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#AskHauterfly: What Are The Different Lip Makeup Products Available?

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Give a girl the right lipstick and she can conquer the world right? Kajals and lip colours are things a girl can never have enough of. Especially if you’re part of a desi household, these 2 products are definitely something you’ll always find.

Over the years, lip products have evolved and multiplied into this whole new generation of colours, finishes, forms, and types. Some are classics, while others are hybrids of classics.

Since the #HauteSquad really loves their lippies, we have delved into each and every type of lip makeup product that’s out there in the world!

We know it can get uber confusing, especially for all of you who are still trying to find their way the beauty world, so here’s a breakdown of the various lip products, and what to expect from them.

It’s time to pucker up and pout, as we take you through the 101 of lip products.



1. Lip Balm

If you’re looking for a nourishing product that will keep your lips soft and moisturised, then a lip balm is what you need. Made out of a wax-like substance, these products are either clear or come with a slight tint that add a little colour to the lips.


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Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in Grapefruit (Rs 220)

2. Lip Gloss

Lip gloss creates a glossier effect on your lips, with and without the pigment. It makes the lips look more oomphmatic and sultry, while providing that shiny, glass-like effect.

Traditionally, lip glosses were clear or would have minimal pigment in them, but lately, many lip glosses available have a strong tint — giving it a 2-1 combo of a glossy finish, as well as a whole lot of colour!


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Colorbar Diamond Shine Lipgloss (Rs 540)


3. Lip Stain

As the name suggests, lip stains are only meant to stain your lips with the desired colour. Usually in liquid or gel format, a lip stain basically allows for a longer lasting finish and an application that does not really require any touch-ups.

However, stains do tend to dry out the lips, so if you’re one who suffers from chapped lips, I’d steer clear of this one.


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The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (Rs 995)


4. Lipstick

The classic lipstick is one that cannot be given a miss! Lipsticks are pigments in a more pasty, solid format — the great thing about a lipstick is that it comes in various finishes such as matte, satin, velvet, semi-matte…we could go on!


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Nykaa Matte Lipstick (Rs 384)


5. Lip powder

The newest hybrid to the lot is the powder in a lip gradation format. A wand-like structure with an applicator at the end, the powder usually contains some oils that nourish the lips, while providing a matte effect.

The pigment can vary depending on the amount of product applied, making it super buildable and easily blendable.


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L’Oréal Paris Tint Caresse (Rs 788)

6. Lip Pencil

Lip pencils were mainly designed to outline your lips in order to create a definition to fill in some colour. The pencil sort of acts like a stencil for your lipstick.

Breaking away from the old trend of actually making your lips look outlined, nowadays many people use their pencils to get a little colour on their lips.

If an outright pigment is not what you’re looking for, then colour in your lips with a pencil.

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NYX Lip Liner Pencil (Rs 450)


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