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Lipstick Love: Mastering Matte and Glossy Lip Makeup

Cover imageWelcome to the mesmerizing world of lip makeup, where the choice between matte and glossy is a determined form of self-expression. Lipstick, an essential component of beauty rituals, has the power to transform your look and elevate your confidence. In this guide, we'll unravel the allure of lipstick, explore the psychological impact it has on self-esteem, and delve into the differences between matte and glossy lip makeup.

The Allure of Lipstick

The Allure of Lipstick

Lipstick is a beauty essential that can completely transform your everyday makeup look into a full-glam look for a night out. Its transformative power can turn an ordinary day into something extraordinary. Whether you're embracing a bold red, a subtle nude, or something in between, lipstick enhances your overall look and makes a statement.

The Psychology of Lipstick

Have you ever noticed how lipstick can instantly boost your confidence? It has the ability to enhance your lip shape and color. It is a psychological tool that empowers self-expression. The choice of lipstick shade reflects your mood, personality, and style, making it a powerful part of your daily routine.

Matte vs. Glossy: The Fundamental Difference

Matte vs. Glossy

The choice between matte and glossy finishes and a bold versus natural shade is a defining characteristic that sets the tone for your entire look. Let's delve into the distinctive features of both matte and glossy lip makeup, so you can choose the perfect style for any occasion.

Matte Lipstick: The Velvety Elegance

Perfecting Matte Lip Makeup

Matte lipstick is celebrated for its velvety elegance and understated charm. What sets it apart is its smooth, non-reflective finish. Unlike glossy lipsticks, matte lipsticks don't shine. Instead, they offer definition with sophisticated, flat color that exudes confidence and a touch of mystery.

Matte lipstick is a favorite choice when you want a bold and ultra-defined look. Its rich, highly-pigmented colors make a statement, and its lack of shine creates a more muted, refined appearance. Whether you're heading to a business meeting, a romantic dinner, or a special event, matte lipstick adds a touch of class and maturity to your overall style.

Glossy Lipstick: A Glazed Luster Look

Mastering Glossy Lip

On the other end of the spectrum, we have glossy lipstick, which is all about a plump pout with a balmy finish. Glossy lipsticks are comfortable and natural for everyday wear. When you apply a glossy lipstick, your lips catch the light, creating a mesmerizing, high-shine effect.

The Prime + Shine Lip Crayon delivers a kiss of color with a supple finish. This lip finish is a fantastic choice for any occasion. A glossy lipstick can be worn with or without makeup, as it is a natural finish that can be dressed up or down.

Introducing trestique's Matte and Glossy Lip Products 

A lightweight Refillable Matte lipstick with built-in lip balm

Meet trestique's modern Matte Lip Crayon + Balm, a revolutionary dual-ended lip solution that combines the sophistication of matte color with the comfort of a conditioning lip balm. This is where velvety elegance meets nourishing hydration.

Our Matte Lip Crayon with 6 shades is a dual-ended gem. On one side, you'll find a matte lip color with a cloud-like texture that delivers vivid, silky smoothness. On the other, there's a lip-conditioning balm that ensures your lips stay hydrated, whether you wear it alone or pair it with the lip color.

A Glossy Refillable Lip Crayon with Built-In Lip Primer

Now, let's explore the brilliance of trestique's Prime + Shine Lip Crayon with 7 shades. This dual-ended masterpiece combines the moisturizing properties of a balm, the super-shine of a gloss, and the color payoff of a stain. It's a luscious, glossy experience.


Embrace the diverse world of lip makeup and unleash your creativity. Whether you opt for the velvety elegance of matte or the luster of glossy, remember that your lips are your canvas, and lipstick is your tool. Experiment, express, and enjoy the journey of mastering matte and glossy lip makeup. Your perfect lip look awaits.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I make my lipstick last longer?
    To make your lipstick last longer, make sure your lips are clean and ready for application. Select a pigmented, matte formula like our Matte Lip Crayon + Balm. Once applied, avoid touching your lips and eating greasy foods. Need a touch-up? Our products are super easy to carry on the go due to their compact, 2-in-1 nature.
  2. How to Choose Between Matte or Glossy Lipstick
    Some days you want a lasting finish, and on others, it's all about care-free style. Our Matte Lip Crayon + Balm is a fantastic choice for women who prefer a lightweight matte lipstick with the added comfort of a lip balm. This dual-ended lip solution is designed for those who want pigment-rich color with a cloud-like texture that feels comfortable and never bleeds, feathers, or settles. Our Prime + Shine Lip Crayon is perfect for those who love a glossy, versatile lip look. It's designed for women who appreciate the ease of a dual-ended lip solution.
  3. What is the best way to apply matte lipstick?
    To apply our Matte Lip Crayon, you can follow these steps: swipe Matte Lip Crayon directly onto lips for lightweight, vivid matte color. Layer for more intense color. Flip your product to the opposite side and use the Balm to nourish lips or over matte color for a high-shine effect.
  4. Can I layer matte lipstick with a glossy lip for a unique look?
    Absolutely! Begin by applying your Matte Lipstick to lay down a defined foundation. Next, apply a glossy lip product to the center of the lips to create the appearance of plumper, fuller lips.
  5. What's the best way to remove matte and glossy lipstick?
    To safely remove matte lipstick without causing any harm or discomfort to your lips, you have a few effective options. Alternatively, petroleum jelly, a gentle cleansing oil, or an exfoliating scrub can help break down the lipstick's pigments without being harsh on your lips. Even a facial cleanser can do the job. These methods allow you to say goodbye to matte lipstick without any worry of lip irritation.

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