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Which Type of Lipstick is the Best for Dry Lips?

November 02, 2021

You have a night out with your friends. You have succeeded in finding the perfect dress and accessories, hairstyle is also decided. Finally, it’s time to do your favorite makeup look. Everything is going well that eye makeup is looking perfect on you. You are almost done, just one thing is left and that is lipstick. As soon as you apply your favorite color the whole look is changed towards negative and so is your mood. Relatable, right? That’s because your lips are dry and you have not chosen the right lipstick for your dry lips. Chapped lips need moisturization and it gets tricky to apply lipsticks over them. Here we’ve talked about types of lipsticks that are good for dry lips and also common ingredients that you should avoid.

 

Ingredients that cause dry lips:

The formulation of the lipstick is very important in determining whether it will be good for dry lips or not. Many lipsticks that are not good for dry lips are available in a special formulation suitable for dry lips so it is all about formula.

We have a list of materials that you should avoid if you have dry lips.

Fun Fact: Early lipsticks were made from natural ingredients to color lips like flowers and berries.

 

1. Alcohol:

It is a popular dehydrating agent. Alcohol absorbs moisture from your lips and thus makes them dry.

The quantity of alcohol used in lipsticks is very less so it doesn't cause much damage. However, if you already have dry lips this will not be suitable for you. Methanol, ethanol, or any chemical that ends with “ol” is alcohol, so stay away from it.


2. Wax:

This is the reason why matte lipsticks are not good for dry lips. They contain a large amount of wax which works as a dehydrating agent.


3. Fragrance:

Not all but some fragrance providing materials cause dryness. So it is better to avoid it. Try finding the most basic formulation available in the market.

 

Lipsticks that are good for dry lips:

 If you are looking for the best lipstick for dry lips, read below. We are sharing some types that are suitable for dry lips. However different companies have different formulations that affect its texture and thus affect dry lips differently.

A Pro Tip: Moisturize your lips 15 to 20 minutes before applying lipstick and use a scrub to remove any flakiness

 

 

1. Tinted lip balms:

Lip balms are made to moisturize dry lips but if you want some color as well try tinted ones. They come in sticks and in little containers.This will be great as it moisturizes and colors your lips but just like ordinary lip balm, it’ll get absorbed. You will have to reapply it. In short, it is good for daily use but not for special occasions.


2. Moisturizing lipsticks:

These are specifically made for dry lips, the best lipstick for dry lips. Their formulation includes moisturizing materials like oils. This gives them a glossy finish.


3. Sheer lipsticks:

This is another option for you to consider. Sheer lipsticks give a beautiful shine and glossy look, perfect for special occasions. They are good for dry lips as they contain more oils than wax. Be careful when you buy them because the color is a little lighter than what it looks like in the packaging.


4.  Lip Crayon:

Lip crayons are perfect for dry lips because their texture is between lip balm and lipstick. They give a beautiful color to your lips and are longer lasting than lip balm.


5. Transparent lip gloss:

Transparent lip gloss is amazing. If your lipstick is looking a little dry and cakey, apply transparent gloss over it. Glossy looks are in trend these days and they look fabulous.


Lipsticks that are bad for dry lips:

These are the lipsticks that you should avoid putting on dry lips. They’ll make your lips drier and ruin your makeup look. A Pro Tip: If your lip balm is causing dry lips to check the expiry date. This might be the reason.


1. Matte lipsticks:

We know matte is in fashion but it will only make your lips look like you haven’t drunk water in years. Matte lipsticks contain more wax than oil. This gives it its unique finish and stays on lips. However, the texture and the amount of wax cause lips to dry and if you already have dry lips it’ll not look the same on you.


2. Long-lasting lipsticks:

Many long-lasting and transfer-proof lipsticks contain silicones. This is the basic ingredient that gives it its unique property. But it is not good for dry lips. Silicones cause dehydration and thus make your lips look chapped.


3. Lip plumpers:

As the name suggests lip plumpers contain chemicals that cause irritation and make your lips swell. The swelling gives a fuller look. For chapped lips, it can cause more damage perhaps more irritation as well. So lip plumpers are a big no.


Conclusion:

So you can’t put anything on dry lips. It is necessary to avoid alcohol and high amounts of wax in your lipstick. These 2 are the main dehydrating agents. Don’t use matte lipsticks and lip plumpers for dry lips. Tinted lip balms, moisturizing lipsticks, Lip crayons, and sheer ones are great for dry lips. However, it is best to take care of your lips and don’t let them dry. Just a little effort will save your lips and you’ll be able to apply any lipstick you want.

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