Note: Be Glamorous offers a private selection of lipstick colors in matte (long-lasting lip stain) or creamy (moisturizing lip balm). Offered exclusively at our salon.
More about lip products.
Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips. Many colors and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color and hydration.
Lip gloss is a product used primarily to give lips a glossy lustre, and sometimes to add a subtle color. It is distributed as a liquid or a soft solid (not to be confused with lip balm, which generally has medicinal or soothing purposes). The product is available in ranges of opacity from translucent to solid, and can have various frosted, glittery, glossy, and metallic finishes.
Like lipstick, lip gloss comes in a variety of forms and may be applied in different ways. It can be contained in a small cylindrical bottle and applied with a rounded or sloped applicator wand (known as a doefoot applicator) or with a built in lip brush. Or it can come in a small, soft, squeezable plastic tube designed to be passed over the lips or applied with a fingertip or lip brush. Solid or semisolid glosses come in boxes and tubes and sometimes blur the distinction between lip gloss and lip balm.
Color Corrector: Yes, even your pucker can be subjected to the wonders of color theory. “Hues like green, blue, purple, yellow, and black are used more in fashion and editorials rather than in film, but they’re fun shades to play with,” says celebrity and film makeup artist Heba Thorisdottir, whose clients include Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, and Kristen Wiig. While these rainbow shades may seem out of bounds for everyday wear, there are a multitude of ways to work these unexpected pout pigments into your daily routine.