Image via WikipediaSo which one do you prefer? Shiney, Sparkley, Glassy Gloss or Deep, Intense, Creamy Lipstick? Or both - one layered over the other?
Frankly I want to like lipstick. Really. I love the tons of shades, creamy intense color payout, the defined professional look, long lasting effect... but it doesn't look good on me at all. No matter what shade I try, be it nudes, reds, pinks or simple browns.. Somehow my features & looks don't lend themselves well to intense make up colors.
Lip Gloss on the other hand am not too fond of, it has hardly any staying power, is very sheer, looks a little OTT, when travelling, it streaks on my face when it catches my hair strands... Oh I could go on & on, but I always get the most compliments when I wear gloss, be it clear or sparkly or tinted. People tell me I look fresher and my skin glows ..
I hate spending on lip gloss considering that it has zilch staying power.
So after a year of trying to make myself a lipstick user/convert (oh, I used it all - matt, cream, shimmery, nude and reds) and getting bad reviews from all around I am back to the lip gloss style. & almost instantly compliments have started to flow in.
What do you prefer - the stick or the gloss? & any reccos for some good, slightly long (well, that is subjective) lasting gloss that are reasonable enough for me to purchase & use everyday..