How to Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss used as an eye make-upDid you know? Next to directly applying the product on bare lips, on top of any lipstick, face liner, contour pencil, or lip stain, a more creative way of using a lip gloss is to put it on the eyelids for super glossy finishes or a wet make-up look. Mixing the High Gloss (crystal rose) with any of the Pure Pigments gives a stunning lacquer finish, and mixed with Pure Pigments Metallic or Satin Powder also creates a liquid metal effect on the eyelids.
You can also mix in Polyester Glimmer fine with lip gloss to create bespoke colors, finishes, and textures. But keep in mind: It works much better with the more translucent shades, some of the fully opaque glosses just absorb the pigments, and they’re not seen.
How to spot a good lip gloss?Cuan, our Head of Make-up in South Africa, suggests that “lip gloss shouldn’t make a stringy effect and should ideally nourish the lips as well. The High Gloss contains vitamin E which is great for maintaining healthy lips”.
Paul, Global Head of Make-up, recommends: “A good lip gloss should feel comfortable to wear, not too sticky, the consistency should be thick enough to apply a solid coverage of color. The consistency also helps to prevent the gloss from traveling too much. And, as the name suggests, a good gloss should give you a nice amount of shine. When it comes to clear gloss or slightly tinted like High Gloss (crystal rose) is great when you already have a beautiful natural lip color.”