The pros: The most sophisticated of lip colour choices (in our humble opinion), a good lipstick is the equivalent of power dressing and a perfect blowdry. Ideal for those who love bold colour in a range of shades, lipsticks offer a much more defined look than lipgloss and can even be used to enhance lips and make them look bigger.
The cons: While lipstick’s bold definition is one of its best points, it can also be one of its worst. Applying a vivid colour to the lips can be tricky and it’s easy to slip outside the lines or smudge your colour all over your face. Lipsticks also tend to leave traces everywhere; wine glasses and white shirts beware!
The pros: Yes, a gloss might not have the colour definition of a lipstick but it is infinitely easier to apply. A much better option for on-the-go application, lipglosses can be slicked on as and when you please without having to worry too much about perfect lines or smudging. Lipglosses are also a much better option for general everyday wear as they can look a lot less bold and a lot more natural, which is preferable for a daytime look.
The cons: That’s not to say lipgloss application is always easy! Sticky glosses can be unpleasant to wear as well as annoying; just ask anyone with long hair who’s been out wearing gloss on a windy day… Lip glosses also lack vivid colour. Although there are some brighter reds and pinks on the market now, the majority of glosses blend into one — much less exciting than owning a range of bold lippies.
Our winner? Neither! Instead of trying to choose between stick and gloss, why not go for tint? Lip tints like Max Factor’s Lipfinity Lip Tint give you the eye-catching colour of lipstick with the easy application of a gloss. Our recommendation is to ditch the rest and grab a tint in every colour for bright and easy lip heaven.