Explore the versatility of lipstick as we decode matte, satin and glossy types below:
Satin and sheer lipstick
Satin and sheer lipsticks will add a touch of shine to your smile, along with the high-pigment colour of your choice. They leave a subtle glow that isn't as lustrous as an actual gloss lipstick. This sheer shine will complement thinner lips, drawing the eye and making them appear slightly plumper. Satin is one of the best lipstick types for protecting nourished, moisturised lips.
Are you new to the matte lip trend? Smooth and modern, this long-lasting lipstick style has a velvet finish thanks to its rich pigment. With zero gloss, matte lipsticks say it all with colour. A pared-down dark purple or understated nude will work for a day's shopping and last all the way through to a night on the town.
Liquid lipstick and gloss
If you're looking for a quick fix to enhance your lips and add depth, liquid lipstick or gloss is the answer. Pop some in your handbag and apply a layer as needed throughout the day. Designed to give your lips ample texture and shine, gloss can be worn on its own or teamed with a matte lipstick.