lipstick pros and cons

The Pros and Cons of Lipstick

Lipstick has the power to define your look and enhance your appearance dramatically. Some women swear that applying a coat of their favorite lip shade can improve their confidence, even on the worst of days. Simply puckering up with a luscious, vibrant red lipstick can make you feel more sophisticated or edgy without having to change your clothes! While there are obvious psychological benefits to wearing lipstick, our favorite mood booster doesn’t come without hassle. Whether it’s worrying that the shade has migrated to your teeth or constantly having to reapply to keep the color rich and supple, wearing lipstick can sometimes feel like a chore. Here are the pros and cons of wearing lipstick.

The Cons:

Lipstick Trails

While the number of smudge-proof, kiss-proof lipsticks is rapidly expanding, many of them unfortunately do not live up to their endurance promises and often transfer after a few hours or become patchy-looking. If you’re meeting a friend for a drink, chances are you’ll be leaving a nice ring of lipstick around the top of the glass by the end of the night. You’ll also be hesitant to change your clothes for fear of getting a lipstick stain on them.   

Upkeep Required

What girl doesn’t want her bright, glossy lip stain to look as vivid and moist as if she just applied it? Well, if you’re more of a low-maintenance girl, bold shades should not be considered your friend. Stick with more neutral colors that will be easier to manage and touch-up throughout the day. If you insist on rocking a bold lip all day, there are a few steps to take to ensure your lipstick lasts. Using concealer, a lip liner, a reverse lip liner, and translucent powder, your color may have a fighting chance.

The Pros:

Enhances Your Appearance

Believe it or not, lipstick doesn’t just define and flatter your lips; it also can intensify the color of your eyes by emphasizing their natural color. Lipstick can make your eyes appear more prominent too! Defining your lips draws even slims your face by drawing people’s eyes to the center of your face and away from the outline. Wearing a lip color that complements your skin tone can make your skin appear healthier. Oh, and did I mention it brightens your smile?

Heals and Protects

When you invest in a high-quality lipstick, it is likely to provide SPF protection that can prevent your lips from premature aging due to sun damage.  Some lipsticks are also packed with vitamins and moisturizer to keep lips looking soft and smooth.

With any make-up, there is some maintenance required to make sure it’s looking fresh and flawless. In my opinion, the benefits of a good lipstick far outweigh the bad!

Love,

Gen

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