When it comes to makeup, lipstick obsession is a thing. Why? It has bold colors, an irresistibly charming effect, and makes women pretty all day long. There are some women who have a huge collection of lip colors and we should not judge them, after all, lippies are a gorgeous treasure.
It is so easy to buy lipstick but difficult at the same time because you will be hooked in no time. For beginners, it is important to buy the appropriate lippies for both your skin type and color. Before you buy those lipsticks you want, you should consider different factors to decide which lipstick is best for you. Read the first-time buying guide list for lipstick:
Set aside a budget and stick to it
Now, this is not a drill. Not everyday is Christmas and you need a gift to yourself. Spending a lot of money on a lipstick is a no brainer. Keep in mind that you should not buy an expensive lippy that you might regret later on. Check on various brands and pick which one of them will fit to your budget.
Look at the shelf life or expiry date of the lippy
It is really essential that you always check the expiry date of the lipstick you are about to purchase; it is also known as shelf life. Usually, the shelf life of lipstick is three years. The expiry date indicates like this: 24M or 18M, which means the lippy is good for 18 months or 24 months. There are some beauty stores that sell lipstick that are one year old in order to finish their old stock instead of new ones.
Check the color and try them before buying
Do not just buy right away because you will regret it if you really did not try them one before. There are shades that are good for each skin tone or great for our personality. Before you go to the counter, it is better to swatch different shades on your hands to see the difference on each shade you pick. After that, you can assess which shade will suits you the best. Pick the one that you really feel will complement your personality or skin tone.
Pick the type of lipstick based on your needs
There are few types of lipstick: cream lippies, matte finish lippies, frost finish, soft touch, satin finish lippie. From here, you can evaluate what kind of lipstick you would like to go for. You can also consider if you will use on a daily basis. If you want your lipstick to stay longer, then matte finish lippies are for you. If you want your lips to be moisturized, then soft touch is the right lippy for you. If you opt for frost lippies, your lips will sparkle and you will look more pouty.
Go for brands that are trusted
It is always recommended that you go for the trusted brand for your lipstick. Both international and local brands in your country offer a wide variety of lipstick types and shades. Big brands have their lippies professionally manufactured and you can be sure that they are of high quality. If the lippies are of low quality, there is a tendency that it may affect the texture of your lips or somehow may cause rashes to the skin. You will know that the lipstick is high quality if it is comfortable to wear even for long durations.