Millions of lipstick tubes are sold every year globally. How many lipsticks end up disposed or forgotten in a drawer? Here are some tips for optimum lipstick use while helping the environment.
Choose the one that looks good on you.
Do not let fashion influence your decision. Choose the lipstick that suits your lip shape and skin color. Trends come and go but the lipstick that flatters your face will always be in fashion.
Invest on a quality product.
A cheap lipstick is a temptation but it can dehydrate your lips so eventually you may not feel like using it. It is much better to buy a quality moisturizing lipstick. Bear in mind that usually a small amount of product goes on our tongue and mouth so ingredients do matter.
Transform the lipsticks you already have.
You can follow trends by using the products you already have. In order to make a lipstick look matte you can press your lips on a handkerchief after you apply it. The handkerchief will absorb grease and will make your lipstick look matte. There is also another method: split the layers of a handkerchief and place a thin piece on your lips after you have applied your lipstick. Then apply a small amount of mineral powder on your lips. The powder will give a matte finish to your lipstick. On the other hand, if you want to give shine to a matte lipstick apply lip gloss over it. Alternatively, you can use a lighter, glossy lipstick on top of the matte one.
Use it differently.
If you are not satisfied at all with a lipstick there is always the nice old trick to use it as a blusher. Just pay attention to the quantity used so that you will not have an intense result.
It is very easy to mix the colors you have so that you can create a new color of your own. Just warm the lipsticks you have chosen and mix them in a lip balm container. Also, if a color is to intense for you try to use less so that the color is softened.
Use the right tools.
Professionals know better and use a lip brush for lipstick application. Using brush gives a professional finish, better application, lasts longer and you only use the amount necessary.
Use it all.
Using the lip brush has an additional advantage. You can reach at the product that is in the base of the tube so that you can make the most of the available quantity.
So, take a look into your drawer and see how many lipsticks you own. Before buying your next product make the most of the ones that you already have!