The X and Y versus-talk is never ever a winning battle, but in fashion as in life, it ain’t all about the destination or the result. Sometimes the journey, aka the talk is the whole point – the cake AND the cherry on top too. (great, now I’m craving for chocolate cake.) With that out of the way we can easily discuss LIPS trends for 2015.
We will not suck on bottles or what the hell that Kylie Jenner lip thing was about! Instead we will love our lips as they are and make them pretty with, here’s a thought: makeup.
LIPGLOSS lost a lot of trend-fashion battles lately, no denying, BUT here’s a thought: are we sabotaging its comeback for the fear of the 2000s comeback? Lipgloss was the epitome of that era, which is also known as the worst era in fashion. So we might just be chicken shit scared we’d start something we couldn’t stop. As harmless and as sparkly as glossy lips are… if they trigger the return of words-on-your-ass-trend and the juicy tracksuits, I’m done.
That LIPSTICK has always been the #1 lip-makeup out there is no question. It has in fact increased in popularity 200% probably for the past 2 years if not more due to celebrities loving bold lips, dark lips, red lips, pink lips, matte lips, overlined lips and so on.
My mom’s no one accessory has always been and still is lipstick, and all I could think about growing up was ‘why the hell am I not growing up faster so I can wear bold lips?’ A few years older now (actually a lot, but anyway), and I can have a freaking lipstick party all day and all night, and what do I do? I don’t wear it. I only started wearing lipstick a few years ago, and ever since, I’m pretty much addicted to red lips once a week, or maybe every two weeks. I can only wear them out in the evening. No daytime for me, thank you. Baby steps people.
The perks of lipstick though are the fact that once you put it on you’re done. No need to worry about reapplying it every half hour. It stays on, it’s precise, it looks grown up, put together, polished, more sophisticated. It’s an accessory really.
What I have realised though is the fact that I resort to red lips, not as much as a complete-the-look sort of thing, but rather as a bold statement whenever I’m too lazy to wear something greater than red lips. So that’s my thing I guess.
SHOP FOR LIPSTICKS:
How do I adorn and spoil my lips sans le lipstick? A lot of kisses. A lot of smiles. I pucker up sometimes. Oh, you meant makeup wise. I wear lips gloss. ‘What are you 5?’ I know I may be a little too above the age-limit, according to some www dot places around here, BUT what I have noticed and am fully prepare to confess to you all right here, right now is that I prefer lipgloss lately.
It’s easier to apply, it needs no extra precision, it does need reapplying BUT that’s easy, and it does not cake on your lips, it looks more natural, more glowing, kinda sexy in a very summerish sparkly sort of way. Very effortless. Easy to take off. Easy to put on. I am of course talking about natural shades of lipgloss. It’s those I love. Think Jennifer Lopez lipgloss. She is the QUEEN of glossy lips. FYI a lot of celebrities seem to prefer lip gloss over bold lipstick on the red carpet.
They do say (whoever they is): lipstick is for women and lipgloss is for girls. Uh-uh… I guess that means I’m having some age crisis for refusing to grow up, or perhaps lately I’m having a very no-fuss mood and lipgloss is simply easier to do. I don’t need a mirror and I get my glow on in as quick as 5 seconds. Beat that lipstick.
For bold lips though – dark, berry, brown, red, pink – I actually prefer lipstick. Matte lipstick to be more precise. I also use lips pencil when I want to get my glamorous polished badass persona out for a drink.
Okay, enough said, lemme just gloss my lips now as I leave you with more glossy lips for inspo. Or more confusion.
SHOP FOR LIPGLOSS
So what do you think: lipgloss or lipstick? Are you having a hard time choosing OR are you totally sold on one over the other any day? WHICH ONE?