Jun 12, 2018

Lipstick vs. Lip Tint: Which One is for You?

Is it time to ditch your old lipsticks and opt instead for a trendy new lip tint?

Lipsticks have been around for more than a century, and they've become a mainstay in the makeup industry. On the other hand, lip tints have only become more popular in recent years thanks to better technology that allows them to stay on for longer.

But what are the key differences between lipsticks and lip tints?

Lipsticks often come in a bullet form that you twist up. They contain wax, oils, and emollients that evenly disperse the color onto your lips. They often just sit on top of the lips. And when the wax and emollients wear off, some lipsticks leave a stain. Lipsticks can also come in very opaque formulas that completely cover the natural color of your lips.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick PHP 299.00

NARS Sheer Lipstick PHP 2100.00

Almost every single brand of makeup in the world has a lipstick formula. They're so easy to find and they come in a huge array of finishes, from matte to glossy to sheer to metallic.

Lip tints, on the other hand, have a thinner consistency. They also have emollients, but the emollients usually disappear quickly, leaving only the pigment on your lips. Lip tints feel like nothing on the lips and are thus very comfortable. However, most lip tints only leave a translucent stain on the lips. This means that the color of the lip tint is affected by the natural color of your lips.

Peripera Ink Airy Velvet PHP 350.44

Banila Co. Two Kisses Dual Tint PHP 420.00

Lip tints are a popular choice among those who prefer a more natural look to their lips. You'll find that most Korean brands have at least one type of lip tint.

Now that you know the difference, you can choose whether the makeup looks you like require a lipstick or a lip tint.

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