First came liquid lipsticks and then came liquid matte lipsticks, and we have not thought of much else since. All our other lipsticks have been relegated to one corner of our beauty shelves and we have been going crazy over liquid matte lipsticks.

But recently the tides have been shifting. With wet hair looks and dewy everything gaining popularity, with glass-hair and glass skin doing the rounds, it won’t be long till the humble lip gloss makes a resounding comeback. We are going to prepare you for the lip gloss revolution, so read on...

How do you choose a lip gloss?
 

How do you choose a lip gloss?

Always pick a sheer colour or if you prefer bolder colour, opt for tinted gloss. Opaque glosses in bold or dark colours are difficult to manage and hard to keep them looking neat.

What if you don’t like the colour you got?
 

What if you don’t like the colour you got?

If you do not prefer the colour you got or it looked misleading while buying it online, you can always mix it with clear gloss or with petroleum jelly and create a lighter, more wearable hue. You can also mix it with a little concealer if you want to mattify it a little bit.

What colours are universally flattering?
 

What colours are universally flattering?

Lip glosses that are close to your skin tone are flattering. Also, if these bleed into the skin (as lip glosses do), it will be less likely to show.

How do I prep my lips before I apply a lip gloss?
 

How do I prep my lips before I apply a lip gloss?

Lip gloss tends to settle into small cracks and will make any dry skin more visible. So you need to exfoliate your lips and keep them smooth before you apply a lip gloss.

Why do I need a lip balm with SPF when I wear lip gloss?
 

Why do I need a lip balm with SPF when I wear lip gloss?

Wearing a lip gloss is like applying a layer of oil on your lips, which makes it prone to tanning. So you need a lip balm with SPF underneath your lip gloss.

Are there any things to keep in mind when I wear a lip gloss?
 

Are there any things to keep in mind when I wear a lip gloss?

The one thing you cannot do when you wear a lip gloss is to rub your lips together. While this practise is ok when you wear cream lipstick, doing this while wearing a lip gloss will push the product to the edges of your lips and make it look you forgot to apply it at the inner centres of your lips!

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