How You Benefit From Using Lipstick

Lipstick is our “go-to” makeup item when we want to quickly pull our look together, and it’s also an important part of a more detailed makeup regimen. However we choose to use it, lipstick has been the most popular form of makeup for decades and there is no indication that this will change any time soon. But, did you know that there are other benefits that we can get from lipstick apart from enhancing our natural beauty?

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Protects and Heals

Lipstick can protect our lips from the elements, especially the cold and wind, by forming a protective barrier for your lips. If your lips were already in trouble, the right lipstick will also help to repair cracked, dry lips. It’s all in choosing the right lipstick. If these are benefits that you crave – and who doesn’t need to have soft, supple, and smooth lips? – then choose a lipstick that contains natural oils and emollients to deliver the moisture that you need.

SPF Protection

The skin on your lips is different from the skin on the rest of your body because it lacks melanin, the pigment that protects against sun damage, and so your lips can be damaged by the sun. Lipstick forms a protective barrier from the sun’s rays as it contains a SPF, usually SPF 12 or higher.

Brightens smile

Lipstick makes your smile appear nice and bright as long as you select the right lipstick for the job. Those with cooler undertones, such as blues or purples, help to reduce any yellow tint of the teeth. You should avoid warmer tones if you are wearing lipstick to brighten your smile.

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Enhances eyes

If your eyes are your best feature and you really want them to stand out, or if they are not your best feature and you need something to make them pop, lipstick has the effect of making your eyes really stand out. It enhances the color of your eyes, and that in turn makes your eyes look bigger. As with the other benefits of wearing lipstick, your choice of color is important, so make sure to choose the right shade of lipstick that will enhance your eyes.

Defines Your Lips

Let’s not forget one of the most obvious benefits; lipstick makes you lips look great. Lipstick can make your lips look fuller and plumper, and if it’s your preference, correctly applied lipstick can also make your lips appear less full or smaller than they actually are. Because attention is focused on your lips, the eyes are drawn to them and away from the outline of your face, so your face will actually appear thinner.

Psychological Boost

One of the best things about lipstick is benefits that we never think about – psychological benefits. Persons who wear lipstick usually feel more confident and powerful and, in fact, are usually perceived by others as being more confident and in control. Wearing lipstick can also lift our spirits, especially in difficult times. In tough economic times, women have been known to spend more on lipstick, as a way of boosting their spirits and to provide the feeling that there is a least one thing that can still be enjoyed, no matter how difficult things may seem. So lipstick makes us feel empowered, and unleashes our femininity; that positive energy is felt by all who we encounter. It seems like wearing lipstick is a no-brainer.

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