Types of Lipstick, occasion to use and how to apply lipstick shades perfectly

Why mummy’s lips looked sometimes red sometimes pink and sometimes they just shinned like a star? Wondered every little girl! Eventually we all get the answers to our curiosity when introduced to our personal lipstick. The fancy and colorful world of lipstick is still to be discovered by many. Today, the market is filled with all kinds of lipsticks which make it very difficult to choose from the wide range available. Before starting it is advised to always do an allergy test by applying the lipstick you choose on your palm and wait for at least 15min. So let’s get started with the guide to answer all your queries regarding lipstick and its types.

Types of lipstick

  • Satin Lipstick

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When we hear this word the image of silk or rayon cloth pops up in our minds. Now, it is possible to get that gloss and shine for your lips too. Cosmetic industry has come a long way to discover new shades and types of lipsticks. Satin being most liked by the college going girls for its shine and gloss which gives them their own sunshine. The moisturizing oils and emollients like cocoa butter, Vitamin E gives you the satin finish on your beautiful lips. Having weightless texture and shimmery light it gives your lips that luscious look. Avoid wearing a satin lipstick for your dinner date for the only negative point of this lipstick is that you need to touch up again and again as it wears out easily. The price of a satin lipstick may range from Rs. 250 to Rs 650 according to different brands, which fit the pocket easily. So, go out there and rock your all day look with your best satin shade.

  • Matte Lipstick

    Matte Lipstick

Unlike satin lipstick Matte lipstick does not have that shine but has its own persona. This lipstick is quiet in trend from last few years. Earlier preferred only by the working ladies, it is trending amongst ladies from all walks of life now. The best feature of this lipstick is the perfect and defined pout, which you get after applying your favorite shade. You can choose from a wide range of hot pink to deep burgundy shades for your perfect pout for the selfie. Advised not to be worn by women who have dry lips, as the matte lipstick contain very less amount of moisturizing oils and more of pigment and wax. Some brands have come up with the glossy or moist matte look lipsticks but they fail to give the same effect as the matte without gloss gives. Street wear offers its product for as low as Rs.200 specially keeping in mind the college students whereas L’Oreal offers its matte lipsticks in different price and color variants from Rs. 850 to Rs 1000.

  • Liquid Lipstick

    Liquid Lipstick

As the name suggests this lip color comes in the form of liquid unlike the traditional lipsticks. A little less of wax is used to avoid stickiness while making the liquid color. Isododecane comprises about 60-65% of the formula for this lipstick, without interfering with the pigment as it is odorless, colorless and volatile. This lipstick is loved for its long lasting and waterproof effect by ladies of all age group. It gives the plump to your beautiful lips. Unlike other lipsticks the liquid lipstick is advised to apply on the lower lip first and pressing both the lips together, then fill the left spaces and apply on your cupid’s bow to give the perfect look. Liquid lipstick is one of those lipsticks which stay as long as 9 hours a day. Beauty experts suggest that to have the long lasting effect avoid using your liquid lipstick with a gloss or a balm. Range for a liquid lipstick may vary from company to company so it is advisable to look for the discounts the company websites provides and grab your best deal.

  • Moisturizing Lipstick

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Want that wet look on your lips? No I am not talking about any gel formula, rather a lipstick yes you heard it right! Moisturizing lipsticks have glycerin, vitamin E and aloe Vera as its base ingredients. It is a boon to the ones having chapped and dry lips. Your best and juicy looking lips solution for winters. It gives you that shiny rock star look that is why I think it is preferred by the youngsters. Elle 18 offers its moist lipstick for as low as Rs.180 and is a very popular brand amongst young girls. So, just to try out you can buy this product and go for the higher range offered by brands like L’oreal, Lakme etc. Avoid over applying this lipstick as it may turn out to be sticky. A part from that every woman’s make up box must have a moisturizing lipstick for it enhances your lips and cares for them as well.

  • Crème matte Lipstick

    Though being a type in itself, crème matte lipstick lies between matt and gloss lipsticks. As it has the pigment of matt color and moisturizing effect of wax, vitamin E and oils. It is not as shiny as other lipsticks are which gives your matt a perfect look. Natural pink, berry and red are most popular colors in crème matt lipsticks. A daily wear basic lipstick making your perfect style statement crème lipsticks are one of the most popular these days. Enriched with resveratorol (heals the injury caused by bacteria) it looks after the chapped or infected lips as well. This magic potion starts at just Rs. 115 by NY Bae and ranges as high as the company markets it. The only con of this lipstick is that you might not get that finish as in matt lipstick but for the ones with dry lips it’s the best choice as it gives them the look of matt lipstick which they otherwise they miss out due to the drying effect it bears.

  • Frosted Lipstick

    Frosted Lipstick

Want that robotic celebrity look? Frosted lipstick is your answer. You can add that metallic look to your lips instantly without undergoing a treatment, with this lipstick. Mostly worn by celebrities, the 90’s trend is coming back again and is liked by the women for party wears. This lipstick cannot be worn during normal days because of its bold and shiny look. With extra shimmer as an ingredient along with Vitamin E, wax and other essential oils gives a cool and bold look just like its name. You can find the color variants from champagne to metallic mauve, including fine pearls giving it high reflectivity against the light. Variants are also available in simple shimmer with less pigment which highlights your natural lip color adding just a frosty shimmer to it. You can combine it with your regular lipstick to give your lips that pearly shine. So, go out there ladies venture into your frosty world.

  • Lip stain


    lip stain lipstick keeps the color intact to your lips throughout the day as well as night which may sometimes leave the lips dry and is not advisable to be used during winters. It is used by working ladies as they don’t have to go for touch ups again and again. Be careful while choosing your lip color, check for the amount of pigment used in it. Some companies in order to make long lasting lip shade add more pigment to the lipstick which might cause an allergic reaction to the skin. Don’t be scared just be careful with your lip stain lipstick. Indian women these days really prefer the brands like Maybelline, Body shop, Lakme, Street Wear stain lipstick. From Rs.118 to Rs 895 you have a lot of varieties for this lipstick in the market. Also remove your lip stain lipstick with soft make up remover as the stains may stay even after washing.

  • Lip Gloss

Just want to flaunt that beautiful natural shade of your lips. Lip gloss is the best solution for you. Adding just the nude shine to your lips, it perfectly fits your natural personality. Faces Go Chic offers its gloss for just Rs.299 whereas M.A.C offers its product for Rs.1450. Katrina Kaif is seen wearing just gloss most of the time on and off screen and really rocks the look. Nowadays, companies are adding color to the gloss so if you are not a big fan of lipsticks, you have an option in your favorite gloss with a little color of your choice. Having the right amount of wax which keeps it from being sticky unlike some liquid lipstick, it perfectly gives you the fresh and wet look. it goes with your anytime anywhere look. So go out there and be a rock star of your gang with your favorite gloss.


Lipstick is not just a color on lips. It defines the personality, mood, attitude of a woman. Every woman has a shade and type of her own lipstick just like her personality. The world of colors and types of lipsticks are reaching new dimensions with new research every day. The obsession and trend for lipstick can be understood by the fact that 5000 years ago Sumerian Men and Women used to crush gemstones and decorate their lips and face. The famous beautiful Cleopatra from Egypt used to crush bugs and insects to give her lips the perfect red look. Thus, we would suggest choosing a cruelty free lip color and do check for the allergies. So, ladies stay bold and beautiful

Perfect Lipstick Shade on Your Lips

Lips are not just another body organ but also plays very crucial role in a woman’s personality. A lady wearing bold red lipstick shade can make a bold statement that even 1000 words can’t. A lipstick can define your mood, attitude and behavior. It’s not just a lipstick it’s a whole new world to be discovered. So, ladies here are some tips to make your mark in the world.

The Best Lipstick for you

We often get confused in choosing the right color for our lips. Believe me many of us end up buying the wrong shade. A few tips to buy your perfect shade.

Best tips to buy perfect lipstick shade

  • Complexion

First and foremost, thing before buying your perfect lipstick shade is to observe your natural shade in the day light i.e. whether you have a fair, wheatish or dark complexion.

  • A shade deeper

Choose a lip color which is one or two shade deeper than your skin. For that you can try the color on your lower lip and compare it with the upper lip.

How to wear best lipstick shade

  • Add plump or keep them small

Before deciding the color keep in mind, whether you want your lips to look smaller or add plump to them. As, lighter shades tend to make your lips look smaller and on the other hand dark and bold colors gives them the plumpness.

  • The content

Be cautious of the content of the lipstick you choose. You might have allergic reaction from the ingredients your lipstick has. So, always check the ingredients and perform an allergy test by applying the lipstick on your palm. Many lipsticks contain propyl paraben which creates an allergic reaction on the skin and methyl paraben a cancer causing ingredient. Colorants such as D& C Red 36 might cause damage to the nervous system. Always do a background check for these ingredients.

The best lipsticks are the ones containing jojoba oil and other ingredients such as bee wax, candelilla wax for strengthening the lipstick. Some reputed brands keep their ingredients secret such as coconut oil, shea butter which take care of your lips and keep them soft and supple while you look ravishing wearing your perfect color.

How to apply lipstick perfectly

Trying out a lipstick for the first time? Don’t worry here’s your personal guide to the perfect look for the occasion.

  1. Your lips should be ready for the lipstick that means they should be exfoliated properly, having no dead skin. Make sure you scrub off all the dead skin from your lips.

  2. Remove all the moisturizer from your lips before applying the lipstick, they should be all dry. If you don’t do that you may not have the desired result.

  3. Use a powder or a foundation to make your lipstick last long. If you are using a power make sure to remove extra traces. Its best to use a foundation matching your skin color as it keeps the lips from cracking and avoid those dry lines.

  4. To get the perfect shape line the lips with a liner one shade darker than your lipstick. Then cross the Cupid’s bow on your lips to get that luscious look.

  5. You may apply the lipstick directly on the lip between the margins you have drawn or you may fill it with a brush applying the lip color on it.

  6. Now, blend the liner with your lipstick so that it does not look odd. Use lipstick brush to get a perfect finish.

  7. Blotting is must after you apply the lipstick perfectly. It helps to keep the lipstick off your teeth. To blot you can put a finger in your mouth and close your lips around it, then gently pull out the finger. Or you can gently press down a tissue under your lips and carefully remove it.

  8. Got extra lipstick outside the lips, don’t worry take a concealer and use it with the help of a cotton swab or a brush. Make sure you blend your foundation with it gently. There you are ready to rock the occasion.

Say no to these mistakes

A small mistake in applying your lipstick can ruin your occasion or send some wrong message. So, beware of these mistakes:

  1. Not Exfoliating: the most common mistake women do while applying a lipstick is applying it on dead skin. Remove the dead skin with a scrub before applying the shade.

  2. Wrong Shade: avoid choosing very dark or very light shade according to your skin type. You might also be choosing a wrong shade according to the size of your lips. Take help of the experts while buying it from a store.

  3. Not using lip liner: a lip liner is must to define the shape of your lips without it you will not get that perfect shape

  4. Over applying: Avoid over applying the lipstick it gives a very bad impression about your personality. Touch up only when you find it is getting lighter. side effects of Lipstick shade

  5. Not setting: always apply a powder or foundation to last the lipstick longer and do not forget to blot.

Lipstick that is rocking the 2018 look

Chanel being a top fashion brand has again won our hearts with its latest Rouge Coco lipstick. Though it has a bold look, which cover your lips with the vibrant colors, it applies as easily and comfortably as any other lip balm and has shine like that of a lip gloss. Under the price cap of $30 it is a best bag for $26 that would be approximately Rs 1735. Not bad deal ladies. You can buy it from their website or the store near you. Also you can choose from the other variants available which suits your complexion. Don’t forget to do an allergy test. It doesn’t hurt to check whether it is cruelty free. Apart from Chanel, Two Faced Melted Latex liquefied high shine is also making a mark in the market. It has bold texture to give a bold statement. You can try that too for a change.


Modern day women don’t need the magic to transform them into Cinderella they have got their own magic Lipstick to make a mark in the world. It may be hard to buy a perfect shade that suits your personality but once you have got THE ONE there is no looking back. Make sure you buy a shade that lasts long so that you don’t have to excuse yourself every time you feel the need to touch up. Choose different shades that suits your personality to rock different occasions and showing various shades of your personality with the changed lipstick shade every time.