Matte VS Gloss

Let’s face it. .matte is taking over!! From lipsticks, glosses and even nail polish, Matte is the 1st lipstick choice for many. But…  don’t count Gloss out just yet.  Gloss had been around for ages and has some pretty good benefits.  

Check out my take on the 2 below:

Matte Pros and Cons

Matte lip colors give a sophisticated, intense and full coverage look. Most times its absolutely gorgeous and it stays on longer than other formula 

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It can be extremely drying and can give your lips the look of being dehydrated and even shriveled.  Matte is a BIG NO for women with smaller lips, or looking to create fuller supple lips. 

Gloss Pros and Cons 

Gloss is a lip color that adds shine, moisture and fullness. Gloss always has a way of giving your lips a youthful supple appearance.

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It doesn’t have a long wear life so you’ll need to reapply frequently. 

When shopping for your new gloss check the label for key words that give you clues of the wear time.  Words like luster, lacquer, gel and glass typically mean long wear. Crystal, wet, transparent, glaze or juicy usually mean they’re super shiny but they have a shorter wear time. 

So there you have it! Matte VS Gloss…..

Which one do you prefer? Leave your comments below!

Be BOLD 

Be BEAUTIFUL 

Be YOU 

Shanae 

Are you REALLY moisturizing??

Are you REALLY moisturizing??

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Most of us hear “moisturize” and immediately assume putting lotion on dry skin. Unfortunately, those of us who think that are wrong!

Moisture is water (not lotion oil etc) Moisturizers (lotions oils etc) “attract” moisture and protect your skin by forming a “barrier” that keeps in the water that is already there.

In order to properly moisturize you must apply your product while your skin is damp.

I suggest applying your moisturizer immediately after your showers and washing your face. This way your face is moist and you can  retain the moisture that is already there.  

Below are the 3 basic skin types and what type of moisturizer is best for each

1. Dry skin- moisturizing ointment

2. Oily skin – lotion (less greasy)

3. Sensitive skin- ( avoid fragrance, dyes they irritate)

If you follow this simple step you will be on your way to healthy moisturific ( Yup I made that up) skin!!!

So lets chat!! Are you REALLY moisturizing?? In the comments below share your current regimen and  if this article has helped you!

Until next time,

Stay Fabulous!

-Shanae