It’s time to trade your matte lipstick for gloss

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

Rule #1

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.

Rule #2

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.

Rule #3

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.

Rule #4

Don’t shy away from thick or sticky formulas. They last much longer than their thinner counterparts.

Rule #5

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.

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