstick in a lipliner packaging. I would say across all formulas, these tend to have the most comfortable matte finishes. This is probably the option that I wear the least, but I have enjoyed the ones I've tried.

Advantages

- Comfortable
- Much more product 

Disadvantages

- Can tend to be more soft than traditional lipsticks so can sometimes be a bit fiddly to apply
- You often have to sharpen it which is fine, if a little annoying
- Not as many colours (that I've seen) in comparison to other two
- Basically the same as a normal lipstick, you don't need both

My Top Picks


What are your top lipsticks?

Ellyn xx

Check out my last post here
SHARE:

No comments

Post a comment

Blogger Template Created by pipdig