A woman’s obsession for having different shades of lipstick in her vanity is unbeatable. Who doesn’t like to collect every great shade of lip color they see? We usually end up with a large stock of lip colors but use very few with the rest of the colors lying somewhere at the corners of our closets. This happens as many women end up buying the same shade that they already have or they just buy out of fancy. Sometimes they even end up buying colors that they once liked but don’t like to wear them anymore. Here are some interesting and useful tips for you that will help you in buying your next set of lip colors.
1. Shelf life
Before buying a lip color, it is of utmost importance to check the shelf life that is indicated as the manufacturing date and the expiration date. Generally, any kind of makeup item comes with a shelf life of three years but you will find lipsticks in many stores which are one year old and are being sold at a discount. This is to incite customers and get the old stocks cleared. If you buy such a lipstick it will only have two years of shelf life.
2. Choose according to your needs
Just because your friend is looking stunning in a particular lip shade, does not always guarantee that you will look your best in it too. There are hundreds of lipstick shades and types starting from matte to gloss to crayons and you need to choose the one that best suits your style. Otherwise, you will end up keeping them in your drawer until you throw them out when they expire.
3. Avoid similar shades
Some lipsticks go to waste because you unwittingly end up buying similar shades that you already have. So, before you go shopping, check your existing shades of lip colors to avoid wasting your money unnecessarily.
4. Check the ingredients
Check the ingredients of the lipstick before you buy it as your skin may be allergic to certain chemicals. Avoid products that contain paraben and acetate as these may harm your skin and cause irreparable damages.
5. Stay away from duplicates
There are many shopping sites and local vendors that can dupe you with duplicate products. So, it is better to buy makeup items from branded cosmetics stores rather than buying them from online stores.
6. Check reviews
Before you invest in any kind of beauty product, be it lipsticks or anything else, it is always recommended that you go through the product reviews available online. People share their personal experiences after using makeup items and this will help you decide whether or not to buy a particular product.