(Closed) Lipgloss, lipstain, lipstick.. whats the difference?!?!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What do you perfer?
    Lipstain : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Lipgloss : (8 votes)
    32 %
    Lipstick : (6 votes)
    24 %
    Other (please explain) : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 4
    9869 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Use lip liner first – outline your lips at the very least.  I’ve been told in the past that you should color in your lips with lip liner to make the lipstick stay better.  Put a layer of lipstick on after liner.  Blot your lips on a piece of cotton, then reapply the lipstick.  If you want shiny lips, apply gloss over it.  Bring the lipstick with you, because it inevitably will wear off or dramatically tone down throughout the day.

    Post # 6
    7382 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think many brides go with lipstain for their wedding, I did.  I love lip stains.  I usually top them with lip gloss for the sheen, but when it wears off you still have the colour underneath.


    If you go the lipliner/lipstick route, I would recommend just using a liner a similar colour to your lips.  It’s been a long time since I’ve worn lipstick though.

    Post # 7
    3354 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I’m a Chapstick girl. 

    Like you  @out4answers:, I know nothing about lip cosmetics but I know I’m going to make an exception for the wedding.


    Post # 8
    3330 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I really like lipstains, too. I actually bought like, four different kinds before I settled on one for my wedding, though! I ended up really happy with this kind from Smashbox. You’ll want to re-apply every two hours or so if you want to keep the color going, but it wears off evenly so you don’t get that weird line thing (Mac flaked off for me, and Chanel did the weird line). 


    Post # 9
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ll do the full-on lipliner + lipstick + gloss for really formal occasions (like my wedding!) because it does have better staying power. 

    But day-to-day, I wear Clinique’s Butter Shine lipstick, because it’s light and comfortable, and has the same visual effect as the full treatment. It does have to be reapplied more frequently, though.

    Post # 10
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d recommend going to any makeup counter at a department store or a Sephora, and just try different looks/products until you find the one you like. 

    I’m not a heavy makeup person, and I still wanted to look like “myself” for the wedding, just kicked up a few notches. I went with lipstick and just reapplied during my bathroom breaks.

    A good lipstain will give you a pop of color but the color shouldn’t travel off your lips. You can top it off with a gloss as  @AB Bride said, since lipstain by itself is a “matte” effect, not glossy; but that too depends on what look you’re going for. And yes, people do still wear gloss! 🙂 I like to find glosses that aren’t too sticky, otherwise your hair gets stuck on it.

    Depending on the brand, lip stains can be drying. This is different for every person though, so trial and error by going to the makeup counters/Sephora is your best bet. 

    Lip gloss can give you a pop of color and shine, but it tends not to wear as long as a lip stain or lipstick. 

    I used Nars lipstick and I although I did have to reapply, I liked that the color was pretty long-wearing and it didn’t make my lips feel chapped. 

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