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It’s Time to Bring Lipstick Back into Our Routine

August 25, 2021

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It’s Time to Bring Lipstick Back into Our Routine

After a year of hiding our lips under a face mask, it’s time to rediscover the joy of wearing lipstick. It’s time to bring back your makeup mojo and to start experimenting with lipstick again. While most of us have started to return to wearing a full face of makeup, lipstick is one product that we’re only now starting to wear again. For years, we saw lipstick as an instant mood booster that could change our day with just one swipe.

We fell out of love with lipstick when the pandemic hit, and lipstick became our worst enemy. We’ve all dealt with the chaos of our mask smudging our lipstick and sending it all over our face. After a few mask-induced messes, we all decided to put our lipstick to the back of the vanity. After all, it’s not like anyone could see it!


As the world starts to return to normal, our favourite makeup product is finally starting to make a comeback. In fact, bold lipstick is one of the biggest beauty trends for summer 2021. The lipstick trends that we’re seeing all over our Instagram feed are bolder and more playful than ever before.


To mark the return of lipstick into our routine, we’ve decided it’s time to write a guide on everything you need to know about lipstick formulas. We’re sharing the best formulas that you want to start adding to your makeup bag and how to wear these lipsticks.


If you’ve stumbled across this article, you’re probably ready to start wearing lipstick again. There’s no better time than the present to experiment with lipstick again. We’re sharing some of our favourite tips and tricks that you need to make the most out of your lipstick.
Spoiler alert: once you start wearing lipstick again, there’s no going back!

Hybrid lipstick formulas


As a result of the pandemic, we’ve all started streamlining our beauty routines. Gone are the days when we would spend an hour in front of a mirror applying our makeup products as part of a 20-step routine. Natural beauty is back in vogue, and we want to keep our makeup routines short and simple. Hybrid formulas are everywhere we look as people reach for multitasking products that allow us to cut down and streamline our daily routine.
After a year of wearing little to no makeup, it’s no surprise that we’re in no rush to go back to the days of layers upon layers of makeup. Along with trends like soft sculpting, hybrid lipstick formulas are becoming one of the ‘it’ trends within the beauty industry.


The beauty of lipstick is that it can take a minimal makeup look and change how it looks instantly. You can take a 5-minute beauty routine and make it look like you’ve spent all morning working on your makeup. Have you ever added a touch of red lipstick and seen your look go from a 6 to a 10? Adding a bold lipstick instantly makes it look like you’ve put more effort into your makeup look than you actually did.


If you’re looking for ways to streamline your skincare routine, you want to look for lipstick products that give you the best of both worlds. You don’t want to compromise on colour, but you want a formula that hydrates your lips as well. Some of the most popular hybrid formulas are also the ones that are most beneficial to your lips.


Tinted lip oils and balms will give you a wash of colour while giving your lips the hydration and nourishment that it needs. The skincare benefits within these products help improve the longevity of your lipstick colour for longer wear. Applying a densely pigmented lipstick, such as a liquid lipstick, can be difficult and lead to mistakes. If you want a quick makeup routine, oils and balms are easy to apply.


If you’re not a fan of applying dark lipstick that you can overapply and make mistakes with, then oils and balms are the perfect alternative.

Don’t forget about using a gloss


Thanks to the Y2K aesthetic, we’ve all fallen back in love with using a lip gloss. For years, we all skipped this lip product as the formulas were sticky and would end up causing your hair to stick to your lips. Gloss is an easy way to switch up the texture of your lips to suit your mood or the occasion. If you’re looking to achieve a dewy look, gloss is one product that you don’t want to overlook. It’s a must-have for your makeup bag that you can use a dozen different ways.


You can apply a lip gloss as a stand-alone product or layer it with other lip products for a more dramatic look. If you want to add extra texture, start by using a long-lasting lip product like a stain before swiping on a gloss. You can choose one that is clear to create a natural shine and iridescence or find a gloss that matches the lipstick shade to amplify the colour.


If you want to keep your base colour in place all day long, you’ll need to use a lip liner as a primer to help maintain the colour. A liner is ideal as it helps to create a base that your lipstick pigment can stick to for added longevity. One type of lip liner that you want to look out for is those with a gel-based formula. These are waterproof and long-lasting, staying in place throughout the day and into the evening. Whether you’re drinking coffee or out in the sun, you want to make sure your gloss has a proper base for the best results.

Go bold with your colour but stay foolproof


After so long without wearing lipstick, it’s easy to feel like you have to keep it safe with a neutral or nude shade. Sometimes, the best way to get back onto the bandwagon is to go off the deep end. Instead of playing it safe, choose a bold lipstick colour instead. You want to find a colour that is both bold and fool-proof, which will depend on your application skills when it comes to using different lip products.


Bright and bold shades will help to naturally warm up your skin and brighten your complexion, especially during the summer and holiday months. The one thing to keep in mind with using a bold lipstick colour is that these more intense pigments are more likely to smudge than their natural counterparts.


If you’re trying to get back into wearing lipstick for the first time since the pandemic, you want to make it as easy as possible. The best way to do this is to find a bold shade that works for you and has a fool proof application. You want to find a long-lasting lipstick that won’t smudge and that you can feel comfortable wearing and reapplying throughout the day.


Keep an eye out for lipstick products that have long-lasting formulas and don’t forget about the importance of layer lip products to improve their longevity. Throughout the day, your lipstick products will naturally start to wear off as you eat, drink, and speak. The best way to prevent this is by applying thin layers of products – starting with your lip balm and going through to your liner, lipstick, and gloss. You want to keep these layers thin to prevent them blotching. As your lipstick starts to naturally wear off, these thin layers will come off seamlessly together in a more flattering way as the colour dies down.


You also want to consider which lipstick colours work best for your skin tone and complexion. While everyone can wear a red lipstick, there are different shades and hues within this colour that better complement one skin tone over the other. Don’t be afraid to experiment with corals, pinks, reds, and oranges as you rediscover the joys of lipstick colours.


Let your lipstick take centre stage with a subtle and glamorous look. You want to balance out your bold lipstick by grooming our brows and adding a slick coat of lengthening mascara, while creating a flawless base with the right skincare and base products.

Your smile is your best accessory


A picture paints a thousand words – with your smile being no exception. As something we don’t see, we often overlook our best accessory. Your face mask will have hidden your smile for more than a year, meaning that it’s time to make up for lost time as masks start to become a thing of the past. Nothing makes your smile look brighter and more dazzling than a coat of lipstick.


If you want to get the most of out your smile, use a blue-based lipstick shade that helps whiten your teeth and reduce any yellow and orange tones in your skin. One thing you want to keep in mind – whatever shade you choose – is to make sure you don’t have lipstick on your teeth. Nothing can ruin your smile quicker than lipstick on your teeth. You want to blot your lip after applying your products, before running a finger between your lips and teeth to remove any excess products.


Are you starting to wear lipstick again? What is your favourite shade? Let us know in the comments below!

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