Lipstick, Lipgloss or Balm?

Which kinda lip product suits you?


I’m a lipstick gal through and through. I have pigmented, two-toned lips. Lipgloss is too sheer for me and I need a product that is opaque and can completely cover my natural lip color. I rarely buy lipgloss for myself anymore.

Surprisingly, I’ve not used up a lip balm in over a year. I don’t use that product as much as the average person does. My lips don’t get terribly dry or that chapped. I think my use of regular lipstick helps in this regard. The lipstick acts as a protective barrier against the cold, and my lips receive some form of protection.

I’ve been applying lip balm before bed for a bit of moisture recently, but that is the only time I wear it.

How about you? Is there a lip product you seem to use more than the rest?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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15 Responses to Lipstick, Lipgloss or Balm?

  1. Jess T says:

    I have a beauty-related question for you. I’m obsessed with this product:,82,1,53640,613240.htm

    I tried it on for funsies at the airport before a long flight and was amazed that my skin still looked great after the long, dry flight. BUT it’s $108 and I cannot and will not spend that much on a beauty product, unless it also gives me special powers.

    Plus, they never have sales or give out free samples. I admit I have resorted to soaking a Q-tip with the store’s trial bottle and carefully carrying it home with me. That’s how much I love this stuff.

    I can’t seem to find a cheaper copycat version with the same results. I’ve used Olay Ageless night cream, pure rosehip oil, but nothing works like this stuff. Any advice?

    • I’m pretty sure Sephora gives out L’Occitane samples. I would keep an eye on that for the Divine Oil.

      My favorite facial oil is DHC Olive Virgin Oil. It’s much cheaper and works extremely well. You could ask a couple of friends to give you the Divine Oil as a joint gift.

  2. Lipstick through and through. Glosses are too sticky and gloopy, and I prefer the lipstick finish.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Anubhuti says:

    lipsticks throughout the year these days but I love tinted lipbalms as well… not a lipgloss person at all… 🙂

  4. When I was younger I was more into glosses. These days I’m definitely a lipstick kinda girl.

  5. Natalye says:

    Recently I have become obsessed with Bite lipsticks. I think my favorite lippie formula are liquid lipsticks.

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