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12 Types of Lipsticks: What Every Makeup Fan Needs!

I’m not much of a lipstick wearer. I just tend to pop on some lip gloss or even tinted lip balms and call it a day. However, if I do wear lipsticks, I tend to go with the new soft velvet mattes, which I believe are so light on the lips, it feels like you don’t have anything there. It’s just the way I wanted it, especially since my lips always dry out, and wearing heavy mattes isn’t the best for me.

I do love some glossy lips as well, so any lipstick with a little shine is welcome, so long as they don’t dry my lips out. Still, I love the mattes since they are mostly transfer-proof, or at least make less of a scene than glossy ones.

Anyway, here are different types of lipsticks every makeup fan definitely needs:


Gloss Lipstick

Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor, Dual Ended Longwearing Liquid Lipstick with Clear Lip Gloss, with Vitamin E in Nude, Bare Maximum (350), 0.07 oz

Gloss lipsticks provide a little glitz to your lips and make them seem larger, making them a popular option for women with small or thin lips. If you want, you may put regular lipstick below the lip gloss to get the desired hue and shine.

Cream Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Lip Makeup, Cream Finish, Hydrating Lipstick, Nude, Pink, Red, Plum Lip Color, Nude Lust, 0.15 oz; (Packaging May Vary)

Cream-based lipsticks are great for females with small lips. They aren’t sparkling, but they do seem smooth and homogeneous. Apply lip gloss over the lipstick for a more dramatic appearance. Cream lipsticks are also a healthier sort of lipstick since they include more wax than other varieties, which prevents the lips from drying out.

Sheer/Satin Lipstick

Light Reflecting, Lip Amplifying Lipstick. Sheer, Buildable, Hydrating Color - UNDONE BEAUTY Light On Lip. Aloe, Coconut & Volume Enhancing Pigment. Paraben, Vegan & Cruelty Free (Gosh Garnet)

Sheer and satin lipsticks are a fantastic choice if your lips are becoming dry since they nourish and moisturize your lips while also making them glossy and lustrous. These lipsticks may seem lighter when applied than they did on the package since they contain a lot of oils.

High-oil lipsticks should be reapplied throughout the day for the best results. The sheer/satin style lends itself to a sparkling look, making it suitable for evening occasions.

Matte Lipstick

6Pcs Matte Liquid Lipstick Makeup Set, Matte liquid Long-Lasting Wear Non-Stick Cup Not Fade Waterproof Lip Gloss (Set A)

Some women dislike the glossy lipsticks that are currently available, which is why there are so many matte options. Lipsticks have a flat look rather than a glossy finish, yet they nevertheless come in a wide range of beautiful and vibrant colors. Matte lipsticks make your lips seem smoother and younger, while lipsticks with Vitamin E and/or aloe may assist to protect your lips.

Long-Wearing/Transfer-Proof Lipstick

Maybelline SuperStay 24, 2-Step Liquid Lipstick, Keep It Red

If you work long hours or attend parties and don’t want to reapply your lipstick during the day or night, you may choose a long-wearing lipstick. The bulk of these lipsticks are supposed to stay four to eight hours on your lips, sometimes longer, but if you eat something fatty or greasy, you may need to reapply them. Additionally, some of them come with a moisturizer to prevent your lips from drying out while you’re wearing them.

Lipstick Stain

ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Tint 3 Color SET 9.5g x 3color | Bright Vivid Color Lip Tint with Moisturizing Pomegranate & Grapefruit Extract to Hydrate your Lips


Lipstick stains are generally long-lasting, with a low shine and a concentration on color. This kind of lipstick is low-maintenance yet high-impact, and it comes in a range of colors and tones.

Lipstick stains, which are generally packaged in the style of a pencil, look great when layered with different colors, or you may just go with a nude color for a delicate and soft look. They’re simple to put on and remove, as well as a lot of fun to wear.

Moisturizing Lipstick

Burts Bees 100% Natural Glossy Lipstick, Nude Mist - 1 Tube

Moisturizing lipstick might assist if your lips are dry or if you want to prevent them from getting dry. Aloe, glycerin, and Vitamin E are included in the formulation of these lipsticks to keep your lips moisturized, smooth, and velvety. They may also make your lips seem more attractive and healthy by making them shine and appear moist.

Pearl/Frosted Lipstick

DONGXIUB Metallic Diamond Liquid Glitter Shimmer Lipstick Nonstick Cup Makeup Lip Gloss (A)

This kind of lipstick shines and glistens on the lips. They reflect light and provide the appearance of shining lips. The biggest downside of pearl or frosted lipsticks is that some of them might make your lips feel dry, heavy, or even cracked, thus hydrating your lips before using this kind of lipstick is recommended.

Styles of Applicator

Lipstick Pencil

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Dolce Vita Travel Size 0.06 Ounce

As the name says, these lipsticks are in the form of a pencil, making them very easy to apply. They usually feature a pointed tip that makes applying lipstick to all areas of your lips effortless.

There are no missing spots on your lips with this form of lipstick since the pointed tip makes applying the color to your whole lip a snap. You may also acquire pencil sharpeners for a reasonable price that keep the tip sharp for a long amount of time.

Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Liquid Lipstick - Crush

Liquid lipstick is usually packed in a small tube with a sponge-like tip that makes application easy. Liquid lipsticks may also be squeezed directly onto your lips from the container’s tip. In both cases, the lipstick feels wet on your lips, is very easy to apply, and usually contains a moisturizer to protect your lips from drying out. Liquid lipstick is similar to a gloss, but it comes in a wide range of colors and tones.

Lipstick Cream

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream, Liquid Lipstick - Cool Intentions (Light Brown With Pink Undertones)


Lipstick creams are soft, liquid lipsticks that are usually round or square in shape and come in containers containing many shades of lipstick. Despite the fact that most lipstick containers have applicators, most women prefer to apply lipstick with their fingers since it is faster and more convenient. Lipstick creams are easy to apply, feel great on the lips, and are typically inexpensive.

Lipstick Tube/Stick

REVLON Super Lustrous Lipstick, 5 Piece Multi-finish Lipcolor Gift Set, in Cream Pearl & Matte, Pack of 5

These are the most common lipsticks that people think about when they’re looking for a new lipstick. They have caps, and you can control the quantity of lipstick by cranking the cartridge. They’re inexpensive and come in a range of styles, types, and colors, as well as white and nude lip gloss and moisturizers. These tubes are the most common kind of lipstick applicator since they’re inexpensive and easy to use.


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