Gloss or Matte – we’ve got the perfect lippy for you!

Our new beauty columnist, Zeynab Roomi picks some brilliant local and international lipsticks

To Gloss or Not to Gloss- That is The Question…

With the recent craze for matte lipsticks, it seems like glosses have been pushed to the back of our makeup drawers. For the last two years, people have been going crazy trying to keep up with the latest matte lipstick release (me included!), all the while forgetting the beauty of a nice set of plumped, glossy lips. With summer fast approaching, it’s time for a fresher look, and give our old-but-gold glosses a second chance.

Pairing subtly glossy lips with dewy, highlighted cheekbones screams youth, as well as healthy, well-kept skin….say hello to a lazy girl’s cheat-sheet for a quick and effortless summer look! However if you still are hooked to the matte fad, fear not! It is a look that is still raging in the beauty-sphere and you really can’t go wrong with it.

Thanks to the infinite brands available, there really is something out there for everyone. Whether you are in Pakistan or abroad, you can get your hands on a great set of products. The glosses these days can usually range from a clear, watery applications to a highly pigmented wear, but the best ones all give you a great shine without that sickly stickiness. Go understated or vibrant depending on what you are comfortable with and what you are willing to pull off.  Our top five glosses are cult favorites – you’ll find them in every makeup lover’s bag.

 

  1. MAC Lipglass

MAC LipGlass
MAC LipGlass

A classic gloss (and one of my firsts!) for the perfect watery shine you usually see in magazines. Its built in applicator and formula are unbeatable!

2. Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer

Channel
Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer

By far the only glittery gloss that seems bearable. It looks best paired with any lip liner and you’re good to go!

3. L’oreal Infallible Mega Gloss

 

L'oreal Infallible Gloss
L’oreal Infallible Mega Gloss

The infallible line has upped its formulations and with these new gorgeous colours, L’oreal is giving high end brands some serious competition.

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glosses
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss

On the higher end for glosses however the pigmentation is indescribable. They give the perfect amount of colour and gloss without the tackiness and smell amazing too!

5. Musarrat Misbah Gloss

 

Musarrat Misbah Gloss
Musarrat Misbah Gloss

Without a doubt one of the best local formulations for a gloss with a fun variety to choose from with a huge colour pay off.

And for all those matte lovers, here are a few popular lippies. From subtle to vibrant shades, these brands host an array of beautiful colors to fulfill all your needs, from basic nudes for a soft daytime glam, to fearless bold shades that could bring out your inner diva.

 

  1. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip (Lumiere)

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip (Lumiere)
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip (Lumiere)

Another cost-effective line of lippies that have a great application and a plus side is that most of these have matching lipliners to help create the perfect pout.

2. Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipsticks

Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipsticks
Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipsticks

These give you all the matte benefits without the drying qualities of a liquid lipstick plus Maybelline spoils you for choice.

3. Musarrat Misbah Liquid Lipstick

Musarrat Misbah Liquid Lipstick
Musarrat Misbah Liquid Lipstick

Once again a great local product with a long-lasting formulation. This is one liquid lipstick that never leaves my makeup bag.

4. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

With a cream base, these liquid lipsticks are super comfortable and affordable and go easy on the lips and the pocket!

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

With all the daring colours ABH has a fun and festive collection to complete a range of looks. Prices maybe steeper than the others but their long-wear and lasting pigmentation are totally worth it.

 

 

 

 

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