One of the things I love most about make up is that it's so interchangeable. One day you could be working 60s Louis Vuitton S/S13 style lashes that would make even Twiggy jealous and the next day your as sultry as Mila Kunis thanks to Benefit's Smoky Eyes Kit. Lips are probably the element of my makeup that I change most from day to day because, quite frankly, they're the easiest to experiment with. I love trying different hues-corals, reds, pinks- and different finishes, i.e either solid matte or dewy gloss. I've read a lot about the great matte vs gloss debate and I just wanted to add my opinions on this beauty battle.
The Key Players; Obviously MAC. My other favourites? Maybelline and Rimmel.
Nothing is as mature and sophisticated as a striking, matte lip. A bold colour and a little finishing powder is all it takes. I like to think of the matte lip as a beauty equivalent of a Celine bag; classic, timeless and so, so powerful. In all honesty I avoided a matte finish until recently, believing that I was too young to pull it off and not look like I playing with my mum's make-up (trust me, I look 12 without eye makeup). I think university made me braver, god knows why, but I thought why not? When I used to wear matte lips I would feel so awkward but it was my attitude, not the finish that was the problem because the key to making a matte look work, besides the right colour for you, is confidence.
The Key Players; Bourjois, Clinique and Seventeen.
Lip gloss holds a common misconception that it should exclusively be in the arsenal of teenage girls and cheerleaders. Ok, so I am a teenage girl but even when I turn 20 in January I will refuse point blank to put down the lip gloss. And isn't it great that lip gloss is associated with youth? Isn't that the holy grail of the beauty world? To me lip gloss is playful and fun and is always my first choice for a night out. There's nothing I love more than bold smokey eyes finished off with a nude, glossy lip. I also love that light reflects off gloss making it glisten in summer!
Verdict; Honestly, I have to say may heart lies with gloss as I find it easier to wear than matte.
Gloss or matte; which has your vote?