It’s time to trade your matte lipstick for gloss
Be prepared to see a boom of lip gloss everywhere this summer.
It’s time to put down the contour kits, brushes, sticks, and wands and go for a more natural look. Go for less makeup and more skin, rather than the over-contoured look. Lip gloss makes your lips glimmer, giving your face youthful radiance. Bonus: lip gloss and shimmery effect goes well with the natural, dewy look you’re already looking for in 2018.
Lip gloss rules to live by
Unless you’re going for a bold lip color, always go with a sheer bright or dark gloss hue. Opaque bold glosses are nearly impossible to keep looking neat, and they create a more over-the-top look than most of us are going for.
If you buy a gloss that doesn’t seem to mesh well with your skin tone, mix it with clear gloss or Vaseline to make it more wearable.
If you have fine lines around your mouth, choose a gloss shade that’s close to your skin tone. This will make any smudging that occurs with gloss less obvious.
Don’t shy away from thick or sticky formulas. They last much longer than their thinner counterparts.
Protect your lips. Wearing lip gloss is like wearing oil on your body, so you need to protect your lips with sunscreen before swiping on gloss to prevent sun damage.