Should You Wear Glossy or Matte Lipstick?

Do you like glamorously glossy lips, or do you prefer a luxurious matte finish? Both styles draw attention to the lips to help you achieve subtle color or an ultra-sexy pout. But which type of lip finish is right for you? When it comes to choosing between matte or glossy lipstick, there are a few factors to consider so that you can achieve the perfect look.

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These expert tips from professional makeup artist Scott Barnes can help you decide which lippy look will best suit you.

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Your Lips?

When choosing between glossy or matte lip colors, you first need to decide what part of your lips you want to highlight. Check out the shape and fullness of your lips, and evaluate which features you want to emphasize or minimize. Glossy and matte lipsticks each provide different benefits and accentuate different aspects of your lips.

Glossy Lips for Fullness

Glossy finishes tend to make lips look fuller and more plump. If you want to draw attention to your voluptuous lips (or add volume to thinner lips), the long-wearing Flossy Glossy lip formula from Scott Barnes is the ideal choice.

Scott Barnes Flossy Glossy is available in a wide range of alluring colors, from the light peach Princess Peach to the bold hot red, Haute Mess. Try different lip colors on their own, or layer up your glosses to create a personalized hue. The Marshmallow World Lip Gloss Sets give you the opportunity to experiment with five different sultry, shimmering shades.

Matte Lips for Definition

Matte lipsticks are perfect for highlighting your lip shape and emphasizing your lip line. The vibrant Lip Fetish Matte formula from Scott Barnes leaves your lips looking lush, velvety, and defined.

Scott Barnes Lip Fetish Matte Lipsticks are available in a variety of shades, from deep, sexy reds like Daddy Issues to soft, sultry nudes like Love Story, and everything in between. This non-drying, long-lasting formula can help expertly shape your lips without the use of lip liner.

The Right Lip for Every Occasion

Should you wear glossy or matte lipstick on a date? Do you know what type of lip finish is best for a job interview? Glossy and matte lips are both appropriate for any occasion, but if you’re trying to settle on the right one for you, it’s important to consider your plans and the overall atmosphere.

When to Wear Glossy Lips

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Glossy lips are playful and sexy while also being bold and sophisticated. This lip finish is the best choice for a casual, everyday look, while also still being appropriate for formal events. Shimmering lips of any shade look great during the day or evening. The Scott Barnes Lip Gloss Trio gives you the opportunity to try out a variety of hues, either separately or combined.

When to Wear Matte Lips

Matte lips are sultry and luxurious. This lip finish is the best choice to turn up the heat at formal occasions or professional events. It’s also a fantastic way to add some subtle glam to casual daywear looks. Scott Barnes Matte Liquid Lipstick looks flawless day or night, and is ideal for outings where you’ll be in the spotlight. If you’re getting ready for a date, and there’s potential kissing in your future, the matte, long lasting Lip Fetish formula is the best choice.

About Scott Barnes Lip Finishes

Scott Barnes knows lips better than anyone else! With years of experience using, mixing, and creating various lip products, he understands exactly what goes into the perfect pout. Scott Barnes Flossy Glossy and Lip Fetish Matte formulas are universally flattering and ideal for every occasion. Browse our incredible collection of Scott Barnes lip products to elevate your look to the next level.