Gloss vs matte
Lip gloss is certainly making a comeback this season; its reflective element is not only eye-catching, but can also make your lips appear fuller. Plus the gloss itself provides long-lasting hydration. According to Ryuko Lau, senior artist at MAC, a dark, glossy shade offers a feminine, elegant finish compared to the strong, rock-chic look achieved with a matte lipstick. However, if you’re going to get glossy, be sure to use a lip liner beforehand to prevent feathering.
From left: Liquid Lip Potion in Extreme Nude by Estée Lauder; Revolution Lip Gloss in Bittersweet by Urban Decay; Intense Colour Gloss in Purple Passion by Dolce & Gabbana; Lip Lacquer in Beet It by Smashbox