It's amazing now many types of lip products are on the market now! It seems every season there are new products and textures coming onto the market and sometimes it feels overwhelming! When it comes down to it there are really 3 main types of products lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip treatments/balms.
Now before you tell me I know that at this point there are other categories such as stains but for someone just starting with lip products I think this is a safe place to start. Once you get these down you will note there are dozens of sub-catergoies to these with varying opaqueness, finishes and textures.
Lipstick defined by dictionary is a small stick of waxy lip coloring enclosed in a cylindrical case or a small stick of cosmetic paste, set in a case, for coloring the lips. Lipstick is a classic that has been around for as long as we can remember usually thought of as opaque (although these days that is not always the case) and is a fairly long wearing option.
Lipgloss is defined as a transparent, sometimes colored cosmetic ointment applied to the lips as a moisturizer and to give a shiny appearance or a cosmetic that gives shine or gloss to the lips. Lip gloss has quickly become a staple in every beauty junkies makeup bag and comes in so many variations the options seem limitless.
Lip treatments/balms are simply a balm applied to the lips by definition but truly this category is something that is diverse and meets the needs of people from all walks of life. There are tinted, unt-inted, shiny and matte but most importantly they include ingredients that sooth, moisturizer and improve the texture of the skin of your lips!
So many products to explore its amazing! What is your favourite category of lip product??